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As an alternative to off-site hotels, you might consider accessing an airside lounge that is open overnight, either by payment or by membership or status. See here: http://www.sleepinginairports.net/mideast/dubai.htm#lounge


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According to my experience, time to get out of DXB airport can vary from 20 minutes if everything goes well to more than 1 hour. But from what I have seen, it usually works well. I am not sure where you have heard that it could take time but this is far from being the worse airport in the world from that standpoint. I have seen places where you could wait ...


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Although me(Arab) and my girlfriend(New Zealander) hold different passports, we lived together in hotel in Dubai. No problem. But try to not bother anyone.


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You can see at this question that you can take a bus from Dubai to Muscat. You can also rent a car. I made this trip three years ago, as a Dutch national, and don't remember having any issue obtaining a tourist visa at the border.


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First of all, Terminal 3 at DXB is HUGE but it is a friendly place. Directions up/down/left/right changes based on which concourse and gate she arrives in. Even for frequent travellers, only way to navigate through the terminal after each arrival is to closely follow the signs or to ask Emirates/dnata(ground handling team) employees. Once she enters the ...


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You can share the same room as your girlfriend in Dubai. This is absolutely not an issue there. The hotels would have really hard time to be profitable if non married couple weren't allowed to check-in. This is critical for a tourist destination to be able to attract couples regardless of their status. Not everybody can book two rooms, especially in Dubai ...


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It's 100% OK to carry condoms. In fact, you will find them everywhere in Dubai (Pharmacies, supermarkets, etc.). In case you are wondering (and I think you are since you asked this question), condoms are not a problem for both the Islamic and the Arabian cultures. Source: I am both an Arab and a Muslim who lived in Dubai for 3 years in the past, and I ...



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