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None, except the obvious: following the rules for the sake of following the rules, instead of their intent. The ziplock bag exists as a convenient (and IMHO rather clever) way to visualize the liquids rules: you're allowed 1 ziplock bag of size 1 liter/quart containing items with up to 3 fl.oz/100ml of liquid/gel each, and the TSA even brands this as the ...


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"Airline transit passengers travelling with a stopover at Dubai Airport (or other UAE airport) who do not leave the terminal building, do not need a UAE visa since they are not entering the UAE. " Taken from http://www.dubaifaqs.com/visa-transit-dubai.php Moreover "Transit passengers stopping at Dubai International Airport for a minimum of 8 hours and ...


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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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Regrettably, the United Arab Emirates refuses to make a clear statement on this, probably out of fear at the Arab backlash at dealing with the Zionist entity and all that. However, in practice, transiting Dubai (or any other UAE airport) with an Israeli passport seems fine. The CEO of Australian airline Qantas, which has a close partnership with Emirates, ...


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You're not going to get any references to back this up, because no official source in the UAE is ever going to say "We love Jews! Please transit!" or "We hate Jewish-sounding people, regardless of their actual religion or their passports!". That said, despite public huffing and puffing, the UAE's morals are famously flexible when it comes to making money, ...


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You should not have any issues traveling between Terminal 1 and 3. As you are arriving at Terminal 2 and have a connecting flight from Terminal 3 you will be put on the transit bus to take you to Terminal 3. I would like to add a point to @Mark's answer that unless you have a boarding pass for Terminal 3 or 1 (gates A, B or C) you cannot freely move between ...


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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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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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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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If you are issued both boarding passes at Karachi, then your luggage will be checked through as well. There are no visa requirements to transit between any terminal at Dubai International. You will simply walk from one end of the terminal to the other; or if you are transiting from Terminal 2, there will be a bus. Terminal 3 is dedicated for Emirates. ...


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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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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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It depends entirely on which airport you are landing at. Dubai has three airports, two of which are for passenger use (one is strictly for cargo). If you are landing at Dubai International, and you have boarding passes for your connecting flight - you will not need a transit visa. The entire transit lounge is fully accessible and you can move between ...


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If you are flying into and then out of Dubai, from the same airport and airline, and do not intend to leave the transit area, no visa is necessary for a 23 hour layover.


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Was in the same situation couple of months back. You will need a UAE visa because of the immigration holding transit area is out of bounds for people who are not travelling. On the bright side, applying for a 96-hour UAE transit visa is easy and quick from Emirates Airlines' Manage Booking portal if you are travelling with them. You don't even need to ...


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You will need to apply for a visa. You can do this through a hotel or tour operator who works in the UAE, or a family member living there. Kuwait nationals don't need visas but Indians do. 33 Countries get visa on arrival and GCC nationals don't need to apply for a visa prior to arrival. Some GCC residents who are not nationals are also eligible for a 30 ...


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Update 13 Sep 2014. It took one hour twenty minutes to get access to Boingo when the airport was less than half full. Boingo is a joke and the sooner Emirates ditch their contract the better. I have used DXB for 10 years and it has always worked OK. Since Boingo took over the operation it is crap.



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