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Dubai Currency – Arab Emirate Dirham (AED) Pegged to the US Dollar

The Dubai currency (Arab Emirate Dirham or AED) has been pegged to the US Dollar since 1980. Prepare yourself and learn more about it and its usage in Dubai.

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Dubai Visa Information – Visa Requirements & General Information

This section on Dubai Visa Information summarizes the different types of Visas you can get to enter Dubai as well as the requirements you will have to fulfill. Read this before planning your trip.

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Dubai Holidays - Dubai Information on Hotels, Flights, Sightseeing

The Dubai Information Site prepares you for fun & affordable Dubai holidays. Get nice but cheap hotels in Dubai, excellent Dubai sightseeing tours and affordable Dubai holiday packages. Make your Dubai booking today.

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It is a Good Time to Start a Business in Dubai

Dubai is proud of its heritage and is conscious that its success story is hard to imitate around the world. Perhaps the secret to the fortunes of our economy is the way it has embraced businessmen from overseas and welcomed them within its unique culture.

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Read about the best Dubai airport hotels here. Combining luxury and affordability

Look at our list of some of the best hotels in and around the Dubai airport (DXB) priced starting at $50 per night. Can't miss these deals!

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Read about the rise and fall of famous World Dubai here

Read about this $1.4 billion project that is 2.5 miles off the coast of Dubai. Projected to be an archipelago of 300 man-made islands. These islands are set to be staged as the World map and just like the audacious Palm Islands in Dubai; the World is built primarily from the sand drenched from the sea.

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Get the best deals on the best dubai flights here. Combining luxury and value

Read about the three best worldwide airlines to Dubai and how to get the best deals. These are luxury carriers yet at reasonable prices.

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Taking the best holidays to Dubai. Things to see, do and look out for

Everything you need in one article. From currency, health coverage, things to do, watch, see and look out for. Read more here.

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Recent trends in Dubai post recession. Read what's new and upcoming

Back in the headlines as if the recession never happened. Dubai is making big news. Read about all new developments in this wonderful city here.

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Atlantis Dubai - the Ultimate Resort in the Arabian Peninsula

Atlantis the Palm is probably the most stupendous resort in the Arabian Peninsula, and is blissfully anchored on Dubai’s acclaimed man-made Palm Island.

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The Rise and Fall of the Dubai Financial Market

The main source of revenue of the Dubai Financial market comes from fees and trading commissions and other services provided to investors, with over 80-90% from trading alone. Read more about the broader stock exchange network in Dubai.

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Larger than life Dubai Underwater Hotel. Hydropolis, a 10 Star Hotel

When fully constructed, the Hydropolis will span across an astounding 260 hectares or the size of London’s Hyde Park. Estimated construction costs for this surreal structure comes in at just under $500 million, and a single night’s sleep at this 10 star hotel estimated at just $5000.

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Dubai Weather – Learn About the 12 Month Dubai Climate

Dubai weather is generally hot most of the year. Read this guide to Dubai climate to better prepare you for your travels.

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The temperature in Dubai and things to do accordingly

This article is a summary of temperatures by month in Dubai and detailed descriptions of what is best to do during each month and why. Learn how to protect the skin, how to stay hydrated, how to dress, what to do and where to go.

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Dubai Flights - Dubai Airfares, Airline Tickets to Dubai

There are many Dubai flights from anywhere in the world. It just depends on where you are traveling from and what type of in-flight experience you are looking for. Read this discussion to learn who the best is and how much it would cost you.

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Review of Emirates Airlines - World's Best Airline to Fly

If you haven't flown Emirates Airlines yet you are missing out of one of the best travel experiences. Emirates is one of the best airlines in the world when measured on all attributes.

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Transportation in Dubai, Dubai Metro, Cabs, Buses, Abras, Airlines

Transportation in Dubai can be rough with its heavily congested freeways and road systems. Learn about your options and which to pick on your trip to Dubai.

