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Best Dubai Sim Card For Tourist Compared And How To Buy A Dubai Sim Card (Updated 2023)

Last updated on December 29th, 2022 at 09:30 pm

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Best Dubai Sim Card For Tourist Compared – Du Dubai sim card is our favorite for coverage and data packages and we will tell you how to buy a prepaid sim card in Dubai. Click here to book online Dubai activities and day trips

What’s the Cheapest Sim Card in Dubai?

You can buy the cheapest sim card in Dubai with Du Dubai prepaid sim card for tourists for 139 AED=$38 USD with 10 GB data and valid for 28 days. Read here best Dubai eSim

You can get a free sim card at Dubai airport with Du Dubai prepaid sim card coming with 1 Gb data valid for 24 hours and later you can top up!

You can find the cheapest Dubai eSim with Airalo Dubai eSim prepaid for $8 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). For $22 USD with 3 GB data and for $35 USD with 5 GB data.

MTX Connect eSim Dubai for €24 with 4 GB data valid for 14 days. Holafly Dubai eSim for $46 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER coming with 6 GB data and valid for 15 days.

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WHERE TO STAY IN DUBAI

You can sleep in a dorm room starting from $20-30 USD while you can stay in a budget hotel for as low as $60-90 USD. There are so many to choose from depending on what type and how luxurious you want your stay to be starting from $200 USD.

Book your accommodations in Dubai through Agoda or Booking.

BOOK YOUR TRAVEL INSURANCE

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You can get Safetywing Travel Insurance for Digital Nomads valid for 28 days Safetywing for $50 USD per month with kids until 10 years old included

DUBAI SIM CARD COMPARED AND PREPAID SIM CARD IN DUBAI BACKGROUND

First thing we have to say about Dubai prepaid sim card that internet and data connection is great. Unless you go to the dessert or any place far from the cities. I didn’t go out so far and the connection was great all the time. Plus you can also get wifi in the hotels and malls.

Obviously the best thing you can do to connect online is buying a prepaid sim card in Dubai. It will be efficient and it will allow you to connect anytime. We recommend you buy a Dubai sim card in the airport because prices and packages are the same as in an official store.

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GETTING FREE DUBAI PREPAID SIM CARD IN THE AIRPORT (SIM CARD DUBAI AIRPORT)

Getting a free sim card in Dubai airport is simple and easy. When you are getting to Dubai International Airport they will offer you a free sim card for Dubai. You can also get online before your trip with Klook a pocket wifi. Make sure you are bringing your passport when buying in the airport, pick up service, or in a shop since it’s always required.

You can get your free sim card in Dubai airport and top up. The free sim card in Dubai has 3 minutes local or international calls plus 20 MB data valid for 3 days. It’s little but it’s free! And if you need to arrange transportation or meeting someone the first day can be really useful. The company offering the free sim card in Dubai is Du and in this way they will make sure you top up with them.

WHERE TO BUY DUBAI SIM CARD FOR TOURIST

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You can get your Dubai sim card almost anywhere from the airport to the mall and phone shops. Just make sure you bring your passport. And make sure that you inform their prices and packages.

It depends on how long you will be in Dubai and how much data you will need. There are packages starting from 7 days, 14 days until 30 days sim card for tourists in Dubai.

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BEST PREPAID SIM CARD DUBAI COMPARISON

There are only two phone operators in Dubai: Du and Etisalat. They have similar packages and prices. It’s not cheap the Dubai sim card since everything is expensive food and accommodation. About coverage is also great both of them talking about the cities.

We will tell you below in this prepaid sim card Dubai comparison with Du and Etisalat. And we will give you one more option with Virgin Dubai which is great if you stay in Dubai for 30 days.

Du Dubai Tourist Sim Card

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Du Dubai prepaid sim card prices and packages are the cheapest in Dubai. About the coverage will work great in the city similar like Etislat. Make sure you get your free sim card in the airport with 1 GB data valid only for 24 hours and top up. Check here prices and packages in Du website!

