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The TRA (Telecom Regulatory Authority) decides what internet censorship policy is in the UAE, not the telecom companies Etisalat and Du, although many residents will feel that Etisalat in particular is the decider of what is and is not allowed.
This perception is possibly because there are some areas in the Du Telecom network that have no, or less, censorship of the internet, for example Dubai Media Zone and the TECOM area.
The TRA has said in 20 that these areas will have to come under the UAE censorship policy though.
For the most part, internet censorship is not overly draconian in the UAE.
Certainly, much less so than somewhere like China or Iran for example.
It would be rare that any news is censored, even news critical of the UAE.
The filtering policy concentrates more on pornography, dating, gambling, and other culturally or religiously offensive internet content.
For many families, the blocking of porn might be seen as a plus when considering a move to Dubai.
And those who desperately want to access the blocked websites usually find a way eventually (using a VPN is one way to access blocked websites from what we've heard).
The most irritating censorship is likely to be the increasing number of Wikipedia pages that are blocked; Skype (); and some search terms.
Children looking for feline related material might wonder what they've done wrong when entering one particular synonym for a cat or kitten for example.