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Passport Photos are a Dubai necessity

Dubai needs to see you! Make lots of copies of passport sized colour photos. Keep them with you. You'd be surprised when they are wanted.

Updated 06-July-2014  


So, these little passport-sized photographs, yeah, the ones that never make you look any good, are a necessity in Dubai. Rid yourself of all fear and take the plunge!

In the beginning when you’re trying to organise this, that and the next thing, you will be asked for your photograph.

The best thing to do is go to a Photo Express Booth (cheap and to exact passport standards) and get at least 10 printed (this will cost about – )

There are other photo companies which will do this but it costs between AED 65 and AED 80 depending on your request. There is also a time element – Photo Express produce the images immediately. At most other photographic facilities you will need to wait approximately 30 minutes.

Photo Express

Try not to get too creative – a white background is sufficient in nearly all circumstances. If my memory serves me well then a blue background is required for children’s photographs for the MEDICAL ONLY. More info

Keep an envelope with these photos with you at all times – You will need them!


Where to find Photo Express: [LOCATIONS]

The advice provided in our columns does not constitute legal advice and is provided for information only. Readers are encouraged to seek appropriate independent legal advice.

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