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About Dubai City
Location : Dubai Emirate, United Arab Emirates, Middle East
Area : 1,287.4 sq km (497.1 sq mi)
Population : 1 422,000 (2006). 75% males & 25% females
Ruler : Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. UAE Vice President
Time Zone : GMT/UTC +4 (standard time)
Dial Code : +971 (4)
Currency : UAE Dirham. Symbols: AED & Dh. Exchange: Dhs. 3.7 to $US 1
Language : Arabic (Official), English (widely spoken), Hindi, Urdu & Persian
Religion : Islam (Official), Catholic, Hindu, & Buddhist
Ethnic mix : 60% Asian, 25% Emirates, 12% Arab & 3% Western
Electricity : 220/240 volts AC at 50Hz. Standard: 2/3 pin plugs
Website : www.dubai.ae

Emergency Phone Numbers
Ambulance : 998/999 Police : 999
Fire : 997 Electricity : 991
Water : 991 Directory Enquiry : 181
Dubai Airport : 224 5555 Etisalat Telecoms : 222 8111

Main Hospitals
Hospital Address Telephone
Al Maktoum Hospital Nr Fish Roundabout, Deira +971 4 228 4584
American Hospital Nr Al Nasr Leisureland, Bur Dubai +971 4 336 7777
Rashid Hospital Nr British Council, Bur Dubai +971 4 337 1323
Al Wasl Hospital Oud Al Metha Rd, Za’abeel +971 4 324 1111
Iranian Hospital Al Wasl Rd, Jumeirah +971 4 344 0250
Welcare Hospital Nr Aviation Club +971 4 282 7788
Emirates Hospital Jumeirah Beach Rd, Jumeirah +971 4 344 6678
Cedars Int. Hospital Shk Zayed Rd, Jebel Ali +971 4 881 4000
New Dubai Hospital Opp Hamria Market, Deira +971 4 271 4444

Credit Cards
Visa : 223 6888 Mastercard : 332 2956
American Express : 336 5000 Diner's Club : 349 8200
National Bank of Dubai : 800 4767 Citibank : 800 4000
Emirates Bank Int. : 800 4080 Commercial B. of Dubai : 800 4474

Main Banks
Bank Address Telephone
National Bank of Dubai Baniyas Rd, Deira +971 4 226 7000
National Bank of Abu Dhabi Bank St, Burjuman Centre +971 4 222 6141
Union National Bank Al Maktoum St, Al Maidan Tower +971 4 221 1188
Standard Chartered Bank Al Mankhool Rd +971 4 352 7523
Citibank Khalid Bin Al Waleed St, Bur Dubai +971 4 507 4110
HSBC HSBC Building Baniyas Sq, Deira +971 4 353 5000
Lloyds Bank Al Wasl Rd, Jumeirah +971 4 342 2660
First Gulf Bank Al Yamamah Tower, Deira +971 4 227 8627
Dubai Islamic Bank DIB Building Port Saeed Rd +971 4 295 3000

Public Holidays and Major Events
Date Event Description
1 Jan New Year's Day Holiday
Jan Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon Marathon
Jan/Feb Dubai Shopping Festival Shopping Event
Jan/Feb Dubai International Jazz Festival Music Festival
Feb Dubai Desert Classic Golf Tournament
Feb Dubai Tennis Championships Open Tennis Tournament
Mar Emirates World Series - Dubai World Cup Hourse Race
Mar/Apr Art Dubai Art Festival
Apr The Bride Show Wedding Themed
Jun Dubai Summer Surprises Shopping Festival
Sep Motexha Textile Show Textile Festival
Oct GITEX Technology Week IT Event
Oct Cityscape Real Estate Event
Oct/Nov UAE Desert Challenge Cross Country Rally
Nov Dubai Rugby Sevens Rugby Tournament
Nov Dubai Motor Show Automotive Exhibition
Nov/Dec Ramadan Muslim Festival
2 Dec National Day Festival Independence Day
Dec Dubai International Film Festival Film Event
Nov/Dec Ramadan Major Religious




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