Questions tagged [dubai]

One of 7 emirates of the United Arab Emirates; it is also the name of the capital city of Dubai.

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Travelling as unmarried couple in Dubai

I'd wish to visit Dubai with my girlfriend, but after reading this travel advice and this question on sex and couples in Dubai I started to get a little worried about it. How should I book an hotel? ...
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Is it safe to travel to Dubai if you're an atheist?

Same question for other Muslim places in the world that are worth visiting. Of course, this doesn't imply the intention of spreading atheistic and anti-theistic views in that country. Nothing like ...
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Forgot baggage at Dubai. How to get it to Los Angeles?

Last week, I travelled via Dubai to Los Angeles. During the security checking at Dubai Airport, I was asked to remove my laptop from my bag and after that I forgot to to take it back. i realised that ...
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Carrying Condoms while traveling to Dubai

I am traveling to Dubai in last week of May 2016, I wanted to know is it OK to carry condoms in my luggage or I'll be stopped at security check?
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First aid scissors confiscated by Dubai airport security

I am travelling with a first aid kit in carry on bag like this: NZ to Australia: bag X-rayed, no issues at all Australia to Dubai: security opened the kit, checked the scissors and allowed them ...
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Should I avoid overnight flights from Dubai to India?

In summer, I'm flying from Europe to India. A friend of mine told me to avoid overnight flights from Dubai to India, because, as he argues, these flights are prone to unruly passengers, dirty aircraft,...
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Will a UAE stamp in my passport cause problems entering Israel?

I will be traveling to Israel soon and am concerned because some colleagues have suggested that the visa stamps in my passport from the United Arab Emirates (eg Dubai) might cause me difficulties on ...
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Are laws about sex outside marriage less rigorously enforced in Dubai for people on layovers?

Last night, I saw on the news that Qantas was switching its main hub from Singapore to Dubai. (Qantas has since switched back to Singapore) Smart Traveller notes about the United Arab Emirates: ...
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Will I get in trouble if I drink beer in public in Dubai?

As far as I know, Dubai is a Muslim country. And as far as I know, it is forbidden to drink alcohol in Muslim countries. Is this also true for Dubai and tourists? So as a tourist can I drink alcohol ...
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Tripod in Carry-on Luggage

Many years ago someone told me about travel with a Camera Tripod is not allowed. I have a trip to Europe from Australia, and I have a 10 hour layover in Dubai. I would like take photos at night in ...
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Why is the Dubai airport so busy?

I notice that the Dubai International Airport is the 3rd busiest airport in the world (after Atlanta and Beijing) on the Wikipedia's list of the world's busiest airports. That seems kind of strange ...
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Storing bags after checkout

My brother and I are going to be spending a few nights in Dubai. On the night before our flight leaves, we decided not to book the room in the hostel. Is there an alternative to carrying our bags ...
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What is Dune Bashing?

I was looking at a website that is offering 40 to 45 minute "Dune Bashing" in a desert tour. What is this "bashing"?
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Can I ask for cash back in a grocery store in Dubai as it's done in the US?

I try to be more precise in the question. Can I walk in a grocery store in Dubai and after buying some stuff ask for withdraw cash by paying with card as it's done in the US supermarkets?
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How does the swimming pool in Dubai Airport's Terminal 3 work?

Have a 5h stop in Dubai. I was wondering if I have enough time to have a nice swim at the swimming pool in Dubai International Hotel/Health Club. Has anyone ever tried it? Does it include towels or do ...
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What do I need to avoid bringing into Dubai? Other precautions?

I've been traveling full time for over a year. In a couple of weeks, I'll be passing near Dubai, so I decided it would be nice to spend a week there, since I've always wanted to see it. I've got a few ...
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Is 1.5 hours of a layover time in Dubai practical?

