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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 fined, imprisoned or expelled? Absolutely: for example, your computer might be examined or confiscated for some completely unrelated reason, and they might find ...


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According to the airline Emirates' website, "your passport will be stamped with a multiple entry 90-day visit visa that's valid for 6 months from the date of issue, and for a stay of 90 days in total." This probably means that you re-entered on your original visa and that you must leave once you've reached 90 days total between the two trips.


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So yes, first and foremost, if you have ever been turned away or sent home from any country, you can expect more scrutiny at borders for a significant length of time after that. But second and probably just as important, "more scrutiny" is not "turned away." You report that the UK sent you back (it might be good to know if that was "...


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The UK and the Republic of Ireland (commonly just called Ireland) share a land border with each other on the island of Ireland, with the Republic of Ireland to the south and the Northern Ireland (which is part of the UK) to the north. It is possible to cross that border without any immigration checks. They have a close relationship and have a free-movement ...


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I flew in to Abu Dhabi, stricter Covid-wise than Dubai, without a smartphone in late March. No need to install the app - the staff who did the PCR test on arrival didn't even mention it. You're right, lots of the UAE government information online is confusing or seemingly inflexible, but coming as a tourist you'll be fine.


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No, it is fine, I just passed through. Only ex-pats returning are required to install the app.


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