Languages in Dubai

Languages in Dubai

Although the official language of Dubai is Arabic, the large majority of its inhabitants can speak English without difficulty. Especially those that work in the tourism sector.

Communicating with people in Dubai is not a problem for people who have a medium level of English.

Useful expressions in Arabic

Although it would be impossible to learn Arabic well before your trip, we have included a few useful words and expressions here.

Courtesy

Hello
Ahalan
Goodye
Ma'a ElSalama
See you later
Wada'an
Good morning/Day
Saba'a AlKair
Good afternoon
Masa'a AlKair
Good night
Laila Tiaba
Please
Min Fadilak
Thanks
Shokran
You're welcome/It's nothing
Ala ElRahib Wa ElSaa
I'm sorry
Ann Eazinak

Useful words

Yes
Na'am
No
Laa
Fine/Well
Taib
Bad
Saia
Friend
Sadik

Numbers

Zero
Sefir
One
Wahed
Two
Etnin
Three
Talata
Four
Arbaa
Five
Hamsa
Six
Sita
Seven
Sabaa
Eight
Tamaña
Nine
Tesaa