Endless deserts, jagged mountain chains, ancient settlements and ultramodern cities. Visitors experience the Emirate Dubai as a country of surprising diversity and contrasts. The city Dubai lies on a natural estuary of the Arabian Gulf, the Dubai Creek. At its watersides both sides of the city developed. Dubai is one of the 7 Emirates that founded the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 1971. Further members of the UAE include Abu Dhabi (the capitol city), Ajman, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain. Every Emirate is named after it's largest city. Dubai has over one million inhabitants, over 80 % of which are foreigners (called "Expatriates"). The Emirate Dubai became rich through its oil field, but today they only make up 15% of its gross national product.
Dubai lies on the West coast of the UAE, on the southwest part of the Arabian Gulf at 55 eastern longitude and 25 northern latitude and covers over 3.885 square kilometres. The Emirate is a continuous domain with the exception of the small enclave in the Harjar Mountains in Hata. The surrounding countryside is sparsely populated as the most of the population lives in the city, which the Dubai Creek as divided into the districts of Deira and Bur Dubai. In the north Dubai borders to the Emirate Sharjah and in the south directly to Abu Dhabi.
Until 1830 Dubai was a small fishing village. The people earned their living with pearl diving, fishing and some farming. 1830 a small branch of the Bani Yas tribe came from the southern Liwa-Oasis to Dubai. They were lead by the Maktoum family whose descendants still rule Dubai today. Initially little changed in Dubai until foreign traders where given tax breaks at the end of the 18th century. Encouraged by the liberal and farsighted mindset of the governing body trader from India and Persia came to Dubai and settled in the fast growing city. After several naval combats Dubai and the other Emirates – as a result of several armistice negotiation – accepted Great Britain as a protector state in 1892. In Europe the region became known as "Trucial Coast" or "Trucial States". This name remained until the UAE was founded. In 1968 Great Britain announced it's withdrawal from the region and the Emirates started working on creating a single State consisting of Bahrain, Katar and the "Trucial States". But the negotiations failed when Bahrain and Katar decided to become independent States. The "Trucial States" remained determined to become one State and in 1971 the United Arab Emirates where founded. Corresponding with the Treaty the single Emirates maintained a certain amount of independence. The leaders of this new Federation elected the Regent of Abu Dhabi, His Majesty Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, their President who held his office until he passed away in 2004. He was succeeded by his son, His Majesty Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, as President of the United Arabian Emirates and Regent of Abu Dhabi. Even before the UAE was established large oil fields where discovered in the region (approximately 9% of the worlds known oil reserve). Abu Dhabi discovered it's oil fields in 1958 and in 1966 Dubai – which was already a thriving centre of trade – discovered theirs. Currently there are 2 billion Barrel being extracted a day. The proceeds of the oil fields gave the government the opportunity to create the excellent economic and social structure that is the foundation for the quality of life we enjoy today. A lot of credit goes to the former monarch of Dubai His Majesty Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, who's foresight made sure that the proceeds of Dubai's oil fields where invested in the best possible way. The current monarch His Majesty Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum continuous his work.
Climate and travel time
Dubai has a subtropic, dry climate. Visitors can expect sunny weather and blue skies all year round. Rainfall is rare and erratic and should only be expected in the winter if at all. On occasion strong winds will disperse the sand that can create hazy days. During the summer months the temperature can rise so high that it is no longer possible to stay outside. The only advantage during the hot low season is that Hotels are considerably cheaper at this time of the year. The best time to travel is from October to April. The temperature is between 15° C and 42° C. The average daytime temperature is 25° C in January and rises to 42° C in July.
Flora and fauna
It is only natural that in the UAE– considering the temperature – the Flora and Fauna aren't species-rich as in other parts of the world. However a surprising variety of animal and plant life has managed to adapt and survive in the high temperature environment with little rain. In Dubai the city council continuously implements a green-up program. Along the roads the desert environment has been made wonderful green and gorgeous. You can find a lot of parks with lush foliage and colourful flowerbeds in a lot of the urban areas. The date palm is the most well known plant of native flora, which is something the whole country takes great pride in. When you travel further in the east on the way to the mountains acacias with flat crowns and wild growing grass will give you the impression of being in an African savannah. There are places where the desert is surprisingly green – even during the summer months. Domestic animals are leopards and Ibex, however you rarely have the opportunity to observe the shy animals. You can frequently see camels, donkeys and goats wandering dangerously close to the road. Bringing the desert to live are sand-cats, sand-foxes, desert hare as well as gerbils, geckos, porcupines, snakes and scorpions. Our Ocean is full of life for e.g. tropical fish, jellyfish, corals, manatee, dolphins, whales and sharks. Several of our domestic turtle species are strictly protected and are recorded on the endangered animal species list. Among them are the tortoiseshell turtle and the green turtle. The most common fish is the "Hammour" a giant perch which can be found on the menu of a lot of restaurants.
