Free Sim Cards for Tourists Visiting Dubai

by Zaara 18, Jun 2019

Free Sim Cards for Tourists Visiting Dubai

Dubai is one of the most popular emirates of the UAE. the city attracts a large number of tourist population every year. After winning the bid to host the exposition 2020, Dubai is all set to welcome around 25 million tourists and visitors in the coming years.

The tourists visiting Dubai will no longer have to think or worry about the expensive roaming charges or data charges. To make your stay more comfortable and happy the Du Telecommunications of Dubai has introduced a new way of connectivity. These SIM cards are not only accessible but are also easily available for all the tourists at the time of immigration at the airport.

Du Telecommunications

This is one of a kind project in the world. This new project of the Du Telecommunications, a General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs (GDRFA- Dubai), and Smart Dubai. With Expo 2020 around the corner, this “happiness” project is a way of welcoming all the Tourists and visitors. The SIM cards will be given to all the visitors who are above 18 years of age. The SIM cards will be activated with a “free tourism pack”. This pack has a validity of one month and can be renewed until the stay of the tourist.

As per the rules set by the telecommunication agency in Dubai, the SIM card will be deactivated after 30- days or when the person leaves Dubai. The main aim of initiating this project was to contribute more to the Dubai Happiness Agenda. This happiness agenda was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE. This project was initiated by the Smart Dubai Office and is a tie-up with the Du cooperation to make Dubai a safe and happy place for all the tourists. In addition to this, the project was implemented with the directions of the UAE leaders and with a vision to implement the Happiness Agenda and make Dubai the safest place on the  Earth.

All you need to Know about the Dubai Tourist SIM Card

Following are the conditions which must be fulfilled by a tourist to obtain this SIM card:

  • The tourist must be an adult, above the age of 18 years.
  • The travel document must be shown at the immigration.
  • Travel documents include the passport  and a valid visit-visa.
  • All the tourists with visit-visa, transit-visa and visa on arrival can avail this offer
  • The GCC citizens can also avail this sim card.
  • SIM card will be valid for the duration of stay of the visitor and will be deactivated accordingly, as it is in sync with the immigration system.
  • The validity of the SIM card is for 30 days and can be expired after that.
  • If the tourist has a longer stay and wishes to extend the validity period, then can to up according to the plans offered.
  • These temporary SIM cards cannot be converted into permanent sim cards.

Currently, the plan is offered only for the travellers exiting the Dubai Airport terminals 1, 2 and 3. The initial phase of the “Connect with Happiness” project, helps the tourists of these three terminals to take advantage of the complimentary pack offered by the Du Telecoms. Other than the complementary happiness pack there are three more top-up packs offered, namely the small, medium and large top-up pack.

Type of SIM Card Plans Offered

The initial pack which is complementary with the SIM card gives you validity for three days, for activation. If the tourists wish to continue can recharge as per the plans offered.






Complimentary pack


3  Flexi-min


3 days



10 Flexi-min


3 days



20 Flexi-min


7 days



40 Flexi-min


14 days

How to Activate the SIM Card?

After the sim card is allotted, the initial complementary pack will be activated by following these simple steps:

  1. Insert the SIM card in your respective device.
  2. Then, dial *122#
  3. Get connected and follow the instructions given by du’s outstanding service.

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