Planning a trip to Dubai/Sharjah in November from the US. I've found two cell providers over there. Has anyone had experience with either provider? Are there any others I should consider?

Etisalat's website doesn't seem to have any pricing info for US travelers. Du is a little more helpful. Seems like they charge the following:

  • Connection Fee AED 49
  • Free recharge card included AED 20

Is it really 69 AED (18 USD) just to get the SIM card?

closed as not constructive by Dori Aug 10 '11 at 23:40

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  • This is a shopping question, and as such, not allowed on any SE site. – Dori Aug 10 '11 at 23:40
  • Not sure I understand what a shopping question means. Is it because I put the prices of the SIM Card? Or because I listed two providers? Should I just simply ask "What cell provider should I use in Dubai" without listing providers? – Thanh Aug 11 '11 at 20:05