I am an Indian passport holder, flying in to Dubai International Airport (DXB) on Emirates. Within four hours, I am flying out to Athens via Doha on Qatar Airways, on different tickets. Emirates arrives on Terminal 3 at DXB and Qatar Airways departs from Terminal 1 at DXB.
On the return leg, I am staying over in Dubai for a day to meet friends.
A) What do I need to do about transit visa for the forward leg, since I am changing carriers and terminals? My flight is not on the same ticket/itinerary and I have check-in bags to pick up. Transit Visas are issued only for transit times over 8 hours and must include a hotel stay. Services like that of Marhaba are not confident about baggage transfer.
B) I am stopping for a few days on the return leg, and was planning to get a proper single entry visa for this. What complications can I expect here, since I cannot have more than a single valid visa at a given time.
All pointers and help appreciated. Thank you!