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The United Arab Emirates, a country in the Middle East.

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Where to put vibrator when transit flight goes through UAE and Dubai

My girlfriend and I are flying from Ireland to Australia but have 2 stopovers in Dubai and Abu Dhabi (about 3 hours in Dubai and 4 in Abu Dhabi, one self check-in and the other is just a connecting ...
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Can I drive the car in UAE with my valid Indian license?

I am planning to go to Abu Dhabi for 3 days. I have a valid Indian license. Can I drive the car in the UAE with my Indian driving license? And what is the IDP? Where can I get this?
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How do I pay and book an appointment for a C1D visa in the UAE? The US visa docs are not showing UAE in the countries list

I'm a Kenyan citizen applying for a C1D visa in the UAE. On the USA travel docs I can't create an account because it's showing different countries but not the UAE, and I'm applying from there.
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UAE residency holder 6 months re-entry

I have residency in UAE, and to keep it active, I cannot be outside the country for more than 6 months (consistent). In case I travel to UAE, and leave on the same day, would I extend it for 6 more ...
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Passport preference for United Arab Emirates and South Africa; US or Schengen

We'll be travelling to both the UAE and South Africa shortly as dual citizens with both US and German citizens. A casual look seems to indicate that either passport will work. Question: Is one of ...
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Car rental not honouring agreed price

Before arriving in Dubai I agreed a car rent with a rental company. Agreement included the price and some car options. Upon arriving the person handing over the car asked for a higher price, and the ...
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Is a UK BRP card with "Leave to Enter" permit considered to be a residence visa for UK when applying for a UAE tourist visa?

I have booked flights to Dubai, UAE on Emirates for tourism. Now I am trying to apply for pre-approved Visa On Arrival using https://www.dvpc.net/EK-OnlineVisa/. I am an Indian national and I have an ...
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Transit at Abu Dhabi International Airport without a UAE visa

After researching for couple of hours and also skimming through similar questions on this website, the question is: can a person transfer at Abu Dhabi International Airport without a visa, given that: ...
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Which Dubai car rental companies allow driving to Oman?

I am planning a trip from Dubai to Musandam in Oman. I would like to drive. I asked Europcar, but they don’t allow driving outside the UAE. It is painful to email each and every rental company to ask ...
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Visa Requirements for Musandam from Dubai

We are Indian passport holders. Planning to visit Musandam (Oman) from Dubai on a guided tour. I had a few questions for anyone who has done this trip: Do we need an Oman visa? Do we need a multiple ...
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How to apply online for a transit UAE visa?

The official UAE government site states that: The UAE issues two types of transit visas: one for 48 hours which is free of charge, and another for 96 hours for AED 50 only. Transit visas are ...
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UAE tourism visa photos mixed up

My sister and I applied for a 30-day tourism visa for UAE. When we finally got the visas, our photos were mixed up (my photo is on my sister's visa and my sister's photo is on mine). All other ...
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Can we apply for UAE-based credit cards based on non-resident bank accounts in UAE?

Can we apply for UAE-based credit cards based on non-resident bank accounts in UAE?
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48-hour transit visa in UAE.Timestamp of transit visa

I am an Indian national arriving in Abu Dhabi on 28th August at 8pm and departing Abu Dhabi at 12.45 am on 30th August. I was thinking to apply for a short-term transit visa for 48 hours. However when ...
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Entry/Exit rights on a 3 lane roundabout with 2 lane Entry/Exit?

Please refer to the term 'outermost' as the driving side and 'innermost' as the overtaking side, because right and left are swapped depending on the country. Here is an example of a 3 lane roundabout ...
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Travel insurance required for Abu Dhabi?