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Dubai Traffic Fines - Common Violations. Black Point System

Dubai has a Black Point system that determines whether you can keep your drivers license active. Learn how much Dubai traffic fines can set you back and some of the most common violations.

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Nursing Jobs in Dubai, Dubai Jobs, Careers in Dubai, Visa

Nursing jobs in Dubai are very attractive & growing fast. The Dubai government is just offering all kinds of perks from tax free income, free housing, car/fuel and other allowances.

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Dubai Jobs, Dubai Careers & A Dubai Job Opportunity

With Dubai jobs on the rise, learn about the benefits a lucrative Dubai job opportunity has to offer to you. Learn about the hottest jobs in demand in Dubai.

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Prostitution in Dubai – How Can It Exist in an Islamic City/State?

Prostitution in Dubai is as common as gelato in Rome. How can such be true in a traditional Islamic city-state? Find out the truth in this discussion.

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Dubai Dating Scene, Dubai Man, Dubai Girls, Dubai Woman

Dubai dating goes on with the aid of various hang outs, dating agencies, etc. The variety in the nationalities had given rise to a unique way of life in Dubai, which skillfully integrates the tradition and modern outlook.

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Dating in Dubai - Where Traditional and Modern Practices Meet

Dating is a common phenomenon anywhere in the world since it is when people meet and see if a long-term relationship is possible. Let?s see how dating in Dubai is similar or different from the dating practices in other places.

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Dubai Air Show - Unlike Any Other Air Show, Learn its Place in History

What is the Dubai Air Show and what is its significance in Dubai history? I will discuss how long the air show has attracted spectators and the sites that one thinking of seeing the air show can expect to see.

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Cheapest flights to Dubai: A guide to Dubai flights and Dubai airlines

Learn how to find the cheapest flights to Dubai, which Dubai airlines are the best, and where you can fly to Dubai from. Find Dubai flights for your trip to Dubai.

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Dubai Cosmopolis - Dubai Controversies, Capitalism

This is another controversial and heavy hitting article on Dubai City by Faisal Devji, who is an assistant professor of history at New School University in New York. The focus is the Dubai Cosmopolis!

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Moving to Dubai, 12 Great Tips. Getting to Dubai, Dubai Hotels

Read these 12 tips on moving to Dubai if you are contemplating a move to this dynamic and fast paced city in the Middle East.

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Dubai Traveling Tips, Visa, Safety, Immunization, Women, Disability

You are on this website either because you are preparing for a trip to Dubai, have recently moved there or are planning to go sometime in the future. These Dubai traveling tips would be helpful to keep in mind.

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Cheap Flight to Dubai, Cheap Ticket to Dubai, Travel to Dubai

Finding a cheap flight to Dubai is relatively easy now days. There are so many cheap flights to Dubai competing with one another that despite the sky rocketing fuel costs, you can still get some very good deals on flights to Dubai.

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Dubai Airport Shopping, Duty Free Shopping, Dubai International Airport

Dubai airport shopping is a great way to pass time while waiting at the airport. The environment is perfect whether you are window shopping or looking for serious bargains.

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Cheap Flights to Abu Dhabi - Etihad Airlines

Find out how to secure cheap flights to Abu Dhabi in this discussion. Find out the best airlines.

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Dubai Airport Terminal 3 Revealed Back in Oct 2008

Check out these awesome pictures of the Dubai airport terminal 3, an Emirates Airlines only terminal at the Dubai International Airport (DXB).

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Dubai Airport, Dubai Duty Free, Dubai International Airport (DXB)

The Dubai Airport has increased a 316% increase in traffic from 1997 onward. This airport has become the place to be and is much more than just an airport. Find out more in this discussion.

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My Flight to Dubai. Learn from Experience & Opt For Emirates Airlines

Looking for a flight to Dubai? Make sure you read this discussion beforehand so that you don’t end up hating your 7 or 17 hour journey. There are just a few things that are important on such a long journey.

