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Alcohol duty free refused at Dubai

Once you left the airport, you are generally no longer able to carry your duty free alcohol back through security. There are situations where you may be allowed transport such liquids through security,...
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Alcohol duty free refused at Dubai

You were in the wrong. There are two main issues here. Buying alcohol (or other liquids like perfume) on a multi-leg trip is dicey, as even if you stay airside, security at transfer will (probably) ...
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How does the swimming pool in Dubai Airport's Terminal 3 work?

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 ...
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Dubai Transit with separate different tickets with Afghan Passport

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 ...
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Auto transfer of luggage between 2 airlines till final destination

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 ...
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What would be my concourse and gate number for departure?

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 ...
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Transit in Dubai with prescribed methadone

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 ...
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How much time is required for layover in Dubai airport?

Depends on the details and I'm assuming that this is a single ticket and an international to international connection. Is this time (85 minutes) sufficient for the layover? Should be ok. Minimum ...
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Dubai airport transit from Terminal 2 to Terminal 1

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 ...
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Dubai Duty Free for One hour layover

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 ...
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What is the process of using Dubai's Smart Gate for a foreign, non-resident first-timer?

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. ...
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Transitting in Dubai Terminal 3. Mother travelling alone with 4 year old child

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 ...
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How manageable are connections at Dubai Airport Terminal 3?

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. ...
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Transit in Dubai with prescribed methadone

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 ...
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How to figure out my departure gate at Dubai airport Terminal 3?

The biggest hurdle in Dubai is that once you arrive, you have to go through a security check before you can enter the transit area; and this can take a good amount of time - once, it took me 30 ...
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How to figure out my departure gate at Dubai airport Terminal 3?

Looks as though you are on a through ticket for which 1 hr 40 min is ample. You will not pass Immigration but there is a Security check on arrival. Your departure gate may not be known at this time. ...
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Pakistani passport validity for traveling from UAE to Pakistan and back

As stated in Timatic, the database used by airlines: For Pakistan Passports and other documents accepted for entry must be valid on arrival. For Dubai: Passports and other documents ...
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Do i need a visa for Dubai if I were to travel to the airport and return without leaving the airport

In most cases, transit without visa is only valid if you are transiting through the country en route to a third country; it is not valid if returning to the country where the journey originated. ...
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Are there any rest areas in Dubai's Terminal 3?

First of all, 3 hours is trivial to spend in Terminal 3; this is because you have a significant walk from the airbridge to the transit area; and depending on when you land, you may have a long wait at ...
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Terminal 3 Dubai Airport meeting point

Anything under 2 hours in Dubai airport is usually considered a short connection, considering the size of the airport. The first suggestion that comes to mind is your departure gate. Therefore, both ...
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Do I need a transit visa in Dubai International Airport (different terminals)?

I m an indian passport holder, I have a booking from Bahrain to Dubai (return ticket) and a Dubai to India (Return ticket). So I have to two different flights. In this case you are not a transit ...
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Will my luggage be transferred automatically on a layover between T3 and T2 of Dubai International?

As you haven't returned to clarify your flight arrangements, there are several possibilities. The simplest: your bags will be checked through and you just have to get to your connecting flight. If ...
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Visa for Dubai stopover

British citizens do not need a visa to visit Dubai in the first place, as stated by the UAE MFA. So you certainly won't need it to change planes
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Arrival and departure at Dubai international airport T3

First of all, Terminal 3 at DXB is HUGE but it is a friendly place. Directions up/down/left/right changes based on which concourse and gate she arrives in. Even for frequent travellers, only way to ...
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Baggage transfer from Air India to Qantas on same booking

If you are on the same ticket, your luggage is normally checked through. There are rare exceptions, but then the airline would explicitly tell you at check-in, and probably before deboarding again.
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Do I have to pay import duties for electronics bought in duty free shop on my arrival to other country?

Most countries will have a "duty free" allowance that applies to most people entering the country. This allowance will cover good bought outside of the country, as well as goods bought at Duty Free ...
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Transfer in DXB airport from Terminal 2 to Terminal 1 on different airlines

You don't need to leave the airside international transit area to change terminals at DXB, even on separate tickets. The process is relatively straightforward, though the airport website does not ...
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Free airport transport between DXB terminal 2 and terminal 1

Follow the red "Connections" signs to reach the airside shuttle bus that goes between T1, T2 and T3. You will need to go through a security check. If you need help you can approach any staff member ...
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Is it possible to walk from Terminal 1 at Dubai airport to the Dubai International Hotel?

The Dubai International Hotel is located WITHIN the airport - in fact it's located "airside". ie, on the same side of immigration and customs as where flights land/depart from. The hotel is in ...
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