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Friends girlfriend's parents preventing her from returning to UK from the UAE (Abu-Dhabi)

This is not an answer but (IMO) too important for a comment: you really need to run the specifics of this case by a lawyer that's an expert in UAE law & customs. This is already a precarious ...
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Can the US embassy help a broke American citizen overstayed in the Emirates?

U.S. Embassy & Consulate in the United Arab Emirates Emergency Financial Assistance U.S. consuls can assist U.S. citizens abroad who are temporarily destitute due to unforeseen circumstances. ...
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Where to put vibrator when transit flight goes through UAE and dubai

Neither: you should leave your vibrator at home. You can easily buy a new one in Australia. If you have a "self-transfer" in DXB or AUH, you will need to take all your luggage, both checked ...
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UAE now banning VPN access - fines of up to $545,000? Any workarounds?

tl;dr If you are using VPN for anything other than committing a crime, then there's no problem as per the law. Long answer with personal opinions This law which was announced January, 2016 is ...
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Friends girlfriend's parents preventing her from returning to UK from the UAE (Abu-Dhabi)

I fully agree with the answer that a lawyer is going to be necessary to do anything here, but first your friend needs to establish something very clearly which is: Is your friend's girlfriend actually ...
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Can the US embassy help a broke American citizen overstayed in the Emirates?

Contact the US embassy. Here is a list of what they will do. They will give you a loan to travel home if there is no other source of money, and they will insist of getting repaid.
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Can I play erotic video games (digital version) in the UAE?

The games and films you intend to bring are almost certainly illegal to import or possess in the UAE. Is it unlikely that you will be caught? Yes. Is there "any possibility" that you get ...
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In what currency does Emirates charge additional fees?

According to coinmill.com, it's just another symbol for United Arab Emirates Dirham: The United Arab Emirates Dirham is the currency in United Arab Emirates (AE, ARE, UAE). The symbol for AED can ...
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Can I take prescribed psychotropic Controlled drugs to UAE?

Per the Ministry of Health, if you are a resident of the UAE (which you will be since you're working there), you must have a Permit to Import Medicines for Personal Use to import any controlled drugs. ...
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Do I need a transit visa for a layover in the United Arab Emirates?

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): ...
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In what currency does Emirates charge additional fees?

Dhs is just a common domestic abbreviation for dirhams. AED is the international ISO currency code.
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UAE visa "place of issue" concerns

There is no concern about place of issue for your visa. UAE will be completely uninterested in that. (How would they know you've never been to Mumbai, anyway?).
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Can Mosques in the UAE be Visited by Non-Muslims?

According to the Dubai authorities, the Jumeirah Mosque is "the only mosque in Dubai which is open to the public and dedicated to receiving non-Muslim guests." (At least insofar as going inside is ...
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Can I get a Mexican tourist visa in the UAE as a foreigner?

No you cannot. Most countries expect applicants to apply in countries in which they are nationals or long term residents. Embassy of Mexico in the Federal Republic of Nigeria Welcome to the ...
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Friends girlfriend's parents preventing her from returning to UK from the UAE (Abu-Dhabi)

Notwithstanding @Hilmar answer, another action that can be taken is that the friend (as an interested party) inform the local (in the UK) German consulate of the situation. The friend should supply as ...
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Car rental not honouring agreed price

You're fine. The agreement was that you would get car X at price Y. On arrival, they could not keep their end of the deal, so you don't have to keep your end either. I do have to say that this is ...
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How can I connect in Dubai if the UAE won't let me transit because of my nationality?

According to a Timatic search using the United Airlines interface, you can transit without a visa. Searching for a Afghan national transiting in the Emirates yields: United Arab Emirates - Transit ...
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Can I get a Mexican tourist visa in the UAE as a foreigner?

No, you cannot. From the Mexican embassy in UAE's web page: The applicant has to be resident in the United Arab Emirates Visiting UAE for tourism would not fulfill the residence requirement.
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Does a 14 day visa for Dubai start on date of issue or date of arrival?

From what I understand, there are two different limits: the duration of validity, which starts on the day of issue, and limits when you can enter the country the duration of stay, which starts on the ...
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Visa on arrival in UAE for Chinese

No, Chinese ordinary passport holders are not eligible for Visa On Arrival (VOA) at UAE airports,a visa is required unless passport issued by China (People’s Republic) “Passport For Public Affairs”...
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Can I take a sex-toy on plane through UAE?

it gets confiscated and you get a fine of $250 USD and get asked to sign plenty of documents that you did that and that you wont do it again, all documents will be in arabic and not translated and ...
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UAE visa "place of issue" concerns

While you never went to Mumbai, the agent who issued your visa never left Mumbai (at least not for issuing your visa). In times of telecommunications, it is perfectly possible for the issuing to take ...
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Dubai (UAE) flights connection without leaving the airport

After some investigation I got the answers. UAE allows transit without visa when the time between connecting flights is less than 24 hours. You can not receive and check-in your luggage yourself in ...
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Does Indian with ECR passport and Dubai employment visa need clearance?

Yes, by law, you do: Bureau of Immigration India ENCR/ECR As per the Emigration Act, 1983, Emigration Check Required (ECR) categories of Indian passport holders, require to obtain "Emigration ...
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Can I drive a car in the UAE with an IDP issued in India?

Can I use an International Driving Permit issued in India to drive in the UAE? As an Indian national you can drive in UAE with International drivers licence or UAE licence. From the official UAE ...
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Is Emirates' 96-hour visa 4 calendar days or exactly 96 hours from entry to exit?

Having now been through this I can give the following answer to my own question. The visa is to the hour. Having booked through Emirates we used their service to apply for the visa (I think it is ...
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Entry/Exit rights on a 3 lane roundabout with 2 lane Entry/Exit?

This is UK-specific. I've reversed the OP's definitions of outer & inner as they're opposite to convention. Outside/offside is the side the driver sits. Inside/nearside is the passenger's side. In ...
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How to calculate Municipality fee, Service charge, and VAT for restaurants in Dubai

First receipt has these charges listed out explicitly, on other receipts the prices are already inclusive (although the VAT amount is explicitly shown). So for example, the last receipt shows AED1531....
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Friends girlfriend's parents preventing her from returning to UK from the UAE (Abu-Dhabi)

With the new information, this is obviously invalid if the person isn't a UAE citizen GCC Citizens have freedom of movement across all the GCC states, which makes for a possibility to get to another ...
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How to apply online for a transit UAE visa?

Emirates states Apply online through Manage your booking This service is only available to passengers with a confirmed Emirates booking where an Emirates ticket has already been issued and the ...
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