The official language is Arabic but English, Urdu and Hindi are spoken almost everywhere. The street signs, menus in restaurants, signs in shops and information booklets for tourists are written in both Arabic and English.
The unit currency in Dubai is the UAE dirham (Dh.) or the Arab Emirate Dirham (AED) a it is termed in international markets. The dirham is devided into units of 100 fils. Für Touristen ist es anzuraten Bargeld mit nach Dubai einzuführen und vor Ort zu Geld zu wechseln, denn derzeit erhält man für einen Euro umgerechnet 5,2 AED. Die Wechselstuben am Dubai International Airport bieten derzeit 5,2 AED für einen Euro an. Alle gängigen Kreditkarten werden in den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten akzeptiert. Weitere Informationen zu den aktuellen Wechselkursen erhalten Sie auf der Website www.oanda.com/convert/classic?lang=en
Means of Payment, Currency, Tips and Haggling
Cash or credit cards are the preferred means of payment in the UAE. Some small stores aren't equipped to deal with credit cards so it is advisable to always have a bit of cash with you. Cash and travellers check's can be exchanged at licensed exchange offices, banks, hotels and Dubai International Airport. You can find the current exchange rate in the local press (Gulf News or Khajeej Times). There are no import restrictions for foreign currency. Currency in the United Arabian Emirates is the Dirham (short Dhs or called AED), which is divided to 100 fils. Paper money is available with the face value of 5 AED, 10 AED, 20 AED, 50 AED, 100 AED, 200 AED, 500 AED and 1.000 AED. Coins are available with the face value of 25, 50 und 100 Fils or 1 AED. A constantly growing and well-structured network of local and international banks offer a complete service package. Opening Hours: Saturday to Wednesday from 8.00 to 12:00 o'clock. Free Phone Calls: HSBC (Fon: +971 - 800 - 4440), MashreqBank (Fon: +971 - 800 - 4800). Most banks offer ATMs that except a wide range of credit cards (American Express, Cirrus, Global Access, MasterCard, Plus System und VISA) and also cash cards. The ATMs are available all over the city and in a lot of malls. You can find exchange offices that offer their services for fair prices all over Dubai (there is at least one in every mall). Most shops, Hotels and restaurants except credit cards (American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, VISA). In small shops this can sometimes be difficult as the sometime illicitly try to charge you a 2-4% fee for using a credit card. Tips are handled like almost everywhere in the world – 10% – 15% are customary. In restaurants the service is included in the price. Haggling is a traditional part of the shopping experience in the Emirates and still practised especially in the Souks (Markets). It can be not just a pleasurable experience but also a profitable one.The population
The population census in 1995 determined that number of inhabitants counted 674.101. At the end of 2003 the population already counted 1.200.000. The number of inhabitant in the UAE counted 2.377.453 in 1995 and 4.041.000 at the end of 2003.National flag
The Flag of the UAE shows three equally large, horizontal stripes in green, white and black (from top to bottom) and a vertical red strip that is a little larger than the others (parallel to the flagpole).Local time
The time difference to Germany is plus 3 hours, while in summer time it is only 2 hours.Telephone calls in Dubai
The international prefix for Dubai is 00971. The Etisalat, the only telecommunications provider in the UAE, operates the telephone network in Dubai. The market is supposed to open up next year. In Dubai the use of the landline is free of charge. Mobile phones are very popular and are used everywhere (prefix: 050). The international "Roaming" is also available in the Emirates. If your phone doesn't have a GSM-Standard then you can order the pre-paid SIM-card service "Wasel" from Etisalat so you can use your mobile in the UAE. Public telephones can be found all over the city. To be able to use most of them you need telephone cards, which are available in a lot of shops and supermarkets.Prepaid Calling Card: Visitor Mobile Line
Visitor Mobile Line is the prepaid mobile service of "du" which has been especially tailored to suit the needs of customers - whether they are tourists, business traveller or employment seekers visiting the UAE. You only pay AED 70 activation fee which includes a SIM plus a free AED 20 recharge card to use straightaway. The Visitor Mobile Line has a 90 days validity which is renewable so customers or visitors can use the same line next tim they are in the UAE. For further information please visit website www.du.ae/en/category/mobile/visitor-mobile-line/Post
The Post in Dubai need 6-10 days to get to Europe and the USA, 8-10 days to Australia and 5-10 days to India. You can purchase stamps at the post office, post card shops in town, hotels and supermarkets. The red mailboxes for international mail can be found at the post office and often close to shopping malls. Also your Hotel will gladly take care of your post. For further information you can call the "Emirate Post" at a free hotline: 800-5858 (number only valid in Dubai).
