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The filtering policy concentrates more on pornography, dating, gambling, and other culturally or religiously offensive internet content.
For many families, the blocking of porn might be seen as a plus when considering a move to Dubai.
The TRA (Telecom Regulatory Authority) decides what internet censorship policy is in the UAE, not the telecom companies Etisalat and Du, although many residents will feel that Etisalat in particular is the decider of what is and is not allowed.
This perception is possibly because there are some areas in the Du Telecom network that have no, or less, censorship of the internet, for example Dubai Media Zone and the TECOM area.
And those who desperately want to access the blocked websites usually find a way eventually (using a VPN is one way to access blocked websites from what we've heard).
The most irritating censorship is likely to be the increasing number of Wikipedia pages that are blocked; Skype (); and some search terms.
It would be rare that any news is censored, even news critical of the UAE.
Capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi is a well-ordered, industrious city with a pretty waterside location.
First inhabited by the nomadic Bani Yas tribe in 1760, the settlement remained a small fishing village until oil was discovered.
The TRA has said in 20 that these areas will have to come under the UAE censorship policy though.
For the most part, internet censorship is not overly draconian in the UAE.