A recent Q&A session was conducted with Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, Director-General of General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) - Dubai and Brigadier-General Khalaf Al Ghaith, director-general assistant of follow-up sector of violators and foreigners at the GDRFA. It discussed major and minor inquiries including where illegal residents should head to and what will be provided for this process. Also, a few questions were asked regarding the different nationalities and people that will be involved in this process. The representatives repetitively state that those who come to the tents regardless of their nationality are accepted. Including those from war-zones such as Libya, Syria, and Yemen.
The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai has organized a centre for amnesty-seekers in UAE. Al Aweer facility has capacity for 3,000 people and will be open from 8am to 8pm from August 1. Present at Al Aweer Centre will be many representatives which include but are not limited to Dubai Police, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, and consulate representatives. Also, officers speaking different languages distributed amongst 40 counters.
Pakistan’s Embassy in Abu Dhabi and its Consulate in Dubai have advised Pakistani nationals staying illegally in the UAE to make use of the visa amnesty scheme that will commence on Aug. 1.
In a recent Tweet by the Indian Embassy in Dubai, the Embassy aimed to inform Indians living in Dubai illegally of the information required.
Another "Syrians in the UAE" page on facebook (more than 207K likes on the page), announced the UAE amnesty last week. People are commenting with questions about their cases.
The Ministry is able to provide jobs for illegal residents once they exit and return legally and in need of assistance when searching for jobs in the UAE.