Emirates Internet & Multimedia (EIM), a subsidiary of Etisalat, is responsible for all Internet related services in the UAE. Hotels and Hotel Apartments usually offer you the opportunity to login. If you have a computer or a laptop with you, you can use Etisalats "Dial'n Surf Service". All you need is a computer with a modem and a normal phone or an ISDN access. Then just dial 500-5555 (only valid in Dubai) to establish a connection. The costs deducted from the used telephone line. For further information, please call the EIM "Help Desk" on their free of charge hotline: 800-6100 (only valid in Dubai).
Culture and lifestyle
Dubai's culture is enrooted with Arabia's Islamic traditions. Islam is far more than just a religion. It is a way of life that defines your daily routine form what you wear to what you eat and drink. Among the most valued virtues are friendliness and hospitably. Visitors can be sure to experience the pristine warmth and friendliness of the people. Travellers will find the UAE to be a tolerant country with and affectionate people, foreigners are allowed to practice their religion freely, alcohol is served in hotels and the dress code is relatively liberal and cavalier. A tip for singles that travel to Dubai or the UAE: The more respectable you look, the more respectfully you'll be treated.
The official religion of the UAE is Islam; other religions are respected and Dubai provides total religious freedom. There is one Hindu temple, two Catholic, one Anglican and one Protestant Church in Dubai. The teaching of Islam is that there is only one God (Allah) and that the Prophet Mohammed (peace be with him) is his rightful enunciator. The religious commitments every Moslem has to fulfil (called the five pillars) are the profession of faith, prayer, fast, charity and a pilgrimage to Mecca. A Moslem is required to pray five times a day. The time of prayer is based upon the position of the sun and changes slightly every day. The faithful are encouraged to pray in a mosque, in the community or at any clean place. Most shops and shopping centres offer prayer rooms. The weekly sermon is held every Friday just before the noon prayer. On Friday mornings most shopping centres will be closed. During your stay in Dubai it is advisable to be respectful of the Islamic culture. A lot of conventions in your country of origin can be interpreted in a totally different way here. For instance it is possible that a Moslem won't offer you a handshake upon your first meeting, as it is only common to do so with people of the same sex. Please don't be offended by this – smile as a greeting or put your right hand on your heart and nod slightly. Also you should only make photos or film video footage of Moslem women if they have given they have given their consent.
During the holy month of Ramadan (the 9th in the Moslem calendar) all Moslems should fast from sun up to sun down. The Believers abstain from eating, drinking alcoholic beverages, smoking, chewing gum, sexual acts and if possible the taking medication orally during the day. The act of fasting is broken by the ritualistic consumption of dates and water before the evening prayer (Al Maghrib), which signals the end of the fast. Afterwards one joins friends and family in the Iftar feast, that according to the tradition in the UAE can contain meals such as Harees (a mash made of meat and wheat), Fareed (a meat and vegetable stew) and Lugamat (dough ball with date syrup). Aside from fasting Ramadan is also the time of reconciliation, forgiveness, family and charity. Many Moslem families will distribute especially prepared dishes to the less fortunate in their neighbourhood. Visitors are also expected to be considerate and abstain from eating, drinking or smoking in public places during this time. Pregnant women and those who are still nursing, the elderly and sick are not expected to keep the fast. Children are allowed to eat and drink in public. Visitors should dress low-key and should be considerate towards the fasting population. Restaurants and Fast-food-Chains close during the day, though some offer take-away. Most Hotels serve regular meals inside during the day, though sometimes in special, canopied rooms. In Islamic countries Ramadan is a very sociable time and a great opportunity for visitors to absorb the unique atmosphere. After fasting all day Believers spend the evenings enjoying the Iftar-feast in the gregarious fold of their friends and family. Often till the late hours of the night. In Hotels you can experience true culinary delights in especially set up 'Ramadan-Tents'.
