The Country & People of
United Arab Emirates
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United Arab Emirates, federation of emirates (1995 est. pop. 2,925,000), 30,000 sq mi (77,700 sq km), SW Asia, on the E Arabian Peninsula, bordered by the Persian Gulf (N), the Gulf of Oman (E), Oman (S), Saudi Arabia (S, W), and Qatar (NW). It comprises the emirates (in fact, sheikhdoms) of Abu Dhabi (with 80% of the area), Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Qaiwain. The city of Abu Dhabi is the capital. The land is largely hot, dry desert; in the east is a portion of the Jabal al Akhdar Mts. Oil, first exploited in the 1960s, is critical to the economy; oil exports rank among the world's largest, and oil revenues have made the per capita income one of the world's highest. There are also rich natural-gas deposits, but banking and financial services, regional corporate headquarters, and tourism are increasingly important. Fishing and pearling are traditional occupations. The indigenous population, Sunni Muslim Arabs, is outnumbered by foreign-born workers, mostly from Asia, originally attracted by the petroleum boom. The official language is Arabic, but Farsi and English are widely used. Overall governmental authority is invested in the Supreme Council, which consists of the seven sheikhs; a majority of five (including both Abu Dhabi and Dubai) must agree to any action.
Formerly known as the Trucial States, Trucial Coast, or Trucial Oman, the seven constituent emirates were bound to Great Britain by truce (1820) and agreement (1892).
After World War II Britain granted autonomy to the emirates, and in 1971 the independent federation was formed; neighboring Qatar and Bahrain, which originally were to be part of the federation, opted for separate statehood.
Originally governed by a provisional constitution, the federation went through a period of severe internal tensions in the late 1970s and 1980s, with rivalry between Abu Dhabi and Dubai hampering closer cooperation.
The United Arab Emirates participated with the international coalition against Iraq during the Persian Gulf War (1991) and since then has expanded its international contacts and diplomatic relations.
The federation's constitution was made permanent in 1996.
A dispute erupted with Saudi Arabia in 1999 over relations with Iran, a traditional enemy; while Saudi Arabia appeared willing to seek improved ties, the emirates still regarded Iran as a foe. Sheikh Zaid ibn Sultan al-Nahayan, the ruler of Abu Dhabi, was president of the UAE from the founding of the federation until his death in 2004, when his son and heir, Sheikh Khalifa ibn Zaid Al Nahayan, was elected to succeeded him.
The financial crisis that resulted in Dubai in 2009, as the speculative bubble there collapsed and the government-owned Dubai World conglomerate struggled with huge debts, affected all the sheikhdoms to some degree and shook the nation's banking system, and Dubai was forced to seek significant financial aid from Abu Dhabi.
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About United Arab Emirates
General Information Also see Travel
- AME Info Geography, people, government, economy, communication, transportation
- ArabInfo Overview, government, history, links
- ArabNet Overview, history, geography, business, culture, government, transport, tour guide, links
- Atlapedia Geography, climate, people, demography, religion, education, modern history, currency, other information....
- BBC Country Profile Key facts, figures and dates
- Britannica.Com Country info, land, people, economy, society, government, history, culture, maps, statistics, links....
- CIA World Factbook Map, geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, issues
- Emirates.Org The country, location, Zayed profile, Emirates, economy, women, traditions, tourism, sports, photo gallery....
- Country Reports Economy, defense, geography, government, people, anthem, map, news, weather, links....
- Encarta OnLine Info, land & resources, population, economy, government, history, other related items, links....
- Encyclopaedia of the Orient Geography, politics, economy, health, education, religion, people, history, anthem, cities....
- Expedia Almanac, fast facts, communications, on business, health & safety, transportation, traveler's directory
- Info Please General info, map, geography, government, history, land & people....
- Nation By Nation Info, government, human rights, news, geography, history, people, links....
- UAE Interact + Informative articles on culture, heritage, wildlife, environment, history, archaeology and tourism. News....
- US Library of Congress Everything you ever wanted to know about UAE....
- World66 General info, cities, history, people, economy, getting around, getting there, links....
Cities, Towns, Municipalities & Places
- Fujairah Muncipality + News and events ....
- Dubai Municipality + Info, residents, visitors, business....
- Sharjah + Commerce, tourism, education, what where, arts & culture, history & heritage....
- Sharjah Municipality + Markets & shopping centers, gardens & parks, events, tourism....
