All ASA members travelling to ASA Meeting in Dubai

 

 

 

To all members attending the ASA meeting at the end of this week, please note as part of your hotel rate we negotiated free pick up from Terminal 1 & 3 with the Le Meridien Hotel,  to ensure you are pick -up please note the following options.

  1. Please send you flight arrival details on e-mail to Concierge.LmDubai@lemeridien.com                                                                           copy to Chand, Kunal <Kunal.Chand@lemeridien.com>

2. Look for our airport representative holding the hotel name “Le Méridien     Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre” on a placard at the paging area (after baggage clearance, towards the exit of the terminal), to avail the transfers to the hotel

3. On Arrival if you cant see the Representative you can call our airport representatives directly on +971 506551365, who will ensure that you will be assisted in a timely manner.

Please print this off and take with you along with your flight ticket and passport and visa if required.

There will not be any further announcements on the above.

See you all soon in wonderful Dubai

Best regards

Webmaster

Biggest ever ASA Meeting

 

This years ASA annual meeting in Dubai is going to be the best ever attended with record numbers of bookings already confirmed. we have exceeded our room bookings with the hotel but they have released just a handful of extra rooms so you can still book your place at the meeting now only 3 weeks away.

Just go to www.asanetwork.org and click on “Meetings & Conferences” to book your place.

Don’t miss out what will be a great meeting with lots of new members attending for the first time wanting to meet you. The meeting one 2 one scheduler is open for making appointments.

We can now also announce the surprise dinner on Tuesday will be a “Dinner cruise” in waters around Dubai giving a unusual but spectacular view of the Dubai sky line.

Finally please double check with your airline or travel agent Re: visitors Visa for Dubai if you need help we have a visa agent in Dubai, if flying on Emirates they also offer this service as part of their ticket.

Cant wait to meet you all in Dubai

Webmaster

Visiting Dubai – Visas

Once again I want to draw your attention to double checking if you need a visa to visit Dubai, I strongly recommend a quick phoine call to the airline issuing your tickets would be a good starting point, they will know if you need a visa from your origin.

We have also sent out several lists of countries not requiring a visa the info coming from The UAE Immigration Dept. I hope you checked to see if your country was on this list.

We can confirm that the visa agency appointed locally in Dubai has successfully obtained 8 visa so far for our members, so if you need a visa let us know and always cc Shaukat of Najd Star, e-mail najdstar@eim.ae but if your flying on Emirates they also have a visa service as part of their ticketing.

Well the clocks running and time is flying bye so please do not leave it any longer to get your vis if you need one they take a little while to get 7-14 days.

See you all in Dubai

Webmaster

 

Embrace Global Logistics

 

 

 

We would like to welcome Embrace Global Logistics based in Manchester to the family of ASA Network.

Embrace G.L. have built themselves a good reputation as a multi-modal freight forwarder offering services by Air, Road, & Sea for LCL and FCL cargo to and from the UK as well as cross tradewith loading, transport, storage, and clearance capability.

They also specalise in Project cargo for the oil & gas industry and with their strong relations direct with the carriers this enables good buying power for space and rates.  Theyhandle all shapes and sizes of cargo from single cartons to heavy lift oversize consignments, including handling charters by air and sea.

Embrace G.L. place a great deal of importance to providing high priority to all shipments big or small and work hard to find suitable solution of all consignmemnts.

Next time you have a shipment to from the North of England why not call David Ingle and his team.

By the way David and his partner Jacqui are looking forward to meeting you all in Dubai.

See you there

 

Webmaster

 

Visas for Dubai

 

 

Urgent info Re Dubai meeting

Hi all those members who have still not booked your place at the ASA annual meeting please do so now, don’t delay any longer time is running out we are now at the end of August so its only 5 weeks away to the meeting.

Reminder:-  For all those that have already booked please double check if you need a visa, to help you I have listed below the info from the UAE immigration office. Apologies its so long, but it’s important.

UAE visa information

Before you travel to the UAE, please check your visa requirements and make sure you have a valid visa if needed, or if your passport needs to be valid for a minimum period. Holders of non-standard passports and travel documents may also have different entry requirements: find out if you need to apply for a visa and other passport requirements.

As of 29 April 2016, GCC residence permit holders will need to apply for a UAE visa before arriving in Dubai.

As of 1 May 2017, Indian nationals holding a normal passport valid for a minimum of six months from the arrival date, and a visit visa or green card issued by the USA which is valid for a minimum of six months, can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 14 days for a charge of AED120 (subject to change). They can apply to extend their stay for an additional 14 days for AED250 (subject to change).

Visas on arrival

(A) If you are a passport holder of the below country or territory, no advance visa arrangements are required to visit the UAE. Simply disembark your flight at Dubai International Airport and proceed to Immigration, where your passport will be stamped with a 30-days visit visa free of charge.

