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Yes, you can stay longer (up to 90 days!). This is how the visa works. They put a deadline on when you can enter, for a number a reasons - knowledge of numbers, validity of passport, relations between them and your country, whatever - but there's a final date on which you can enter. That's the May 7th. Once you arrive, your visa 'begins'. It'll run for ...


Wifi can be found fairly widely, the big problem though is that almost all of them need a UAE mobile number to receive your login details. Non-UAE numbers aren't accepted. Login pages often look like this, with the UAE restriction: Assuming you do have a UAE number (/get one), then you can find wifi at most of the main metro stations, tram stops, various ...


In addition to the answer by Alessandro, I like to add that (at least in spring 2014) the registration in the Mall of the Emirates used to require a LOCAL telephone number. This can be quite a problem for tourists. If you are willing to pay for wifi, there are multiple options in Dubai, using credit card or skpe.


Big malls have free WiFi for sure. The Dubai Mall offers it free of registration, while Mall of the Emirates require a simple registration - the password will be sent to your phone with a SMS. The hotel where I was staying had free WiFi in the hall. If you really need internet I suggest to get a SIM card from local company Du (Emirates Integrated ...


There are two desert trips that are typically offered: Morning only trips (~3-4 hours) Afternoon and evening trips (~5-6 hours) All trips usually consist of dune bashing (the driver will take the car through the sand dunes), dune boarding (strap on a snowboard and ride down a dune), and riding a camel. In addition to these items, the evening tours ...


I found the Deira Spice Souk very interesting. It's an easy metro ride from the airport. I considered picking up some gifts there for family, but ended up not doing so. If you have cooks in your family they might appreciate some of the unique spices offered here.


The visa that you get is not multiple entry, it is only good for one entry (and exit). Regarding renewing/extending the visa - you can get a one-time extension, but this is if you are in Dubai and you want to stay in Dubai for longer than 30 days - you cannot extend it once you have exited Dubai - as the visa is only for single entry. So it doesn't have ...

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