UAE and Passports

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  1. sfo1
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    Have been to Dubai, and may return for another visit, however since my Dubai visit I have been to Israel and my US passport does have a stamp of entry. Has anyone encountered any problems entering the UAE with an Israeli stamp in their passport? My alternative is to use my Canadian one, but prefer to use the US.
     
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    UAE does not have any restrictions with regard to Israeli stamps in [non-Israeli] passports:

    [KVS Availability Tool 7.3.9/Diamond - TIMATIC: Visa/Entry Requirements]
    Code:
    National USA (US)               /Embarkation USA (US)
    Destination United Arab Emirates (AE)
    
    [Visa Information - Destination] United Arab Emirates (AE)
    
    [Information For Normal Passports]
    Passport required.
    - Passport or passport replacing documents of visitors must be
      valid for:
      - at least 3 months from the date of entry, for visits of up
      to 3 months; or
      - at least 6 months from the date of entry, for visits
      exceeding 3 months.
    
    Visa Issuance:
    Visa required, except for Holders of normal passports issued
    to nationals of USA can obtain a visa on arrival for a max.
    stay of 30 days. Free of charge. 
    - E-visas can be obtained via [[http://www.ednrd.ae]] . These visas are
      valid for entry at any international airport of the UAE.
      Airlines can check the validity of an e-visa at the same
      site by clicking on the "Query DNRD APP" button. 
    Minors:
    - Passport not required for minors registered in their
      parent/guardian passport, provided it contains photos of the
      minors and travelling with the passport holder. 
    - Separate visa not required for minors registered in their
      parent/guardian passport, provided [[TIDFT/AE/VI/MI/ID14031]]
    Additional Information:
    - Valid visas in expired passports are accepted provided
      accompanied by new passport. 
    - Extension of stay possible for additional 30 days, for
      nationals of USA, provided extension request is submitted at
      least 2 days prior to the expiry date of the visa issued on
      arrival. Fee: AED 600.-.
    Warning:
    - Visitors not holding return/onward tickets [[TIRULES/R38]] co
      uld be refused entry.
    
    [Health Information] United Arab Emirates (AE)
    
    Vaccinations not required.
    
    CHECK [[TINEWS/N1]] - BRITISH PASSPORT VALIDITY EXTENSION STAMP
    
    04 Jul 2014 / 18:28 [UTC]
    
     
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  3. sfo1
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    The main reason for using the US passport was, that at the time I was travelling the UAE and the Canadian Govt were having a problem Emirates Airlines wanted more flight into other airports into Canada and Air Canada was crying about it, so the Canadian Govt sided with AC, so the UAE decided to make Canadians obtain a visa at a very high cost, that has now been resolved. I used my US passport and let the Israelis put a stamp in it because I am not going let other countries dictate where I can and can not go.
     
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    (Cynical reply; not helpful) I can't recall the last time I even showed my passport going into Dubai, Sharjah or Abu Dhabi. They just scan my iris now (which has no nation's stamps) and off I go.
     
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    I do have a friend who was turned away due to an Israeli stamp in a US passport. I would just use the Canadian and not take the risk. I did have to show my passport when entering Abu Dhabi earlier this year.
     
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    Yep, probably the best idea, then there won't be any hassles, better safe than sorry.
     
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    Definitely had to show my passport last year.

    How is an Iris scan going to establish my identity? (to the best of my knowledge, it's never been scanned)
     
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    In my case, my iris has been scanned many times in connection with showing my passport. I may be forgetting, but I don't think they've been looking at my passport, the most recent few arrivals.
     

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