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UAE: SIMs for travelers to UAE

Buying SIM cards for travelers is easy in the UAE, with multiple options at the airport and activation in a few hours.

Document required for buying a SIM
To purchase of a SIM card, tourists must show their Passport with valid UAE visa. They will copy it and do some paperwork, which can take a while.

 

General Availability

Etisalat Sim cards are available at Airport Arrivals in Dubai & Sharjah, your nearest Etisalat Business Centers and in all the major malls across UAE and authorized dealers such as WH Smith at Abu Dhabi Airport & in malls, Dubai Duty Free, at Major Retailers like Jumbo, Emax and select hotels across UAE. Du sim cards are available at shops across the UAE or at authorised dealers.

Mobile Carriers

etisalat

There are following mobile  network operating companies in UAE
  1. Etisalat
  2. Du
Best packages for travelers from India
Network
Etisalat
du
Name of product
Wasel prepaid line
Pay as you go
Price
AED 55
AED 55
Incoming
Free
Free
Outgoing – Local
AED 0.60 /min
AED 0.60 /min
Outgoing – India
AED 2.4/min
International call offer
0.6 Fils/Sec plus Setup fee of AED 1 per call
How to subscribe:
Send SMS with “IDD” to 1010.
AED 2.4/min.
International Savings Offer
36 fils per minute.
How to subscribe:  dial *135*70# and choose option
SMS – Local
AED 0.18 per SMS
AED 0.18 per SMS
SMS – International
AED 0.60 per SMS
AED 0.60 per SMS
Data
AED 1/MB
AED 1/MB
SIM Validity
365 days
365 days
Currency
AED
AED
Other notable features/information
Please top up AED 55to the SIM card to get above packs.
Please top up AED 55to the SIM card to get above packs.
Link to product

 

Sim from India 
Of course if you would rather buy the SIM before travel so that you do not have to go hunting, or would like to know your number before you travel, we have a SIM for you!