I am a citizen of Pakistan, and intend to travel to Abu Dhabi on a 30-day single-entry visa. My duration of stay is 3 days. Is it mandatory to have travel insurance for me and my family? I got my ...
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Indian passport holder with a self-transfer in Abu Dhabi

I'm an Indian passport holder. I have a round-trip flight booked from Baku to Bishkek, via a self transfer in Abu Dhabi. My layover outbound is 1 hour and 20 minutes; on the return, it is 6 hours and ...
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Visa Requirement for Transit in Abu Dhabi with Short Layover

I'm an Indian traveler who will be flying to Canada via Abu Dhabi. I have a layover of 4 hours in Abu Dhabi and during this time, I need to change terminals from T1 to T3 and recheck my bags. I also ...
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Transit visa arriving from SA to Dubai to Melbourne

Do I need a transit visa in Dubai traveling from SA to New Zealand? The layover is 20 hours but will not be leaving the airport. South African citizen, one ticket on Dubai from South Africa right ...
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Traveling/transiting UAE with controlled medication?

Could anyone clarify if tourists need to obtain pre-approval from UAE ministry of health to travel with controlled medication (narcotics, tranquilizers, etc.)? I will be transiting through Abu Dhabi (...
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Travel to Oman from UAE by bus

My name is Rohit. I am now on a visit visa in UAE for 3 months, it will expire soon. Today I got Oman visit visa for 3 months. My question is that, is it possible to travel by bus from here UAE to ...
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e-VISA to Georgia for UAE visa holder

I am a Bangladeshi passport holder with an Iraqi work permit, residing in Iraq. I am about to go on vacation in UAE for a couple of days. I was wondering if I can also spend a couple days in Georgia ...
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Carrying contraceptives in Abu Dhabi

Can me and my girlfriend (not married) carry on our hand luggages some condoms and a morning after pill in Abu Dhabi or we could face some troubles with local authorities? I heard that in this emirate ...
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Yellow Fever vaccination requirement for Dubai

While travelling from Nairobi to Munich, I have a stopover in Dubai. Kenya comes under Yellow fever risk countries however I have checked on airlines website and no vaccination is required however ...
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Do I need UAE Visa for Hanoi, Vietnam to Dubai to Alamaty, Kazaksthan

I am traveling from Vietnam to Kazakhstan. I am looking to buy these flight tickets separately. First Hanoi-Dubai (DXB T1) in Philippines Airlines 4 Hours Layover. 2nd Dubai (DXB T3) - Alamaty, ...
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Can I rent and drive in Georgia (Country) with a UAE driving license?

I am going to travel to Georgia, (the country, not the US state) for a week and want to know if I can rent and drive a car there. I hold a valid driving license from the UAE and an Indian license as ...
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Spending a night in UAE dunes

I'm offered a camping option to spend a night directly in desert and dunes near Dubai (Al Qudra Lake). Should I have any concern about animals or species (scorpions, ants or other insects) or is ...
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Translators in Dubai airport immigration

I will be traveling to Dubai and am trying to arrange for my wife to meet me there after I arrive (it's not possible for the both of us to go on the same day). However, she only speaks Portuguese and ...
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Bringing alcohol to connection airport

This summer I plan to visit my friends while traveling Sri Lanka and would like to bring them alcohol that is made in my country. I'm aware how much I can bring to Sri Lanka. My question is if I need ...
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Travelling to Dubai on last date of tourist visa

I got a 30 day tourist visa issued from the UAE on 13th March and the document says valid until 11th June 2023. Is this until-date inclusive? My flight is scheduled to land in Dubai on 11th June 9 PM? ...
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Can an Indian citizen visit India with less than 6 months passport validity left? [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen working in Abu Dhabi. I plan to visit my family in India for one month in June 2023. My passport expires on 25th Sept 2023, appx 3 months after my arrival. Will I be allowed to ...
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Duration of a transit visa in Abu Dhabi

I hold an Azerbaijani passaport. I have a flight from Baku to Abu Dhabi arriving at 13:05 on 12 June. My onward flight from Abu Dhabi to Belgrade leaves about 50 hours later, on 14 June at 13:45. Is ...
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Transit visa for 2 layovers

I am an Indian citizen traveling from Delhi to Milan with layovers in Sharjah and Istanbul. Do I need transit visas for both Sharjah and Istanbul airports? The airline are different from Delhi to ...
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Friends girlfriend's parents preventing her from returning to UK from the UAE (Abu-Dhabi)

