Tourists to get free SIM cards on arrival at Dubai Airport


Dubai has undertaken a new initiative where tourists will be given a free SIM card with complimentary talk time and data upon arrival.

According to the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) in Dubai, the SIM card will be offered to tourists aged over 18 years at the Dubai Airport’s immigration counter. GCC citizens will also be offered a complimentary tourism SIM pack. All SIM card details will be linked to passengers’ travel information and the project will run across all three terminals at DXB.

The project is being undertaken by GDRFA Dubai in collaboration with du and Smart Dubai.

The du SIM card which is valid for one month will come with three minutes of talk time and 20MB data. Travellers can then top-up their SIMS with three different packages depending on their visit duration and usage.

Over 10,000 cards have already been handed out to passengers at the Dubai Airport. Major General Mohammad Al Marri, Director-General of GDRFA stated that the project aims to contribute to the achievement of Dubai happiness agenda, which is being implemented by Dubai Smart, to make Dubai visitors experience a smooth and enjoyable stay during their visit to the city.