More and more expats relocate to the business center that is Dubai. Soon they discover that access to VOIP services like Skype and many websites are blocked. Locals have dealt with this problem for years, but I am about to tell you a little trick that will not only secure your web traffic from prying eyes, but also unblock Skype and many other websites and online services.
How to Bypass Restrictions on the Internet in Dubai
In order to get around the restrictions we need to use a service called a Virtual Private Network or VPN for short. What this will allow us to do is to connect to a server located in the US or Europe and from here send the traffic to either Skype or any other websites or service we want to use. Since the VPN connection is secured by data encryption the authorities in UAE cannot block the traffic, as they simply cannot spy on the data as it is encrypted.
Another positive side effect is that by using a US based VPN service you will all of a sudden have access to US only services such as and Hulu.
How to Get a VPN Connection
In order for this to work you need a good and stable VPN connection. The fastest and most reliable player on the market is by far Unlocator. They are more or less the industry standard and their 6 or 12 months packages have a good discount. You can also get the 1 month package and test it out.
Setup is super easy and you will get the instructions in your email once you have signed up. It is super simple and with the 24/7 live support you can’t miss it.
If you don’t want to setup every device in your household you can instead get a router that can do the VPN connection for you. That way all devices on the household will be unblocked when accessing your WIFI. Read more about routers here.