Dubai Stopover Question

Old Jul 30, 12, 10:04 am
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Question Dubai Stopover Question

Hi everyone

I was thinking of booking the following:

DEPARTING 27 Aug 12 Birmingham, United Kingdom to Dhaka, Bangladesh
Flight
Depart / Arrive
Time
Airport
Duration / Stops
Class / Aircraft
EK0040
Mon
27 Aug 12
14:15 Birmingham International Airport (BHX) 7hr 00min
0 Stops Economy
Boeing 777-300ER
Tue
28 Aug 12
00:15 Dubai International Airport (DXB)

Connection
EK0582
Tue
28 Aug 12
02:00 Dubai International Airport (DXB) 4hr 40min
0 Stops Economy
Boeing 777-300ER
Tue
28 Aug 12
08:40 Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (DAC)

RETURNING 08 Sep 12 Dhaka, Bangladesh to Birmingham, United Kingdom
Flight
Depart / Arrive
Time
Airport
Duration / Stops
Class / Aircraft
EK0583
Sat
08 Sep 12
10:15 Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (DAC) 4hr 50min
0 Stops Economy
Boeing 777-300ER
Sat
08 Sep 12
13:05
Dubai International Airport (DXB)

Connection
EK0039
Sun
09 Sep 12
08:05 Dubai International Airport (DXB) 7hr 30min
0 Stops Economy
Boeing 777-300ER
Seeing as though the final flight arrives in dubai at 13:05 and the next connection doesn't leave until 8am the following day, can i exit the airport, see the sights, book a hotel and return for my final leg in the morning? I understand technically its not a stopover but with the timings i can make it into one without the extra taxes.
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Old Jul 30, 12, 10:34 am
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Sure you can. If you're not checking bags, or are checking bags all the way through, then you won't have to pay any extra taxes.

Note: This is if you are eligible for visa-on-arrival; if not, then I am not sure if applying for a visa might make them notice that you're breaking the itinerary and charge you for the stop-over. I doubt it.

I very often exit the airport in this way without paying extra. On an upcoming trip, I even booked chauffer drive at both ends of a nine-hour layover in DXB (I didn't realize that they also offer it during a stop-over ^), but my travel agent said that if I wasn't short-checking luggage to DXB, they wouldn't think of it as a stop-over and charge extra taxes, which would have been around AED 90 in my case.
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Old Jul 30, 12, 5:27 pm
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Yes you can walk out, enjoy the city and come back the next morning for your flight. It won't cost you anything.

This is given you hold passport eligible for visa on arrival. If not you can still do it by applying for a transit visa at the counter on arrival
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Old Jul 31, 12, 6:48 am
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Originally Posted by eshaq786 View Post
Hi everyone

I was thinking of booking the following:



Seeing as though the final flight arrives in dubai at 13:05 and the next connection doesn't leave until 8am the following day, can i exit the airport, see the sights, book a hotel and return for my final leg in the morning? I understand technically its not a stopover but with the timings i can make it into one without the extra taxes.
Call EK and request for STPC, they should cover all hotel and visa expenses during your layover.

Regards,

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Old Jul 31, 12, 10:51 am
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Originally Posted by rk388 View Post
Call EK and request for STPC, they should cover all hotel and visa expenses during your layover.
The itinerary does not qualify as the OP could have taken EK37, on 8/8/12, rather than EK39 for the final leg.
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