Government and the Royal Family
The high council of the sovereigns is the highest authority in the UAE. It is composed of the monarchs of the 7 Emirates. Those 7 monarchs elect the head of state (the President) from their ranks. The President of the UAE is his Majesty Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan who is simultaneously the monarch of Abu Dhabi. In January of 2006 the monarch of Dubai – Minister and Vice-President of the UAE - past away and was succeeded by his brother his Majesty Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum who also acts as the Minister of Defence of the UAE. Also other members of the Maktoum family head important offices in Dubai and the UAE. His Majesty Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the viceroy of Dubai and the Minister of Finance and Industry in the UAE.
The UAE has a free market economy with the largest per capita income in the world (estimated at approximately 19.000 US$ in 2002). During the 60s most of the countries wealth was mainly rooted in it's rich oil field, today however almost 90% of the gross national product comes from other branches of industry that are becoming increasingly important. Trade has been the lifeblood of Dubai's business community. In the Middle East Dubai is often called "the city of merchants" because of this longstanding tradition. In 2002 the merchandise value of export and re-export reached the sum of Dhs 36 billion, which means an increase of over 26% in comparison to 2001. Tourism, the service industry, industry and the construction business are growing and help to create and sustain a balanced, multifaceted economy. With trade, industry, banking houses, financial business providers, global corporations, the building of congress halls and tourism the government of Dubai want to appeal to both investors and tourists. The investors where attracted easily enough by no customs duty and low taxes, new streets, new harbour, low energy prices and even the expensive water painstakingly obtained from distillation plants. Tourists on the other hand where attracted to the small Emirate Dubai by sunshine on 350 days a year and the Arabian-nights-flair.
The development of tourism
With tourism making up 40 % of the gross national product Dubai has a head start to the other travel destinations in the Middle East. In 2002 over 4.7 million tourists visited Dubai – it is expected that the number will rise to 15 million per year in 2010. With great strides Dubai is about to take an important roll in the global tourism industry. The Emirate is already one of the most popular travel destinations in the world and constantly attracts more tourists with its innovative and trendsetting projects.
All Visitors need a visa and a passport that is still valid for the next 6 months, the only exception are citizens of the "Gulf Co-operation Council" (Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman und Saudi Arabia). Citizens of Andorra, Australia, Belgium, Brunei, Denmark, Germany, Finland, France, Canada, Greece, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Portugal, San Marino, Sweden, Switzerland, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Cyprus, the Vatican and the United States of America will receive a free visa upon entering Dubai. The visa is valid for 60 days and for a fee of 500 DHs can be extended once for the length of 30 days – so the longest you can stay is 90 days. Foreigners that live in a GCC country will receive a non-extendable visa that is valid for 30 days provided they fulfil the terms and conditions. Visitors from Eastern Europe, South Africa and China can apply for a non-extendable 30-day visa if a legal body (i.e.: a Hotel or a tour operator) acts as their guarantor. Other visitors can get a 14-day visa for a business trip if a local company acts as their guarantor or they can apply visit-visa with maximum duration of stay of 90 days. Visitors with certain Nationalities coming from Oman can enter Dubai with a free entry permit. The same standard applies to visitors from Dubai that want to enter Oman. Visitors that only journey through Dubai can apply for a transit visa (only valid for a maximum of 96 hours) through an airline that operates in the VAE. The terms and conditions of entry should be checked before travelling to Dubai, as changes can't be excluded. Airlines can confirm that a citizen has a valid visa for the entering person. Citizens of Israel and people with an Israeli entry stamp in their passport wont be allowed to enter Dubai. Emirates Airline offers flights from Munich (2 times a day), from Frankfurt (2 times a day) and from Düsseldorf (once a day). The Lufthansa offers one flight per day from both Frankfurt and Munich to Dubai.
Annual events in Dubai
The whole year around there are a lot of sporting or social events and festivals taking place in Dubai. Often tourists only come to Dubai for one of these events that are already anticipated with a great deal of excitement by the indigenous population.
Camel racing is a traditional sport, which offers a unique perspective on Dubai's history. Those visiting the races should also visit the paddocks and the close by camel market where you can buy accessories (e.g.: woollen blankets). Races are held on the racetrack Nad Al Sheba, on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays as well as official holidays during winter months. The admission is free of charge.
