Dubai Travel

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 it 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
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.

Public Transportation
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.

Skyscraper Dubai
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.

Airport
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.

Let me know all about your experience in all those skyscrapers.

Take lots of pictures, and send us some. Have a good time.

Texas Travel

 

On December 29, 1845 Texas became the 28th state of the United States of America.

Nicknamed The Lone Star State to signify its former status as an independent republic, Texas is the second largest state of the United States.

The lone star can be found on the Texas state flag.

Raising cattle was a large industry in Texas. Texas image is readily compared to that of cowboys.

Alot of U.S oil was discovered in Texas. In the year 2015 with 54 companies to it’s credit Texas held the second spot on the list of the states with the most Fortune 500 companies.

The 54 companies include such fields as aerospace, agriculture, biochemical sciences, computers, electronics and petroleum among others.

Austin is the Capital of Texas.

English is the spoken language of Texas. Most people would agree that Texans have a distinct accent different from other americans. Spanish is spoken by a large group of Texans.

Some of Texas most talked about places are:

The Alamo
The alamo is a white stone chapel were the Battle of the Alamo took place. The siege of the Alamo took place from February 23 to March 6, 1836.

In December 1835, during Texas war for independence from Mexico, Texan soldiers occupied the Alamo.

That February 23, 1836 thousands of Mexicans soldiers led by General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna sieged the fort.

Heavily outnumbered, the 200 Texan soldiers defending the Alamo bravely endured for 13 days before the Mexican overpowered them.

For Texans the Battle of the Alamo is a symbol of heroic resistance to oppression.

The Texans won their struggle for independence later that year.

Dallas World Aquarium – This aquarium has and protects alot of endangered species.

Fort Worth Stockyards – This National Historic District consists of some original brick walkways, corrals, and livestock.

There are shops and restaurants, and a live cattle drive at twice a day.

Forth Worth Zoo – Founded in 1909 has over 7,000 animals from around the world, some of which you can pet – at their Petting Corral.

Houston, Texas is home to Space Center Houston an exciting place to see the future and remarkable past of America’s space flight history.

Padre Island National Sea Shore – This untouched 70 mile stretch coastline is a paradise for windsurfers, and bird watchers.

The park contains dunes, prairies, and tide pools that house some marine life.

San Antonio River Park – The San Antonio River park has river boats for hire. or you can just lay back and enjoy one of the cruise boat tours down the river.

Museums, parks and restaurants are just some of the sites that await you along the way.

Texas State Capitol – The Texas State Capitol grounds are open to the public. On the grounds, there memoirs of the heroes of Texas’s history.

The Texas State Capitol was completed in 1888. It consists of the offices and chambers of the Texas Legislature and the Office of the Governor.

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 and recognized as a National Historic Landmark in 1986.

The Texas State Capitol is 302.64 feet tall, making it the sixth tallest state capitol.

On March 2nd, of 1885 the day of the Texas Independence Day the cornerstone for the building was laid, it opened to the public on April 21, 1888, Saint Jacinto Day.

Sundance Square – Sundance Square consists of thirty-five blocks of shops, galleries, restaurants, and nightlife.

Fort Worth Botanic Gardens – The Fort Worth Botanic Gardens consist of fourteen botanical gardens, the Native Texas Boardwalk, a Rain Forest cConservatory, and a compost outpost.

Fort Worth Water Gardens – The Fort Worth Water Gardens are 4.3 acres where people will see a variaty of pools. You can hear the sound of water running thought the garden.

San Antonio
San Antonio is the second-most populous city in the state of Texas, with a population of 1,469,845.

San Antonio was named after Saint Anthony of Padua, known for his undying love and devotion to the poor and the sick.

Some of the notable attractions of San Antonio include Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Morgan’s Wonderland amusement parks.

San Antonio is also the home to the five-time NBA champions the San Antonio Spurs.

San Antonio is also the hosts the annual San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, one of the largest such events in the country.

There is no doubt that Texas is not only large, but a place with countless activities and history.

Texas has great hotels, motels, car rentals and restaurants.

Let me know about your trip.