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United Arab Emirates Country Information and Travel Guide

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US Consular Country Information Sheets Gives a detailed description of conditions
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Wikpadia the free encyclopaedia
Google - Maps - UAE

UAE INFORMATION:

7DAYS.ae for breaking news as well as local and regional perspectives. Also Metrolife, Business, Sports news, readers letters, video, audio and feature stories.
The Country & People of UAE
ExpatWoman.com A free and friendly site for women of all nationalities, living anywhere, sharing experiences and swapping advice, with a monthly on-line magazine featuring expat life.
Sharjah Ladies Club Everything here has been considered for your wellbeing and to simply help you unwind.

ARABIC LANGUAGE COURSES

BBC Learning - Arabic
Linguaphone is the world leader in self-study language learning products
Rosetta Stone UK language software provides language instruction for 30 different languages and is used by more than 5 million people worldwide.
EXPATS Free Arabic survival course

property INSURANCE

Intasure property and holiday home insurance that speaks your language

FOREIGN CURRENCY EXCHANGE

FC Exchange offer better rates of exchange as we buy from a plethora of investment banks in London. Transfers are free over transactions of �10,000 upwards, just a flat �10 for values beneath this threshold.
HiFX plc currency brokers, exchange rates, purchase travel money online and brokerage
TorFX independent foreign exchange specialist, competitive rates of exchange to both corporate and private clients, for international trading, buying property abroad, emigrating and other overseas payments.

International Dial Code : +971 Abu Dhabi (2), Dubai (4), Mobile (050)
Time zone : GMT +4
Visa Info : 1mth visitors visa from airport for UK citizens
Mains Info : 220V 50Hz 13A Square pin
Health Inoculations : No

EXPAT BARS
Abu Dhabi,
Abu Dhabi Drinking Establishments
Dubai,
George and the Dragon (Ambassador Hotel), Red Lion (Metropolitan Hotel), Fibber McGees (Near Holiday Inn), Irish Village (Aviation Club), Dubliners (Meridian Hotel), Champions (Marriot Hote), Aussie Legends (Ridges Plaza), Billy Blues (Ridges Plaza)
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