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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 over sixty 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


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

  • Dubai Lifestyle


    Social Clubs
    Nightlife and eating out
    In to the desert


    Dubai Exiles

    Doing business

    Hash House Harriers

    Al Ain

  • Dubai Property


    A villa on the Palm

    An apartment in Dubai Marina

    Dubai City Walk apartment

    A one bed apartment

    The Marina

    Arabian Ranches
    Dubai Creek and Old Town
    Property rental advice

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