Cool language learning tool
I have no idea if this site is blocked in the UAE or not, but I have found a very cool new site for learning languages: LiveMocha.com. It is actually a language learning/social networking site. The site gives you lessons to study (you can choose from 30+ languages). When you submit a written or audio assignment, native speakers of the language you are learning post reviews of your work. You can also review the submissions of people who are trying to learn your language. I have only tried the Arabic so far, and while it is not perfect, it is helpful. And the feedback from the Arabic speakers has been great.