Flag, Maps, Useful Information....
- Cellular News Cellular coverage map, systems, frequencies....
- Ethnologue Languages
- Flag Description, meaning, history, interesting facts
- Flag Explanation, historical, military & political flags, subdivisions, national emblem....
- Stamps Since 1961
- World Atlas A brief description, fast facts, flag, landforms, maps, traveller info, weather
- World Clock Local time, sunrise, sunset, GMT offset, daylight saving....
- World Paper Money Paper currency since 1973
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Business and Economy
General, Economy, Reports & Statistics
- Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry + Companies Directory, factories, tenders, events, places....
- Abu Dhabi Customs + Custom regulations
- Ajman Chamber of Commerce and Industry Offering endless facilities and supports to all businessmen and investors
- Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Fact sheet, travel information, trade watch
- Bilateral Relations with Japan Diplomatic, investment, economic cooperation, residents....
- Business Etiquette and Culture A guide for doing business....
- Datamatix + Events & conferences that provide many opportunities for information exchange
- Dubai Business Minds Information, resources, articles, business guide, jobs & employment
- Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry + Promote and protect the interests of the business community
- Dubai Financial Market + To create a fair, efficient, liquid and transparent marketplace....
- Dubai Ports Authority Introduction, facts & figures, Jebel Ali free zone, services, facilities, schedules.....
- Dubai Quality Group Improving Quality and Service among its member organisations
- Emirates Ports Services Management of Ajman Port and Customs ....
- Emrates Tenders Latest business information on projects, tenders, enquiries and business Deals
- Free Zones in UAE Information, facilities and benefits
- Library of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry Information on trade and industry
- MBendi Business information, news, industries, events
- Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries - OPEC Statistics....
- Ports Focus Ports, harbours, marinas....
- Port Zayed An ideal base for manufacturers and trading companies
- Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry Doing business, commercial directory, expo centre, news & events....
- Strategiy.com Brings the latest news and information in marketing, advertising and media....
- UAE and the IMF Position in the fund, reports....
- US Department of Energy Analysis, information, oil, natural gas, coal, electricity....
- US Department of State Country commercial guide 2001 (pdf)
- US Department of State Country reports on economic policy and trade practices - 1999
- World Bank Overview, news & events, data & statistics, publications & reports, development topics, projects & programs, Public Information Center
- World Trade Organization - WTO
Provides trade statistics, goods schedules, services schedules and MFN exemptions, trade policy reviews, dispute cases, and notifications
- Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank Offers credit card, investment, trade and project financing services
- Central Bank of UAE Supporting the national economy - Currency museum....
- Dubai Commercial Bank + Socially responsible bank....
- Dubai Islamic Bank + Islamic business and economic concepts....
- Emirates Bank Group Economy & financial industry news....
- First Gulf Bank + Corporate & retail banking, treasury services....
- Mashreq Bank A wide range of product offerings in every business segment
- National Bank of Abu Dhabi Premier financial services and wide ranging banking facilities
- National Bank of Dubai High quality service that is both fast and reliable
- National Bank of Fujairah Commercial, corperate and business banking....
- Union National Bank + A wide variety of products and services
Directories, Job Opportunities
- Best Hotel Jobs Online recruiters
- Business UAE Directory of every business in UAE
- Career Emirates Online recruiters
- Dubai Business Directory Search Engine and alphbetical listing....
- Dubai Online Business directory, classifieds, property listing, top companies, legal advice, explore Dubai....
- UAE Yellow Pages Find information quickly, essential information on UAE, how to enjoy and relax yourself in UAE....
Investment & Promotion....
- Ajman Free Zone Facilities, customs, licenses, warehouses, about Ajman
- Brand UAE UAE online directory for brands
- Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority To provide foreign investors the facilities and services required to operate their business
- Dubai Internet City Support the business development of Information and Communications Technology companies
- Dubai Media City To provide media-related enterprises to operate globally out of Dubai
- Dubai Maritime City + Facilities and services to maritime businesses in the region and worldwide
- Dubai World Trade Center + The leading commercial, residential and exhibition centre in the Middle East. Directory
- Expo Centre Sharjah Hosts over 20 exhibitions a year
- Fujairah Free Zone Provides excellent support for entrepreneurs to build, grow and diversify
- General Exhibitions Corporation An international exhibitions and conference organiser
- Global Investment Network Promoting mutual prosperity between Holland and the UAE....
