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Dubai Useful Information

Dubai Useful Information

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

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

Hospitals In Dubai

Al Maktoum Hospital Nr Fish Roundabout, Deira +97142284584
American Hospital Nr Al Nasr Leisureland, Bur Dubai +97143367777
Rashid Hospital Nr British Council, Bur Dubai +97143371323
Al Wasl Hospital Oud Al Metha Rd, Za’abeel +97143241111
Iranian Hospital Al Wasl Rd, Jumeirah +97143440250
Welcare Hospital Nr Aviation Club +9714 2827788
Emirates Hospital Jumeirah Beach Rd, Jumeirah +971 43446678
Cedars Int. Hospital Shk Zayed Rd, Jebel Ali +971 4881 4000
New Dubai Hospital Opp Hamria Market, Deira +971 42714444

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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