Air India and AI Express have announced that the entry of single-name passengers into the UAE has been banned. This decision has been taken following the advisory of the UAE. The new provision came into effect on November 21st.
According to the new circular issued, a passenger with only a single word as his name or no surname will be termed inadmissible and will not be issued a visa. If the visa has been given previously, he will be inadmissible and be stopped by the immigration authorities.
However, this new rule will be applicable only to passengers who are on a visit visa/visa on arrival/employment and temporary visas. The circular stated that it is not applicable to existing UAE resident card holders.