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Help please - How quickly can I get landside and back to Airside @ DXB?

Help please - How quickly can I get landside and back to Airside @ DXB?

Old Jan 14, 20, 2:48 am
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Help please - How quickly can I get landside and back to Airside @ DXB?

For work reasons I need to get a UAE stamp in my passport, its so I can a pass to go airside at UAE airports. I have a new passport and do not have any UAE stamps, but I am transiting through DXB early Monday morning to BKK from STN. I have about 1h45 and I am in F, if that makes any difference at all.

As these airside passes, needed for work, take about 3 days to processes, getting a stamp now would mean I could send all the information ahead of time and not sit around for 3 days waiting for the pass to be issued.

So, do you think I could get off of EK68 from STN landing at 07:10 and get on EK370 to BKK departing at 08:55, so 1h45 and will I get a passport stamp???

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Old Jan 14, 20, 3:04 am
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That should leave you with more than enough time, but make sure to follow the signs to fast track upon arrival because the normal queues at those times are ridiculously long. And yes, you will get a stamp.
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Old Jan 14, 20, 3:12 am
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Great, thanks
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Old Jan 14, 20, 3:30 am
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You may be better going to the J/F area for security.
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Old Jan 14, 20, 3:31 am
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Originally Posted by DYKWIA View Post
You may be better going to the J/F area for security.
To get back to departures?
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Old Jan 14, 20, 3:39 am
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Originally Posted by EK004 Regular View Post
To get back to departures?
Yes. I may be missing something, but you want to go through immigration to get landside, and the back through security to get airside?

The emigration and security queues are generally quite short in the J/F area, so that may be a better option than the regular queues (of they are long).
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Old Jan 14, 20, 4:57 am
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Originally Posted by DYKWIA View Post
Yes. I may be missing something, but you want to go through immigration to get landside, and the back through security to get airside?

The emigration and security queues are generally quite short in the J/F area, so that may be a better option than the regular queues (of they are long).

Understood, thank you!
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Old Jan 14, 20, 7:36 am
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They appear to be giving him an airside pass to all UAE airports when he doesn't even live or work in UAE.

Most airport operators would provide a temporary pass allowing him to be escorted airside as needed.

Not even Sir Tim requires an airside pass to all UAE airports!
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Old Jan 14, 20, 8:56 am
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Originally Posted by cargueiro View Post
They appear to be giving him an airside pass to all UAE airports when he doesn't even live or work in UAE.

Most airport operators would provide a temporary pass allowing him to be escorted airside as needed.

Not even Sir Tim requires an airside pass to all UAE airports!
Ah, so you know where he lives, what his business/occupation is, and why he needs the pass. And from that, you can tell that he doesn't need an airside pass.

You didn't make that clear when you made your initial post stating : "Seems they give airside passes out like confetti in the UAE!"

Glad we got that cleared up.
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Old Jan 14, 20, 9:54 am
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As this discussion is more to do with DXB Airport rather than EK, we’ll move it over to the Middle East forum.

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Old Jan 16, 20, 2:05 pm
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Originally Posted by DYKWIA View Post
Ah, so you know where he lives, what his business/occupation is, and why he needs the pass. And from that, you can tell that he doesn't need an airside pass.

You didn't make that clear when you made your initial post stating : "Seems they give airside passes out like confetti in the UAE!"

Glad we got that cleared up.
My question was why he needs a pass to UAE airports? (plural)
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