UAE to keep visitors connected

Tourists arriving in the UAE will soon get free sim cards loaded with data and international calling minutes.

Travellers will get three minutes of talk time and 20 GB of data. The sim can be recharged with a credit card or at any point of sale, just like all other sims bought across the UAE.

The card will be given to the visitor at immigration and will automatically be activated and registered in the name of the traveller. No documentation is required to obtain the sim.

The sim cards will be valid for a month and will automatically be renewed if the tourist extends their visa.