Living in United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Key Expatriate Websites and Resources
| Business and Economy in United Arab Emirates
U.S. Commercial Service, www.buyusa.gov, offers assistance to help U.S. businesses export goods and services to markets worldwide, including United Arab Emirates.
The U.K.-based Financial Times reports on world business, finance and politics. The website also has a a section on the Middle East and Africa that includes reports on UAE.
Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, www.dcci.ae. P.O Box: 1457 Dubai; Tel: (9714) 2280000; Fax: (9714) 2211646; email@example.com
World Trade Organization regulates trade rules between its member countries, and provides information on economic data, trade regulations,disputes and agreements about its Members, including UAE.
International Monetary Fund promotes financial stability, international trade and economic growth among its member countries. The website provides country information (including UAE) and a number of publications, including the World Economic Outlook.
American Business Council of Dubai & the Northern Emirates, www.abcdubai.com. P.O. Box 37068, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Tel: +9714 3407566; Fax: +9714 3407565; firstname.lastname@example.org
U.S. Government Export Portal publishes Country & Industry Market Reports, Commercial guides, and other essential information for doing business abroad, including the UAE.
| Expatriate Websites and Resources
AlloExpat.com is an information portal and forum for expatriates living in or moving to the Asia-Pacific region, Africa, and the Middle East, including a section on Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Askalo UAE www.askalo.ae is a Q&A community which allows expats to ask their own questions about any local topic and share their own tips and recommendations. This is an expat tool to help everyone discover useful experiences in all major cities across the United Arab Emirates.
BritishExpats.com is a website dedicated to British expats around the world, including a general forum on the Middle East.
Expat Exchange provides a wealth of resources and articles, as well as a forum.The site has a few useful articles and links about the UAE.
Expat Blog is a worldwide directory of blogs related to expatriate life, with listings for the UAE.
Expatriates.com is an online community for expatriates, has a section on the United Arab Emirates, with classified ads, links, and a bulletin board.
Expatwoman.com, www.expatwoman.com, provides useful and relevant information for women either living in Dubai or contemplating a move there. City/country profiles and many other articles here have been written by expatriate women, sharing their knowledge and experiences.
Locanto United Arab Emirates, www.locanto.ae, is a classifieds community which allows expats to buy, sell, and trade goods, meet new people and more in every city in the United Arab Emirates.
Yalwa United Arab Emirates, www.yalwa.ae, a business directory which allows expats to quickly locate and browse various local services offered in every city in the United Arab Emirates.
| Government and International Organizations
Government.ae, www.government.ae/gov/en/index.jsp, is the official government website of the United Arab Emirates. The site provides information for visitors, business travelers and foreign residents alike.
America-Mideast Educational and Training Services, Inc. (AMIDEAST), www.amideast.org, is a nonprofit organization that promotes mutual understanding and cooperation between Americans and the peoples of the Middle East and North Africa, including the UAE.
Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), www.opec.org/home, provides lots of information about the petroleum production of its member countries, including the United Arab Emirates.
Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), www.oic-oci.org, is an inter-governmental organization of 57 Islamic countries, with the goal to promote political, cultural and economic cooperation. The UAE is among the members.
United Nations Development Program me, www.undp.org, provides information about UN projects on democratic governance, social development, environment and sustainable development, with a section on Arab States, including the United Arab Emirates.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) publishes annual Human Development reports, www.undp.org, with in-depth analyses of development issues and trends worldwide, as well as the Human Development Index, a statistical tool comparing key Human development criteria of most countries worldwide.
Permanent Mission of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations, www.un.int/uae/home.htm, provides general information about culture, politics and the economy, as well as a variety of useful links--or visit the United Nations web portal at www.un.int.
| News and Media in United Arab Emirates
Encyclopedia of the Orient, lexicorient.com, is an online encyclopedia covering North Africa and the Middle East.
Aljazeera.net, english.aljazeera.net, is the English-language homepage of the Aljazeera satellite TV network.
Arab News, www.arabnews.com/ is the website of the Middle East's largest English-language daily newspaper.
7Days, www.7days.ae, is an English-language newspaper in the UAE.
The Gulf Today, www.godubai.com/gulftoday, is the news website of GoDubai.com.
Dubai News, www.dubainews.com, is the Dubai homepage of the World News network, providing latest news coverage.
Abu Dhabi Times, www.abudhabitimes.com
Kidon Media Link is an online directory of world newspapers and news media, has an extensive listing of news media in the United Arab Emirates.
Live-radio.net provides continuously updated links to thousands of online radio stations worldwide, including several in the United Arab Emirates.
Online Newspapers lists over 1000 links to online newspapers worldwide, including the United Arab Emirates.
| Recommended Reading on United Arab Emirates
Lonely Planet Dubai by Terry Carter, Lara Dunston
Spectrum Guide to the United Arab Emirates
Culture Shock! United Arab Emirates: A Guide to Customs & Etiquette by Gina L. Crocetti
Culture Shock!: Success Secrets to Maximize Business in the United Arab Emirates by Harvey Tripp, Margaret Tripp
Footprint Dubai by Zee Gilmore
Time Out Dubai: Abu Dhabi and the UAE
Lonely Planet Best of Dubai by Terry Carter
Dubai Explorer: Insiders' City Guide by Alistair Mackenzie
Living and Working in the Gulf States & Saudi Arabia by Robert Hughes, Joe Laredo
| Travel Information for United Arab Emirates
GoDubai, www.godubai.com, provides general information about Dubai.
Dubai Tourism, www.dubaitourism.ae, in the website of the Dubai Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing. P.O.Box 594, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Tel: +(971) (4)223 00 00; Fax: +(971) (4) 223 00 22; email@example.com.
Lonely Planet Worldguide provides a lot of useful travel information, with a section on the Middle East, including the UAE.