The desert in the UAE is the perfect place for a rally and a lot of events of this nature are organised by "Emirates Motor Sports Federation" (Fon: +971-4-2827111). The most popular of these events is the
"UAE Desert Challenge". This event draws athletes from all over the world to the UAE and takes place during October or November depending on other events. You can find out more about the before mentioned race at the website: www.uaedesertchallenge.com
The Dhow Race
The dhows are made from wood and usually 12-18 meters long and are usually moved through rudders or a sail. The races are held the whole year around but also on special occasions such as National holidays and they usually take pace at the Dubai International Marine Club.
The Dubai Aerospace Exhibition
The "Dubai Air Expo" (commonly called "Air Show") that takes place every two-year on a premise especially prepared for that purpose and is a meeting place for some of the worlds biggest companies in the aerospace industry. Over the past couple of years the Air Show has been the setting for spectacular, multi-million deals. Other than "Big Business" the Air Show offers it's visitors the rare opportunity to see some of the worlds best pilots showcase their talent with historic and brand new aeroplanes.
Dubai Desert Classic
Every year in March a part of the "European PGA Tour" (Professional Golf Association Tour) will take place at the Emirates Golf Club. The "Dubai Desert Classic"
is already a longstanding event that draws a lot of international top-golfers to Dubai e.g.: Ernie Els und Tiger Woods. For more information please visit their homepage: www.dubaidesertclassic.com
Dubai Racing Club
Nad Al Sheba is one of the best racetracks in the world. Top-jockeys from Europe, USA and Australia come to take part in the horse races every year during the racing season from November to April. The take place at night between 7 p.m. to 10 p.m with the aid of floodlights. The admission is free. The "Dubai World Cup"
is one of the most popular and most endowed horse races in the world. For more information please visit www.dubaiworldcup.com
or call the Dubai Racing Club at: +971-4-3322277
Dubai Rugby Sevens
With this international tournament – and one of the most popular winter sports – starts off the "IRB Sevens World Series". During the two-day Rugby event the audience rooms at the Exiles Rugby Club are filled with high spirits that last well into the night. You'll find their official website at: www.dubairugby7s.com
Dubai Shopping Festival
The "Dubai Shopping Festival" (also called DSF) is far more than just an unbelievable shopping opportunity. For a whole month – from mid January to mid Febuary – the whole city is transformed into a kind of carnival with raffles, concerts, children's theatre, fireworks, fashion shows and much, much more. For more information please visit: www.mydsf.com.
Dubai Summer Surprises
From June to September Dubai Summer Surprises (also called DSS)
offers a multitude of family-oriented events (in air-conditioned rooms) that revolve around themes like entertainment, family tradition, food, culture, technology and schools. For further information please visit the website www.mydss.com
or call +971-4-2229922
Dubai Tennis Championships
With the "Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships" (Prize money: 1 Million US$) – which is held in February/March – Dubai has secured it's place in the international tennis community. This popular and well-attended event offers fans the opportunity to see some of the world's best tennis players in Dubai's Tennis Stadium. You don't have to wait in line for days to snatch up a ticket and it is unlikely that the match will be interrupted because of rain. For more information please call +971-4-2166444 or visit our website at www.dubaitennischampionships.com
The Powerboat Race
Powerboat races are a great spectacle and are becoming more and more popular in the UAE. The local Victory Team
is one of the worlds best powerboat teams in Formula 1 Offshore Racing. The Dubai Creek offers a spectacular backdrop for the national Formula 2 and 4 races, with an annually growing number of participants. Please call the Dubai International Marine Club at +971-4-3994111.
Time Out Tickets: Toll Free phone 800-4669, international customers should call +971-4-2108567
In traditional Arabian cuisine the culinary arts of various countries such as Morocco, Tunisia, Iran and Egypt merge together. In Dubai "modern Arabian cuisine" usually means dishes with a strong Lebanese influence. Characteristic ingredients are beef, lamb, chicken and seafood, rice, nuts (mainly pistachio), dates, yogurt and a variety of spices. A meal usually starts with "Mezze" an assortment of appetizers that are served with pita bread and salad – often this is a meal on it's own. A meal can be rounded off with Lebanese desserts, which are delicious but also very sweet. Islam determines that you can only eat meat form an animal that has been slaughtered the proper way ("Halal"). In addition you won't find any pork in the Arabian cuisine. To consume, prepare or serve this meat is forbidden to Moslems. Alcohol is offered in licensed stores, hotel bars and sport clubs. Residents can apply for a permit to buy alcohol in licensed stores in Dubai.