You can get with Du Dubai prepaid sim card for 139 AED=$38 USD with 10 GB data and valid for 28 days.

Etisalat Dubai Sim Card

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Etisalat sim card Dubai has more expensive packages and prices than Du with similar coverage around the country. Check here prices and packages in Etisalat website!

Etisalat Dubai sim card prices for tourists 125 AED=$34 USD with 10 GB data valid 28 days the sim card for tourists. It’s very little data for that price comparing with other countries in Asia and Europe.

MORE PREPAID SIM CARD IN DUBAI

Virgin Mobile Dubai Sim Card

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Virgin Mobile Dubai sim card that operates with Du network. They offer packages with more data than Du and Etisalat. Check here prices and packages in Virgin website!

You can get a Virgin Dubai prepaid sim card for 200 AED=$54 USD with 40 GB data valid for 10 days.

HOLAFLY DUBAI ESIM DISCOUNT CODE

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Holafly eSim Dubai for $46 USD with 6 GB data in Dubai valid for 15 days and use our discount code GAMINTRAVELER.

AIRALO DUBAI ESIM DISCOUNT CODE

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Airalo Dubai eSim prepaid for $8 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). For $22 USD with 3 GB data and for $35 USD with 5 GB data.

Nomad eSim Dubai

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Nomad eSim Dubai for $20 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days. Nomad eSim Dubai prepaid starts at $48 USD with 3 GB data and for $54 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days.

MTX Connect eSim Dubai

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MTX Connect eSim Dubai for €24 with 4 GB data valid for 14 days.

UBIGI DUBAI ESIM

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BEST DUBAI SIM CARD CONCLUSION (CHEAPEST SIM CARD DUBAI)

My Dubai Sim Card Conclusion is getting Du free sim card in Dubai airport and later you can top upfor 139 AED=$38 USD with 10 GB data and valid for 28 days.

If you stay longer maybe I would go for Virgin Dubai prepaid sim card that offers more data and Virgin Mobile Dubai prepaid sim card for tourists last for 30 days. You will have to check your needs and how much data you will need in Dubai to taking the decision.

You can find the cheapest Dubai eSim with Airalo Dubai eSim prepaid for $8 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). For $22 USD with 3 GB data and for $35 USD with 5 GB data.

MTX Connect eSim Dubai for €24 with 4 GB data valid for 14 days. Holafly Dubai eSim for $46 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER coming with 6 GB data and valid for 15 days.

BEST TIME TO VISIT DUBAI

Dubai has a really hot desert climate. Summer (late May to September) is scorching hot and it’s uncomfortable for people who are not used to this weather.

We suggest that you visit during winter (November to March) when the weather is good for outdoor activities. If you have booked your travel during summer, don’t worry as there are many things to do in Dubai to beat the heat- like going to the mall, etc.

Check here the weather in Dubai!

CURRENCY AND EXCHANGE RATE IN DUBAI AND ATMS

The currency of Dubai is called Dirham and this is the money you will use while you travel around the country. And the exchange rate is €1= 4.4 AED. Also if you are bringing a debit card you will find many ATMs all over Dubai. You can pay in most of places with the card.

Click here to know the exact rate!

FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL DUBAI

For food budget travel in Dubai we have to say that’s affordable. You can get snack meals in local places for €5-7 per person trying different choices. For decent meals expect to pay €15 per person in a restaurant.

WHERE TO STAY IN DUBAI

A lot of budget option is available for accommodation in Dubai. Where you can sleep in a dorm room starting from $20-30 USD while you can stay in a budget hotel for as low as $60-90 USD. There are so many to choose from depending on what type and how luxurious you want your stay to be starting from $200 USD.

Book your accommodations in Dubai through Agoda or Booking.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is the co-founder of Gamintraveler and a Spanish traveler who has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world. He is now a full-time digital nomad.

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