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Transcript of Dubai
Dubai culture is rooted to Arab and Islamic traditions
The other religions are Hindu, Christians and Sikh
The non-Muslim communities are permitted to practice their own religion freely.
Arabic is the official language
English, Urdu, Hindi, Malayalam and Bengali are extensively spoken.
Dubai is home and host to visitors from around the world
Arabic greeting ‘al-salaam alaykum’ /peace be with you) (the reply will be ‘wa alaykum e-salaam’/peace upon you)
Never offer your hand to an Arab woman unless she offers hers first.
Dubai offers multinational cuisines
UAE’s traditional dishes contain rice, fish and meat as main ingredients. Arabs are used to consume sheep and goats, camel to obtain meat.
Muslims are prohibited from eating pork, so it is not included in Arab menus.
Peace, educational opportunities, aesthetics and loyalty. Innovation, employment opportunities, financial stability, and honesty
Music and Flag
Yowla is a type of music and dance performed.
The United Arab Emirates flag represent the following:
White= peace and honesty
Red = hardiness, bravery
Green = hope, joy, love
Black = defeat of enemies or strength of mind
The UAE National Anthem
Live my country, the unity of our Emirates lives
You have lived for a nation
Whose religion is Islam and guide is the Quran
I made you stronger in God's name oh homeland
My country, My country, My country, My country
God has protected you from the evils of the time
We have sworn to build and work
Work sincerely, work sincerely
As long as we live, we'll be sincere sincere
The safety has lasted and the flag has lived oh our Emirates
The symbol of Arabism
We all sacrifice for you, we supply you with our blood
We sacrifice for you with our souls oh homeland
As of 2012, Dubai is the 22nd most expensive city in the world, and the most expensive city in the Middle East.
Dubai has also been rated as one of the best places to live in the Middle East.
Dubai is the top business gateway for the Middle East and Africa.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) regulates transportation within the city of Dubai, U.A.E..Its mission is to remain a municipal Traffic solution provider.
193 routes on weekdays and transport over 30 million people weekly
Dubai Transport Corporation: cream-coloured taxis.
Private cab companies: Cars Taxi, National Taxi, Cititaxi, and Metro Taxi.
Begin as Dhs. 6.00, and charged by distance at 1.5 Dhs./km.
Approximately 7500 taxis located in the city.
Downtown Burj Dubai Tram System 4.6 km (2.9 mi).
Al Sufouh Tramway 14.5 kilometres (9.0 mi).
Dubai International Airport
Al Maktoum International Airport
Port and water travel
Two large commercial ports, Port Rashid and Port Jebel Ali.
Dubai Creek and Port Saeed are used by local traders in dhows.
Telecommunications & Media
Telecommunications in the United Arab Emirates is under the control and supervision of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA)
Land lines: 1.825 million, 61st in the world (2011)
Mobile cellular: 11.727, 66th in the world (2011)
Country code: 971
Except for the many organizations now operating in Dubai's Media Free Zone, most TV and radio stations remain government-owned; widespread use of satellite dishes provides access to pan-Arab and other international broadcasts (2007)
Radio broadcast stations: AM 13, FM 7, shortwave 2 (1998)
Radios: 820,000 (1997)
Television broadcast stations:
72 free-to-air channels (2011)
33% IPTV penetration (estimated, 2011)
Televisions: 310,000 (1997)
Subscribers: 3,604,065 or 70% of the population (2011)
Service Providers (ISPs): 2, Etisalat and du (2008)
Hosts: 337,804 (2012)
Political and Legal Environment
One of the seven emirates collectively known as United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Other six are Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain
Population in Dubai
Gender Breakdown in Dubai
Life Expectancy in Dubai
1. Largest population in UAE
2. Lower barrier of language
3. no gap between the rich and the poor, balanced development
4. High international reputation
5. Security is very good
6. Mature modern business environment
7. Transportation-go out is very convenient
2. Strict business process for foreign investors
3. Too many plans need to do in a short time-low quality
4. Limited labor force
5. Strong competition-Need niche market
1. Trade gateway – free trade zones
2. Member of many certificated organization
3.Developing trend of international tourism
4. Movie and advertisement could broadcast Dubai globally
1. Bare natural resources
2. Very hard to develop Labor intensive industry
3. Rely on international economy heavily
4. Strong Competition from other regions
Bus and Taxi
UAE women from the Gulf States typically dress in a long black robe known as the "abaya".
Gulf men wear a loose, typically white robe called a "dishdasha" along with a white or red headdress known as the "gutra"
Other aspects of the UAE’s culture can be found by visiting places still favored by Emirati people such as
The Sandstorm in Dubai
The Climate in Dubai
Landscape in the Future
Education in Dubai
Today, Dubai has focused its economy on tourism by building hotels and developing real estate.
Law of Business
The basic requirements for all business activities in Dubai are:
1.Commercial licenses covering all kinds of trading activity
2.Professional licenses covering services, professions, artisans, craftsmen
3. Industrial licenses for establishing industrial or manufacturing activity
Gulf Cooperation Council(GCC)
Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC)
Organization of the Islamic Conference(OIC)
World Trade Organization(WTO)
1.Only firms with the appropriate trade license can
engage in importation.
2.In order to do business in the UAE outside of one of the free zones,
a foreign business must have a UAE national sponsor, agent, or distributor.