The United Arab Emirates and Canada have seemingly ended their three year tit-for-tat airline rights war with the UAE lifting the exclusive visa requirement for Canadian citizens. The two countries have been at odds over landing rights in Canada for Emirates and Etihad. Canada restricted access and in turn the UAE slapped a levy on entrance visas for Canadians. At its height the spat saw Canada forced to close a military base in Dubai, which was part of a key NATO supply route to Afghanistan, after refusing to grant the UAE’s two national carriers, Etihad and Emirates, more landing rights.

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