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Getting a Sim card in Dubai is not as complicated as it may seem. When I first came to Dubai, I had no idea about the procedure that was needed to be followed in order to get a sim card. I asked a bunch of people around, got some information out of Google and figured out that there is absolutely nothing you need to do and nowhere you need to go to get a sim card. Right when you land, you can get one at the Airport. I understand all the questions you have right now regarding the sim card and no, I am not following my intuition. I went through the same situation that you are going through or will go through in the near future but to avoid that you are here reading this article. So allow me to elaborate the easiest way to bless yourself and your phone with a sim card.

All that is required from you is your passport and visa page for identification. Each passport has only a single sim allowed. Now there are two companies that offer sim to tourists for 90 days. These companies are Etisalat and Du.  Both companies have their pavilions in the arrivals section of Airport. Dubai duty-free arrivals, also, have an Etisalat sim ready for you. The difference between both the sims is that Du is cheaper than Etisalat. Du charges you by each second while Etisalat charges you by the minute, but Etisalat is better in terms of coverage. There is a third operation that offers sim and that is Amex.


The price is around  50 to 100 AED depending on the current offers it might be cheaper or expensive  and the outlet you buy . I know it is more than your expectations, but the deals they offer are worth it. The majority of the smartphones have the slot for a nano sim only. Du offers nano sims, and so does Etisalat.

You have no idea how glad you should be for VOIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) to be active in UAE now. VOIP is a service that Dubai provides through which you can call anywhere in the world in half price. All you have to do is purchase the card and you’ll get a code. Dial 800505, select your language and then enter your code. After that, you can call at any number and get 50% off.

In case you are an iPhone user, Etisalat has the most reasonable prepaid plans. You can add more data to the card you receive. However, that is valid for 30 days only. If you have a voucher of 100 Dirham that permits 1GB online minutes and 20 Dirham for calls, then you can use that for 30 days, too. Every instruction regarding the sim and its packages is clearly written on the receipt. This is what I liked the most about Dubai’s sim service. Every information is presented to you in the most straightened way ever. If you still feel like you have any more questions, you can always ask the sales guy that works there.

If for some reason you can’t buy the sim from the airport then you can buy them from any supermarket. They are even available at different grocery stores in Bur Dubai, Deir Karama, and Satwa. They are also available at Telecom stores. Dubai has sim service available everywhere for you to experience. All you have to do is give it a try. This is all the information you need to know regarding getting a sim card in Dubai. If you have any queries, feel free to visit the Etisalat and Du counters available around dubai .

Feel free To visit thier websites to get a  Sim card in Dubai


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