I plan to fly from Bangalore (India) to Dubai and then to San Francisco, all on the Emirates Airline. I have an option of a 1.5 hour layover in Dubai. I'm wondering if this is sufficient time to ...
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What do I need to know about traveling to Dubai during Ramadan?

I bought tickets to Dubai for the summer for a small vacation (first week of July). Unfortunately, I did not realize it was during Ramadan. I have been told by a few acquaintances that the laws in ...
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Layover: Dubai or Doha

I'm going to book a flight to Tokyo and I have to choose between Emirates, which stops in Dubai from 6.15 am to 2.15 am Qatar Airways, which stops in Doha form 4.30 am to 12.30 am (20 hours) I would ...
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How to order an autonomous taxi in Dubai?

I read on the web that there is a Tesla fleet of 50 autonomous taxis in Dubai. Does anyone know how to order one? Where is the information about pricing? Is Tesla the only provider of autonomous ...
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Can Israelis recheck luggage in Dubai?

I have a ticket with a connection in Dubai, in which I will be transferred to a different airline. Recheck of checked baggage is needed. Is this possible with an Israeli passport? In my specific case ...
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Islamic art museums / Galleries in Dubai

On a previous trip through the Middle East, I really enjoyed seeing Islamic art whilst in Doha. This time I'll be passing through Dubai rather than Doha. I've had a quick check of the Dubai page on ...
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Square donuts in Dubai

I've been in Dubai some time ago and in a Starbucks I've found square donuts. Can you explain why? Is there a religious rule?
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What's the easiest (and ideally safest) way to get from Dubai to Abu Dhabi?

I shall be visiting and staying with some friends in Dubai, and want to take a day trip out to visit another group of friends in Abu Dhabi. Without hiring/driving a car, what's the easiest way to get ...
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What clothing should I bring to Dubai during February?

I will be visiting Dubai for 4 days in February from now (never been) and I need to know what clothes I should plan on bringing with me. Specifically I need proper clothes for dinner, attending ...
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What kind of items related to sex can be carried to UAE?

So, apparently I cannot bring a vibrator/dildo to the UAE, but is it acceptable to bring items like condoms, lubricant, handcuffs, whips (well, the small ones), and so on? I'm especially interested in ...
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Traveling on a UAE work visa with an old passport number

I have a Dubai employment visa. My passport number on this visa has the ECR category, but I've now changed my passport to the ECNR category. Will the immigration authorities allow me to travel? This ...
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Travelling to Kiruna, Sweden from Dubai, clothing during extreme cold climate

We stay in Dubai. Four of us are planning to travel to north Sweden this February end to see the northern lights. We would be facing a temperature of -25 to -30 degree Celsius. We are worried on where ...
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A day at Dubai International Airport and the city?

On my way to India I'm planning to stay one day in Dubai. I would arrive at 6am in the morning and leave at 3am the next day. My naive plan is to lock my backpack at the airport and then walk into ...
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Can I bring alcohol to Dubai?

A friend of mine wants to gift someone he is going to meet in Dubai next month a bottle of alcohol. I suggested he buys it from a duty-free shop in order to avoid the restrictions of having it in the ...
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Safe to use binoculars in Dubai?

According to https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/united-arab-emirates/local-laws-and-customs , "Equipment like ... binoculars, may require a licence for use in the UAE." Could I get in trouble ...
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Dubai (UAE) visa requirements when staying in the airport for a French citizen? [duplicate]

I have read that, at the time of writing (2013), UAE visas are: 96-Hour : Valid for passengers in transit Tourist : Maximum 30 days Visit : Maximum 90 days But I am only connecting flights, so I ...
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3-star hotels in Dubai, UAE [closed]

How expensive are 3-star hotels in Dubai,UAE? And are they generally nice and clean? Do American citizens need a visa for a 2-night stay in Dubai?
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Am I likely to see a snake on a desert safari or in a souk in Dubai?