- Hamriyah Free Zone To provide the International Business Investor with a unique investment opportunity
- Jebel Ali Free Zone Offers a unique opportunity to do business from the Middle East
- Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone To provide lucrative business opportunities to the world's most dynamic companies
- Saif-Zone Offers excellent global, sea, land and air transport links. Sharjah info....
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Art, Culture & Sport
General Resources, Heritage....
- Al-Ain Museums Location, history, important discoveries, activities....
- Cultural Foundation + Publications, activities, online library, courses, events, magazine....
- Dubai Art + The seven emirates, heritage, proverbs, photos....
- National Museum of Ras Al-Khaimah The archaeology of Ras al-Khaimah ....
- Sharjah Archaeological Museum + Items are classified and displayed following a chronological order
- Sharjah's Museums Archaeology, natural history & desert park, science, Islamic and heritage museums....
- Sharjah's Museums Another site
- Zayed Center for Heritage and History An official cultural and research institution
Art, Literature, Photography, Cinema....
- Pictures of Dubai Slideshows and Videos
- Internet Movie Database Movie & TV reports
Music, Song & Dance....
Cultural, Scientific, Environmental, Health, Sporting Entities & Info
- Allo' Expat One-stop information centre, also the meeting point between the expat communities and the professional expatriate service providers
- Emirates for Fine Arts Society Conglomeration of Artists combining all graduates, amateurs and some Fine Arts professionals
- Emirates Heritage Club To educate the new generations the heritage of their ascendants ....
- Dubai Press Club Where media professionals can congregate in an environment that is both comfortable and informal
- InterNations - Expat Community UAE Help you in becoming part of the UAE expat community and exploring the Emirian way of life in all its aspects
- Al-Bee Al-Sagheer + To give students an opportunity to know the importance of the environment
- Animal Info Threatened species, environmental and social data
- AquaStat Information on quantity and quality of freshwater and its availability
- BirdLife To determine the priorities for bird conservation in the region
- Dubai International Award +
Best practices that are socially, culturally and environmentally sustainable
- Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency Conservation and management of the natural environment
- Doctor Elite To make available a large resource of relevant, easy-to-understand health information
- GulfMD Accurate data on virtually any active licensed healthcare providers in the UAE. Healthcare, medical and drug information....
- Al Ahli Club Information and news....
- Dubai Golf News and information about Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club and Emirates Golf Club.
- Emirates Aviation Association + Aeromodelling, ballooning, gliding, parashuting....
- UAE Football Association + Board, competitions, national team, referees, players, archives....
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Schools, Colleges, Academies, Universities & Polytechnics
- Abu Dhabi International School Implements the American system of teaching
- Al-Worood School Excellent facilities and outstanding learning environment
- American School of Dubai A personalized educational program
- Dubai Academy An American international school
- Dubai College Offering a British-style curriculum....
- The English College Addresses the spirit of the National Curriculum of England and Wales
- Emam Malek High School
- Jumeirah International Nursery School High quality personalized education and child-care
- Jumeirah Primary School A warm and caring atmosphere
- Modern High School KG 1 to Grade 12 - Jumeirah
- Oxford School Prepares students for the University of Cambridge IGCSE examinations
- Wesgreen International School & Greenbelt Nursery A smooth programme of education - Sharjah
- Zayed School for Girls + Supports and extends the foundation of care and nourishment that is provided by the family
- Abu Dhabi University Offers diverse programs at both undergraduate and postgraduate
- Ajman University of Science & Technology To emphasize the practical studies and research....
- American InterContinental University To provide students with the knowledge, skills and practical work experience
- American University in Dubai American not only in name but also in substance
- American University in Sharjah A comprehensive coeducational university on the American model
- British University in Dubai (BUiD) A high quality research-led university
- Dubai University College Educating people for a better tomorrow
- Dubai Women's College An important role in building the nation. Includes
- Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management Internationally recognised degree
- Emirates College for Management & Information Technology (ECMIT) Career oriented institution
- Etisalat University Scientific, technological and business-related research
- Etisalat University College Electronics and related technologies such as telecommunication and electrical engineering.
- Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) A system of 11 colleges dedicated to the education of young men and women UAE Nationals
- International Centre for Training & Development +
Development of skills and expertise in all areas of Oil & Gas Technology, Petrochemical Industries....
- Ittihad University + Higher education and research in the various fields of social and scientific sciences
- Preston University Ajman Providing facilities for who wish to make a career in the fields of Business, Science, and Technology
- Sharjah College An academic program of the American University system
- Skyline College Sharjah - Various courses in business education
- Solomon Academy A seasoned faculty from different countries in various fields
- United Arab Emirates University Latest educational philosophies and technological environments
- University of Sharjah Highest principles of scientific pursuit and learning
- University of Wollongong Australian university in Dubai commitment to the best in international higher education
- Zayed University Providing outstanding higher education opportunities to UAE national women
Institutions & Organizations
- Abu Dhabi Educational Zone News, activities, projects, statistics....
- Dubai Balanced Score Center + Professional development and management education that improves immediate performance
- Children's City + Investigate, explore, play, discover and learn....
- Emirates Institute For Banking & Financial Studies + To prepare candidates for professional qualifications in banking & finance
- Fujairah Cultural & Scientific Centre + Arabic & English language, screterial and computer courses
- Institute of Administration Development
- Islamic Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization + Sharjah - Specialized in field of education, science, culture and communication
- Knowledge Village A center of excellence for learning and innovation
- Military Language Institute (MLI) To equip UAE military personnel with essential English language skills
- Petroleum Institute Abu Dhabi - Focus on energy and natural resource technologies
- Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) Dubai - Ranked among the best MBA schools in Asia
- Spearhead Training Gulf Providers of short business, sales and management courses in Dubai and Abu Dhabi
Research, Resources & Projects
- Dubai International Holy Quran Award + The importance of the award in understanding the principles of Islam
- Ibda’a Media Student Awards A celebration of creative excellence in media
- Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Distinguished Academic Performance +
Honoring the distinguished, promoting talents and respecting the faithful
- Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences Rewards excellence for competing researchers....
- Zayed Complex for Herbal Research and Traditional Medicine + To promote safety, efficancy and quality of traditional medicines
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History, Human Right & Politics
Ancient & Modern....
- BBC Timeline A chronology of key events
- Emirates Islands The occupied islands of Tanab and Abu Mousa
- Political Geography Land and people, economy, government, history....
- Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum +
Poet, critical studies, events, sport, photo gallery, articles, internet....
- Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan +
President of the UAE
- World Statesmen Flags, chronology, rulers, governors, ministers....
Human Rights, Politics & Political Parties....
- Amnesty International + News, reports, urgent action. Latest annual report....
- Human Rights Watch + Human rights developments & report
- US Department of State Country reports on human rights practices
Related Sites, Articles....
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Visit Arab Media for satellite stations & Arab newspapers
Visit Arab Media for satellite stations & Arab newspapers
- Al Bayan Daily newspaper
- Al Ittihad Daily newspaper
- Al Khaleej Daily newspaper
- Al Riyadah wa Al Shabab Weekly magazine - Sport
- Al Sada Weekly magazine - Family
- Emirates Today Weekly magazine
- Gulf News Daily Newspaper
- Khaleej Times Daily Newspaper
OnLine News, Newsletters, News Agencies....
- Al-Bahhar - Emirates Internet & Multimedia + Latest news, top stories, White Pages, Business, Sports, Technology, Travel, Classifieds....
- Dubai News Online News and gateway....
- Emirates Media + TV, Radio and Press.
- The Emirates Network Latest news - Real estate, jobs, movies, travel, guide, music, forums....
- Emirates News Agency - WAM + News, reports & features, archives, photos....
- Washington Post News & references
Radio, TV, Internet....
- Ajman TV + Programmes, presenters, schedule....
- Arabian Radio Network (ARN) Music, entertainment, news, and information....
- Dubai Radio & TV + Channels, news....
- Emirates Media Radio, TV, newspapers, magazines, internet....
- NetPiper A magical experience filled with fun, excitement, recreation, information and education
- Sharjah Radio & TV + Channels, news....
Articles, Reports, Cartoons....
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Visit Arab Organizations for Pan-Arab, middle East, North Africa and regional organizations
Government & Organizations....
Government, Ministries, Overseas Missions, Embassies....
- Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members
- Political Leaders Dates and figures of the leadership since 1971 (with pictures)
- Abu Dhabi Municipality and Town Planning
- Abu Dhabi Police + Services & info
- Ajman Police Services, news, statistics....
- Al Ain Town Planning Department + Supporting and guiding development in the eastern region of the emirates....
- Al-Awqaf and Islamic Affairs + News, activities, mosques, services....
- Department of Economic Development + Prepare and maintain a commercial register....
- Department of Economy - Abu Dhabi + To enrich the economic development and achieve an integrated economic growth
- Department of Health and Medical Services + Healthy environments through compassionate care....
- Department of Justice - Dubai Courts, laws, services, consultancy....
- Department of Planning and Economy - Abu Dhabi + A structure to manage the wheel of the national economy, and steer it properly
- Department of Ports and Customs Providing world-class services
- Department of Water Resources Studies Land & marine locations, reports
- Dubai Civil Defense
- Dubai Development Board + Providing families with the kind of housing that best suits their needs....
- Dubai e-Government + Offering their services online....
- Dubai Government Excellence Program + Improve the efficiency of the services and practices of government departments
- Dubai Government Workshop + Performing certain tasks and jobs for the government
- Dubai Land Department + Property registration and consultation for real estate investments
- Dubai Naturalization & Residency Administration + Procedures and laws....
- Dubai Police + Information to the public about the police
- Dubai Police Traffic Department + Licenses, violations, services....
- Dubai Real Easte Department + Participate in Dubai development and prosperity
- e-Dirham + Apply, register and pay online for the federal government services....
- Environment & Protected Areas Authority (EPAA) - Sharjah + Protect the environment and its biological diversity
- Federal Electricity & Water Authority + To develop and modernize stations and networks and to guarantee uninterrupted service to consumers.
- Federal Environmental Agency + To take all suitable measures and actions to prevent deterioration of the environment
- Federal National Council (Al Majles) + Has a supervisory role and a legislative role over the practices of the government
- Fujairah Police Services, statistics....
- General Dept. of State Security + For the security of the country
- General Directorate of the Civil Defence + Structure, news, statistics, dangerous material, licenses....
- General Information Authority + IT consultancy & Training for ministries and other governmental bodies....
- Government of UAE + Ministries, affairs, events, services, UAE info....
- Marriage Fund Future plans, group weddings, competitions....
- Ministry of Education & Youth
- Ministry of Health + Providing accessible and quality comprehensive health services....
- Ministry of Labour & Social Affairs
- Ras Al-Khaimah Traffic Department
- Regulation & Supervision Bureau + Regulatory body of the water and electricity sector
- Sharjah Commerce & Tourism Development Authority Travel, tourist, business and investment news from Sharjah
- Sharjah Customs Department Controlling the export and import of goods from and to the UAE for all types of business
- Sharjah Department of Culture & Information + Promoting the talents and intellectual aptitudes and creativities
- Sharjah Economic Development Department + To enhance sustainable , comprehensive and balanced economic development
- Sharjah Police
- Sharjah Directorate of Town Planning & Survey Preparing of and checking the plans of towns, suburbs and districts
- State Audit Institution + Conducts financial audits of public funds
- UAE Government + Federal ministries, about UAE, what's new, services, statistics, press....
- Embassy of the UAE in Canberra, Australia UAE relation with Australia, consulate, trade & cultural sections, UAE news....
Corporations, Organizations, Public Hospitals and Industrial Entities
- Abu Dhabi Compost Plant +
- Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) Operate in all areas of oil and gas industry
- Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority To provide secure, safe, and reliable supplies of water and electricity
- Al-Jadaf + Repairing, maintaining and building all kinds of ship....
- Dubai Drydocks The shipyard dedicated to providing a first class service to the International Shipping Industry
- Dubai Electricity and Water Authority Dependable and efficient utilities
- Emirates Ceramic Factory Manufacturer of tiles....
- Emirates Post + Products & services, news & events, stamp shop & club....
- Etisalat Emirates Telecommunications Corporation
- Takreer Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company
- Shaikh Khalifa Medical Center An online guide to the hospital and its operations
- Tawam Hospital Healthcare. In a friendly & compassionate environment
Centers, Institutions, Societies....
- Abu Dhabi Women's Association + Aims to promote the woman spiritually, socially, and culturally
- Accountants & Auditors Association + To prepare and study the accounting and auditing standards
- Center for Documentation and Research (CDR) + Documenting the history of the UAE and the Gulf region
- Dubai Geographic Information Systems Center (GIS) + Ability to search multiple databases and perform complex geographic queries
- Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research Information and news about ECSSR and UAE in general
- General Women's Union + Expansion of women activities all over the U.A.E.
