I missed this little gem from Etisalat, the UAE’s monopoly state-owned telecoms service provider, back in August:
The Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the UAE has stated that all use of Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephony in the UAE is illegal. The TRA has instructed Etisalat to block all access to VoIP telephony.
Marvellous. So much for Dubai being the hi-tech communications centre of the Middle East.