How to charge the mobile phone when staying in The United Arab Emirates

Using micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter to recharge any mobile phone with a United Arab Emirates power outlet, recharging any mobile phone using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter and how to recharge any mobile phone using a Europlug Type C power charger

United Arab Emirates power outlet

When packing for a holiday it can be useful to know in advance if you can charge any electronics like mobiles or laptops at your destination. By not knowing which wall socket to expect you could bring the wrong charger, leaving you needing to purchase a potentially overpriced power adaptor when you're there. Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge your mobile phone in The United Arab Emirates. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your mobile phone abroad.This guide shows what you'll need to supply power to your mobile phone when you are visiting The United Arab Emirates by using the Type G, C or D 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Emirians use Type G sockets in their plug outlets. When you are visiting The United Arab Emirates from a different country check your mobile phone can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure the mobile phone is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. If you are planning on visiting tourist destinations such as Dubai or Fujairah refer to the United Arab Emirates Wiki page [1] for more information on visiting the area.

This how-to guide is for a generic mobile phone and assume the phone has a standard micro USB port, Bluetooth connectivity and a headphone socket. For all the latest phones please visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in The United Arab Emirates

Can the mobile phone be used in The United Arab Emirates?

Yes, you can use any mobile phone in The United Arab Emirates.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging any mobile phone in The United Arab Emirates?

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing along more than just your mobile phone the best travel charger for The United Arab Emirates is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are three types of plug sockets that Emirians use (types G, C and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your mobile phone is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to The United Arab Emirates or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your mobile phone at an airport or on the flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The United Arab Emirates

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The United Arab Emirates and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting The United Arab Emirates.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting The United Arab Emirates.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging any mobile phone in The United Arab Emirates?

Powering any mobile phone with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using USB Micro Type B connector and a Type G power charger to power your mobile phone from a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

  1. In order to power your mobile phone from a United Arab Emirates power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the United Arab Emirates power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 slots containing shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B micro USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (note you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone for charging with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port can typically be found either on the bottom or side of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone should indicate that the phone is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
Powering any mobile phone with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your mobile phone from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

Using Micro USB Type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger to recharge your mobile phone from a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your mobile phone from the United Arab Emirates power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power supply, also known as the Type C power outlet [5], is recognised by the 2 round adjacent holes where the pins sit.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (note you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone for charging with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile.
  5. Switch on the United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone will indicate that the device is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your mobile phone from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

Powering any mobile phone with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Learn how to recharge any mobile phone with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using USB Micro Type B connector and a Type D power charger.

  1. In order to charge the mobile phone from the United Arab Emirates power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power outlet by 3 holes in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (please note you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone for charging with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile.
  5. Switch on the United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone will indicate that the device is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
Powering any mobile phone with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Arab_Emirates - United Arab Emirates Wiki page
  2. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  3. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  4. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices
  5. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  6. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  9. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters