The United Arab Emirates, a country in the Middle East.

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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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Can I through check my bags on separate bookings (international flights)?

I have two different bookings on British Airways and Emirates. Booking 1 (British Airways): Washington (IAD) -> London (LHR) -> Dubai Booking 2 (Emirates): Dubai -> Hyderabad I have a 5 hour stop ...
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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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Can I take a sex-toy on plane through UAE?

I will be traveling from Australia to Austria, transferring in Abu Dhabi. Is it alright for me to bring a vibrator in the check-in luggage, or are there laws against that? It is approximately 17cm ...
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Quickest way from London to Dubai without flying?

This is a question from a friend not (yet!) on Travel.SE... From London, what is the quickest way to get to Dubai (via trains, buses, ferries etc) without flying? (My usual advice of "just check ...
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Is the country code for “U.A.E.” in a passport “ARE”?

My cousin just got his first passport and I'm trying to convince him to get a new one as I'm sure the "country" part on the info page of his passport is wrong or maybe I'm wrong. So on the country ...
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Land-based travel in the Middle East

I'm half juggling the thought of a few weeks in the Middle East (I need to collect a 'Y' and an 'O' for my country alphabet). I've looked at flights that may go into Dubai or Qatar from NZ, and then ...
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Dubai (UAE) visa requirements when staying in the airport for a French citizen? [duplicate]

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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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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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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Do all of the Emirates in the UAE have the same visa policy for Indian citizens, or does it vary?

I'm thinking of meeting up with some Indian friends in the UAE next year, as it's roughly half way. At this point, we're fairly flexible about which of the Emirates we head to. Does the UAE have a ...
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I would like to visit Israel. How can I work or visit after that in UAE?

I would like to visit Israel. How can I work or visit after that in UAE? I have an Indian Passport.
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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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Is there a way to avoid extra scrutiny in India - Dubai flights?

I'm a 25 year old unmarried male Indian citizen My parents live in Dubai and hence I fly there atleast once every 3 months on a tourist visa. Departing from India, immigration often grills me on if ...
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Is it possible to travel to China with UAE stamp in passport?

I've recently come back from China and on the way back to Europe I made a stopover in Dubai, UAE (I've had my passport stamped there). If I decided to go to China again, would this stamp be a problem ...
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Do I need a transit visa for a layover via Dubai International Airport?

Can I get a transit visa on arrival for a layover via Dubai International Airport? If so, what are the requirements for such a visa?
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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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Abu Dhabi to Muscat?

I will be traveling from Abu Dhabi to Muscat in February this year but I can't find any conclusive information as to whether direct connections (that are not flights) between the two cities exist and ...
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UK visa refused (pakistani nationals) - need advice on fresh application

Recently my parents and I applied for a UK general visitor visa. My father's visa was rejected due to an influx of funds in his account. Furthermore, my mother’s application was also subsequently ...
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Tourist visa with cancelled old passport and have renewed passport in hand

I got a tourist visa for UAE with my old passport number which was renewed on January 2015. I got the new passport with new number and in the last page old passport number also mentioned. Can I ...
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10 hour over night layover in Abu Dhabi [closed]

Me and my g/f have a 10 hour lay over in Abu Dhabi on thursday night, from midnight to 10am. We've travelled through this airport a few times and mainly had layovers of a few hours. What are the ...
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What are the options when my UAE visa was issued one day short of intended trip duration?

Some Indian friends of mine are planning a trip to Dubai for just over a week (Saturday arrival, Sunday departure the week after). There were various airline options available, both direct and ...
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Do UAE residents {visa engineer} require a visa to visit Saudi Arabia?

I am a Pakistani National. I am working in UAE as a survey engineer. I want to visit some family friends in Saudi Arabia. I want to travel by bus. Do I need any type of visa to go directly to the ...
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I have a Schengen visa but my UAE Residence visa cancelled. Can I still travel then?

I'm a Philippine passport holder. I have applied recently for a Schengen and UK visa and was approved. Unfortunately before my travel dates came my UAE residence needs to be cancelled as I was ...
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Traveling to Dubai from Egypt with an expired Egyptian visa

My sister is going to give me a visit visa for me to visit her in Dubai. I'm here in Egypt with a tourist visa which has expired several months ago (April 2015). My question is can I go to Dubai ...
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Where to get Duty Free Liqour in UAE?

Is there any place from where we can get liquor products at duty free prices in United Arab Emirates?
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I am an Indian passport holder studying on F1 visa in USA ,want to travel Dubai for ten days, how to get Visa? [closed]

I am an Indian passport holder and at present studying in USA on F1 visa. In winter break I want to visit my relatives living in Dubai for ten days and than come to India. what is the procedure for ...
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Can I be denied a tourist visa for UAE after being deported due to a fake employment visa?

