Dubai is the largest and most populous city in the United Arab Eubayy, iconic for its skyscrapers and high-rise buildings. In particular the Burj Khalifa – world’s tallest building.
Dubai is located on the Persian Gulf coast of the United Arab Emirates; and lies directly within the Arabian Desert.
Dubai has no rivers or oases; however Dubai does have a natural inlet, the Dubai Creek.
Even though Arabic is the official language of the United Arab Eubayy, English is the most spoken language in Dubai.
There are also other languages spoken in Dubai like Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Tamil, Tagalog, Persian, Chinese, Malayalam, and others.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a federation of seven constituent monarchies: the Emirates of Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain.
The ruler of Dubai is the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, the head of government.
Tourism is an important part of the Dubai government’s strategy to maintain the flow of foreign cash into the emirate.
Dubai’s main tourist attraction is based mainly on shopping. Dubai has been called the “shopping capital of the Middle East”.
The City of Gold” – There are over 250 gold shops in Deira.
Dubai Creek Park plays a vital role in Dubai tourism.
Some of the most famous tourist attractions in Dubai are the Dolphinarium, Cable Car, Camel Ride, Horse Carriage and Exotic Birds Shows.
Palm Jumeirah Island
Dubai is home to several man-made islands, the Palm Jumeirah is an artificial archipelago.
It is one of three planned islands called the Palm Islands which extend into the Persian Gulf.
Palm Jumeirah has a monorail, that connects the Palm Jumeirah to the mainland, and has an extension to the Dubai Metro Rail.
Dubai Miracle Garden
The Dubai Miracle Garden, is the world’s largest flower garden. It has a total of 45 million flowers.
Dubai has a variety of parks like Safa Park, Mushrif Park, and Hamriya Park. Each park is different from the other; for example Mushrif Park showcases houses from different parts of the world.
Ski Dubai is a large indoor skiing facility at Mall of the Emirates, offering snowboarding, ski lessons, and has a children’s play area and a café.
Burj Al Arab Hotel
The Burj Al Arab Hotel / Tower of the Arabs Hotel , is a luxury hotel, is frequently described as “the world’s only 7-star” hotel on the hotel.
Transport in Dubai is controlled by the Roads and Transport Authority – The RTA. The RTA is a government agency of Dubai, formed by royal decree in 2005. The bus system services 140 different routes.
Dubai Taxi Corporation, is a division of the RTA, they are known for their taxis with red roofs. There are also five private taxi companies.
Dubai has a rich collection of buildings and structures of various architectural styles.
In 2010 they completed the Burj Khalifa – Khalifa Tower in english – the world’s tallest building.
At the top of the Burj Khalifa, you will find the world’s highest observatory deck with an outdoor terrace.
Dubai International Airport is the 3rd busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic. It handles an estimated 83 million passengers annually.
The airport is also the busiest airport in the world by international passenger traffic.
The Dubai Metro is the first urban train network in the Arabian Peninsula. All the trains run without a driver and are based on automatic navigation.
The tramway located in Al Sufouh, Dubai, runs for 14.5 kilometres that’s about 9.0 miles.
Arabic Food / Emirati Cuisine
Arabic food is very popular and tasty is available everywhere in the city. There are place in the tourist area that give free on the food laws and observations.
Dubai is known for its nightlife. Clubs and bars are found mostly in hotels due to the liquor laws.
Dress Code and the Law
The Emirati attire is typical of several countries in the Arabian peninsula.
Women usually wear the “Abaya”, a long black robe with a hijab – headscarf which also covers the neck.
The dress code is not mandatory nonetheless there are prohibitions on clothes that reveal too much skin.
Visitors are expected to conform to the dress code, and are encoded in Dubai’s criminal law.
Football and cricket are the most popular sports in Dubai.
The electrical current in Dubai is 220/240 V, 50 Hz AC. British-style 3-pin electrical plugs are used (Type G or 13 amp plug).
Most electrical goods sold in Dubai have European 2-pin plugs. The same power system is used throughout the United Arab Emirates.
There is no doubt traveling to Dubai is a must, discover the beauty of their islands. Take in the view from the highest of skyscrapers and gaze upon the beauty and charm of nature.
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