Tourists arriving in the UAE will soon be gifted free mobile phone SIM cards with free data, international calling minutes and text messages, the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship announced in Abu Dhabi.
The free tourist friendly SIM cards will be valid for a month and they will get automatically renewed if the tourist extends their visa.
Tourists will get the SIM card from the passport control officer on arrival as a gift. It will contain data and talk time, which they can recharge anywhere in the UAE. The tourist sims will contain 20MB of data, three minutes talk time local or international with five free SMSs depending on the usage of minutes.
Etisalat and du will be the service providers for the new facility to tourists and the services will remain the same throughout the year. The sims will be valid as long as the tourist stays in the country, and upon the extension of their visa the card will automatically get validated until the expiry of the visa.
“Tourists don’t need to do anything and no documentation is required to obtain the card.
What is free: SIM card. 20 MB Data, three minutes of talk time. Five SMS.
Validity: As long as visitor remains in UAE.