Take a look inside the Dubai guide.

Dubai's economy was kick started by the discovery of oil in 1966, it transformed the Emirate from a dusty trading post into a modern metropolis in rapid time. But Dubai's oil reserves are modest in comparison to some of its neighbours and now contributes a small proportion of national income. An aggressive policy of expansion into financial services, tourism and real estate has created a new economy which sucks in thousands of foreign workers to keep it running. The Emirates addiction to grand projects - such as Burj-Khalifa (the world's tallest building) and man made islands - is well known. Many ex-pats owe their living to the relentless expansion, but they worry about its sustainability. Foreigners, on good salaries, have a high standard of living and have learnt to live by the rules. Rules they rarely question in public.

 

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Take a peek inside the Dubai guide

With almost thirty separate videos and scores of participants we'll show you schools, neighbourhoods, apartments, recreation, nightlife, transport, shopping, commuting and much more. The videos include:

  • Dubai Schools

    Schools:

    Dubai schools overview
    Jumeirah English Speaking School
    Dubai English Speaking College
    Dubai English Speaking School
    The parents

  • Dubai Lifestyle

    Lifestyle:

    Hash House Harriers
    Social Clubs
    Sports
    Nightlife and eating out
    Shopping
    Transport
    In to the desert

  • Dubai Property

    Property/Neighbourhoods:

    Jumeirah
    Arabian Ranches
    Dubai Creek and Old Town
    Property rental advice
    Tour of a modern Dubai house

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