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Let me first state that I've lived in Dubai for a solid 19 years (years 0 to 19). In these 19 years, I have done almost everything there is to do in Dubai and been almost every place there is to go (including going to night clubs even though I was under age). At the outset, let me clarify this: I'd wish to visit Dubai with my girlfriend, but after ...


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Various online sources (Lonely Planet, Tripadvisor, USA Today, Dubai FAQ) seem to agree that as long as you don't start making out in public and telling people that you're not married, or attract the attention of the police in other ways, you'll be breaking the law but are very unlikely to get into trouble. People in general, and hotel staff especially ...


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Maybe you know it already, but might be helpful for other readers, too: wheelmap.org It's an OpenStreetMap where users can mark if places/buildings are wheelchair accessible. You can filter the map to only show places related to tourism. Also, at least in Germany, some cities/areas have accessibility guides that list accessible hotels, free time ...


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Further to earlier answers, the information given so far is bit vague and so might mislead. The EU spouse has very strong rights to travel freely within the whole of the EU (Schengen is irrelevant to this) with their spouse and children. These rights include the right for the Third Country national to live indefinitely and work in the member state ...


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The official Source of Truth(tm): http://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/residence/worker-pensioner/non-eu-family-members/spouses-children-parents_en.htm In particular: http://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/travel/entry-exit/non-eu-family/index_en.htm Your registered partner and extended family - siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles, and so on – can ask the ...


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A Chevy Suburban is an absurdly large truck. It won't handle like a car, it won't fit in some parking spaces, and there may even be a few people left in America who will look at you funny for driving such a monster. Let's start from the smaller end and work our way up, shall we? I'm looking the Hertz offerings because it's one of the most major rental ...


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I think you'd be pleasantly surprised by the museums - they're VERY interesting and not at all dry, especially the new Darwin Center at the Natural History Museum. People tend to be quite polarised about the London Eye - but the ability to go up high above central London in a glass ball is fun for all. Richmond Park (if walking is ok) is a great trip ...


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For what you are doing a minivan works best. It has plenty of room for you and the kids and lots of baggage. The side doors are nice a big making it easy to put the kid's car seats in (and out). You tend to sit a little higher up in a minivan compared to a sedan,l so better for checking out the scenery as you drive. The SUVs really provide nothing more ...


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The Google Map of the Red Light Disrict is a bit misleading. It highlights the De Wallen district but in reality the majority of the "windows" are in a smaller area inside this district hugging Oudezijds Voorburgwal along the canal and in and around the De Oude Kerk church. It can be hard to visit Amsterdam and not see the "sights" of legalised ...


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Take the Docklands Light Railway from the Bank. The trip is scenic past some very modern buildings built around the old docks of London. It is also cool with driver free trains for the technically interested. Get off at Island Gardens and walk west along the water to Greenwich foot tunnel. An old tunnel under the Thames with elevators or stairs in both ...


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Places selling cannabis (“coffeshops“) aren't restricted to a particular part of town and can't be avoided entirely (to be accurate, their locations are in fact regulated through a permit system and they are required, e.g., not to be too close from a school, but they are not restricted to one specific neighbourhood). On the other hand, there is not much to ...


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Lisbon is known as the "City of the Seven hills". That means its kind of up and down a lot of the time. The most flat areas are near the river. I'm born and raised in Lisbon and it was until I went around with my own children that I realised some details that are worth sharing here. To compensate for these "down sides" I should say also that Portuguese are ...


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Kids that age are too large for car seats and probably don't need booster seats. Their parent should bring: books, handheld video games, smartphones, headsets, crossword or similar puzzle books that they enjoy (and plenty of pens/pencils/etc in case some get dropped or lost) snacks like granola bars or carrot sticks that they like paper towels/wetwipes ...


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In a nutshell, travel in Thailand is super-easy. Basically, in any place of interest to travellers, you will find both all the facilities you need and people who speak enough English to guide you to them. Outside the absolute peak of high season (basically Christmas/NY), you can always find a place to stay, and booking hotels online is very easy: ...