In the whole Middle East the smoking of the Waterpipe ("Shisha", "Nargileh" or "Hubbli Bubbli") is a popular and relaxing pastime, that is generally enjoyed with friends in one of the local cafés. The pipe tobacco is available in several aromatic flavours such as strawberry, apple, double apple, peach, watermelon, rose or oriental fruit cocktail. Waterpipes can be purchased in souvenir shops, supermarkets and Souks and are a great memento of your time in Dubai.
English newspapers and news media in the UAE
Arabic newspapers and news media in the UAE
Al Ittihad (Abu Dhabi)
Akhbar Al Arab (Abu Dhabi)
Newspapers in the Middle East Region
Times of Oman (Oman)
Gulf Times (Qatar)
The Peninsula (Qatar)
Al Watan Newspaper (Qatar)
Al Sharq Newspaper (Qatar)
Al Rayah Newspaper (Qatar)
Bahrain Tribune (Bahrain)
Gulf Daily News (Bahrain)
Jordan Times (Jordan)
Kuwait Times (Kuwait)
UAE Internet News Media
Inside Middle East
Magazines and e-Magazines in the UAE
Time Out Dubai
Time Out Abu Dhabi
Radio stations in the UAE
In the UAE there are several radio stations broadcasting in a variety of languages such as Arabic, Hindi, English, French, Malayalam or Urdu. The English speaking stations resemble each other in their programming.
Radio 1, (104.1 MHz)
Radio 2 (106.0 MHz)
Channel 4 (104.8 MHz)
Dubai 92 FM (92.0 MHz)
Dubai Eye (103.8 MHz)
Emirates 1FM (104.1 MHz und 100.5 MHz)
Emirates 2FM (99.3. MHz und 106.0 MHz)
Television and SAT-TV in the statithe UAE
At the moment Dubai has three Arabic and one English TV channel. Most Hotels and Hotel-Apparments offer satellite TV that covers all categories such as international entertainment, movies, sports shows, cartoons or global news.
Internet information platforms about Dubai and the rest of the UAE States
Time Out Dubai
Time Out Abu Dhabi
Dubai Free Zones
Dubai Airport Freezone Authority
Jebel Ali Freezone (Jafza)
Dubai Internet City (DIC)
Dubai Media City (DMC)
Dubai Knowledge Village
Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)
Dubai Healthcare City
Dubai Aid City
Dubai Logistics City
Dubai Maritime City
International Humanitarian City
Dubai Biotechnology and Research Park (Dubiotech)
Dubai Outsource Zone (DOZ)
Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority
Dubai Studio City
Gold and Diamond Park
Dubai Flower Centre
International Media Production Zone
Dubai Industrial City
Dubai Cars & Automotive Zone
Dubai Auto Parts City
Dubai Metals & Commodities Center
Dubai Carpet Center
Dubai Textile Village Free Zone
Mohammed Bin Rashid Technology Park
Dubai Investment Park
Sharjah Free Zones
Sharjah Airport International Free Zone
Hamriyah Free Zone
Ajman Free Zones
Ajman Free Zone
Ras al-Khaimah Free Zones
RAK Free Trade Zone
Umm al-Qaiwain Free Zones
Free Zone Ahmed bin Rashid
Fujairah Free Zones
Free Zone Fujairah
Online UAE directories
Etisalat Yellow Pages
The Emirates Network
Abu Dhabi Online Services
Council / Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Abu Dhabi Camber of Commerce & Industry
Afghan Business Council
Ajman Chamber of Commerce and Industry
American Business Group of Abu Dhabi
American Business Council
Australian Business in the Gulf
British Business Group Abu Dhabi
British Business Group Dubai & Northern Emirates
British Business Group - Abu Dhabi
Bund der Industrie- und Handelskammer der VAE
Canadian Business Council Dubai & Northern Emirates
DBCD Danish Business Council Dubai
Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry
French Business Council (FBC Dubai)
Fujairah Chamber of Industry, Commerce and Agriculture
GBC Dubai German Business Council
The German Industry and Commerce Office
Netherlands Business Council (UAE)
Iraqi Business Council For Dubai & Northern Emirates
Iranian Business Council - Dubai
Italian Business Council Dubai & Northern Emirates
Lebanese Business Council
Ras Al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry
The South African Business Council United Arab Emirates
The South African Group in Dubai & United Arab Emirates
Spanish Business Council United Arab Emirates
Swedish Business Council - Dubai
Swiss Business Council
Umm al-Qaiwain Chamber of Commerce and Industry
for further information.