Andorra
Argentina
Australia
Brunei
Canada
Chile
Hong Kong, China
Ireland
Japan
Kazakhstan
Malaysia
Mauritius
Monaco
New Zealand
People’s Republic of China
Russian Federation
San Marino
Singapore
Ukraine
United Kingdom
United States of America
Vatican City

(B) If you are a passport holder of the below country or territory, your passport will be stamped with a multiple entry 90-days visit visa that’s valid for 6 months from the date of issue, and for a stay of 90 days in total.

Austria
Belgium
Brazil
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Italy
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Serbia
Seychelles
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Uruguay

Citizens of the European countries listed above are also entitled to apply for a paid pre-arranged visit visa if the ‘on arrival 90-days visa’ has been fully utilized, or if they wish to use the pre-arranged visa.

Apply and pay for your UAE visa online

Nationals of countries requiring a prearranged UAE visa can now apply and pay for their visas online through emirates.com.

If you are travelling to or stopping over in Dubai with Emirates, you can submit an application and receive your UAE visa entirely online – without having to submit your passport for stamping.

You can apply for your UAE visa through our Manage a booking tool after booking your Emirates flight. VSF processing fees apply. For more information please visit the VFS Global website(Opens an external website in a new window).

Go to Manage a booking

The online visa application service is available for residents and nationals of many countries around the world: find out if you can apply for a UAE visa(Opens in a new window). Applicants’ passports must have at least six months’ validity as of their date of travel to Dubai, and must be machine readable passports – handwritten passports are not accepted.

This service is only available to passengers with a confirmed Emirates booking where an Emirates eticket has already been issued and the flight itinerary already includes the desired time in Dubai. The itinerary into and out of Dubai should be on one ticket, and these flights must be Emirates flights. Note that any itineraries including any flights to or from Dubai on other carriers are not eligible for the online visa service.

A minimum of four international working days prior to arrival in Dubai is required, however Emirates does recommend that online applications are made as early as possible. Visas issued through this service are available for a period of stay in Dubai of 96 hours, 30 days or 90 days. Once approved, any visa cannot be extended beyond the original period of stay.

Other ways to apply

We have appointed a Visa agency to help with visa applications just contact

Visa requests can be sent to both emails  

TO:      Mr Wally Ashour          Email            wally@onlinearablink.com

CC:      Mr Syed Ali                    Email            syed@onlinearablink.com

CC       Mr Roy                           Email             roy.loken@asanetwork.org

 Allways cc to   shaukat@najdstar.com

Dubai Immigration Procedures

As an added security measure, Immigration Authorities at Dubai International Airport are now conducting random eye screening for visitors to Dubai.

Visitors asked to proceed for eye screening are required to present a hard copy of their visa or a printed version of the visa number confirmation page at the screening counter. If you do not have a copy with you, a charge of AED 30 per copy applies – payable only in AED.

Note: It is your sole responsibility to obtain a visa where the same is required and we shall accept no liability for your failure to do so. Also see our Terms & Conditions. Please also note that entry into the UAE is subject to immigration approval.

Urgent info re Dubai meeting

 

Hi all those members who have still not booked your place at the ASA annual meeting please do so now, don’t delay any longer time is running out we are now at the end of August so its only 6/7 weeks away to the meeting.

Can I please remind all those that have already booked to double check if you need a visa, to help you I have listed below the info from the UAE immigration office. Apologies its so long, but it’s important.

UAE visa information

Before you travel to the UAE, please check your visa requirements and make sure you have a valid visa if needed, or if your passport needs to be valid for a minimum period. Holders of non-standard passports and travel documents may also have different entry requirements: find out if you need to apply for a visa and other passport requirements.

As of 29 April 2016, GCC residence permit holders will need to apply for a UAE visa before arriving in Dubai.

As of 1 May 2017, Indian nationals holding a normal passport valid for a minimum of six months from the arrival date, and a visit visa or green card issued by the USA which is valid for a minimum of six months, can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 14 days for a charge of AED120 (subject to change). They can apply to extend their stay for an additional 14 days for AED250 (subject to change).

Visas on arrival

(A) If you are a passport holder of the below country or territory, no advance visa arrangements are required to visit the UAE. Simply disembark your flight at Dubai International Airport and proceed to Immigration, where your passport will be stamped with a 30-days visit visa free of charge.

Andorra
Argentina
Australia
Brunei
Canada
Chile
Hong Kong, China
Ireland
Japan
Kazakhstan
Malaysia
Mauritius
Monaco
New Zealand
People’s Republic of China
Russian Federation
San Marino
Singapore
Ukraine
United Kingdom
United States of America
Vatican City

(B) If you are a passport holder of the below country or territory, your passport will be stamped with a multiple entry 90-days visit visa that’s valid for 6 months from the date of issue, and for a stay of 90 days in total.

Austria
Belgium
Brazil
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Italy
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Serbia
Seychelles
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Uruguay

Citizens of the European countries listed above are also entitled to apply for a paid pre-arranged visit visa if the ‘on arrival 90-days visa’ has been fully utilized, or if they wish to use the pre-arranged visa.

