Yeah, I agree. If they're flying Emirates, once the flight is booked, they can do it online & they can pick up the visa at the airport when they arrive. It's quite easy, and it's also a lot cheaper to do it that way, about $70 CDN I thinkI recently did this for a friend who came from Mexico and is such a hassle to be honest, especially if it's a few of them! If they can arrange it through Emirates or a hotel it would be much better.
Yes, Emirates definitely charges for a visa. It's good for 30 days, and I believe it's single entry (not 100% sure though)For those of you getting it through Emirates, is it a multiple entry visa or single entry? How long is the visa for? I am interested as I have friends from Canada and they say that the longest visa cost ~$1,000USD.
I did not know that Emirates Airlines charges for it... I was told that if you book the flight with Emirates, then they will get the visa for you free of charge, guess that is not the case.