Arabic is the official language of Dubai, although English is widely spoken and is standard within the business community. Road signs, restaurant menus, maps, guides, currency, websites, and more are written in both languages.
In public schools instruction is mainly in Arabic, with English being taught as a second language. In private schools English is the main language.
Other languages in common use in the city include Hindi, Urdu, and Farsi.
Newspapers, magazines, TV channels, and radio stations are available in all these languages.