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 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
Relating to China:
That’s Shenzhen is entertaining, but I can’t get the site to open at present, so the link may or may not function.
The Shenzhen Daily is a daily English-language newspaper published in town. At the moment, I also can’t get that website to open, but I’ll link it anyway. Maybe it’ll start working.
Discover Hong Kong is good for figuring out what to see in the city across the water from us.