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visa need + alcohol transfer between Dubai and Abu Dhabi

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visa need + alcohol transfer between Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Hi, can anyone tell me please if we can do the following without any problems:

- arrive in Dubai, buy alcohol at the airport duty free shop (as much as allowed, to avoid high minibar bills), bring it to a Dubai hotel

- a couple of days later go to Abu Dhabi (by taxi, and with the rest of the alcohol carrying with us) without any extra visa, just the one we obtained upon entering Dubai

- a couple of days later return to Dubai (still with the very same visa), 1 night in a hotel and next day leaving back home

So:

Is it possible to travel between Dubai and Abu Dhabi without requesting a new visa every time?

Is it possible to bring alcohol with us between these 2 emirates?

We plan to arrive there mid-December. Thanks for your answer in advance!

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1. Re: visa need + alcohol transfer between Dubai and Abu Dhabi

The short answer is yes to all your questions. Your visa is valid in any of the 8 Emirates. Just try and hide the alcohol out of sight and don't be too brazen obout it.

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2. Re: visa need + alcohol transfer between Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Pack your alcohol in your luggage and hang onto the duty free receipts as a precaution. You should be OK.

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3. Re: visa need + alcohol transfer between Dubai and Abu Dhabi

There's no border post between the emirates of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. It's all UAE so it's not going to be a problem. ILME

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