du Starts iPhone Pre-booking in UAE on Oct 17

Cell carrier du plans to begin selling Apple's iPhone in the United Arab Emirates by the end of October and will begin taking pre-booking orders on October 17, according to The National.

The company will offer both the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS, but it hasn't yet announced contract pricing and options.

du already has a Web address in place for pre-booking orders, but as of Friday morning in the United States the Web page was missing. Apple's UAE iPhone page still lists Mobily as the only authorized carrier in the area, too.

Presumably du will announce its iPhone pricing when it begins taking pre-booking orders.