Dubai Tourists Will Be Getting Free SIM Cards Upon Arrival

Dubai Tourists Will Be Getting Free SIM Cards Upon Arrival

Dubai is not the fourth most visited city for nothing. Innovative as always, it is now on a new proposal which has to do with its giving free SIM cards to tourists upon their arrival in Dubai at Dubai International Airport (DXB). This is by virtue of a new initiative by the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) in Dubai.

The complimentary SIM cards will come with 3 minutes of talk time and 20MB data but only has a one-month life span, according to the director-general of GDRFA, Major General Mohammad Al Marri. If a tourist is at least 18 years old, they are eligible for the SIM card.

These SIM cards will be available from Dubai airport’s immigration counter.

“We already distributed 10,000 free Sim cards to travellers to ensure they enjoy a safe, happy and fulfilled stay and they liked the idea. The project aims to help achieve the Dubai Happiness Agenda which is being implemented by the Smart Dubai Office to make Dubai the happiest city on earth,” Major General Al Marri added.

How The Free SIM Card Works

Tourists can add more calling minutes or data via three recharge options by du:

  1. Pay Dh25 and get 150 MB data – 10 flexible minutes, three-day validity
  2. Pay Dh55 and get 500 MB data – 20 flexible minutes, seven-day validity
  3. Pay Dh110 and get 2 GB data – 40 flexible minutes and 14-day validity

To activate the complimentary SIM, the tourist needs to insert the Sim card in their phone, dial *122# and follow instructions.