One of 7 emirates of the United Arab Emirates; it is also the name of the capital city of Dubai.

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8 Hour Overnight Layover in Dubai. Does it make sense to book a hotel outside the airport for the night?

I will be traveling from the Philippines to Germany on Emirates, with an 8 hour layover in Dubai (01:00AM - 09:00AM). Since the in Terminal Hotel is very pricey I was thinking about booking a room in ...
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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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Travelling to Oman by Bus from Dubai

I am a British National, I am entitled to Visa on arrival at Dubai Airport up to 30 days. Can I travel to Oman by road? (either car or bus) whilst on visit to UAE, Oman govt also allows a British ...
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Apply for J1 US visa being a tourist in Dubai [migrated]

I've lived in Dubai for over 12 years with my family. But currently I'm a full time student in India and my UAE residential visa has expired. I'll be visiting Dubai on a tourist visa to meet my family ...
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Arrival and departure at Dubai international airport T3

My mother is travelling alone and her arrival and departure terminal is T3 at Dubai international airport. I would like to know that after arriving at T3 which direction she will go for departure ? Is ...
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No last name in Indian passport [duplicate]

As I don't have a last name , what should I fill in the last name column while applying for Dubai visa ?
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How to book hotels as an unmarried couple in Dubai? [duplicate]

Hi my girlfriend works in Dubai and i ll be traveling there, so can i stay with her in a hotel? also can any one suggest good hotel to stay in dubai?
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Food souvenir purchasable in dubai

Since I have half day stopover in Dubai, I want to go out of the airport and buy some food souvenir for my family. Date is common Arabic sweet but I am not interested in, similarly I don’t interested ...
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Carrying Condoms while traveling to Dubai

I am traveling to Dubai in last week of May 2016, I wanted to know is it OK to carry condoms in my luggage or I'll be stopped at security check?
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Arrival visa from airport

I am an Indian with Kuwaiti residence. If I travel by Emirates with my family (wife + two kids) can I get a stop over in Dubai for 3 days without any difficulty (is it easy to obtain a visa to exit ...
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France to Doha without flying

France to Doha: it seems that France to Dubai, with trains, bus and ferry to Dubai, but does anyone know how to get to Doha without flying ? Is it then possible to purchase visa at airport to stay in ...
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Do I need a transit visa for waiting 23 hours in Dubai airport?

I am an Indian citizen living in Ukraine. I will be traveling to India but I need to wait in Dubai airport 23 hours for my next flight to India. I will not be leaving Dubai airport. So in this case ...
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Within Dubai, is duty-free gold cheaper for comparable quality from the local Souk? [closed]

I am spending some time in Dubai but not enough to visit the souk. I would like to purchase Gold at a reasonable rate. Since I am not able to buy it from Gold Souk/ Local Dubai Market I am ...
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Dubai (UAE) flights connection without leaving the airport

I have the following flights bought as separate tickets from different companies: Manila (Philippines) - Dubai (UAE) = Cebu Pacific Airlines Dubai - Russia = Ural Airlines both arrival and ...
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Old passport in UAE Visit visa

Here is my situation: I have my Indian passport with 3 more years validity which is never used. It is a ECR (Emigration Check Required) status passport. I received my UAE 90 days visit visa issued ...
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Going to Dubai airports two times in one month

I want to get a round ticket to Dubai then to Srilanka. I travel to Dubai by Qatar Airways which stops in Doha then goes to Dubai, then travel to Srilanka and return to Dubai by another airline. Do ...
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US citizen travelling to Dubai, can I get a visa on arrival?

I am a US citizen traveling to India in Jan 2016 to meet relatives and friends. From India I am planing to go to Dubai for a couple of days via private tour. Do I need to get Dubai visa in advance ? ...
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Can I get tourist visa on arrival at Dubai airport?

I Pakistani from Saudi Arabia, I want to visit Dubai for 2 days. So I get air ticket from Saudi Arabia to Dubai. Can I get visa on arrival in Dubai or Sharja airport to stay there for 2 days?
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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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Stopping for more than some hours in Dubai

This is a follow-up to Flying from Dubai or London to Sydney Can I enforce a full night stay between the two legs London-Dubai and Dubai-Sydney? Qantas or other airline.
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Flying from Dubai or London to Sydney [closed]

Why is that a flight with Qantas from Dubai to Sydney costs more than 5 thousand Australian dollars, while if I fly from London, it takes only as low as 5 hundred English pounds. What is the cause ...
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France visa processing time in Dubai per nationality

The visa website for France embassy in Dubai says that processing time is 15 days but I know some people who got it in 4 days which I think it depends on nationality. Is there any site that shows ...
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Travelling from Bulgaria(Sofia) to Jakarta(Indonesia) via Dubai [duplicate]

My flight is from Sofia to Dubai by Flydubai arriving at terminal 2 and after 6,5 hours from Dubai terminal 3 to Jakarta by the Emirates. How to transfer from terminal 2 to terminal 3 and what about ...
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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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Does an Ukrainian need a transit visa in Dubai? [duplicate]

I am an Ukrainina citizen living in Poland. I will be traveling to Thailand but I need to wait at the Dubai airport 9 hours for my next flight back to Poland. I will not be leaving Dubai airport. So ...
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If a Dubai hotel sponsors my visa am I required to stay there?

