Etisalat Sim Card for Tourists and Price List (2024)

Etisalat is considered to be the most used telecom company in the United Arab Emirates as it is a very old brand here. Etisalat offers a variety of services including mobile telephone packages, home internet, television, data packages, and international calls or roaming. Etisalat SIM Card for Tourists is available in a variety of price ranges and is a special type of SIM card. Tourist SIM cards are also available for free and can be purchased with plans and packages.

Among Etisalat’s most used services in the UAE are prepaid and mobile phones, which are used by millions of people. Tourist SIM cards can only be purchased by expatriates who do not have an Emirates ID and are not valid for residents of the UAE. This SIM card comes with a variety of packages that include free internet, and free local and flexi calls. In this post, we will provide you with information about the Etisalat Tourist SIM card and its data, calls, and add-on packages.

How to Buy an Etisalat Tourist SIM Card

Etisalat Tourist SIM is usually for a limited period and you can buy the SIM at the Etisalat counter at any UAE international airport.

These SIMs come in different plans that suit your needs. You can activate these plans while purchasing the SIM card, which may also offer a free SIM as per current promotions. There are a few things you need to buy this SIM.

You can choose the SIM card of your choice at popular airports in the United Arab Emirates where Etisalat SIMs are available. Among them, Etisalat SIMs are available at these locations:

  1. Dubai International Airport (DXB),
  2. Abu Dhabi
  3. Sharjah
  4. Dubai International Airport
  5. Fujairah
  6. Ras Al Khaimah International Airport (RAK).

Steps to Buy the SIM Card According to Your NEED

Select the Etisalat tourist sim card plan which is available from AED 49.00 to AED 200. If you buy the given plans, Etisalat will offer you a Free SIM card which will save up to AED 10. A free SIM card is also available with 1GB of free high-speed data for 24 hours validity According to Etisalat this SIM card is rechargeable and you can activate packages and add-ons later after buying this SIM.

Here are the all Etisalat Tourist SIM packages and plans available with prices and calling + data.

Flexi CallsDataPrice AEDPrice USDValidity
30 Minutes2GBAED 49Appr. $1428 Days
30 Minutes4GBAED 79Appr. $2228 Days
100 MinutesUnlimitedAED 200Appr. $7357 Days
120 Minutes8GB 1AED 125Appr. $46028 Days
525 Minutes22.5 GB 2AED 200Appr. $73528 Days
300 MinutesUnlimitedAED 319Appr. $8714 Days
1GBAED 0.00$0.0024 Hours
  1. If you buy the 120 Minutes plan with 8GB of data, you will get free unlimited Wi-Fi for at least 5 hours in all UAE. ↩︎
  2. When you buy the Tourist plan 525 minutes, you will also get 30 WIFI Hours that you can use in all UAE where Etisalat Hotspots are available ↩︎

These are packages that you can activate on any tourist SIM card even if you have not purchased a free tourist SIM card. If you are on a budget or don’t want to make calls, you can opt for a free SIM plan. This will give you free 1GB of internet which can be used for the next 24 hours. You can activate calls or data plans by recharging this SIM when needed. I will recommend you install the My Etisalat app on your phone, it will help you to activate and deactivate packages and know the active services.

Requirements to Buy an Etisalat Tourist SIM

  • You need a Valid Passport
  • You must be 18 years old or older to buy a SIM Card
  • Etisalat allows only 2 SIM card registrations on one Passport

When you enter the United Arab Emirates, you must present a passport and visa. Without it, you will not be able to enter the country, nor will you be able to purchase a SIM card.

How to Activate Etisalat Tourist SIM?

Activating the Etisalat Tourist SIM card is a quick and easy process that you can do in a few minutes. If your sim card is not activated, follow the instructions:

  • Insert the SIM into your mobile phone or Scan the QR code if have an Etisalat eSIM card
  • Restart or Power ON your phone
  • Open the dialer app and dial this code *123*123#
  • You will be prompted to enter your SIM information your arrival date, Passport number or date of birth.
  • Enter the all required information and follow any on-screen instructions.
  • Once you have completed this step and provided the correct answers, the SIM card will be activated.
  • You will also receive a confirmation SMS of SIM card activation in a while.

Install Etisalat App (Optional)

On the Etisalat app, you will get all kinds of control from which you will be able to activate or subscribe to any service or package on your number. If you are completely new to UAE, you may face some difficulty in using this SIM, which may be due to checking the SIM account balance, subscribing to the package, etc. Etisalat app saves you from all these difficulties.

  1. First, install the Etisalat app on your phone
  2. Open it and click on the register button
  3. Enter your existing number and verify it.
  4. After these steps, you will be asked to enter a PIN of your choice which will be used to log in to the app.
  5. After completing all the steps Etisalat can also provide you with 1GB of data the first time you use the app.
  6. Now you can get and update all facilities, packages and SIM information from the app.

Manage Account:

Here are some helpful USSD codes for managing your Etisalat account:

  • Check Balance: Dial *121#
  • Check Data Balance: Dial *170# or *101# (All)
  • Check Active Services: Dial *124*#
  • Recharge (Prepaid): Dial *100*Voucher Number#

When a new SIM card is issued to you, all the information like SIM number, activation method, helpline etc. will be given on its packaging. Try to save your number in your phone so you don’t miss it later.

Flexi Minutes Supported Countries:

  • Afghanistan
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic
  • Egypt
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palestine
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Reunion
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen

Etisalat is a large telecom network that offers a wide range of services in Dubai. It is the first and largest network in the United Arab Emirates because its users are more than other networks and it is the first 5G network. If you know about its coverage, it provides the fastest internet.

Its 5G coverage in the United Arab Emirates is very good, speed is fast and signal quality is very good. 4G is considered to be somewhat weak, but with time, changes will be seen in this too. According to different sources, Etisalat has 46.4 Mbps download speed on 4G LTE and 332.1 Mbps on 5G.

Etisalat is considered the best and most premium mobile network in UAE according to its 4G and 5G speeds. If you need more information and have any issues while using the SIM card you can contact the Etisalat help centre and visit the Etisalat Store.