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Category Archive for 'Passport checks'

I’ve just (at 8am!) done my face-to-face immigration check in Dubai and got my passport back. Oceana docked at Dubai sometime around 7 am or so and the passport return and immigration check was the first order of business. Basically, passengers must go ashore and first collect their passport from a P&O desk on the […]

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Just as happened when we re-entered the UAE at Abu Dhabi from Bahrain, authorities at Dubai require us to do a face-to-face passport check when we re-enter the UAE there tomorrow morning from Oman. I’m not clear yet how this is going to be managed, but it will probably involve passengers to go through this […]

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We’re at Abu Dhabi, and – it’s raining. At least it is now (9:30 local time), although there’s a chance it will get better during the morning. But it’s not going to get very hot – 22° at best today. But that’s not what I’m writing about. I thought I’d document the Abu Dhabi ‘face […]

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I heard from a couple I was sitting with at dinner last night that their embarkation early yesterday morning was slightly delayed. Not for too long, but given that this was at the end of nearly 24 hours travelling, it was annoying. I mentioned in an earlier post that passports were being closely examined and […]

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Passports

There’s a slight wrinkle or complication regarding passports. Apparently the authorities at Abu Dhabi perform a ‘face to face’ confirmation of passport when you first go ashore in that Emirate. Of course, it’s in the same country as Dubai, where passengers entered the UAE and had their passports checked on entry. In order to facilitate […]

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