How to charge the iPad when planning a trip to The United Arab Emirates

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your iPad from a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type D power charger, charging the iPad using a Type G power adapter and how to recharge the iPad using a 2 pinned Type C power plug

United Arab Emirates power outlet

If packing for a trip it can be helpful to know if you'll be able to charge any vital devices when you get there. But without knowing which wall socket to expect you may bring the wrong power adaptor, leaving you needing to buy a suitable adaptor when you're there. Differing voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. The following useful guide shows exactly how to charge your iPad when you're travelling to The United Arab Emirates using their standard types G, C or D United Arab Emirates 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you will find most Emiratis use Type G plug outlets. When you are visiting The United Arab Emirates from another region please make sure your iPad can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPad is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you plan to stay somewhere such as Dubai or Al Gharbia we also suggest referring to the Wikipedia page about The United Arab Emirates [1] for more information on the location. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in The United Arab Emirates

Can you use the iPad in The United Arab Emirates?

Yes, you can use the iPad in The United Arab Emirates.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad in The United Arab Emirates?

If travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for The United Arab Emirates is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Emiratis use three different types of plug sockets (types G, C and D) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the heads over. If your iPad is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip to The United Arab Emirates or using up additional wall outlets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your iPad at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The United Arab Emirates

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting The United Arab Emirates.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 the iPad in The United Arab Emirates?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type G power adapter to charge the iPad from a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad from the United Arab Emirates power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should usually include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug outlet (technically known as the Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the three slots containing plastic shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging taking roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

Powering the iPad with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your iPad from a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad using the United Arab Emirates power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], normally supplied with the iPad.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins sit.
  3. Then connect one end of the charging cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which should take between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

A guide showing you how to charge your iPad from a United Arab Emirates power outlet using a 30 pin connector and a 3 pinned Type D power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad using a United Arab Emirates power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally supplied with the device).
  2. Firstly plug the Type D USB power adapter into the United Arab Emirates power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 circular holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Arab_Emirates - Wikipedia page about The United Arab Emirates
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1632/en_US/ipad_ios5_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  10. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters