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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) consists of seven Emirates and Dubai is the most popular destination of them all It is situated on the southern shore of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula Dubai is the second largest Emirate after Abu Dhabi and is usually recognised as the Pearl of the Persian Gulf Dubai s population is estimated at 1.5 million, a huge difference from 183,200 in 1975 Dubai is one of the most multicultural cities in the world with the expatriate community covering most of the population, with less than 10% of the total being national Emiratis

The state of Dubai is commonly referred to as a city because it has been distinguished as the most modern and cosmopolitan environments in the Emirates, especially due to its rapid technological transformation over the past few decades Dubai is a landmark for innovation; some might even compare it to the computer game SimSim-city where expansion has no limit The city boasts remarkable skyscrapers, such as the world s tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa, (known as the Burj Dubai during construction), and is also in the process of developing one of the most technologically advanced buildings in the world The Pad

Sheikh Mohammed is the ruler of Dubai It is said that he is primarily responsible for making Dubai what it is today; a modern high flying city thriving from commercial investments Sheikh Mohammed s most significant business proposal was the introduction of Dubai s world class airline, the Emirates The city of Dubai gains higher returns from its tourism unlike many of the other Emirates, as revenue from oil only accounts for around 6% of Dubai s gross domestic product The city s oil is decreasing by the year and therefore cannot be depended upon That is partly the reason why there has been a construction boom in order to diversify its economy in the expansion of commercial and corporate activity Dubai has therefore become a world famous city through innovative real estate projects, sports events, conferences and Guinness records

Dubai has been transformed into a man-made himanhitech city, it still has a strong Islamic culture with a stretch of historical buildings by the Creek Whilst some may view this as a conflict of old meeting new, it is also considered to be a captivating city that offers both extremes; a traditional past interlinked with modern day

Size - 2,400 sq m (estimate) Currency - Arab Emirates Dirhams (AED or Dh) Local time - Dubai Time is + 4 Hours GMT Language - The official language is Arabic, Arabic and English are commonly used in business and commerce. Hindi and Urdu are also widely used Population - 1.5 million (2008) Flying Time - UK to Dubai - 7 hours

The line of the Tropic of Cancer crosses through the UAE, causing the weather in Dubai to be warm and sunny. In the winter it has an average daytime temperature of 25°C , nearer the coast 12-15°C , in the 25° 12-15° desert or mountains 5°C 5° With the nights being relatively cool Near coastal areas humidity can average between 50% and 60% In the summer, the weather in Dubai is very hot and humid, with temperatures reaching mid 40 s Even the sea temperature can reach 37°C , with 37° humidity averaging over 90% Rainfall in Dubai is infrequent and does not last for a long period It mostly rains during the winter period in the form of short gushes and an occasional thunderstorm On average, rain falls only five days a year

Dubai s population stands at an estimation of 1.5 million, with three quarters of the population being male The city of Dubai is made up of a multicultural society; with only 5% of local Emiratis, the rest are expatriates from all over the world The expatriate population comprises of mostly Indians supplying the city with cheap labour as well as filling professional positions, other nationalities are from various Arabic countries There is also a significant amount of Iranians, especially after the Islamic revolution in 1979 where more wealthy and educated Iranians settled in Dubai Furthermore, because of the high demand in workers primarily in the tourism sector, many people from the Philippines, China, Indonesia and Malaysia have become residents in the city Dubai s population has been growing by around 7% a year and the city is set to have a population of 2 million by 2010

Staying in Dubai
Richmond Hotel Apartments Grand Midwest hotel Desert Rose Hotel Apartments Chelsea Gardens Apartment Hotel 1 And more...

Staying in Dubai

Richmond Hotel Apartments
Location: Al Mankhool Road, 8.6 mi from Jumeirah Beach The Richmond Hotel Apartments is located Al Mankhool Road, this is a lovely hotel apartments. Amenities Featured in Guestrooms are Including Air Conditioning, Free Local Calls and Coffee/Tea Makers

Staying in Dubai

Grand Midwest hotel
Location: 9.4 mi from Jumeirah Beach Grand Midwest hotel apartments is Very nice Hotel apartment Located In Dubai, Burjuman Mall Is An Area Attraction. Additional Attractions Include Dubai Museum. ... Refrigerators, Coffee/Tea Makers, And Minibars Are Offered. Bathrooms Feature Hair Dryers..

Staying in Dubai

Desert Rose Hotel Apartments
Location: 14.9 mi from Dubai Marina This Lovely Hotel apartment is Located Close To The Airport. Attractions In The Neighborhood Include Burjuman Mall, Dubai Museum, And Grand Mosque. Additional Attractions Include The Dubai Heritage Village ..

