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Old Jun 24th 2008, 1:19 pm
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Hi all - does anyone know off-hand if Dubai allows dual nationality? I know some countries do and some dont - The UK does.

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Old Jun 24th 2008, 1:39 pm
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if your a local, maybe
if your an expat no chance.
Getting a UAE passport takes a min of 20yrs residency and it helps if you've saved a sheikhs life....
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I think the OP means he may be for instance British and also hold a passport for another country, not whether he can become a UAE passport holder??
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Default Re: Dual nationality in Dubai

Originally Posted by Saj786 View Post
Hi all - does anyone know off-hand if Dubai allows dual nationality? I know some countries do and some dont - The UK does.

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When I was there I used my British passport for entering and leaving the country and I kept my other passport aside. No Problem.
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Old Jun 24th 2008, 2:09 pm
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ah ok, in that case yes i think so. As half the Arab population of teh UAe ios dual nationality you should be ok.

"as an aside, conf what the deal with every lebanese person I know having a Canadian passport"
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Old Jun 24th 2008, 3:31 pm
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ah ok, in that case yes i think so. As half the Arab population of teh UAe ios dual nationality you should be ok.

"as an aside, conf what the deal with every lebanese person I know having a Canadian passport"

and every Indian these days too!
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Old Jun 24th 2008, 3:33 pm
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and every Indian these days too!
quite a few Indians like the Australian passport
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Old Jun 24th 2008, 3:40 pm
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I'm fairly sure that the UAE does not recognise dual nationality.

EDIT - a quick Google later, and..

"Dual Nationality/Child Custody: The UAE government does not recognize dual nationality. Children of UAE fathers automatically acquire UAE citizenship at birth and must enter and leave the UAE on UAE passports. UAE authorities will usually confiscate the U.S. passports of dual (UAE/U.S.) nationals. This does not constitute loss of citizenship, but should be reported to the U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi or the U.S. Consulate General in Dubai."
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quite a few Indians like the Australian passport
I have lost count of the amount of Iranians I have come across that present themselves as Canadian
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Default Re: Dual nationality in Dubai

kewl, thanks all - I did mean entering the UAE on a British passport but having another valid passport from another country on the side (which probably wont be used)
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kewl, thanks all - I did mean entering the UAE on a British passport but having another valid passport from another country on the side (which probably wont be used)
Its not a problem I have 2 passports, just remember to use the passport you exited on to re enter, otherwise you will have a big headache with immigration, I know someone who stupidly did it, and had a lot of hassle, not mentioning any names
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As Eeyore notes, UAE does not recognise dual citizenship for its own nationals.

Dual citizens of other countries (except the one where they grow oranges) should be OK.

Canadian passports are relatively easy to get cf USA/UK, and open the door for easy visits to many countries - purchase of visa on arrival etc.
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Its not a problem I have 2 passports, just remember to use the passport you exited on to re enter, otherwise you will have a big headache with immigration, I know someone who stupidly did it, and had a lot of hassle, not mentioning any names
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hahahaha anna, what are you like...!!

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ha ha , well they look the same! Thats my story anyway!
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Old Jun 26th 2008, 8:57 am
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Someone told me - rightly or wrongly- that having a dual (say, UK and South Africa) nationality can help if you want to change companies?
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