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As the United Arab Emirates' official language is Arabic, there are more Arabic daily newspapers than English and below we have included the three daily english newspapers published in the UAE.

Gulf News

Gulf News is undoubtably the most popular English newspaper in the United Arab Emirates and comes with a daily tabloid. On Wednesdays, you get the Entertainment Plus magazine which has entertainment news, radio information, cinema showtimes, and TV schedules.

Khaleej Times

Khaleej Times was the first English daily newspaper in the UAE, and goes by the slogan "No. 1 By Far". It inlcudes local, regional and world news, and comes with features like City Times, Classifieds Times, and Weekend. Khaleej Times also publishes the children's weekly magazine Young Times.

Gulf Today

The newest and last English daily newspaper was started by the popular Arabic daily, Al Khaleej, and is known as Gulf Today. Its newspaper contains local, regional and world news, and is smaller than Gulf News and Khaleej Times.

There are several local and regional magazines distributed in the United Arab Emirates, but we are only going to focus on the ones published in the UAE. These magazines provide great information about whats going on in the country and the region. These magazines normally feature recipes, perfumes, fashion trends, and shopping features.

What's On
Contains an action-packed mix of exclusive celebrity interviews, exciting leisure activities, world-class sport and entertainment previews, as well as the pick of the best nightspots, restaurants and travel destinations. With its circulation at an all-time high of more than 30,000, What’s On has confirmed its place as the best-selling monthly magazine in the UAE and has been the Gulf's leading leisure magazines since the 1980s.

Emirates Woman
Monthly magazine launched in 1981 and is a glossy magazine dedicated to women living in the UAE and the Gulf, and is similar to magazines of its type found abroad. It features articles and interviews for high-flying career women to family-minded mothers, and includes exciting promotions in each issue. The magazine is the most popular English women's magazine in the UAE and costs Dhs. 10 (US$ 3).

TimeOut Dubai / Time Out Abu Dhabi
Similar to TimeOut New York and London, the local Time Out magazines feature information about accomodations, bars & pubs, city links, coffee shops, essential information, events & promotions, nightlife, restaurants, and shopping. Each of these monthly magazines cost Dhs. 10 (US$ 3).

Dubai Explore / Abu Dhabi Explore
If you are new to Dubai or Abu Dhabi and want to have a useful guide to whats around you and find out things you can do or go to, you will find an excellent amount of information featured in both publications including resident tips and advice, restaurant and cafe reviews, leisure and sporting activities, and maps. Each cost Dhs. 65 (US$ 18) and are available at various gas stations, and major supermarkets.

Arabian Woman / Arabian Man
Arabian Woman is another great glossy magazines and contains a variety of articles, special international reports and much more. It has a great regular article that recommends a list of handy websites, which is very useful. Arabian Man has similar articles and features alot about cars. You can learn alot from reading both these magazines and they cost Dhs. 10 (US$ 3) each.

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