During 240 inspections of the Main Directorate for Residents and Foreign Citizens, 14,893 offenders were identified.
In Dubai, nearly 15,000 people expired their visas last year, according to a report from the General Directorate for Residents and Foreign Citizens.
The report also states that almost 53 million people arrived in the UAE by sea, air and water. This figure is 6% higher than in 2016, when 50 million people visited Dubai.
Mr. Al Marri, the head of state, said that this growth demonstrates Dubai’s commitment to “ensure the highest standards of quality and safety at Dubai airports thanks to the directives of Sheikh Mohammed Ibn Rashid, vice president and ruler of Dubai, aimed at turning Dubai International Airport into a“ gateway of the world. "
According to the data, the number of smart gate users in the departure and arrival areas at Dubai airports was about 5.5 meters at 122 terminals.
Last year, the body completed more than 18.6 operations, including the issuance of entry and residence visas, UAE passports.
Last year, the number of residence permits, including new and extended, peaked at just under 3.9 million, and the number of entry permits amounted to 15 million.