Here’s a list of some of the websites which were good to be aware of when planning for our move and then actually living in the UAE.
Dubizzle has a variety of classifieds.
Each of the next three links are to newspapers.
The ESL Cafe website is very helpful to someone researching schools in the UAE.
Gulf Talent is basically the middle eastern equivalent of Monster.com.
Here’s a few related to life in Russia. Useful Russian sites are harder to find, as most of the relevant websites are limited to Russian language.
RT, formerly Russia Today, is one of several sites offering a Russian perspective on world events.
Avito is a huge classifieds site. It’s in Russian, however.
A good translation website (superior to Google Translate, but only with a Russian interface) is