Best Prepaid SIM Card in the United Arab Emirates for Travellers

Are you visiting UAE and never know which prepaid SIM card is best for the internet or call. We will help you to choose the best SIM card that completes your needs while living in UAE. There are currently two major mobile phone networks in UAE which are Etisalat and DU.

Both networks have good coverage and good price plans. The third network in UAE is Virgin which is a part of DU and is a virtual network. Most of the famous and used networks in the UAE are Etisalat. We will compare Etisalat and DU internet packages and calling plans. By reading this post fully, you can know which network is the best for UAE visitors.

List of Mobile Phone networks in UAE / United Arab Emirates

  1. Etisalat UAE
  2. DU
  3. Virgin UAE (Virtual Network by DU)
NetworkSubscribers
Etisalat UAE11.6 Million (2021)
DU UAE6.7 Million (2021)
Virgin UAEEs. 2.5 Million (2021)

While going to UAE you can also use the data roaming service of your current prepaid card and can talk with your friends and family at roaming plans of your country network. But doing so will make calls and internet plans very expensive and the better solution would be to buy a prepaid card from a good company in the UAE.

Here you can compare all networks of UAE and can select the best SIM card for you. Currently, Etisalat is the No.1 network because of its good coverage and cheapest calling offer.

1. Etisalat:

ResourcesPriceExpiry
Unlimited Local Data, 100 Flexi Minutes, New SIM Card (Unlimited Go Chat)319 AED10 Days
22.5GB Local Data, 525 Flexi Minutes, 30 WIFI Hours, New SIM (Unlimited Go Chat)200 AED28 Days
8GB Local Data, 120 Flexi Minutes, 5 WIFI Hours New SIM (Unlimited Go Chat)125 AED28 Days
4GB Local Data, 30 Flexi Minutes, New SIM79 AED28 Days
2GB Local Data, 30 Flexi Minutes, New SIM49 AED28 Days

Etisalat is offering a Free prepaid SIM card that is available at all airports in the UAE. If you are looking for Free Prepaid SIM card in UAE then Etisalat is offering a Free SIM Card to its new customers. You need only your passport to buy this card from the airport. Etisalat free traveller SIM card offer is just for a limited time and it can change any time without any notice. From this offer, all new users can buy a Free SIM card but they have to pay its package price which is just 30 AED. By getting this card, customers will get 1GB of data for 7 days.

2. DU UAE:

ResourcesCharges
2GB, 30 Flexi MinutesAED 49
6GB, 30 Flexi Minutes, FREE Botim & C’,me CallingAED 99
10GB, 30 Flexi Minutes, FREE Botim & C’,me CallingAED 139
20GB, 30 Flexi Minutes, FREE Botim & C’,me CallingAED 189
Unlimited Internet, FREE Botim & C’,me CallingAED 299

Du is the second-largest mobile phone network in UAE. This network has prepaid, postpaid and broadband connections in all UAE. All new customers who want to get a free SIM card while travelling in UAE can get this prepaid card without any charges. Customers can use this prepaid card like the “pay as you go” service after purchasing it from any airport in UAE.

The best thing is that travellers who are coming to UAE can book DU SIM cards online while living in their country. After booking when they will arrive at UAE airport, they can collect their card after showing their passport or identity card.

Customers can get a free DU SIM card but they have to pay the package price with a free prepaid card. The new prepaid traveller SIM card costs about 49 AED in which they will get 30 calling minutes and 2GB of data.

3. Virgin UAE:

ResourcesChargesValidity
21GB, 30 Local Minutes, 20 International Minutes150 AED7 Days
40GB, 30 Local Minutes, 20 International Minutes200 AED10 Days
75GB, 30 Local Minutes, 20 International Minutes, Free Internet Calling300 AED15 Days

Virgin is a virtual mobile phone network in the UAE that has all types of services like Etisalat and DU networks. This network is also offering free prepaid SIM Card to all new travellers. Customers who are visiting UAE and looking for a free SIM card can choose a Virgin SIM card. This network is offering 7 days, 15 days and 30 days packages types for travellers.

The company has monthly, weekly and daily packages which can select the package according to its review for visitors to UAE.

Vergen’s packages start at AED 150, which is almost a bit higher than other companies. If you want to use more internet then you can select the lowest priced package of this SIM card which costs 150 AED. You do not have to pay for the SIM card. You can get 21 GB of data, 30 local minutes and 20 international minutes and SMS for 7 days just by paying the price of this package.

Comparison of UAE Prepaid SIM Card with Lowest Prices

We are providing you with this price table with the low price packages for travellers of all validity.

ItemsEtisalatDUVirgin
SIM PriceFREEFREEFREE
Package Price49 AED49 AED150 AED
Internet2GB2GB21GB (3GB/Day)
Voice Call30 Flexi Mints30 Flexi Mints30 Minutes
Text Messages30 SMS
International Calls20 Minutes
International SMS20 SMS
Validity28 Days28 Days7 Days

Etisalat and DU have more packages like this. If you want to buy other packages you can visit Etisalat’s official website Etisalat.ae/. Virgin tourist SIM card prices start from 150 AED but Etisalat and DU tourist SIM cards with packages starting from 49 AED. If customers want to activate international calling, Internet and SMS package, they can also choose visitor lines and visitor lines plus packages that cost about 79 AED to 125 AED.

Finally, you have to decide which SIM is best for you. We have added the latest price plans, internet, SMS, Voice Call services and international calls offers. You can select any good prepaid card as per your requirement. If you are going to visit UAE then we hope that with the help of this post you will select a good prepaid network for yourself.

Yaqoob Ayan

I am Yaqub Ayan and I am a Professional Blogger. I travel to many countries of the world for entertainment. My hobby is visiting beautiful places in the world and that is why I have a lot of knowledge about mobile phone networks. In my spare time, I check the best plans for mobile phones and deliver them to you.

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