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Dubai is one of the seven emirates of the UAE. While being the second largest in terms of land size, it has the largest population of the seven. While Dubai has very signifcant oil revenues, today a large portion of it's revenues come from tourism.





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30 second Overview

Take a quick tour of this modernistic city located on the Gulf of Arabia.

Dubai in 30 Seconds

30 second Overview


Further Reading on Wikipedia : Dubai

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The City

Explore some of the world's most amazing skyscrappers in this city of new skyscrappers. Enjoy the city by night as the desert air cools.

Dubai

The City

Dubai is one of the seven emirates of the U.A.E.

It is one of the most visited cities in the world, ranking 7th in 2010.

Its economy is built around tourist activities and shopping.

The world's largest shopping mall is in the city, though should you grow tired of shopping there, then there are another 70 shopping malls throughout the city to experience.

City by Night

The City

As the desert sun sets, the city lights start to fill the twilight with an array of colours.

Stroll about the city after dark, watch the dancing waters or visit one of the high rise towers and see the city from above.

Dubai Mall at Night

The City

Dubai Mall

The City

Mall of the Emirates

The City


Further Reading on Wikipedia : Dubai

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Ski and Sand

Looking for something to do ? Why not try skiing on real snow or make some sand castles in the desert.

Skiing

Ski and Sand

The real snow slopes of Ski Dubai is part of the Mall of the Emirates, one of the biggest shopping malls in the world.

Ski Dubai has an indoor snow mountain with 5 graded slopes, including the first indoor black run of over 400 metres in length.

The area also has a snow park with toboggan and sled runs, giant snowballs and ice caves.

Desert Safari

Ski and Sand

Check out life in the desert, try quad biking over sand dunes or camel riding into the sunset, or sit by a campfire and partake in a cultural experience of dance, food and song.


Further Reading on Wikipedia : Ski Dubai

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Things to see

Dubai has lots to offer the visitor, so dont miss the largest Mosque in Dubai or the Aquarium

Aquarium

Things to see

The Dubai Aquarium located in the shopping mall has the world's largest high transparency acrylic panel - which allows visitors easily see the vast array of sea life.

The aquarium also wins the title of largest suspended aquarium in the world. The tank houses thousands of aquatic animals, comprising over 140 species, with over 400 Sharks and Rays including the largest collection of Sand Tiger Sharks in the world.

Jumeirah Mosque

Things to see

The Jumeirah Mosque is the only mosque in Dubai which is open to visits from non-Muslims.

The Mosques cultural centre hosts meetings every Sunday, Tuesday Thursdays and Saturdays.

Check locally for the current times. The tours last about 90 minutes. Respectful dress is required.



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Deira - older Dubai

Visit the souks and markets and hire a boat ferry across the Dubai Creek.

Along the Creek

Deira - older Dubai

Crossing the Creek

Deira - older Dubai

Dubai Creek

Deira - older Dubai

Dubai Creek is a saltwater creek that extends someway into the city, dividing the city into the Deira and Bur Dubai areas

The abra boat is a traditional wooden boat of the region.

Rather than taking the metro or walking to the souks and markets try one of these boats and cross the creek in style.

Souks

Deira - older Dubai

Dubai shopping is not just about Malls - but shopping of another kind takes places in the many souks and markets.

The Gold Souk is located in Deira business district.

The souk at any one time could have over ten tons of gold in the stalls, vaults or stores Close by to the gold souk is the fish and vegetable markets.


Further Reading on Wikipedia : Dubai Creek

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Financial Centre

The Dubai Financial Centre with its soaring skyscrapers, impressive looking banks and financial institutions and a mall to beat all malls, makes the CBD an interesting place to visit.

Towering Skyscrapers

Financial Centre

Morning among the Towers

Financial Centre


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The Marina District

The Dubai Marina is an artifical canal built along the Gulf Coast. The entire length of the canal is bordered by futuristic buildings. The canal has a walkway along its length.

Mid Section

The Marina District

Lower End

The Marina District

Upper End

The Marina District


Further Reading on Wikipedia : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dubai Marina

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Dubai Metro

The Dubai Metro runs over ground between the Airport and beyond the Marina. The views from the front or any part of the driver-less train are amazing.

From the Marina

Dubai Metro

Towards the Financial Centre

Dubai Metro



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