Language of Banking in Dubai

Is it worth it to apply for a BB internship in Dubai if your only knowledge of Arabic is an ability to read the alphabet & say a handful of words/sentences (visa sponsorship aside)?

Is it true that you can get by in Dubai's investment banking by knowing English alone (since that is true of social life in Dubai)

 
 

I was once told that the only people who speak Arabic in MENA deals are the ones who’s names start with “his highness”, and you won’t deal with them anyway

 

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