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Can I buy a SIM card inside airport upon arrival?

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Can I buy a SIM card inside airport upon arrival?

Where is the best place to buy a SIM card for my unlocked GSM phone to use in Dubai once I arrive? In the airport; local shops?

Birmingham
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1. Re: Can I buy a SIM card inside airport upon arrival?

both, u will get sameprice,buy at airport

Dubai
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2. Re: Can I buy a SIM card inside airport upon arrival?

Airport shop will sell at the list price whereas the local shops will sell you at discounted price.Last week I bought a Du sim card at Lulu Centre for AED39.However the official price is AED55.

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3. Re: Can I buy a SIM card inside airport upon arrival?

yy1

will it be also cheap if I buy it from any supermarket at MOE oribn battuta. i will be staying at oasis , so from where I shud buy it

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4. Re: Can I buy a SIM card inside airport upon arrival?

No,They will sell at the official price of AED55. I bought my Du sim at the Lulu at Al Gusais.There is another Lulu just behind MOE.You can try there.

Talking about cheap Indian/Pakistani food.Lulu behind MOE is the place.Prices range from AED3 -15.

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5. Re: Can I buy a SIM card inside airport upon arrival?

From Dubai we are then flying onto the Maldives. Can anyone tell me if a local Dubai SIM card will work in the Maldives and also have cheap calling rates there using the Dubai based card?

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6. Re: Can I buy a SIM card inside airport upon arrival?

As the Maldives is a different country then I can't see any reason why a UAE sim card would allow you cheap calls. Have you considered bringing your laptop and using Skype? (assuming you can get online at your Maldives resort).

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7. Re: Can I buy a SIM card inside airport upon arrival?

I am still in the stone age in that respect and don't have a lap top. I really need to get a small netbook.

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8. Re: Can I buy a SIM card inside airport upon arrival?

Du does offer roaming facilities at good rates. But I do not know what those rate are for tourrist sim card. I suggest you buy the sim card from official Du shop directly after clarifying this issue. To my knowledge Dubai mall has an official Du shop and Al Khaleej Centre in BurDubai.

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9. Re: Can I buy a SIM card inside airport upon arrival?

Local shops offer a discounted price.

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