United Arab Emirates Technical Information for Travelers

United Arab Emirates (UAE) Technical Information - In Short

United Arab Emirates (UAE) Technical Information - In Details

United Arab Emirates (UAE) Voltage

The voltage in United Arab Emirates is 220 V which is the same voltage used in China, Greece, Russia, South Korea, and the United Arab Emirates.

220 V has an advantage over lower voltage such as the 110 V that it is cheaper to transmit. On the other hand, 220 V is more dangerous than lower voltages.

United Arab Emirates (UAE) Electrical Frequency

The electrical frequency in United Arab Emirates is 50 Hz.

Note that most household and electrical/electronic equipments nowadays support multiple frequencies, so generally, electrical frequency is not an issue compatibility wise.

United Arab Emirates (UAE) Plug/Socket Type(s)

United Arab Emirates uses the G plug.

Plugs/sockets are usually an issue when it comes to traveling, so always make sure you travel with a universal plug adapter.

United Arab Emirates (UAE) DVD Region

United Arab Emirates uses DVD Region 2.

DVD Region 2 is used in Europe, the Middle East, and Japan.

Note that a region 2 DVD cannot play on a DVD player supporting another region. There are, however, some region free DVD players available that can be used to overcome this.

United Arab Emirates (UAE) Blu-ray Region

United Arab Emirates uses Blu-ray Region B.

Blu-ray Region B is used across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

Theoretically, a region B Blu-ray disc should not play in Blu-ray disc players supporting another region. However, most Blu-ray discs are now region free (meaning they can work on any Blu-ray disc player), and most Blu-ray players are also region free. Hence, compatibility is rarely an issue (for now) when it comes to Blu-ray discs.

United Arab Emirates (UAE) GSM Freqency(ies)

United Arab Emirates uses the GSM 900 GSM frequency.

When travelling, make sure that your phone supports the GSM frequency of the country you’re traveling to. Usually the supported GSM frequencies are printed on the box of your phone as well as its manual.

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