Drive from UAE to (Europe)

General information about the club, grading etc..
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AlMagboul
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Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:40 pm

Gone2 wrote:Well, my car takes about Dhs. 100 in UAE (special or Blue),
in Turkey, I used to fill it up with about Dhs. 400
Alanya or Antalya - Nice places along the beach, secured area as almost all places monitored by camera.
Istanbul - Nice too with clean surface and monitored too, nice Metro or Underground and cheaper than Taxi to moce around.
Yalova - Family place, nice beach for Muslims or family who doesn't want to see bikini'es :)
Bursa - Woow, Telfrake will take you oevr the cloud (very high) but very nice too.
Izmir - Nice beach and
Well, Turkey is the place if you want to taste the Turkish food as I came with 10kg extra, altough we covered frm home and back within 15 days, KM 9000
what about the road, are thay safe. accomedation travel between city
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Gone2
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Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:05 pm

Well, I haven't faced any type of problems, slept in ((Hafr Albatin(KSA), then slept in Syria Border (nice Hotel), 3rd night in Turkey (Antakya).
Also, you can obtain trip ticket for your car from the borders, either (Jurdon or Syria),
but I got all paper works done in (UAE), then drove.
The car should be under your name.
Gone2
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Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:54 pm

GPS - there is a (NAVIGON) GPS which comes with Middle East and Europe map too, I bought one from Sharaf DG - ((Ibn Batota)) Dhs. 1700 (I guess).
PR
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Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:28 pm

I downloaded EU maps for my nav system too - found them on piratebay.org
Gone2
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Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:10 am

Empassies contacts:-
1. Turkey - 024460941
2. Bulgaria - 043442419
3. Roumania - Tel 02 44 61 158 in Abu Dhabi - 04 349 29 71 Dubai

Well, I'm trying to convince another two family (brother and brother in-law).

How about the VISA, I guess we better apply for it from here, before we go.

Well, I can't wait till I see this trip happening.
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Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:19 am

I found out that the "trip ticket" is also called the Carnet de Passages, and it is a document that guarantees the country you are entering that you will not sell the vehicle while in that country (or you have to pay import taxes).

The Automobile & Touring Club of the UAE issues such document (http://www.atcuae.ae) - they issue two kinds:

!. The "Trip Ticket" or Carnet is for Middle Eastern countries

2. An "International Certificate" is required for European countries - see http://www.atcuae.ae/en/intl_certificate.html

Perhaps also an International Driving License will be necessary.
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Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:13 pm

However, it seems the Carnet is not required to reach EU - http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/trippl ... countries?

It is required for Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait, but not KSA, Jordan, Syria, Turkey, and not in EU.

Full description of Carnet: http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/trippl ... ptiq1.pdf?
Gone2
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Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:32 am

Thanks for PR for the intensive details and info.
International Driving License will be easy to get from ATC from UAE.

Did you check regarding the Visa?

I guess the frist European country, will be Italy!
Is it better to get the Visa from Italy Empassy?
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Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:55 pm

Yes, but just ask first.

Also, check out a "Shengen visa" - it is one visa for 25 EU countries, and can be issued to Emiratis by the Swiss embassy, and maybe others...

following txt from http://www.dubaifaqs.com/visa-for-uae-nationals.php

Schengen visa for UAE Nationals

90 day Visit Visa or Tourist Visa entry permit available. Other possible visa types include Business Visit Visa (90 days), Medical Visa (90 days), Transit Visa if not exiting airport (24 hours), Transit Visa (5 days).
After entry to a Schengen country, a Schengen visa allows holder to travel to any other Schengen country without needing additional visas for 90 days. Or possibly a total of 90 days within a 6 month period (unconfirmed)?
Visa cost or fee is about AED 300-1000. Allow more for express visa issuance, less if married to a spouse from the EU or one of the Schengen countries. Children between 6 and 12 years old might be AED 150 dhs, children under 6 years of age might be free.
Schengen visa validity period before date of travel is 3 months/90 days (unconfirmed)?
Apply in person at embassy or consulate in UAE of country of entry. Some restrictions might apply, for example Abu Dhabi citizens or residents required to apply in Abu Dhabi, or all citizens required to apply in Dubai. Variations depend on embassy/consulate.
Some or all of the following documents are needed (variations might depend on country of entry):
UAE passport valid for at least 6 months from date of entry, or at least 3 months from expiry date of Schengen visa.
Passport copy and passport photo (at least one, so bring two). For men, head should be uncovered in photo.
Details of physical address at destination (eg hotel booking confirmation)
Details of travel itinerary including plane ticket or booking confirmation
Details of travel insurance and/or medical insurance, minimum cover 30,000 Euros.
Details of medical treatment and doctor's certificate from the UAE if applying for Medical Visa.
Evidence of sufficient funds while travelling in Europe (might be needed only or as well as on entry to Europe).
Invitation letter if applying for Business Visa or Visit Visa, hotel booking if applying for Tourist Visa.
Visa application fees
Visa application form filled in in language of country of arrival, or in English.
Allow 2-3 weeks processing time. In some cases, processing might be as little as 1 or 2 days depending on embassy or consulate applied to (Swedish Embassy in Abu Dhabi says 1 day for example).
List of Schengen countries includes: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands (Holland), Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland (as of end 2008)."
Gone2
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Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:32 am

Well, what a job, which you have done is really great.
I have enquired about the achool exams and they said it will finish at the end of June, so I may start my trip at the same time.
Is there is any confirmation from anybody who are willing to go??
Also, Switzerland Empassy - Has shiftted Visa process to the Consulate in Dubai, where people can get Visa from, not Abu Dhabi!

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