- Humaid Bin Rashid Al-Naimi Foundation for Human Development + To serve and develop the community
- Journalists Association
- Umm Al Momineen Women Association Ajman
- Emirates Thalassemia Society + To assist and help patients suffering from Thalassemia diseasel
- Handicapped Guardian Association + To support the special need children and to give them their rights
- Human Appeal International (HAI) + A charitable, humanitarian, voluntary establishment
- Ihsan Centre Caring for widows with children
- British Embassy The Embassy offers consular, commercial and visa services to members of the public
- Frensh Embassy + Consulate, culture, education....
- German Consulate + Information about Germany and its people and about the different tasks of the Consulate General
- German Embassy + Commercial, cultural and educational info....
- Indian Embassy Consular services, India & UAE, trade & commerce, tourist information, press releases, links....
- Iranian Consulate+ Consular services, information.....
- Iranian Embassy Consular services, commercial, cultural, tourism links....
- Italian Embassy + Consular and commercial sections, education and culture....
- Japanese Embassy + Cultural exchange program, Japan, what's new....
- Pakistan Consulate Information on various services, activities and facts about Pakistan
- Polish Embassy + Consular and commercial info....
- Sri Lanka Consulate Passports, services, investment.....
- Sudanese Consulate + General info, economy, investment, tourism....
- US Embassy in Abu Dhabi US foreign policy, issues, visa information and other interesting facts....
- Yemen Embassy + Passport renewals, certifications, visas, photo gallery....
- British Counsil + Library and information services, events, news, conferences, learn English
- United Nations United Nations Development Programme
- World Health Organization Tobacco & health, socio-economic situation
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Travel & Tourism
Airlines, Air, Sea & Coach Charters Services
- Emirates Airline info and services....
- Etihad Airways The National Airline of the United Arab Emirates
- Abu Dhabi Airport + Flight information
- Al-Ain Airport + Airlines, duty free.....
- DNATA Providing ground handling services to all airlines at Dubai International Airport
- Dubai Duty Free Shoppers Paradise, Finest Surprise, Millennium Millionaire....
- Dubai International Airport + Middle East’s premier and busiest airport....
- Fujairah International Airport Airport & passenger information, flight tracker, departures, arrivals....
- Sea Wings Scenic Flights from the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club. Corporate Travel Solutions Across the UAE
- Sharjah International Airport Flight, airport and tourist information, airlines, cargo, weather....
- Dubai Transport Services to residents, visitors, businessmen....
Travel, Tours, Holidays, Guides, Entertainment.... More country info
- Abu Dhabi Holidays A new destination for short breaks, golf holidays and winter sun
- Al Majlis Tourism Entertainment and pleasure in one packet on a competitive rate
- Balloon Adventures Dubai Experience the desert as only a few have seen it
- Best Dubai Travel guide: Beaches, accommodation, Dubai town....
- Dining in Dhabi Restaurants, cafe's, pubs & night clubs, cruises & safaris, shops
- Discover Dubai + Provides comprehensive details of the emirate's tourist attractions, facilities and services
- Dubai-e + Dubai guide (gov site)
- Dubai City Guide Complete information
- Dubai Desires Dubai entertainment guide
- Dubai Desk Essential information and practical tips for the first time visitor to Dubai
- Dubai Fun Holidays Dubai city tours, stays in the finest of Dubai hotel apartments and resorts as well as excursions all over UAE
- Dubai Travel Tourist informations, attractions, luxury hotels, nightlife, tour & safari, sport, real estate and more
- Dubai Travel & Vacation Guide Appropriate information that saves you from any inconvenience when you reach your destination
- Dubai Travel Guide Great shopping and cuisine, amazing history and architecture
- Global Village + Dubai Shopping Festivals biggest event
- Go Dubai City life, explore, dinning, lodging, showtime, shopping, business....
- Guide 2 Dubai Hotels, resturants, property, sports, entertainment....
- Gulf Sun Tours Dubai holidays, tailor made holiday package and discovering new experiences and sporting and leisure activities
- Letsgo2 Dubai Dubai resource which may help visitors from the UK who wish to travel to Dubai
- Time Out Dubai An intelligent guide to life in Dubai - City guide, events, films, food & drinks....
- UAE Films Movies show times, cinema, satellite TV, movies to rent....