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About Dubai City - Climate, Culture, Population, Economy & More

The Dubai City section of this website discusses everything you need to know about Dubai’s Government, climate, culture, population, economy and more.

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Dubai Gold Market, Dubai Gold Souk, Dubai Jewelry Shopping

The Dubai gold market sells the finest gold at up to 60% cheaper than Europe or the rest of the world. The “City of Gold” has plenty to offer when it comes to shopping for a precious and rare commodity such as gold.

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So Where is Dubai on the World Map? Dubai Geography, Dubai Map

So where is Dubai exactly? Many know or have heard a lot about the Emirate but not everyone knows where it is located on the world’s map. Learn about it in this discussion.

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Prostitutes in Dubai - Hot Spots & Prostitute Hang Outs in Dubai

Prostitution in Dubai is no secret. There are a ton of prostitutes in Dubai. This is a list of where to spot prostitutes in Dubai (Cyclone Club, ahem) along with a brief discussion on the subject matter.

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Burj Al Arab Pictures - Dubai 7 Star Hotel, Dubai Luxury Hotel

View Burj Al Arab pictures here, a Dubai 7 star hotel. This luxury hotel provides limousine service to and from the Dubai International Airport (DXB).

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Burj Khalifa - Dubai's Beacon of Progress. Tallest Dubai Tower 2010

The Burj Khalifa is the world's tallest skyscraper and is the focal point of Downtown Dubai. It holds several world records and as of 2010, unparalleled in any aspect. It symbolizes the progress of the Middle East, and was named after Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan, the president of the UAE.

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Luxury Dubai Airport Facility, Dubai International Airport, DXB

In summer of 2008 Dubai International Airport opened its new 3,400 square meter luxury Dubai airport facility, the ‘Al Majlis’. The facility is located near terminal 3 and offers exclusive services for all frequent fliers transiting in Dubai.

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The Dubai Palm Island; Palm Jumeirah, Palm Deira & Palm Jebel Ali

The Dubai Palm Island initiative is an attempt to aid Dubai’s overgrowing population problem and assist in stabilizing its future. These man-made islands are some of the best creations of man today.

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Negotiate with Dubai Employers - Get the Compensation Package for You

You got the job, but how should you negotiate with Dubai employers? This is a very common question we get a lot through email.

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Where is Dubai located? Finding Dubai on the map

Where is Dubai located on the map? Finding Dubai is easy and with the right map you’ll be locating Dubai in no time.

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Beaches in Dubai - Jumeirah Beach, Palm Beach, Water Sports

Beaches in Dubai are absolutely beautiful. Read about some of the popular ones (Jumeirah beach, Palm beach) and what they have to offer to you. Dubai beaches are perfect if you want to get into water sports like skiing and surfing.

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York International Hotel Dubai - Comfort and Entertainment Combined

The York International Hotel Dubai is a three star hotel highly recommended for budget travelers and people who want to experience the Dubai nightlife. It is conveniently located, comfortable, and has a friendly staff, and it also houses the York Club, a famous club in Dubai.

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Yas Island Abu Dhabi - Roller Coasters, Ferrari Theme Park, G Force

Discover fun in Abu Dhabi at the Yas Island, a theme park for everyone. Ferrari theme park, roller coasters of all types, the G Force Tower and more.

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Working in Dubai, Many Financial Benefits (Salary, Bonuses, Allowances)

Working in Dubai can be very good for many when compared to some of the western nations, especially the ‘no personal taxation’ part. I am not sure how many of you have worked overseas, but if you had, you will be able to see the benefits of working here right away.

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Work in Dubai, Dubai Jobs, Careers in Dubai, Working in Dubai

The great thing about work in Dubai is the way things are so neatly organized, from working hours to the number of annual leave days that each employee is allowed. Now you might prefer a more flexible set-up but for most employees in Dubai, this is the “way of work” they know about.

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