launches new blog

557, the dedicated portal on Dubai has launched a new blog at The blog is an attempt to create an online community of people who would like to stay connected with Dubai.

According to Sharad Agarwal, CEO of Cyber Gear, the company that owns, “Dubai is now on the radar screens of most of the countries in the world. Most people are interested in knowing, ‘What makes Dubai tick?’ is an attempt to answer this question.” is a portal on Dubai launched in 1999 by Cyber Gear ( to provide information on Dubai for residents and visitors. The site is updated daily with information on business and social events, sales and promotions and links to ‘Dubai on the Web’.

Special features include a Gold Souq guide and a virtual tour of Dubai with detailed interactive city maps. is currently receiving over 14 million hits per month.’s electronic newsletter reaches out to 22,500 Opt-in subscribers every month. A large number of local and international organisations use to drive traffic to their web sites.

Source: Dubai City Guide,UAE