Traveler's Phrase Book for Dubai (Arabic)

  • Greetings and Basic Expressions

    Marhaban! (mar-ha-ban) - Hello!
    Sabah al-khair! (sa-bah al-khayr) - Good morning!
    Masa' al-khair! (ma-sa' al-khayr) - Good evening!
    Ma'assalama! (ma-as-sa-la-ma) - Goodbye!
    Na'am. (na-am) - Yes.
    La'a. (la-a) - No.
    Shukran! (shoo-kran) - Thank you!
    Min fadlak. (min fad-lak) - Please.
    Assif. (as-sif) - Sorry.
    Tatakallam al-Ingliziyya? (ta-ta-kal-lam al-in-gli-zee-ya) - Do you speak English?
    Kayfa haluk? (kay-fa ha-luk) - How are you?
    Ana bikhair, shukran. (a-na bee-khayr, shoo-kran) - I'm fine, thank you.

  • Asking for Information

    Ayna...? (ay-na) - Where is...?
    Wayn mumkin an ajid...? (wayn mum-kin an a-jid) - Where can I find...?
    Tatakallam al-Arabiyya? (ta-ta-kal-lam al-a-ra-bee-ya) - Do you speak Arabic?
    Hal yujad...? (hal yu-jad) - Is there...?
    Hal 'indak...? (hal in-dak) - Do you have...?
    Kam thamanu hadha? (kam tha-ma-noo had-ha) - How much does this cost?
    Hal 'indak ta'liqah? (hal in-dak ta-lee-kah) - Do you have a recommendation?

  • Ordering Food and Drinks

    Urīdū menyū, min faḍlik. (oo-ree-doo men-yoo, min fad-lik) - I would like the menu, please.
    Urīdū an 'ata'min... (oo-ree-doo an a-ta-meen) - I would like to order...
    Shay bi-laban, min faḍlik. (shay bi-la-ban, min fad-lik) - Tea with milk, please.
    Tajīn wāḥid, min faḍlik. (ta-jee-n wa-heed, min fad-lik) - One tajine, please.
    Al-ḥisāb, min faḍlik. (al-hee-sab, min fad-lik) - The bill, please.
    Hal 'indakum khayrāt nabātiyyah? (hal in-da-kum khay-rat na-ba-tee-ya) - Do you have vegetarian options?

  • Asking for Directions

    Wayn al-makān? (wayn al-ma-kan) - Where is the place?
    Fein...? (fain) - Where is...?
    Urīdū an uṣawwir 'alá al-kharīṭah, min faḍlik. (oo-ree-doo an us-aw-weer ala al-kha-ree-tah, min fad-lik) - Can you show me on the map, please?
    Kayfa astaṭī' ilá...? (kay-fa as-ta-tee ila) - How do I get to...?
    Wayn yujad sayyārah? (wayn yu-jad sa-yaa-rah) - Where can I find a car?

  • Emergencies

    Sa'adah! (sa-a-dah) - Help!
    Ansānī. (an-sa-nee) - I'm lost.
    Kayfa asta'dim bil-polīs? (kay-fa as-ta-deem bil-po-lees) - How do I call the police?
    Wayn al-mustašfá al-aqrab? (wayn al-mus-tash-fa al-aq-rab) - Where is the nearest hospital?
    Fātī 'imārātī. (fa-tee ee-ma-ra-tee) - I lost my passport.
    Wayn yujad صيدلية؟ (wayn yu-jad sa-yad-li-ya) - Where can I find a pharmacy?
    Mā anā bikhayr. (maa a-naa bee-khayr) - I'm not feeling well.


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