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List of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, UAE online forums and discussion boards
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General forums for Abu Dhabi, Dubai, RAK, UAE
|Abu Dhabi Buzz
|Admin is busybee from Expat Women and Abu Dhabi Women forums?
|Abu Dhabi Woman
|Like ExpatWoman but less frenzied, members don't flap as much
|The best! Well you wouldn't expect us not to blow our own trumpet would you?
|Relatively quiet. Site not available Apr 2014.
|Dubai Forum UK
|Busy with general discussions and online arguments, sometimes helpful. Entertaining for those who like flame wars.
|Dubai Ladies Lounge
|Similar to ExpatWoman?
|Similar to Expat Woman but members seem less exciteable. Went quiet in July 2009. Last post seems to be Dec 2009 (checked Aug 2010).
|Ask about a school and get a deluge of enthusiastic replies. Popular with Jumeirah Janes, Arabian Annies, Meadow Marys, and Spring Sallys.
|Another expat women forum. Offline?
|No longer active. Domain is spam now.
|RAK Free Trade Zone forum
|General Ras Al Khaimah information as well as RAKFTZ.
|UAE Community Blog
|Not a forum as such but a community blog for bloggers based in, or blogging about, the UAE
|No posts, abandoned or brand new in 2009.
|Includes Arabic, Hindi, Urdu forums.
UAE and Dubai websites with general forums
|Dubai internet users and IRC channel with a beef against Etisalat.
|Cultural, music, and social events in Dubai.
|Popular classified ads website with community discussion.
|Guide 2 Dubai
|Relatively quiet general Dubai discussion forum.
|Mashup UAE students
|Students at UAE colleges and universities. Offline/abandoned? Shame, was excellent when online.
|RAK 4 You
|General Ras Al Khaimah information for expat residents. Site not available Apr 2014.
General forums with Abu Dhabi, Dubai, or UAE sections
|Sub forums for Abu Dhabi, Dubai. Most topics started by automatic news feed. Otherwise not busy.
|Focused on Brit expats but anyone can read, join, and post.
|Another forum for UK expatriates with a UAE section.
|UAE section, site not available Oct 2009
|Blog rather than a forum
|Large forum for global expats, slow to load
Communities (geographical) in the UAE with online forums
|Registration restricted to AR residents?
|Dubai Motor City community forum
|Dubai Silicon Oasis
|DSO community forum
|Jumeirah Lake Towers
|Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai Marina
Communities (nationality or language based) in the UAE with online forums³
|Bulgarian community UAE
|Canadian Club Dubai
|Canada, relatively quiet. Website offline since 2012?
|Deutschsprachige Dubai Forum
|German community forum
|Dubai dla Polaka
|Polish forum in Dubai
|Not a forum, but useful information about Greece and for the Greek Community in the UAE.
|Domain forwards to FB page for Terra FM, unrelated?
|Русские Эмираты – русский форум в ОАЭ
|Russian Home Dubai
|Русский Дом Дубай
|Foro Dubai offline? Is spam when checked Nov 2009.
|Arabic, for women and families in the UAE
UAE based forums for specific subjects, sports, hobbies, etc
|Good for petrolheads, car and bike enthusiasts in the UAE.
|Iran RAK Forum
|Iran RAK trade and business directory. New?
|UAE Pet Club
|Arabic and English, pet discussions and classifieds, overrun with spam when checked, not clear if it even was what it was meant to be originally.
Other forums useful or significant for Abu Dhabi, Dubai, UAE
|Sky Scraper City
|Worldwide property forum, good place to start for UAE property information and comments
|Dave's ESL Cafe Teaching
|Teaching ESL website and forums. There are 2 independent forums - teaching and job forum.
|Dave's ESL Cafe Jobs
|Dave's ESL Cafe job forum is good for negative opinions (mostly valid) about teaching in educational institutes in the UAE and the rest of the world.
|Good for frequent flyers (and not so frequent flyers).
|Live Work Explore
|Good maps and print guides for cities around the world, UAE forums a relatively new thing (early 2009?).
|PP Rumour Network
|Interesting for anything pilot, cabin crew, and airline industry related. Can be very useful but as with many job related forums, many members use it as a platform to vent against employers.
- Some forums are much better than others at clearing out robot memberships, and spam topics (or threads) and posts, so simple comparisons between forum numbers might be misleading. A greater multiple of posts or topics versus members usually indicates better moderation of membership lists. A greater multiple of posts versus topics usually indicates better moderation of spam. If number of topics is similar to or less than the number of members, then forum probably has a greater proportion of spam and noise.
- If blank then last date checked was October 2009.
- There are a large number of Arabic language forums not included here.
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