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Areas and suburbs in Dubai, UAE

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Areas and suburbs in Dubai - physical regions

Administrative or Community Regions

Dubai is physically divided into nine sectors which are then divided up into communities or administrative regions in Dubai. Borders are usually defined by roads. A complete list is available from the Dubai Municipality Geographic Information Systems Center (DM GIS) with maps (although map source was offline in June 2006). There are over 130 communities in Dubai. The 'Al' part of the name is often omitted in print and discussions eg Karama, Ghusais, Garhood; and spellings can be variable eg Sofouh/Sufouh/Sufooh, Ghusais/Qusais. Some of the more well known areas and places to live in Dubai are:

Online Communities

With the rapid rise in the prevalence of the internet throughout many aspects of our lives, it is not surprising that a number of online communities are developing rapidly in Dubai as in the rest of the world. Some of the popular specialised forums in Dubai are listed in the external links below (there are many general forums around too).

Don't forget of course, our own Dubai forums - the most helpful forum in Dubai! Or so they, er, we claim ...

Last update Wednesday 12-May-2010
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