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Yes. It's possible, and safe (in terms of "Safety") but not always easy. The only challenge that you normally will have is that places are too busy. Since you are traveling in the high season with a larger group (2 people fit in almost anywhere anytime, a table for 8 will not always be getting a table). While summer is less of a risk than Chinese New Year ...


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I am sure that the reunification visa is a permanent one, so it wouldn't make sense for the authorities to worried about you staying longer than you should. That wasn't the case with the student visa, so since this is a different visa you shouldn't worry.


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I have raised three children and know the problem intimately. This answer is about bringing the baby along (you asked: "is there another solution to this problem?") At the Northern end of Rue Mouffetard, you'll find a covey of small restaurants, all of which provide a venue for comfortable, family-friendly restaurants. There's about a dozen of these ...


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Your sister will not be visiting the UK for your birthday this year, and quite likely next year also. The first paragraph of your refusal explains that while your sister nominally submitted the correct documents, their quality was such that they had no evidential value. He noted that an endorsement from a chartered accountant is of no value if the tax ...


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The best country to visit when in a wheelchair is most likely the US. All public places have to be wheelchair-accessible, and nobody steals the designated parking spots. What you want to visit depends on what you like most. There aren't that many old cities, of course (though e.g. Boston and San Francisco are nice), but there are plenty of amazing museums, ...


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How long I need at the peace dome? It's just the ruin of a relatively small building to look at from the outside. The whole park, including the Sadako Sasaki memorial, takes an hour, tops. There's a museum that probably takes more time, but probably not a good place to take toddlers to. Is Miyajima a whole day trip With toddlers, it's at least a ...


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By public transport, the most stress-free by far is the direct Air France bus. It's a little cheaper and still not too stressful to take the RER B line across Paris and to Antony where you change for the Orlyval shuttle. Buy combined tickets at CDG. The ticket price is 54.20€ (children under 4 travel free). There is good signage all the way. Most trains ...


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No, there are no refunds of visa application fees. This is true in the UK and many other places as well. In the UK the only times you may get fees back are if you voluntarily withdraw your application before it is processed, or if you are reapplying whilst concurrently appealing a prior rejection (in which case you may receive a refund of the second ...


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There is no minimum age threshold where a child can be exempt from the requirements. Malagasy people are visa nationals and so each child must have an entry clearance in their own passport. In the pre 9/11 era, children could travel with an amendment in their parent's passport, but it is no longer allowed. As a knock-on effect to requiring separate ...


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I suppose I could have done this before posting, but maybe the answer here will be helpful to someone else. I called the consulate of Costa Rica in Houston, Tx and asked this question. Their answer was that "yes, they have to all have visas or else they would be illegal." I got a little chuckle out of the phrase, "they would be illegal", but there it is: ...


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From Sydney Airport's page: A family entering Australia can pool their individual allowances. For example: a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children) are entitled to bring in: 4.5 litres of alcoholic beverages (2 x adults alcohol allowance of 2.25L= 4.5L) + 100 cigarettes (2 x adults tobacco allowance of 50 cigarettes = 100) + ...


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Spouse of EU national visa situation depends on a few things, but as a rule assume that you need a visa, if for no other reason than to prove that your are a legite couple. FIRST, if you marriage has been registered at your ambassy and dully validated by the EU national home country, then every provisions of EU treaties AND national legislation applies. If ...


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If you never lived elsewhere in the EU, EU law has no bearing on the matter and regular UK law applies. Being married to a UK citizen is not enough to enter the country and your wife will need a visitor visa to enter the UK on a visit and a ‘family of settled person’ visa to move there. If you live in France and your wife has a carte de séjour “membre de la ...


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This website clearly states that "... spouses and dependents (unmarried children under the age of 21) of J-1 exchange visitors who accompany or later join the J-1 holder in the United States" must apply for J2 visa. Even if your wife applies later for a B2 tourist visa, she may have to provide your details in the application. The consular will be able to ...



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