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I hereby present... The Exhaustingly Exhaustive Dubai Airport Shower Guide All prices and info accurate as of June 2014. Marhaba lounge The Marhaba lounge in T3 Concourse A (between gates A2/A3) has rather nice showers, easily on a par with a four-star hotel. A shower alone without lounge access costs Dhs 55 (~US$15), including towel and cosmetics kit (...


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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 "3-...


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Staying Airside? Don't Need a Transit Visa You don't need a transit visa for UAE, as long as you stay inside the terminal building airside, and for up to 24 hours: TWOV (Transit Without Visa): Holders of confirmed onward tickets for a max. transit time of 24 hours. You'll need a visa if you wish to leave the terminal building and effectively enter the ...


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The elevator ride down should be less than two minutes, but there may be lines getting in. There are buses between Dubai Mall and the Burj Khalifa metro station, but from the Burj Khalifa itself to the station it is quicker to walk. Google maps shows a 25min walking route, but I remember by jaywalking, it was more like 10-15min. The metro train frequency ...


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There are a few steps when it comes to this, and indeed I even overheard airport staff in Calgary yesterday discussing this. If it's lost on the plane, then you speak to the airline. That's the only time it's worth contacting them. If it's lost in the airport, you need to deal with the airport. Now, with regards to them not answering the phone, some steps ...


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Just for the record to put in an answer: 1) it's part of the (fantastic) (confusingly named) "Dubai International Hotel" which is literally absolutely right in the airport - literally next door to the many shops. It's in the "G-Force spa" which is part of the hotel. 2) You simply walk in and pay about 20 bucks, and you can use the pool. It's that simple. ...


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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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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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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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I received a boarding pass for spicejet at the transfer desk in Dubai without any issues.


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At Dubai airport, because you only have hand luggage, you can transit between terminal 1 and 3 without clearing immigration, as they are connected through the transit corridor. However, since you have two separate bookings, you'll likely be denied boarding at YVR. Many check-in clerks will argue that Dubai is your final destination, and thus require the ...


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After a bit of internet searching it appears that Rwandair and Emirates do not interline baggage with each other. Even if they did, they may not do so on tickets purchased separately like yours. In that case there is no way to avoid collecting your bags at Dubai and rechecking them, aside from traveling with only cabin baggage that fits in the overhead bin ...


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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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While you haven't indicated whether you'll be going through immigration controls during your connection in Dubai, even in transit you would want to have a medical prescription with you, not just the medication. The medication has to be in its original packaging and in a quantity considered appropriate to personal prescribed use. The UAE has strict laws (...


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When I was last at T3 in Dubai, the terminal did have free wi-fi but it was excruciatingly slow. Boingo hotspots are present in all terminals in Dubai International Airport. As per this article, it is the exclusive data provider. Here is the Boingo coverage map: Here are the specific details for the airport: For a more long term option, and if you are a ...


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Well, probably : [EDIT] The link doesn't mention anymore the Terminal 2. There seem to be no more shuttle to Terminal 2. [END EDIT] http://www.dubaiairports.ae/before-you-fly/to-from-the-airport/by-bus Shuttle Bus between Terminals There is a free 24-hour shuttle bus service between Terminals 1, 2 and 3. Simply follow the signs or ask our May ...


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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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I thought I would complement this answer that is already quite good! The Deira Spice Souk is obviously an inescapable area in Dubai. You'll find there all you need to cook almost anything. Then, as you said in your original message, dates are really good there. Another thing that is typical of the area is the honey and especially the Yemeni honey. You can ...


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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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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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You'll need a transit visa, or a short stay visa. You will have to collect your bags, and then check-in to Gulf Air at Terminal 1*. You actually have two journeys; one is from Prague to Dubai (last destination Dubai), and the second separate journey is from Dubai to India. So for the purposes of immigration you will need a visa for Dubai. In fact, if you ...


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If your flights run to schedule then probably just about but it will be a bit tight. It is a well managed and efficient airport but very large, your arrival and departure gate may be far apart. I'd suggest that when you arrive, carefully check your gate for the next flight and ensure that you allow enough time to get there. Also, I would not assume that ...


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I did this last fall, and will share my experience, though I can't promise it hasn't changed. When you reach the immigration area at Dubai's T3, there is a separate line for Smart Gate registration. The process is essentially the same as any immigration control: hand over your passport, answer any questions the officer might have about your trip, wait a ...


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Your flight from London is on the A380, and your connecting flight departs from gate A18 and is on a 777. This means you'll have to take a train from the dedicated A380 terminal. Normally, this can take anywhere between 30 - 45 minutes; as there is a considerable walk, a security check, train ride, and then elevator / escalators till you reach the main ...


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EK046 is the daily A380 service between Frankfurt and Dubai. You will be arriving at Concourse A of Terminal 3. This is the dedicated area for A380 flights. Your connecting flight EK570 is on a 777. This means you'll have to take the APM (the automatic people mover, ie. train) between Concourse A and Concourse B both of which are still in Terminal 3. If ...


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Concourse and gate numbers aren't assigned far in advance, so we can't give you the gate numbers now. Before departure, you can check your connection information on the airport website, though it is always subject to change, so check the TV monitors after you arrive in Dubai for the latest information about your next flight. Terminal 3 is extremely large, ...


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Methadone is considered a controlled narcotic in the UAE, and the relevant rules say: Transit travelers have to comply with the required procedures when entering and leaving the UAE "Prior approval from the Registration and Drug Control Department of the Ministry of Health" is required, even if you're just transiting. There is a security check for ...


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Phew! The information on this is not clear at all almost anywhere on the internet. But after careful hunting, I have been able to find the relevant tool. Based on the comments, I was able to understand two things: You have already booked a flight from DXB (Dubai) to AMS (Amsterdam) to UIO (Quito) You wish to book a flight from Lahore to Dubai which of ...


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I was in the same situation couple of months ago. 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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