An emirate in Arabic peninsula. It is also a hub of Emirates airline company

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Duty free shopping [on hold]

I am travelling back to India from USA through Dubai. I wish to purchase liquor in Duty free shops. Please advise on below, Where can I buy them ? either in USA or in Dubai airport ? Which Currency ...
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Transiting through Dubai within 30 days of a visit

I recently spent nearly 28 days in Dubai on a Tourist visa. I understand that I can't apply for another tourist visa before 30 days have elapsed since my return. My question is whether I can enter ...
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British Passenger with less than 2 months valid passport transiting in Dubai and leaving through Abu Dhabi next day

I am a British citizen but my passport is expiring two months from Today. I will travel to the UK via UAE. My flight to the UAE is through Dubai but my connecting flight to London is Etihad Airways ...
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Dubai Airport Transit Layover

Hi I am travelling to India from U.S Via Dubai in Emirates Flight. I have a 7 hours transit layover in Dubai. I have a brother who lives in Dubai, will it be possible for me to meet him at the Airport ...
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Arrival visa from airport

I am an Indian with Kuwait residence. If I travel in Emirates with my family (wife + 2 kids) can I get a stop over in Dubai for 3 days without any difficulty (is it easy to get visa for go out from ...
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Do I need to go through immigration for a transit in Dubai? [duplicate]

I am currently working as temporary assignment in Kabul Afghanistan. Some terrible things happened to last week, My passport has been washed and all the Visas were gone even with missing page, ...
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What to do during a midnight stopover in Dubai? [duplicate]

I'm going to travel to Australia, but I will stay in Dubai between 22:55 and 9:35, what do you guys suggest to do during this time ? I don't want to rest, really. I want to enjoy this time there. ...
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Travelling from India to canada via Dubai and London. Do I need a transit visa

I am travelling to Calgary from Delhi. I have an Air India flight from Delhi to Dubai then British Airways flight from Dubai to London and Air Canada flight from London to Calgary. My query is "Do I ...
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Do I need a transit visa for a stopover in Dubai for less than 8 hours en route to Australia [duplicate]

I am flying on Emirates from South Africa via Dubai to Australia and by stop over is about 6 hours before I fly to Perth, do I need a visa? I am South African
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Leaving a country without entering another country and coming back

I am planning to go to Dubai from Doha just to accompany my wife who is coming from Egypt. I will not be leaving Dubai's airport and will basically be coming back with her on the same flight. I wonder ...
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Can I get a UAE visa in a passport that expires 4 months after intended travel

I am flying into Dubai on the 5th of August and leaving on the 8th of August. Will I be able to get a visa for Dubai even though my passport expires on the 31st of January 2015? I am a South African ...
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Internet access at Dubai airport?

I'll soon be transiting twice through Dubai Airport Terminal 3 and would like to make a quick Skype video call back home while there. What are my options, free or paid? I'm open to wifi, Internet ...
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Square donuts in Dubai

I've been in Dubai some time ago and in a Starbucks I've found square donuts. Can you explain why? Is there a religious rule?
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Travelling as unmarried couple in Dubai

I'd wish to visit Dubai with my girlfriend, but after reading this travel advice and this question on sex and couples in Dubai I started to get a little worried about it. How should I book an hotel? ...
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UAE Tourist Visa Information [duplicate]

I have arranged a tourist visa of U.A.E. with 60 days validity and I can stay there up to 39 days as stated by the visa agent. I should leave at the 40th day. Is it true if yes then how can i confirm ...
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Travelling from Delhi to Dubai to Istanbul (Turkey), staying at Dubai airport only for 7 hours: Do I need a visa for transit at airport?

I am travelling from Delhi to Dubai via Air India on 22.05.2014 and will land in Dubai at 22:45 pm. next flight from Dubai to Istanbul (turkey) via Turkish Airlines on 23.05.2014 at 5:40 am (after 7 ...
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Is there any problem if the last name prints first than the first name in international air ticket?

Is there any problem if the last name prints first then the first name in international air ticket?
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Should I avoid overnight flights from Dubai to India?

In summer, I'm flying from Europe to India. A friend of mine told me to avoid overnight flights from Dubai to India, because, as he argues, these flights are prone to unruly passengers, dirty ...
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Is there anything to do during an 8 hour after-midnight layover in Dubai?

We are planning a trip with an 8 hour layover in Dubai spanning from 1am-9am. I am thinking about going to see the city, but is it worth it to do it given the very late night hours? Will at least the ...
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Electronic visa having Old Passport number

I have Dubai work permit mailed to me by my employer. It contains my old passport number which has ECR stamp. I then got a new passport issued without ECR stamping, but with different passport number. ...
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UAE visit visa with expired passport number

I need a visa to travel to UAE. My passport will expire soon (June), so today I applied for a new passport and it will be delivered to me on March 17. I need to travel to Dubai on March 18. clearly ...
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Tripod in Carry-on Luggage

Many years ago someone told me about travel with a Camera Tripod is not allowed. I have a trip to Europe from Australia, and I have a 10 hour layover in Dubai. I would like take photos at night in ...
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One full day in Dubai, leaving the next day

I will have one full day in Dubai in July arriving early morning. Is there a half day or full day desert and surrounds day trip that is available?
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I've got 13 days in Dubai. What should I definitely not miss? [closed]

I'll be in Dubai from 16 to 28 february. I'll be free in the evenings as I'll be working from 9am to 5pm only with Fridays and Saturdays being my days off. What should I definitely do there? ...
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Safe to use binoculars in Dubai?

