MacLife writes: "On Monday, Etisalat, an Emirates Telecommunications company, landed the first iPhone deal of 2009. It announced its plan to bring the iPhone 3G to the UAE and Saudi Arabia later this month. The iPhone will be carried by Mobily.
Mark Davis, Program Director for the iPhone at Etisalat, went on to say that "Etisalat will be launching only the latest version." Which is the iPhone 3G. Announcing that the latest version will be available on February 15th. Mark Davis went on to say, "next version of the device, which is due out in June, will be launched in the UAE at the same time.""