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Dubai tourists to get free Sim cards on arrival


DUBAI – Tourists in Dubai will be getting a free Sim card to help them stay connected in the cheapest way possible during their stay in the emirate.

Officers at passport control desks in the Dubai International Airport will be handing out the free Du Sim pack to every tourist over the age of 18.

Tourists can use the pre-paid Sim cards to avail of three flexi-minutes of talk time and to browse the internet for up to 20MB for three days.

They have the option to top-up the Sim card with packages on rates ranging from Dh25 for 10 minutes of talk time and 150 MB of mobile data valid for three days, or Dh110 for 40 minutes of talk time and 2 GB of data valid for two weeks.

The Sim packs are free for travellers arriving in Dubai on tourist visas, transit visas and visa on arrival. GCC citizens will also be given a free Sim pack.

Travellers can activate the Sim card by inserting it into their phone and dialing *122#

More than 10,000 Sim cards have already been given away to tourists in Dubai, with the project designed to run across all three Dubai airport terminals.

The initiative is part of the happiness project of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs in collaboration with telecommunication company, Du. ICA/Expat Media


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