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Reliable options to travel back to Philippines from Chennai, India

I am currently in Chennai for a 1 week business trip. Yesterday was supposed to be my flight back to Manila (I am a Philippine passport holder). My Itinerary was:

(Indigo)Chennai -> Bangalore -> Dubai (Gulf Air) -> Bahrain -> Manila

However when getting my boarding pass, they said I cannot go because I am not holding Transit Visa for Dubai. Said it is their protocol and they also confirmed with their counterpart in Dubai. I have all the booking details, negative PCR test result, no luggage. Now I am back in the hotel planning how to get back to PH.

Question now is:

  1. When booking for my next flight, which countries can I select for connecting flights which will not require transit visa?
  2. If I book with Emirates and supposed they can help me with getting the transit visa, how long will the processing take?

Additional info: I booked this roundtrip flights with http://www.supertravel.se/. When going to India, I also had connecting flight through Dubai and I also don't have transit visa at the time but I was able to move from Terminal 3 to Terminal 2. I read that having no luggage, you don't need to go through immigration.