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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.


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If your luggage is not checked through, then I am afraid you will have to collect it and to do that you'll need a visa as the baggage carousels are after the immigration counters. The sequence is: De-plane. Depending on the terminal, you'll have a long walk (and then go down a few flights of stairs) or a short one, or really no walk at all (if you are at ...


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Staying Airside? Don't Need a Transit Visa You don't need a transit visa for UAE, as long as you stay inside the terminal building airside, and for up to 24 hours: TWOV (Transit Without Visa): Holders of confirmed onward tickets for a max. transit time of 24 hours. You'll need a visa if you wish to leave the terminal building and effectively ...


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Since you are in the UAE, you'll have to pay in Dirhams, as that is the currency there. According to a couple of answers I found on worldnomads, that's the case. There's an ATM and an exchange desk in the airport but it seems the taxis also accept credit cards. Based on your previous question however, you should know there's a free shuttle service provided ...


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Airport is huge, a lot of passengers show up late for the check-in. Airport has a huge duty free, they need you to come early to shop. GCC freedom of movement is only for GCC nationals, it is a domestic flight for GCC nationals but international flight for the others, causing the whole flight be to treated as international Locals in the area do not travel ...


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Its the busy summer travel season. Do not gamble with the timings. This is why there is an extra notice at the DXB website. Note that Qatar Airways is using Terminal 1 - which is used by everyone other than Qantas, Emirates or Flydubai. If you are traveling Business, you may be allowed a late checkin, but you will still have to go through immigration and ...


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You do not need transit visa, however, do consider having one, as 9 hours is a long layover. Dubai airport is nice, you get free wifi and have plenty of window shopping opportunities plus restaurants but I would still consider getting out for that time and have a tour of the city whether it's day or evening time. Transit visas through Emirates website are ...


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When you are transitting within the same terminal 3 with Emirates then you do not require a visa as you won't pass through immigration. And it seems this is the case for you.


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Your options are: Go through Immigration, collect your bags, transfer, check them in again. Free but time-consuming and requires a visa for Dubai. Pay Marhaba Services to do this for you. Not available for all combinations of airlines and terminals, so check well in advance.


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I arrived at Terminal 2 at night and had a big surprise: there is no bus that takes you to T1 or T3, only a taxi. So be prepared with at least 50-65 AED to pay to the taxi driver that will get you to T1 or T3 metro station. Everyone says the transfer is available only if you have a ticket to fly to another destination. I was very disappointed about this.


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Dubai layover No, you don't need a visa if you have confirmed onward tickets and your stay is less than 24 hours. Sri Lanka layover Yes, in your specific case you need a visa. Typically you wouldn't if your layover is less than 8 hours (provided you have confirmed onward tickets of course) Maldives stay Yes, you need a visa but you can get one on ...


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Yes I think there are some power points. I am not sure on where you are coming from but you might need a power adaptor. If you don't have one, you could easily find one in the shops there. The power plug in Dubai delivers 220 V with Type G UK style plug.


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You cannot go to Terminal 1 or 3 from Terminal 2 without a boarding pass for a departure flight from either of those terminals. Regarding your second question, visa on arrival depends on your citizenship. You can see the list of countries eligible for visa on arrival here.


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If you have permanent residency in Saudi Arabia (ie, an iqama) you need to apply online at this website - as GCC permanent residents can get a visa to Dubai. As of October, on arrival visas have been stopped in favor of the online application.


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Nationals of Pakistan are not eligible for a UAE tourist visa on arrival. You will need to obtain a visa in advance. You can apply for your visa online. After you have booked your flight with Emirates, go to Manage your booking to apply for the visa. When you apply this way, you do not need a visa stamp on your passport. You can also apply the traditional ...


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I assume you are going to Dubai (and not transiting to another destination). There is a coffee shop near the entrance to the metro station, inside Terminal 3. There is plenty of seating in this area and there is free wifi. It would be a good place to meet. You can take the metro from Terminal 1 to Terminal 3.


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I emailed Qatar, who replied saying "please ring our Dubai office and ask them, we don't know". Brilliant! Rang the Qatar Dubai office, and they said that their checkin at DXB opens 3 hours before, closes 1 hour before. However, they also said they normally start boarding 45 minutes before, and stop dead on 20 minutes before On a Sunday morning around 5am, ...


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I did received boarding pass for spicejet from the transfer desk in Dubai without any issues. Thanks


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As a Filipino citizen you are not eligible for a "visa on arrival" in the UAE. Instead, you have to apply for a visa beforehand. Etihad Airways helps you to arrange the visa. They provide an online service for this sake.


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According to the official Dubai Airports website, you will need to visit Transfer desk E (on the lower level of the airport). The transfer desk will guide you to the shuttle bus headed for Terminal 2.


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I get this answer in the website www.gov.uk. Foreign travel advice United Arab Emirates. If you’re a British citizen, you can get a 30 day visa on arrival. You can extend this for a further 30 days by visiting an immigration office in the UAE and paying an extension fee. Don’t outstay your visa or you will be fined. If you hold any other type of ...


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Do you plan to actually immigrate into Dubai (will you leave the airport)? Without a visa you will not be able to leave the transit area of the airport. It sounds like you are just passing through Dubai on a layover. You will be forced to go through arrival security check after you deplane no matter what your Nationality is. Whether or not you are ...


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It sounds like you have separate itineraries, because Terminal 3 is exclusively for Emirates and Qantas, and Terminal 1 is for all other airlines. Terminal 2 is generally reserved for low cost carriers. To start off with - there are no visa requirements to transit between the three terminals. However, as Terminal 3 is exclusively for Emirates - any ...


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Just went through DXB and Boingo has a 60 minute free Wifi option. It worked pretty well, including sending iMessage, Skype Video calls and Facebook. Also, once my 60 minutes was up, I got another 60 minutes free and continued to use it. This is 8 Feb 2016 at about 7:30pm



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