Can anyone please tell me what's the maximal possible transit time between flights in Dubai International Airport WITHOUT leaving airport grounds (i.e. without passing through passport control)?
I'm flying with flydubai from Amman to Male with a 17 hours long wait in DXB before the next flight to Male (Both flights are with the same company). Is there a limitation on how long you can stay in the transit area? I've been getting mixed reports, one saying that it's okay to stay in the airport without passing through passport control for 24 hrs, and the other saying no more than 8.
I haven't found anything about it in the flydubai, DXB, or the Dubai Foregin affairs office websites. I should probably mention that I'm not interested in obtaining the 96 hours long transit visa, and would like to stay inside the airport for the entire time.
BTW - If it's not possible to stay in the transit area for more than 8 hrs, is staying for a longer amount of time possible if I book a stay in one of the lounges at the airport (Such as 'Marhaba'), or (less preferably) the hotel within the airport itself?