Background: A friend's long term girlfriend (4+ years) studied in this country and has since worked a couple of jobs. She is a German/UAE dual national. I was apparently mistaken about her being a ...
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Abu Dhabi Airport: transit visa

I am citizen of Uzbekistan and I do not have any type of UAE visa. I plan to fly Samarkand,Uzbekistan(SKD)-Abu Dhabi,UAE(AUH)-Tashkent,Uzbekistan(TAS) by Wizz Air Abu Dhabi. Transit time in Abu Dhabi (...
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Traveling from Dubai to Saudi Arabia for Umrah

As per new Visa rules in Saudi Arabia, Visa-holding expats can perform Umrah. My question is, can we travel there via personal vehicle now, or is travel by road in private vehicles still not allowed ...
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Travelling to Saudi Arabia by road in private car

I am Abu Dhabi resident, and would like to go on a road trip in private car to Saudi Arabia. It was restricted earlier, so I would like to know if it's possible now?
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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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Which national identity card number should I enter in a UK Student Visa application as an Indian UAE resident? [closed]

I am an Indian citizen resident in the UAE, and I am currently applying for a student visa in the UK. What ID number should I enter on the visa application form: my Emirates ID or my Aadhar Card? Will ...
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Does a 14 day visa for Dubai start on date of issue or date of arrival?

I just got a Dubai visa but I am confused. The visa was issued on the 3rd of February and expires on the 16th of February. I am travelling on the 12th of February. Does the 14 days visa start reading ...
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How to calculate Municipality fee, Service charge, and VAT for restaurants in Dubai

Restaurants in Dubai charge Municipality fee, Service charge, and VAT. Let's say all Prices are inclusive/exclusive of 10% service charge, 7% Municipality fee and 5% VAT. How can I calculate this? ...
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Can I take prescribed psychotropic Controlled drugs to UAE?

I got a job in the UAE and even have my visa. But I have been prescribed a psychotropic drug called Rexipra which has been marked as a banned/controlled drug in the UAE. I searched online and found ...
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Flight connection at Abu Dhabi Airport (AUH)

I am holder of passport of Uzbekistan. I plan to fly via Abu Dhabi airport (AUH). Two flights are served by the same airline - Wizz Air Abu Dhabi. I am flying without checked baggage, so I do not need ...
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How do I activate my Vi sim in UAE?

I moved to UAE 45 days ago and i missed on activating the roaming pack on my Indian sim card. Though i would do a online recharge when in UAE, but now i see there is no network and iam not sure if i ...
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Dubai 90 Day Visa as EU / Spanish Citizen

I would like some help to understand my correct situation related to the 90-day visa stay in the UAE in my case in Dubai. I entered the country for the first time in November 2020, and stayed for 30 ...
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Does my 90 day visa on arrival get extended automatically if the 180 days validity have elapsed, while I'm staying in the country?

I have a passport which gives me 90 days visa on arrival (multiple entry) for UAE, valid for 6 months from the date of entry - which means that I cannot stay for more than 90 days within this 6 month ...
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Dubai Transit 96-hour Visa for a Return Flight

I was supposed to be flying Emirates from Mumbai -> Dubai -> Seattle for which I applied for an online visa through Emirates Airlines, who applied for a 96-hour transit visa, which got approved. I ...
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What happened to the Israel-UAE visa-free agreement?

In January 2021 it was announced that the Israel-UAE visa-free policy will become operational in July 2021: The United Arab Emirates on Monday informed the Foreign Ministry that it was pushing off ...
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Can Indians with valid US visas travel to UAE and get a visa on arrival?

I am an Indian national/passport holder. I have a valid US visa. Is a visa granted on arrival to the UAE to Indians who have a valid US visa?
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Tourist Visa (30 days) Dubai valid until date

Today I was informed by VFS that my tourist visa for UAE got approved. I'm travelling to UAE on 16th December 2014 and returning on 7th Jan 2015. But when I checked the "valid until" date on the visa ...

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