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UAE, Fiji set to introduce visa-free entry: Details inside

08:48 PM | 3 Dec, 2023
UAE, Fiji set to introduce visa-free entry: Details inside

DUBAI - Citizens from Fiji and the United Arab Emirates can now travel without the need for a visa to each other's country, it emerged on Sunday.

Fiji's Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka finalized an agreement with the UAE government by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the mutual exemption of entry visa requirements under which the citizens can enjoy visa-free stay for a period of up to 90 days.

The agreement is valid for a minimum of six months and applies to everyone holding even ordinary or service passports.

On the occasion, Fiji's premier Rabuka mentioned that besides promoting tourism and business opportunities, the agreement would promote people-to-people contact between the citizens of both countries. 

The visa-free agreement is expected to boost tourism, trade, and cultural interactions, and would help the citizens learn about the culture of each other. 

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is situated in the southeastern region of the Arabian Peninsula, bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south and west, Oman to the southeast, and the Persian Gulf to the north. As of the latest estimates, the UAE's population stands at approximately 10 million. Known for its modern cities and unique cultural attractions, the UAE attracts millions of tourists annually. Dubai, with its iconic Burj Khalifa and Palm Jumeirah, and Abu Dhabi, housing the grand Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Louvre Abu Dhabi, are popular destinations. Other attractions include the historic Al Fahidi Fort, the vast Empty Quarter desert, and the mountainous landscapes of Hatta.

On the other hand, Fiji, an archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean, consists of over 330 islands, known for their stunning natural beauty and warm hospitality. With a population of around 900,000, the country boasts a diverse cultural heritage. Fiji attracts tourists with its pristine beaches, clear waters ideal for diving and snorkeling, and lush rainforests. Popular spots include the Mamanuca Islands, the Garden of the Sleeping Giant in Nadi, and the Coral Coast. Visitors also explore the Navala Village, known for its traditional thatched bure houses, and the bustling markets in Suva, Fiji's capital city. The country welcomes hundreds of thousands of tourists each year to experience its serene landscapes and vibrant culture.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 20 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remained largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 20, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.05 for buying and 282.1 for selling.

On Tuesday, Euro stands at 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.4 for buying, and 355.4 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.55 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.2.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.05 282.1
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.4 355.4
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.55 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 180 182
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.12 751.12
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.5
China Yuan CNY 38.84 39.24
Danish Krone DKK 40.24 40.64
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.48 3.59
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 906.33 915.33
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.1 172.1
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.75 733.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 207
Swedish Korona SEK 26.85 27.15
Swiss Franc CHF 315.64 318.14
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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