Staying in Dubai

Chelsea Gardens Apartment Hotel 1
Location: Discovery Gardens, 2.7 mi from Dubai Marina Chelsea Gardens Hotel Apartment is Located in Dubai, And Ibn Battuta Mall, The Montgomerie, And Dubai Marina Are Area Attractions. Another Nearby Attraction Is Dubai Marina Mall

Activities Attractions Exhibitions Festivals Nightlife Restaurants Outdoor activities

Dubai offers 23 different activities Here are some of them:


4x4 Dubai Desert Safari
Travel by 4WD across the deserts of Dubai on an afternoon excursion that takes you sandboarding on the sands and dining under the stars Heading into the desert is a must-do experience mustwhen you're visiting Dubai


Dubai Hot Air Balloon Flight
Leave the glitz and glamor of Dubai behind and join this early-morning hot-air balloon expedition deep in the earlyhotheart of the desert Rising early to see the desert is something you'll never forget! Prepare for an exhilarating flight with unrivaled views as you enjoy a magic carpet ride over giant red sands, emerald green oases, gazelles and wandering camels


Dubai Seaplane Flight
The flight will provide you with unforgettable photo opportunities of Dubai with its magnificently built skyscrapers and some of the marvels of human engineering


Dubai City Half-Day Sightseeing HalfTour
Experience the historic sites and vibrant cosmopolitan life of Dubai on this comprehensive sightseeing tour From the famous gold souk to the sail-shaped hotel Burj sailAl Arab, you'll see all the famous sights of Dubai on this leisurely afternoon tour

Burj Khalifa Hydropolis Underwater Hotel Atlantis Resort & Hotel The World Islands


Burj Khalifa
Located in Downtown Dubai, the pyramidpyramidshaped skyscraper is home to the prestigious Armani Hotel and its 900 residences will be occupied by only few of the élite Even the corporate offices open doors to entrepreneurs known to have a long business history Some other interesting facts about the Burj Khalifa includes its height at 828 m, The Observation Deck on the level 124 that provides an unobstructed view of the Dubai city and The Park; 11 hectares of living greenery and an entry point to the building


Hydropolis Underwater Hotel
Dubai s first luxury underwater hotel Measuring the size of London s Hyde Park, the hotel structure is divided into three parts wherein guests will be welcomed on the land station, transported through the connecting tunnel to the actual hotel and the 220 suites where they will reside during their stay Its one of the rare marine architectures where visitors get to stay and enjoy all the leisure activities underwater, that was possible only on land until now


Atlantis Resort & Hotel
Atlantis Resort and Hotel stationed on the crescent of Palm Jumeirah is luxury and happiness personified Be it families, couples or single travelers, there s something for everyone at the Atlantis Resort Suites and room give you the feeling of heaven on earth, as each need is take care of personally Even kids have a lot of fun at the Marine and Water Park with umpteen activities to heighten their feelings of fun and happiness


The World Islands
The World Islands Dubai is a set of artificial islands created by man to highlight his standard of luxury The World Islands are unique because such kind of man-made manislands can nowhere be found in the world leading to a new rise and expansion in real estate developments Shaped into different continents and countries, one can develop an individual island into an epitome of personal or corporate luxury

Cityscape GITEX


Cityscape is an annual network marketing exhibition and conference focusing on commercial architecture, property investment and development The event launched around 2001 has witnessed tremendous potential and growth Today, Cityscape is the largest business-to-business real estate business-toinvestment and development event in the world and the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed, made a surprise visit recently This exhibition centre has broken all records in 2008, with 70,000 visitors and over 1,000 exhibitors from across the globe


GITEX is the biggest and most successful IT event in the Middle East It is the foremost international exhibition for computing, communications systems and applications dedicated to the Information Technology (IT) industry TECHNOLOGY WEEK is GITEX s leading event

Dubai Marathon Dubai Shopping Festival Dubai International Jazz Festival Dubai Tennis Championships Dubai Art Fair Emirates World Series-Dubai World Cup SeriesFestival of Taste Motexha Textile Show Desert Rhythm UAE Desert Challenge Dubai Rugby Sevens Dubai international film festival National Day Festival

Dubai has an excellent nightlife scene with a large choice of bars and nightclubs to be enjoyed The bars that are allowed to serve alcohol are mostly in hotels, though there are a few exceptions Dubai also has some interesting laws regarding nightclubs; they all must close at 3 am, 21 years and over is the legal drinking age but there are even some clubs that can refuse entry to anyone under 25 years of age At some of the most prestigious nightclubs in the city, doormen tend to be a little strict, but as long as you have at least one girl in your group then you should be fine

The city of Dubai has a wide range of restaurants to offer; cuisines can be tasted from every country around the globe Most of the best restaurants are within hotels, especially as these are mainly the only restaurants that can serve alcohol with meals

Outdoor Activities
Aerial Tours Camel Racing Creek Tours Desert Safaris And more...

Outdoor activities

Aerial Tours
Dubai by air is a spectacular sight that will be unforgettable Helicopters and plane tours and even hot air balloon rides over the city will give u a birds-eye perspective to the wonder that is called birds'Dubai Some trips take tourists across the city, and over the desert and the Hajar Mountains Experienced pilots with a valid license can hire aircrafts from Dubai Flying Club on an hourly rental basis

Outdoor activities

Camel Racing
Camel races are usually held every Thursday, Friday, Sunday and occasionally on Monday mornings, providing visitors with a unique opportunity to observe local Emiratis in harmony with their surroundings Camel racing season begins in October until April

Outdoor activities

Creek Tours
The Dubai Creek can be explored with the help of an organised creek tour It is a great way to see new and old Dubai side by side whilst enjoying a peaceful and relaxed journey Many of the tours are carried out by traditional wooden dhows or Abras (the traditional water taxi) which takes you on a short journey across the waterway from the glass-and-steel office blocks of Bur glass-andDubai to the old-world Souks of Deira, providing a fascinating oldglimpse of Dubai's trading heritage

Outdoor activities

Desert Safaris
Trips to the desert in groups can be a great way to explore the outdoors and meet other people, as well as finding out a little bit more about the Arabic culture Safaris generally last for half a day and can include an overnight stay in one of the Bedouin tents

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