I was deported in July 2014, on account of fake employment visa. My agent cheated me by altering some information and putting my details on others original employment visa. After reaching 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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UAE Tourist Visa validity and how many days I'm allowed to stay?

I'm an Indian and my brother has been working 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 ...
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Travelling to the UAE and Kuwait on a passport with slightly less than 6 months to go until expiry

I am travelling to the UAE and then Kuwait for a few days next week. As a UK Passport holder I know that I will get a free 30 day visa upon entering both countries. However, I've just noticed that the ...
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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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Applying for Schengen Visa. My UAE residence visa will expire before 3 months from the day of departure from the Schengen area

I am a Indian passport holder who is currently living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Last year (2012) we got Schengen visa and visited Czech Republic and Austria for 10 days. For this year ...
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Can I receive a UAE transit visa after entering the country on a tourist visa within the last 30 days?

I hold an Indian passport. I have an upcoming trip spanning 38 days with the following itinerary on an Emirates ticket: US -> Dubai -> US Now, after staying in Dubai for 3 weeks, I'm planning to ...
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Transit visa in Dubai (landing in XNB, leaving via DXB) [duplicate]

I am arriving in Dubai XNB at 6am from an Etihad flight. Then on 5pm, I am leaving Dubai on a Flydubai flight. Do I need a transit visa? (I'm Filipino so visa is always a constraint whenever we fly ...
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Tourist Visa (30 days) Dubai valid until date

Today I was informed by VFS that my tourist visa for UAE got approved. I'm travelling to UAE on 16th December 2014 and returning on 7th Jan 2015. But when I checked the "valid until" date on the visa ...
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Financial requirement for a tourist visa to Portugal

I have 15,000 dirams in my bank account. I have met all other requirements for a visa. One lady from a consultancy company told me that I need to have the equivalent of $10,000 USD in my bank account ...
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On arrival visa at Doha for Philippine citizen, currently holding UAE visa as Technical Adviser

I'm a Philippine national holding UAE visa. My designation is "Technical Adviser". Will it be possible for me to get on arrival visa at Doha (Qatar) airport? Please advice its most urgent I need to ...
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Applying for Greece tourist visa (Schengen) from a non residence country while on a tourist visa

This might get a little confusing but bear with me. Country of citizenship: India Country of residence: Canada (work permit) Countries I am about to visit: U.A.E. and the Greece The decision to ...
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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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Can you still travel to a Schengen country on a Schengen visa, even if your UAE residence visa is expiring next month?

I'm planning to travel to Europe (Malta) for a few days this coming Eid holidays. I still have a valid Schengen visa (valid until next month), but my UAE Residence Visa is expiring next month. I hold ...
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Do South Africans require any sort of visa for a 5 hour stop over in Abu Dhabi?

I have a 5 hour wait for my connecting flight in Abu Dhabi and was wondering whether I require any sort of visa. I have no intention of leaving the airport and I am a South African citizen. I am ...
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Traveling with visa in my old passport [duplicate]

My old passport in which an ECR was stamped,with passport expiry date in 2017.I got a Dubai visit visa on its passport number but later on as I was told that it'l be a problem for me to travel to ...
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Can I drive a car in Dubai with an IDP issued in Pakistan?

Can I drive a car in Dubai with an international driving permit issued in Pakistan? Does it matter if I'm driving a rental car or a friend's car?
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Can I exit to India (Indian citizen) directly from Qatar (VISA on Arrival) & an UAE resident [closed]

Can I exit to India (Indian citizen) directly from Qatar (return journey) (VISA on Arrival at Qatar)) & an UAE resident. Also can I arrive to Doha from India on (VISA ON ARRIVAl) as I am an UAE ...
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Can I travel to UK as tourist even my UAE residence visa was cancelled? [closed]

My UAE residence visa will be cancelled next month and my UK tourist visa will expire end of March. I am planning to go and have an exit to UK and will wait for my tourist visa going back to UAE when ...
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Why does the airport insist that I show up hours before take-off

The counter issuing boarding passes opens up three hours before the flight. They've asked all the passengers to report at the airport at that very hour. Once that is over no one's allowed to leave the ...
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As a Muslim transiting Abu Dhabi on Etihad can I drink alcohol?

I am Muslim and transiting Abu Dhabi on Etihad. Could there be issues in Abu Dhabi if I consumed alcohol on board? I will travel from US to Abu Dhabi. I am not looking to get drunk - just enjoy a beer ...
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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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Dubai airport layover - will I need a visa?

I have to travel from Kolkata to Kazan, Russia via Dubai. Will I need a visa for UAE?