Apply and pay for your UAE visa online

Nationals of countries requiring a prearranged UAE visa can now apply and pay for their visas online through emirates.com.

If you are travelling to or stopping over in Dubai with Emirates, you can submit an application and receive your UAE visa entirely online – without having to submit your passport for stamping.

You can apply for your UAE visa through our Manage a booking tool after booking your Emirates flight. VSF processing fees apply. For more information please visit the VFS Global website(Opens an external website in a new window).

Go to Manage a booking

The online visa application service is available for residents and nationals of many countries around the world: find out if you can apply for a UAE visa(Opens in a new window). Applicants’ passports must have at least six months’ validity as of their date of travel to Dubai, and must be machine readable passports – handwritten passports are not accepted.

This service is only available to passengers with a confirmed Emirates booking where an Emirates eticket has already been issued and the flight itinerary already includes the desired time in Dubai. The itinerary into and out of Dubai should be on one ticket, and these flights must be Emirates flights. Note that any itineraries including any flights to or from Dubai on other carriers are not eligible for the online visa service.

A minimum of four international working days prior to arrival in Dubai is required, however Emirates does recommend that online applications are made as early as possible. Visas issued through this service are available for a period of stay in Dubai of 96 hours, 30 days or 90 days. Once approved, any visa cannot be extended beyond the original period of stay.

Other ways to apply

If you have a family member or near relative who is a UAE resident, they can apply for a visa on your behalf. Please note that this service is only available to residents of the UAE: for more information please see details on the UAE site.

Otherwise, please visit the Dubai Department of Naturalization & Residency website(Opens an external website in a new tab) to find out more about other types of sponsors, such as hotels or companies.

Dubai Immigration Procedures

As an added security measure, Immigration Authorities at Dubai International Airport are now conducting random eye screening for visitors to Dubai.

Visitors asked to proceed for eye screening are required to present a hard copy of their visa or a printed version of the visa number confirmation page at the screening counter. If you do not have a copy with you, a charge of AED 30 per copy applies – payable only in AED.

Note: It is your sole responsibility to obtain a visa where the same is required and we shall accept no liability for your failure to do so. Also see our Terms & Conditions. Please also note that entry into the UAE is subject to immigration approval.

UGRENT MESSAGE

 

 

 

For all members who have not yet booked your place at the ASA Meeting please do so now. Its now only 2 months away to October already its shaping up to be a really big meeting with all the bookings received so far, but dont leave it any later to make yiour booking.

We have reserved 60 rooms at the Le Meridien at very special discounted rate with lots of extras including – Breakfast, Free pick up from the Airport etc.

These rooms are going fast so book your place now just go to www.asanetwork.org and click on menu “Meetings”

It starts with the “Getting to know you party” starts on Sunday evening drinks and food included, a graet time to catch up with old friends and meet new members in a relaxed atmosphere before the meetings start the next morning.

We want to put on the website the one-2-one meeting scheduler later this month so we need you to register now so you dont miss out on the listings

We have 2 fantastic dinners lined up for you in the evenings, Dubai is not a place to miss so much to see and do. So make sure you are with us in October

Book now — Book Now — Book Now — Book Now — Book Now — Book Now

See you in Dubai

Webmaster

Bookings coming in nicely for this years ASA meeting in Dubai

We are very pleased with the numbers of bookings coming in for this years annual ASA meeting, it looks like it will be even bigger and better than last years in Vietnam which was one of the best ever attended.

Make sure you dont miss out on this great opportunity to meet and network with other ASA memebers over 3/4 days all together in one place, we have a limited number of rooms reserved at a spoecial very discounted rate including b/fast and airport collection etc. so if yo have not yet booked your place do son now to avoid disapointment later.

Just go to www.asanetwork.org and book now it will only takle you 4-5 mins, this year there will also be quite a lot of new members attending for the first time so come and meet them in Dubai, below are the details of the meeting.

 

Dont forget to check if you will need a visa for Dubai, the hotel can help with   arranging visas for a small fee

See you all in Dubai

Webmaster

 

We welcome our newest member Logstar Egypt Co. to the ASA family and ask you extend the hand of friendship to Yasser and all his team based in Cairo, Egypt.

Logstar Egypt is a dedicated forwarder specialising in AOG’s and the Oil & Gas industry and enjoys a very good reputation and track record in handling these very service demanding sectors.

Logstar also offers a wide range of logistic activities for air and ocean freight shipments. Their team is raring to go and will provide full support to all ASA members shipments.

Logstar prides itself on its solid relationships with local carriers and Customs authorities. It has an active sales team with good market awareness and hopes they can exchange sales leads with you to help mutually develop new business together..

See you all in Dubai later this year, if you have left your booking till now please book  right away, as its going to be a well attended meeting this year

Webmaster