A Pakistani colleague of mine recently wanted to bring his brother over for Eid - so off he goes to get the visit visa sorted out.
Only to be told that no visit or residence UAE visas will be issued to Pakistani or Bangladeshi passport holders. No reasons as to why or how long - just said no.
Is it true, or was my colleague on the unlucky end of a rather lazy and cruel person? If it is true, can anyone say why and for how long?
IMHO, I truly think it is ridiculous to stop issuing visas like that (any country for that matter). Especially as there has been no political disagreements as such, and the fact that many people from those countries (I'm talking about middle-class income earners) would like to have family visit during Ramadan and Eid.