flydubai, Dubai ’s innovative low cost airline, was joined by officials from the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs-Dubai (GDRFA-D) at the flydubai Travel Shop to celebrate a successful first three months of in-house visa sales & services.

flydubai’s CEO, Ghaith Al Ghaith and CCO Hamad Obaidalla were joined by Major General Mohammed Al Marri and Brigadier Salah Saif bin Suloom from GDRFA-D for a cake cutting ceremony as flydubai added mobile visas to its list of services at the Travel Shop. UAE residents can also apply for tourist, short- and long-term, 96-hours, and service visas for their relatives and friends travelling on flydubai to the UAE.

Major General Al Marri said: “The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai continuously strives to provide the best services for travellers to enjoy their time in Dubai, whether visiting for business or leisure. With an increasing number of visitors to the UAE, the flydubai Travel Shop works closely with us to process all visa needs from applications to providing a copy of the approved visa and helping tourists extend their stay in the country.”

Al Ghaith said: “The simplicity of flydubai’s visa services helps UAE residents make travel for their relatives and friends a little less stressful. By offering this service in the same location as ticket sales, the whole booking process becomes simple and convenient, encouraging them to travel more often.”

The flydubai Travel Shop is located on Al Ittihad Road in Deira, Dubai, and is open from 08:00 to 20:00 Saturday to Thursday. For more information, visit

flydubai has a simple model where customers only pay for services they want to receive. Fares are inclusive of all taxes plus one piece of hand luggage weighing up to 7kg and one small laptop bag or hand bag. Checked baggage starts at AED 50 for 20kgs. A seat with extra legroom costs AED100.

flydubai operates from the modernised Terminal 2 building on the north side of Dubai International Airport.