Dubai lives the post-oil Arab dream

Dubai is a fascinating socio-political model for the 21st century: a melting pot of neo-liberalism and “subterranean” economy, Sunni Arab Islam and low taxes, souks and artificial islands, a giant warehouse and a tourist paradise, life in the fast lane and a consumer-mad society.

Dubai has a growing population of around 700,000 and describes itself as a “door to a market of more than 1 billion consumers”. It aims to create not only the first post-oil economy in the Persian Gulf but also the world’s greatest post modern city.

Somewhat Disney-esque with its ski dome, 7 star hotels, artificial islands and gleaming shopping centres, Dubai is literally a city growing up whilst you watch.

Dubai represents the essence of globalization at work 24 hours a day, creating opportunities for all that decide to live there and share in the exciting development of this incredible city.

Immerse yourself in the culture of Dubai, integrate fully by learning Arabic on a unique language course where you live-in and learn with your teacher to truly experience life in the United Arab Emirates.

A two week Arabic language course in Dubai should give you the basics you need and due to the full immersion nature of this course, you’ll be thinking in the language as well as speaking it in no time at all.