Language is the most important factor of identity for any country and the national and official language in Dubai is Arabic which speaks a lot about the country and its people. English is used as a second language. English is widely spoken and different regional languages are also often used like Hindi, Urdu, Malayalam, Tagalog, Pashto, Russian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Seraiki, Balochi and Chinese are widely spoken.
Languages in Dubai have never been an issue and most of the schools in Dubai teach English along with Arabic. The medium of instruction is usually English but there are a number of schools in Dubai that teach foreign languages including French, Hindi, Urdu and Russian to children.
Dubai has a flourishing tourism industry that require a multi lingual knowledge and therefore languages in Dubai are many.