My colleagues and I will be going to Dubai next week and our visas are currently in process by the hotel where we are booked at. Recently there has been a change of plans that may require a change in ...
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Travelling to Kiruna, Sweden from Dubai, clothing during extreme cold climate

We stay in Dubai. Four of us are planning to travel to north Sweden this February end to see the northern lights. We would be facing a temperature of -25 to -30 degree Celsius. We are worried on where ...
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Flying via Dubai with antidepressants, what do I need?

I am flying from US through Dubai and then flying back via dubai and staying over in Dubai for a week-end for fun. I take prescription anti depressants (Buproprion) and also anti-anxiety meds for ...
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“Valid until” date for Dubai visa

I hope someone can help me. I am travelling to Dubai on 21st April 2015 and returning back to SA on 21st May 2015. I have received a Visa for 30 days. I am just a bit confused about the "Valid ...
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Is it safe to travel to Dubai if you're an atheist?

Same question for other Muslim places in the world that are worth visiting. Of course, this doesn't imply the intention of spreading atheistic and anti-theistic views in that country. Nothing like ...
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Passport will expire in 4 months. Will UAE grant a visa?

I am planning to visit Dubai at the end of December 2015. I am an Indian citizen and my passport expires at the end of April 2016. I applied for a visa, will it be granted ?
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Short term visit visa for UAE: after which date should I leave?

I am traveling to Dubai on 18th December, I have taken a 30 days short term visa. I have booked the return ticket on 16th Jan 2016, 22:55 hrs. Will there be any problem as my stay is exactly 30 days ...
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Long-term visit visa for UAE: after which date should I leave?

I applied for a 90-day visa and got a long-term visit, single-entry tourist visa. The date given is 09-March-2015, and it's valid until 07-May-2015. My agent says the 7th is the latest date I can ...
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Passport validity requirements for transit stop-overs in Doha and Dubai

I'm flying with Qatar airways in June from Australia to the UK, with a stopover in Doha. On the way home I'll be travelling from Germany to Australia with Qantas, stopping in Dubai. On the way there ...
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How to add a return sector to an already booked ticket with Wizz Air?

How to add a return sector to an already booked ticket with Wizz Air? I booked just one way and if I buy a separate ticket for return there is a huge price difference.
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How long of a layover do I need to visit the Burj Khalifa?

If I have a connecting flight through Dubai and I am interested in going up the Burj Khalifa, how long do I need between arrival and departure to make sure that I can visit it without too much stress? ...
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Does my Emirates flight from London to Dubai fly over Syria?

I wonder if anyone can help me. I am a very nervous flyer at the best of times, but I booked a week in Dubai not really thinking of the flight route. I am flying with Emirates and I am concerned that ...
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Can an Indian citizen visit Dubai on a layover?

I am an Indian citizen and am travelling from New York to India via Emirates Airlines. There is a 7-hour layover at Dubai international Airport (DXB). I want to visit Dubai for a couple of hours. Do I ...
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Indian seeking to visit Dubai and then Muscat… How to do it?

I wish to travel to Dubai and stay in Dubai for about two day and then travel to Muscat for may be another 3 days or so and then travel back to India ? I have a visa to Dubai and a relative will get ...
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Do Italian citizens need a visa to enter Dubai?

I'll travel for holidays from Doha to Dubai with an Italian passport. My Qatar visa allows me multiple entries. Do I need a visa to enter Dubai ?
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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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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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Which Visa for Indian citizen in US travelling to Dubai en-route to India?

I am an Indian citizen living in the US. I am travelling to India this November to India. I am going to stop in Dubai for visiting my friend. I am confused regarding which visa to take as I would also ...
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Travel with new passport and missing visa

I am working in Dubai. I came to india to visiting my family. Incidentally, my passport washed in washing the machine along with my dress and the visa page also washed away. So now, can I travel to ...
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Does the Yagmur Continental hotel in Dubai really exist?

I've received this link about the hotel: http://yagmurcontinental.besaba.com/Home/ but I have two questions: Why is its address "PO Box"? What about its real address? Why is it not in sites such as ...
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DXB airport transfer between terminals [duplicate]

I'm arriving in Dubai at terminal 2 with fly Dubai and my flight with emirates leaves from terminal 3. As they are seperate bookings, I realise I have to collect my luggage and clear customs and ...
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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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Where can I purchase UAE Dirham with good deal in Dubai? [duplicate]

Although Travelex and other foreign exchanges are located in Dubai airport, the exchange rate and fee is quite high. Where can I purchase UAE Dirham in Dubai with good deal?
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Locations for usable free WiFi in Dubai City Centre?

Do shopping centres or other similar locations in Dubai have free WiFi? I'll be traveling there with friends and want to be able to report in that we're alive after the hike.
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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?