Though Dubai edged uncomfortably close to default in recent years, the United Arab Emirates city is slowly rebounding.
So, for the time being, there’s no need to worry about Dubai’s status as both a tourist attraction and a major business hub. And who could turn down the opportunity to visit the Burj Khalifa?
But just because you’re shopping or doing business near the tallest man-made structure in the world, it doesn’t mean you won’t have down time. And just because you’re in a country that doesn’t have Netflix access, it doesn’t mean you have to be disconnected from your Netflix Instant queue.
And that’s where FlashRouters comes in.
Use a VPN to Watch Netflix Instant in Dubai
Want to watch Netflix Instant in Dubai? Not a problem at all. All you need is a VPN.
A VPN service, or Virtual Private Network service, is a subscription-based service devoted to its users online security. When you log into your VPN, all of your online information is tunneled through encrypted servers that VPN service providers keep set up all over the world. This prevents hackers, identity thieves, and other malevolent forces from accessing your sensitive information (e-mails, credit card numbers, etc.).
You might be thinking, “That’s all well and good, but what does that have to do with me watching Netflix Instant in Dubai?” Well, one of the secondary benefits is that it makes geographically restricted web content a thing of the past for its users.
When you log in to your VPN, you’re allowed to choose which encrypted server you wish to use, which changes your IP address to one located in the country of your new server. This tricks your computer into thinking it’s in an entirely different country!
So if you want your computer to think it’s in the US (when it’s really in Dubai), log in to your VPN and choose a US-based IP address. You’ll be streaming top streaming US based streaming services from Dubai and the UAE in no time!
Popular VPN service providers for US IP addresses from Dubai include
Looking for more provider options, read our VPN provider comparison list to help you find the virtual private network that best suits your needs.
Best Routers For Streaming Video & Privacy in Dubai
When it comes to streaming HD video, speed is an important issue, and we’ve got a pair of Wireless-AC routers that particularly excel in that department. Our most powerful router for VPN and streaming video is the Asus RT-AC88U DD-WRT VPN Router featuring:
- Our only router with 8 External Gigabit Wired Ports (all others have 4)
- 1.4 GHz Broadcom Processor versus previous highs of 1 GHz
- Up to AC3100 Speeds
- Our top recommended device for gaming.
Other favorites include the Netgear R7000 Nighthawk with Tomato Firmware Installed. It features a massive 1 GHz processor, max Wireless-AC speed of 1900 Mbps for the best wireless range we offer.
Then there’s the reliably excellent Asus RT-N66U Dark Knight TomatoUSB Router, which has topped our best-seller’s list many times over. If you’re looking for something a little more affordable, though still reliable, we can easily recommend the Cisco Linksys E2500, one of our best Tomato routers around $150.
The FlashRouters Difference
We’re more than satisfied with helping people learn how to access their Netflix accounts from far-flung locales around the globe, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the ways in which our own products can contribute to a better Netflix experience.
At FlashRouters, we’re dedicated to providing devices that give our users the most streamlined online experience available, and we accomplish that by flashing all of our routers with DD-WRT or Tomato firmware.
These replacement firmwares are designed to expand your network, make it more versatile, fast, and powerful. Using a router flashed with DD-WRT or Tomato allows you to access advanced security options, extend your wireless range, and even control how your bandwidth is allocated (that last one should be pretty important to people who are big streamers of HD video).
They can even improve your VPN experience. Every FlashRouter comes equipped with built-in VPN connectivity, which saves our users the time and potential trouble of installing the VPN software themselves (a process that has led to its fair share of bricked routers). In fact, hold on to your old router and use it in conjunction with your FlashRouter to take advantage of our popular dual router set-up, which allows you to switch back and forth between your local connection and your VPN with complete ease.
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