sage & onion wrote:You can only apply for the 2nd visit visa when the first one has been used or expired, It is not allowed to have 2 valid UAE visas at the same time.
yup.. S&O's right. last year i needed to pass thru dxb on my way to europe and also stopped over on my way back. i had to apply for the second visa once i left the country. also i couldnt apply for it the same day as my exit - it had to be at least the following day(i.e date could not be same). then again this was last year and with the rules changing rapidly, i would suggest you check with the immi auth.
on the way back if ur dad's only gonna stop over for less than 96 hrs, u can get emirates to provide a transit visa. (if he's flying EK)