The UAE offers a wide selection of business directories due to the nature of the area, however; only two companies operate as telecom providers - Etisalat and Du. Due to privacy regulations, residential numbers for people are not currently widely available on the internet although Du does offer this service for their subscribers.
Country code: +971
Official Etisalat Yellow Pages for the United Arab Emirates, including Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai, Ras al Khaimah, and the areas within those Emirates. In English and Arabic.
White Pages for businesses from Etisalat. In English and Arabic.
White Pages from Du. Search for businesses using name and/or location and people using surname and location on the Residential tab.
Official Du Yellow Pages for the UAE. Includes location maps.
Yellow Pages business directory for Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and other emirates in the UAE. Includes multi-language options such as Chinese, Italian or Spanish for expats through Google Translate.
Business directory for UAE. Uses Google search - click on the listing you want and it takes you to a more detailed overview including the telephone number. Includes a map of the search result.
A really good clear visual business directory for Dubai. Results are shown on the map along with a lot of further information such as how to get to the entrance, opening hours and what kind of bank cards they take. To find the telephone number, click on the Contacts link of the company you're looking at.
Business directory for the UAE. Search names of companies or category.
Business directory covering the UAE and other Gulf countries including Oman and Yemen. Covers over 3,750 companies.
Business directory with keyword or category search. Over 35,000 companies included and user comments are welcomed on their site.
Another business directory with a simple to use keyword/category search. Search can be UAE-wide or within a region from the drop down option box.
Business directory which includes reviews. There is an option to search by business name (toggle the radio button on) but it actually works without needing to do this.
Business directory with over 300,000 self-submission listings. Search via page listing or keyword. The search box is on the right hand side of the front page of this site and you'll need to page back at times when doing searches. This is because the business search box disappears from time and becomes a job search box.