Tips: iZone Hotspots-locations in Al-Ain :-)
High-speed Wi-Fi internet service, enables you to wirelessly access the internet at locations across the UAE.
The method of payment can be through any of the following:
Hotspots Prepaid Cards
Etisalat Blue Card - AED 20
Dial Up Subscribers
Al Shamil Subscribers
Wasel Mobile Subscribers
Hotspots Single User
Hotspots Multi User
Here is their locations in Al-Ain City:
Venue Type Location
Al Ain Mall Shopping Mall
Al Sadaqa Cafeteria & Coffee Shop Cafe
AlJawareh Coffee Shop Cafe
AlMeera Coffee Shop Cafe
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf - Jimmy Mall Cafe
Costa Rica Cafe Al Mada Complex
Etisalat - Al Ain HOB Office AAN
Flavor Café Cafe Synaeta Hili
Grand Café Cafe
Hut Cafe - Jimmy Mall Cafe Jimmy Mall
Hut Cafe - Khalifa Street Cafe Khalifa Street
La Brioche - Prisunic Building Cafe Prisunic Bldg, Al Jimmy Area
La Cabana Cafe
Le Mercure Grand Hotel, Jebel Hafeet Cafe
Mandarin Coffee Shop Cafe
Moonlight Coffee shop Cafe
Starbucks - Jimi Mall Cafe
Starbucks - Maha Mall Cafe Al Kuwaitat Road
Visas requirement for entering the Emirates vary greatly between different nationalities and regulations should always be checked before travelling. Since the rules sometimes seem to change virtually overnight. Everyone wishing to enter to the UAE must be in possession of a valid visa, except GCC nationals (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia), Expatriate residents of the GCC,(certain nationalities and professions), and British citizens with the right of abode in the UK. British citizens are allowed to stay in the emirates for 60 days (recently increased from 30 days).
In a new ruling, nationals from no fewer than 33 countries in Europe, North America and the Pacific Rim can now enter the UAE without obtaining a visa in advance (EU Countries, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, Australia, New-Zealand, Canada, U.S.A.). Their passports will be stamped with a Visit Visa as they pass through Immigration on arrival.
Except for British nationals, visas cannot be obtained upon arrival, and we cannot do anything to facilitate entry of persons arriving without proper documentation. Those arriving without visas will be detained at the transit lounge, and deported on the first available flight - usually back to their point of origin.
Note: You must remember that with every visa, if you exceed your legal duration of stay, a fine of Dhs.100 is due for each day of stay + Dhs 100 exit fee (Administration work) after the legal limit. You also must note that Schlumberger has a special officer called PRO (Public Relations Officer) in each product line who will complete all the formalities for you and your family once you have given him the required documents.
There are different types of visa for entering the UAE:
Basically, there are 4 types of visas:
1. Transit visa
2. Visit visa (or Tourist visa)
3. Employment visa
4. Residence visa
In the following sections we hope to familiarize you with what the various visas are, and the necessary procedures to obtain them.
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Two shopping center beside each other one has various ttype of shops and the second one is mainly for gold and furniture. The building is an Arabic Islamic style.The Madinat Zayed Shopping Centre and Gold Centre is a vast retail complex. It offer shoppers an opportunity to shop in major international and local outlets for fashion, perfumes, cosmetics, shoes, watches, electronics, cafes , etc. You can find anything from gold to textiles, electrical goods, gifts, jewellery, perfume and food items. You must use cash few shops has the credit card facility while in Gold center most of the shops has it.
Rent A Car
Renting a car when travelling overland to/from or around UAE is way too cheap than travelling by taxi (limo)
From Dubai Airport Abu Dhabi (airport) we rented a private car which only cost us 150 Dirhams for one whole day not including the gasoline.
There are other rent a car company like Hertz and Avis but it is more expensive.
We rented a 2005 Honda Civic from Fast Rent A Car.
Best Halo Halo in Abu Dhabi
Found this Filipino restaurant while looking for Gold Souq in Abu Dhabi. A lot of walking in the very hot weather gave me a strong urge for Halo Halo, an ice cream/ice dish containing macapuno (sweet coconut strips), nata de coco (cubed coconut gels), beans, ice cream and other treats in a sweet cream milk. Besides that, I was also missing my rice and Filipino food.
The restaurant was busy on a weekend night and the host was constantly taking orders on the phone. It took a while to get seated and much longer to get my order. I wasn't the only one and felt bad for the young Filipino family that couldn't wait any longer (an hour) to be served. It took an hour or more to get served but the adobo manok (chicken adobo) with rice was good and good proportion. The Halo Halo was the best I've ever had. I wanted to get another but thankfully had the discipline not to. Halo Halo, served in a large chilled glass, lots of goodies topped off with a delicious scoop of ice cream!