I'm an Iraqi citizen but also a permanent resident of Canada. I'd like to visit the United Arab Emirates. I've contacted the UAE embassy in Canada and was told my options would be to apply through an Emirati airline, tourism company, or hotel.
After some research, I've decided that:
Family Sponsor: Not an option.
Airline: Doesn't work since the only flight from Vancouver by an Emirati airline goes through the USA. Not a good option since I would have to apply for two visas instead of one.
Hotel: I'm either staying with friends or at an Airbnb. So this one probably won't work either. Can I book a hotel room for one night and get them to apply for a two-week visa for me?
Tourism Company: How can I find one?
Any thoughts? What other options do I have?