According to https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/united-arab-emirates/local-laws-and-customs , "Equipment like ... binoculars, may require a licence for use in the UAE." Could I get in trouble ...
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Travel time from Burj Khalifa observation deck to DXB Terminal 3 without taxi

Would anyone know how long it takes to travel from Burj Khalifa's observation deck to Dubai International Airport (DXB) Terminal 3 check-in counters by Metro and foot on a Saturday evening in January? ...
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What Bur Dubai or Deira attractions open on Friday mornings?

As the Dubai Metro starts operating only at 1 p.m. on Fridays, can someone please tell me what attractions (say, under AED 30) accessible by foot or abra from Deira open before that in January 2014? ...
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Connecting flight in Dubai [duplicate]

I will be traveling from Oslo to Dubai through Doha with Qatar airways. When i arrive in Dubai i have 80 minutes to my next connecting flight (which is a separate ticket booked with the same airline) ...
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Preparing money for a visit in Dubai

I plan to travel to Dubai and i know that they use AED (Dirhams) as curency. I'm from France and I would like to know if it is better to go to Dubai with American dollars or euros? Where should I ...
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Dubai (UAE) visa requirements when staying in the airport?

I have read that, at the time of writing (2013), UAE visas are: 96-Hour : Valid for passengers in transit Tourist : Maximum 30 days Visit : Maximum 90 days But I am only connecting flights, so I ...
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UAE Tourist Visa validity and how many days I'm allowed to stay?

I'm an Indian and my brother works in Sharjah around ten years. It is the first time I'm travelling abroad. He arranged me a tourist visa of 60 days validity and I can stay there up to 39 days (as ...
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What's the easiest (and ideally safest) way to get from Dubai to Abu Dhabi?

I shall be visiting and staying with some friends in Dubai, and want to take a day trip out to visit another group of friends in Abu Dhabi. Without hiring/driving a car, what's the easiest way to get ...
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Is there any need to register my arrival in Dubai/UAE?

I plan on visiting Dubai later in the year on holiday, and am staying with friends in their apartment. I understand that a visa-on-arrival should be straightforward for me (I am a UK citizen). ...
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Is it difficult to find my next transit flight at the Dubai airport?

I have to travel to the France and the transit will be on Dubai T3. Is it difficult to find gates and next flight in there?
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Can I enter Romania from Dubai with a Schengen visa?

Would I be able to enter Romania on a Schengen visa if I'm staying less than 5 days? Basically I would be doing Dubai-Romania-Dubai.
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Apartment vs Hotel - Dubai downtown?

I am planning to visit Dubai in december for 3 days on my way to India. We are a family of 5 and I am looking for a best accommodation option in Dubai. I am confused whether to stay in apartment or ...
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Are laws about sex outside marriage less rigorously enforced in Dubai for people on layovers?

Last night, I read on the news that Qantas was switching its main hub from Singapore to Dubai. Smart Traveller notes about the United Arab Emirates: Homosexual acts and sex outside of marriage: ...
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Why is shopping popular for tourists visiting Dubai?

I will visit Dubai and I wonder why visitors often do a lot of shopping there. Are goods cheaper, tax-free, or something similar?
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How can I contact 'lost and found' to in enquire on a lost laptop in Dubai Airport? [duplicate]

On 16th March 2013, I travelled via Dubai to Dallas. During the security checking at Dubai Airport, I put it in the belt and after that I forgot to to take it back. that I've filled up the online form ...
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What clothing should I bring to Dubai during February?

I will be visiting Dubai for 4 days in February from now (never been) and I need to know what clothes I should plan on bringing with me. Specifically I need proper clothes for dinner, attending ...
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Planning to buy a TV in Dubai to bring to India, what issues may I encounter? [closed]

While going to India via Emirates, I am planning to have 1 day's stop at Dubai and meanwhile I want to buy a TV (Samsung or Sony LED TV) to take to India. There are some doubts I have about it though: ...
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20 hours layover Dubai [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: A day at Dubai International Airport and the city? I will be in Dubai for a 20 hours layover in the middle of November. It will be a Tuesday (13th). I know that I will ...
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Will a UAE stamp in my passport cause problems entering Israel?

I will be traveling to Israel soon and am concerned because some colleagues have suggested that the visa stamps in my passport from the United Arab Emirates (eg Dubai) might cause me difficulties on ...
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Layover: Dubai or Doha

I'm going to book a flight to Tokyo and I have to choose between Emirates, which stops in Dubai from 6.15 am to 2.15 am Qatar Airways, which stops in Doha form 4.30 am to 12.30 am (20 hours) I ...
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How can I get a list of which companies accept Mastercard for cash advances?

From statson.org: Again, in France, almost any bank or cash machine (if you have a 4-digit PIN) can give you a cash advance on Visa (Carte Bleue), but only a few banks (Credit Agricole, Credit ...
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Storing bags after checkout

My brother and I are going to be spending a few nights in Dubai. On the night before our flight leaves, we decided not to book the room in the hostel. Is there an alternative to carrying our bags ...
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A day at Dubai International Airport and the city?

On my way to India I'm planning to stay one day in Dubai. I would arrive at 6am in the morning and leave at 3am the next day. My naive plan is to lock my backpack at the airport and then walk into ...
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Visiting a lounge in T1 at Dubai International Airport, during a layover at T3?

For an upcoming trip, I have a layover of 2.5 hours in Dubai. Both flights are with Emirates, and arrive / leave from Terminal 3. As the first flight is overnight, I'll want to freshen up, and a ...
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Will I get in trouble if I drink beer in public in Dubai?

As far as I know, Dubai is a Muslim country. And as far as I know, it is forbidden to drink alcohol in Muslim countries. Is this also true for Dubai and tourists? So as a tourist can I drink alcohol ...
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Forgot baggage at Dubai. How to get it to Los Angeles?

Last week, I travelled via Dubai to Los Angeles. During the security checking at Dubai Airport, I was asked to remove my laptop from my bag and after that I forgot to to take it back. i realised that ...