I’m planning to visit the souks and take a desert safari including dinner at a campsite during my 5 day holiday in Dubai with my family at the end of November. My sister and I have a serious phobia of ...
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Does the Yagmur Continental hotel in Dubai really exist?

I've received this link about the hotel: http://yagmurcontinental.besaba.com/Home/ but I have two questions: Why is its address "PO Box"? What about its real address? Why is it not in sites such as ...
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Is it legal for a visitor in Dubai to drink alcohol?

I’m going to Dubai soon with my sister and two nieces. We are all over 25 and enjoy drinking alcohol socially, with a meal etc. None of us drink to excess or to get drunk. I’ve seen conflicting ...
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Where can I exchange Georgian Lari in Dubai?

I have 400 Georgian Lari In UAE (Dubai & sharjah). Where I could exchange it for AED dihrams or any other currency?
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It is legal to have a dashboard camera in the UAE?

I'd like to buy a dash cam which can be installed in a rented car (front and back window) for the purpose of proving an innocence in case of accident. So the camera can record the footage to the SSD ...
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What are the differences between the 'Emirates A380 Experience' and 'iPILOT' flight simulators in Dubai?

The Dubai Mall offers two different flight simulator companies: the Emirates A380 Experience and iPILOT. Both offer non-motion flight simulators, one with the Airbus A380 and one with a Boeing 737, ...
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Will it cause problems if my hair is too short on my passport photo?

It has been 2 years since my passport was renewed. At that time my hair was too short, hence the photo on my passport has short hair. Now I have a bit longer hair as compared to my passport photo. ...
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Is there anything to do during an 8 hour after-midnight layover in Dubai?

We are planning a trip with an 8 hour layover in Dubai spanning from 1am-9am. I am thinking about going to see the city, but is it worth it to do it given the very late night hours? Will at least the ...
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Visiting a lounge in T1 at Dubai International Airport, during a layover at T3?

For an upcoming trip, I have a layover of 2.5 hours in Dubai. Both flights are with Emirates, and arrive / leave from Terminal 3. As the first flight is overnight, I'll want to freshen up, and a ...
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Can I enter Romania from Dubai with a Schengen visa?

Would I be able to enter Romania on a Schengen visa if I'm staying less than 5 days? Basically I would be doing Dubai-Romania-Dubai.
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In Dubai, Can the hotel seize your passport and documents for being unable to pay your bill fully?

In Dubai, Can the hotel seize your passport and documents for being unable to pay your bill fully? I have a friend currently in dubai and ran out of money and the hotel seized her passport and other ...
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Can Mosques in the UAE be Visited by Non-Muslims?

Which mosques can be visited by non-Muslims in Abu Dhabi and Dubai? Are foreigners and non-Muslims restricted to certain times? What about certain dates? Are the different restrictions for visiting ...
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27 hours layover in Dubai and no valid visa

I will be going home from Egypt to Philippines on Oct 21 to 23 with layover in Dubai on Oct 22 for almost 27 hours. Online visa application was no longer available since I logged the request late. ...
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Internet access at Dubai airport?

I'll soon be transiting twice through Dubai Airport Terminal 3 and would like to make a quick Skype video call back home while there. What are my options, free or paid? I'm open to wifi, Internet ...
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Travel time from Burj Khalifa observation deck to DXB Terminal 3 without taxi

Would anyone know how long it takes to travel from Burj Khalifa's observation deck to Dubai International Airport (DXB) Terminal 3 check-in counters by Metro and foot on a Saturday evening in January? ...
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I'm traveling to Dubai with my son to visit his father, however we're not married. Would this cause any issues?

My son and I will visit Dubai. His father is working there but we are not married. Is there any problem specially with my son if his parents were not married? Edit (not from OP) to transfer some ...
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Can I use a second passport for Dubai layovers?

My husband and I are flying together from South Africa to the States, via Dubai. I hold a US passport, and my husband holds both a British and a South African passport. He will be departing from SA ...