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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.
One wonders how Dubai World (a Dubai Government owned company) ever managed to find out enough information to feel confident about investing in Las Vegas. Most of the time a message will appear when a website is blocked, that makes it clear the UAE authorities have blocked the site.
Then again, had they been able to search more freely on the internet in the UAE, perhaps they wouldn't have lost quite so much money on their ... Occasionally though, either a blank page, or Network Error type message will appear, leaving viewers confused as to whether a site has been blocked, or there really is a problem with the website.
It's not clear why the UAE telecom companies and/or telecom authorities are reluctant to let customers know about internet filtering for some sites. Etisalat seems to be more stringent than Du at blocking websites, so if you desperately want to access a website that's blocked when connected via Etisalat, one way is to use a Du connection - visit a friend or coffee shop in a free zone in Dubai for example (Du is often the ISP in Dubai free zones), or try using a Du hotspot.
Censorship in the UAE is generally of subjects related to pornography, gambling, alcohol (words like "hops" or "grape beverages" are used instead of "beer" or "wine" in publications produced in the UAE), material which is offensive to Islam, material which is offensive to other religions, material which is critical of the UAE government and/or ruling families, and material which is critical of 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.