I hold an Indian passport.
I have an upcoming trip spanning 38 days with the following itinerary on an Emirates ticket:
US -> Dubai -> US
Now, after staying in Dubai for 3 weeks, I'm planning to add a trip to India in between on a non-Emirates ticket. I need to come back to Dubai to catch my flight back to the US:
Dubai -> India -> Dubai
I'll need to go through passport control and enter Dubai again a second time. This is to get my boarding pass and also collect my baggage and re-check to the Emirates flight to the US.
For the first entry into Dubai, I can use the pre-arranged 30/90 day visa from Emirates. For the second entry into Dubai, I was hoping that I could apply for a 96-hour transit visa.
Now, I know that there is a requirement of a gap of 30 days after exiting Dubai before re-applying for a new visa. My question is whether this applies if the "new visa" is a transit visa?
Thanks in advance!