The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has agreed to a request made by the United States to temporarily host 5,000 Afghan nationals evacuated from Afghanistan on humanitarian grounds.
In a statement released by state news agency WAM, UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said evacuees will travel to the UAE from Kabul on US aircraft in the coming days.
Since fall of the Afghan government which was backed by the NATO alliance, more than 18,000 people have been flown out of Kabul.
Reuters quoted a NATO official as saying that thousands of people, desperate to flee the country, continued to throng the Kabul airport.
US President Joe Biden is set to speak about the evacuation efforts today having faced a torrent of criticism for his handling of the troop withdrawal.
Meanwhile, the Taliban have urged unity calling on imams to persuade people not to leave Afghanistan amid chaotic scenes at the airport and reports of violence.