- UAE Movies News and reviews, box office, show times....
- UAE Pages Guides: General, social, tourist, business, web....
- UAE Travel Guide Cities guide, travel tools, UAE maps, hotels, news, photos, weather....
- We Know Dubai Everything you want to do without wandering around trying to find out where to go and what to do
- Wild Wadi Water Park 12 acres of pure fun with 23 adrenalin-pumping rides
- Lonely Planet Travel information, maps, photos, background historical and cultural information
- Middle East Travel Accommodation, history, after hours, travel info, addresses, cities & sights, business....
- Travel Guide General & travel info, money, duty free, health, accommodation, visas....
- Welcome To Abu Dhabi Hotels, shopping, dinning, features, sites....
- Welcome To Dubai Hotels, shopping, dinning, features, sites....
- World Travel Guide Accommodation, addresses, business, climate, essentials, resort, social, travel
Hotels, Resorts, Inns, Hostels....
- Al Ain Palace Hotel Abu Dhabi
- Al Diar Hotels Abu Dhabi, includes city guide
- Ambassador Hotel Dubai
- Astoria Hotel Dubai
- Dubai Hyatt Hotels A cool and welcoming oasis at the very heart of a vibrant city
- Khalidia Palace Hotel Abu Dhabi
- Oceanic Hotel Khorfakkan, Sharjah. Includes city guide
- The Ritz-Carlton Luxury Hotels Dubai
- Rotana Hotels, Inns & Suites Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain, Sharjah,
- Sandy Beach Hotel & Resort Al Aqqa, Fujairah
- Hilton Hotels
- Baynunah Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi
- Corniche Residence Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi
- Dubai Jumeirah Jumeirah Beach Road
- International Abu Dhabi
- Marriott Hotels
- Dubai Executive Apartments
- JW Marriott Hotel Dubai
- Renaissance Dubai Hotel
- Direct Rooms UAE hotels - resorts - accommodation....
- Dubai Apartments Furnished apartments, villas & hotel apartments on short term rental accommodation in Dubai
- Dubai Exclusive Hotels +
Exclusive and luxurious hotels and a wide choice of the most interesting Tours & Activities to do in Dubai
- Dubai Holiday Rentals Hotels, description & rates
- Dubai Hotels Direct Offers a listing / guide of all the very best hotels in Dubai
- Dubai Short Stay Fully furnished holiday villas & apartments rentals to traveler, exhibitor and corporate executives
- Hostels Addresses & location
- Hotel UAE Emirates hotels, luxury resorts and package tours
- Hotels-Dubai Dubai Hotels Vacancies. City guide, shoppinf, weather....
- UAE Hotels Hotels, apartment hotels, resort hotels and beach resorts
- United Arab Emirates Hotels + Choose your hotel using criteria such as name of the hotel, number of stars and location
Health & Travel Tips
- Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Travel information, country advise, latest travel updates....
- Travel Document Systems Passports, visas, travel documents
- US Consular Information Visa, health, crime/drug penalties....
- Meteorological Department + Forecast, current weather, marine, sunrise/sunset, prayer times....
- Meteorological Forecast Office Forecast, climate, satellite, radar, aviation
- Tide Calendar Tide times, sunset, sunrise and global position
- Weather Underground Temperature, humidity, pressure
- Yahoo Weather By city. Forcast, sunrise, sunset, humidity, wind, dewpoint....
* Arab Countries
Visit Arab Gateways for Arab and other country links
Gateways to UAE
- Best of Dubai Links to local businesses, services and attractions in Dubai
- DubaiLife Portals, Family Zone, Business / Trade World, Industries, News Links
- Dubizzle Dubai's comprehensive listing for properties, classifieds, jobs, cars, furniture, electronics, appliances, computers, flatmates, apartments and villas
- Emirates-Ads Home of the UAE’s largest classifieds database
- Explore Dubai + Your gateway to geographic information and interactive mapping
- Index UAE Directory of web sites related to the UAE
- UAE Pedia Exploring UAE websites
* Arab Countries
For personal pages, private companies & entities, un-categorized and other sites, please visit
Add URL or View UAE Links Page
Here is a selection of books, CDs and videos that will eventually cover various subjects related to the UAE.
Click on the book title for full details and reviews.
For "Learning Arabic" books and CDs, visit Writing & Pronouncing of Arabic names
For more books, music, videos, DVDs, CDs and others visit:
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