City Star Hotel

Salahuddin Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai visa again - special example

by mpezdir1


We are going from Munchen to Bangkok 20. of January true Dubai. Me and my girlfriend are flying with emirates and have in Dubai 17 hours stopover(from 6am-23pm). We are intressting to see the Dubai wonders(Palm, Malls...etc)

We are Slovenia resident and we don't fall to group which have free entry(germany, USA....etc.). We tried to make a visa in Slovenia, it cost 70eur per person, but they don't guarantee that my girfriend can cross the border(She is 22 years old and not married yet). So they sugess us that we try to buy visa at the airport. Can somone help me how is with that? We also don't have any hotel reservation in Dubai. Is possible to arrange for the transit 17 hours visa at the airport?

Re: Dubai visa again - special example

by Robmj

Yes, that is possible and once you get to the customs area, but you can get a transit visa from your airline.

This type of visa is a 4-day (96 hour) visa, which is issued by sponsorship of an airline operating in the United Arab Emirates. A transit visa can only be issued if a visitor has a valid ticket for an onward flight and the issuing of transit visas are normally free of cost.

Re: Dubai visa again - special example

by colin_bramso

Talk to Emirates Airline, they should be able to arrange the visas for you.

Re: Dubai visa again - special example

by mpezdir1

In our country the Emirates office is not shore if my girlfriend can enter, becuse she is 22 years old and not married. They could arrange it for 70Eur, but they don't guarente that she can enter. They sugess us, that we could try at the airport. We have ticket for the next flight after 17 hours from dubai to Bangkok. Do you know how much it cost and if we could arrange it at the airport?

Travel Tips for Dubai

Telephone number of Consulates in Dubai!!

by 37SingleMaleInDubai1

When travelling to another country its much better to have the contact detail of the embassy/consulate of your native country with you, even have it handy in case. Hopefully you wouldn't need it and will leave U.A.E with good memories :-)
Embassies & Consulates in Dubai
All numbers in this list are Dubai area code prefix (04).
If dialling from abroad prefix the number with country code +971-4-consulate number

Iran, Consulate General of the Islamic Republic of
P.O.Box : 2832
Telephone : 3444717
Fax : 3449499
Email :

Italy, Consulate General of
P.O.Box : 9250
Telephone : 3314167
Fax : 3317469
Email :

Japan, Consulate General of
P.O.Box : 9336
Telephone : 3319191
Fax : 3319292
Email :

Jordan, Consulate General of the Hashemite Kingdom of
P.O.Box : 2787
Telephone : 3970500
Fax : 3971675
Email :

Kazakhstan, Consulate General of
P.O.Box : 14180
Telephone : 2242462
Fax : 2242482
Email :

Kuwait, Consulate General of the State of
P.O.Box : 806
Telephone : 3978000
Fax : 3977707
Email :

Lebanon, Consulate General of
P.O.Box : 7800
Telephone : 3977450
Fax : 3977431
Email :

Libyan Consulate
P.O.Box : 33577
Telephone : 3973972
Fax : 3970092
Email :

New Zealand Consulate
P.O.Box : 23156
Telephone : 3317500
Fax : 3317501
Email :

Pakistan, Consulate General of the Islamic Republic of
P.O.Box : 340
Telephone : 3973600
Fax : 3971975
Email :

Palestine, Consulate General of the State of
P.O.Box : 22132
Telephone : 3972020
Fax : 3970070
Email :

Email : Panama, Consulate General of
P.O.Box : 2121
Telephone : 3372538
Fax : 3372641

Dubai is vety friendly to all :-)

racist club

by sailorboykhalid

Sailing in dubai is good but one club to avoid is Jebel Ali Sailing Club ! The sailing manager lady does not like arabs . being of arab origion i recommend Dubai international sailing club for arab tourists .

You Gotta Bring Shades in Gold Souk

by rachelleiris

I am sooo not a gold addict. But when I set foot in Gold Souk, I was mesmerized like anything! Everything is just shining, shimmering, splendid – as if it’s a totally whole new world altogether! They come in different shapes and sizes (Even a shirt is made of pure gold… that any girl who wears it would need proper back support!).

So even if you’re not planning on buying any gold when you visit Dubai, I still think it’s worth a visit. Just make sure you bring your shades because certainly, everything that glimmers in Gold Souk is gold (..and white gold.. and silver.. and emerald.. and ruby.. and what-not!) This is one place where you can practice your bargaining skills.

Aussie Fun Pub

by chizz about Bidi Bondi

Bidi Bondi is a fun place to hang out to have a drink and a meal with friends. Located on the Palm Jumeirah, the place has an Aussie sports bar vibe. It has an outdoor terrace and swimming pool area too. Open 10am-12 midnight daily. Here's the link for the menu:

Noticed that prices are reasonable. Casual

The Aquatic Taxis of Dubai... (ABRA)

by JessH

Dubai's waterfront epitomizes the city's personality, and a cruise along the 10km-long Creek is the best way to witness the clashing of the historically old & the new modernity.

It costs 1 Dhs (Dirham) to cross the creek, or you can hire the boat for only yourself/your group & pay Dhs 10.-

Many people use Abras to go to work, as they are cheaper than taxis or buses & avoid the ever-increasing traffic on the 2 bridges & 1 tunnel that enable you to cross the creek (Shindagha Tunnel, Maktoum Bridge & Garhoud Bridge).
The boats seat up to 30 people and fill up quickly. Be careful as you really do NOT want to fall into the creek... it is not the cleanest of waters! Crossing from to the other side takes about 5-10 minutes.

TIP: Most Abra drivers are now also cashing-in on the massive flow of tourists that want a more "private" experience during a creek cruise. They will take you up and down the creek for about 1 hour, a great opportunity for some gorgeous photographs of the city. The price for this should not exceed Dhs 80.- Anything more & you are being ripped-off.

(1 US Dollar = 3.67 Dirhams.)

There are several Abra stations along the creek,
but the main points are located near the Gold Souk (Deira), near the Rivoli Building (Deira) and near the Textile Souk/HSBC Building (Bur Dubai). There are very useful tourist maps (see picture) at the Abra stations, and the main stations have been rennovated for passenger safety. There is also a Tourist Information Counter near Bur Dubai Abra station.

MEN: Please try to not sit exactly next to a woman on a full Abra. Respect this gender-seperated society & let women sit next to women. You'll notice that even if the Abra is very full, men will try to leave a gap between themselves and a woman.

News Article:

--> There are also Water 'Buses' that are airconditioned & seat approx. 25 people. One crossing with the bus costs Dhs 4 (one-way).


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