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

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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dubai (UAE) visa requirements when staying in the airport for a French citizen?

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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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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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 do I need to know about traveling to Dubai during Ramadan?

I bought tickets to Dubai for the summer for a small vacation (first week of July). Unfortunately, I did not realize it was during Ramadan. I have been told by a few acquaintances that the laws in ...
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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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Where can I exchange Georgian Lari in Dubai?

I have 400 Georgian Lari In UAE (Dubai & sharjah). Where I could exchange it for AED dihrams or any other currency?
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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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Is 1.5 hours of a layover time in Dubai practical?

I plan to fly from Bangalore (India) to Dubai and then to San Francisco, all on the Emirates Airline. I have an option of a 1.5 hour layover in Dubai. I'm wondering if this is sufficient time to ...
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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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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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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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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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Are there any hostels in Dubai?

I'm searching for hostels in Dubai. And I only can find one hostel: “EasyFlat 12 Dubai Hostel“. Are there any other hostels in Dubai? I will travel solo so I don't want to stay in a hotel.
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Question about transiting in Dubai

I am travelling to Muscat from US via Dubai. I am travelling to Dubai by United Airlines via Zurich. From Dubai my flight is six hours after landing, with flydubai. Since it is a separate booking, ...
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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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Riding an Abra at Night (Dubai)

Abras are small Arabic fishing boats and I am informed that Dubai has a cottage industry of using these boats to transport visitors across the Dubai Creek. Is it reasonable to expect one or more boat ...
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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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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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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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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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Transit visa for Dubai

My flight will arrive at DXB (Dubai) from Djibouti and I have a connection flight the same day from DWC (Al Maktoum) to KUL (Kuala Lumpur). I'm a Yemeni national and require visa to enter the UAE. ...
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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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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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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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Do I need a transit visa in Dubai?

I'm travelling from Madrid to Brisbane, but I have a 9 hours layover at Dubai Airport. I do not plan to leave the airport, and the connection is with the same airline (Emirates). I'm from El Salvador. ...
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Madurai to Germany via Dubai - SpiceJet

I am an Indian citizen with a German residency permit. I am travelling from Germany to Dubai by Pegasus Airlines and then from Dubai to Madurai by SpiceJet separately, in both directions. I need to ...
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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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Need to get out of the airport during a 4 hour layover in Dubai?

I'm travelling from Lahore to Paris with a 4 hour layover in Dubai through Emirates airlines in June. I wanted to see my dad in Dubai so I wanted to know if i could get out from the airport? I hold a ...
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Requirement for applying a Schengen Visa if I'm on my husband's visa in Dubai

I'm on my husband's visa in Dubai, and my husband and I are planning to get a Schengen Visa... Are there any additional requirements if I'm under my husband's visa? Though I'm on my husband's visa, ...
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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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Can i go to Terminal 2 from terminal 1 in dubai international airport

I am landing in Terminal 1 of dubai international airport. I want to take a bus from terminal 2 to go to Abu dhabi. Is it possible to go to terminal 2.
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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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“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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Vacation in Dubai, then Seychelles, returning through Dubai. Will I need more than 1 visa (to Dubai)?

As a South-African citizen, I have received a valid 30-day tourist visa for Dubai, UAE. At the end of my vacation, I will be traveling on to the Seychelles for a few days, before returning home. My ...
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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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Dubai Airport Transit Layover

I am travelling to India from U.S. via Dubai on an Emirates flight. I have a seven hours transit layover in Dubai. I have a brother who lives in Dubai. Will it be possible for me to meet him in the ...
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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 ...