download (5)Emirates, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, has made travel to Dubai much easier, with 48 hour UAE visa processing. This is aimed at reducing the amount of time for travelers to acquire a visa to the Middle East nation.

The process handled by Emirates Uganda office requires a traveler to book their travel with the airline and fill in the required forms for the Visa and pay the necessary fees. Successful applications are submitted by the Airline on behalf of the traveler, and once approved the Visas are ready for collection from the Emirates office within a maximum period of 48 hours.

“Supporting our Ugandan travelers to acquire the Visa for the UAE is part our service to facilitate t ease of travel and visit the UAE. Our team is committed to making travel hassle free by handling the process for our passengers within a short period of time”, said Khalid Al Zarouni, Emirates Country Manager.

Since the launching of the service, many Ugandan travelers have taken advantage of the simple, quick and convenient way to acquire a visa for the UAE. Dubai is one of the leading travel destinations for Ugandans and the visa process has helped them save time and costs by applying for the UAE visa directly at the Emirates Uganda office.

“Ugandans can still apply for a travel visa at the UAE embassy, however we can save our travelers time by handling  the process, making it convenient and easy. Our goal is to make our passengers travel as comfortable and pleasant as possible”. Khalid added

Emirates operates  an Airbus A340-500 on the Entebbe – Dubai route with a capacity of  258 seats in a three-class configuration, offering twelve luxurious First Class suites, 42 seats in Business Class and generous space for 204 passengers in Economy Class.

Throughout the aircraft, passengers are able to experience the airline’s award-winning ice in-flight entertainment system with a choice of over 1,400 channels on-demand as well as meals prepared by gourmet chefs.  Emirates operate daily flights (7 weekly flights) between Entebbe and Dubai and onward to more than 137 destinations across the world.

EK 729 departs Dubai International Airport every day at 0835hrs and arrives at the Entebbe International Airport at 1245hrs. The return flight, EK730, leaves Entebbe at 1535hrs and lands in Dubai at 2155hrs.

Emirates flies to 133 destinations in 77 countries on state-of-the-art aircraft where passengers can experience Emirates award-winning in-flight service and in-flight entertainment system, ice.