Dear Ejaz, I have been to UAE since 2012 and have just started to research on Emarati dialect. As my understanding, There are three types of Arabic. One Quran Arabic which is the authentic and used for official and written Arabic. This type of Arabic can be translated from google translate.
The second one is spoken Arabic. This is very different from Quaran Arabic and bit easy also to learn and to speak. For example.” I want to go to Dubai”, can be written in two ways one in Qran Arabic and in colloquial.
Quran Arabic:- Ana ureed an ad-hab ila al Dubai
Colloquial:- Ana abi arooh aDubai This one is popular and standard in UAE.
The third one is broken Arabic which is being spoken by Indians and other foreigners. There is no grammar used in it only words attached each other. For example: I will go to Dubai can be in standard Emarati arabic like following:- Ana barooh aDubai
But in broken Arabic foreigners speak as following :- Ana rooh Dubai.
And even if a foreigner like indians, bengalies speak broken arabic fluently they cannot understand when two Emaratees speak in their colloquial Arabic. So it s always better to learn Emarati colloquial Arabic so that you will be respected when you speak with local people. And it will benefit you in many ways.
One of my favorites was not on the list. Winker for turn signals. A friend from England stationed in the US quite a few years ago was driving her kids to school one morning when the turn signal lever fell off the steering wheel. She pulled into a gas station and told the attendant “I need help. My winker fell out!” The guy was so puzzled, she got upset and couldn’t remember to call it a turn signal. Finally she pointed to the place where the lever fell out and he realized what she was talking about and fixed it. We laughed about this for days!