Friday, 31 May 2013

5 years ago this massive mega structure opened to add more beauty to this city.

Dubai is one of the seven emirates of United Arab Emirates (UAE) that is progressing at an incredible speed in trade and tourism. One of the most progressive emirates in UAE, this cosmopolitan city is more like an independent city-state and greets numerous tourists each year. It is divided into 8 districts namely Satwa, Al Karama, Arabian Ranches and Emirates Hills, Bur Dubai, Deira, Jumeirah, Mirdif and International City.

Dubai, the desert city has emerged as a popular tourist destination due to its sites, infrastructure, amenities and liberal Government policies for tourists. Whether it is sightseeing, partying, shopping, skiing, sunbathing, enjoying different cuisines or visiting dessert safaris, Dubai has everything. Dubai also boasts of the largest skyscrapers, fastest modes of transportation, tallest structures, and costliest hotels, among others.

Popular places to visit in Dubai include Burj Al Arab, Dynamic Tower, The World, Palm Islands, Dubai Marina, Dubai Internet City, Dubailand, and Mall of Arabia, to name a few. Sheikh Saeed House, Heritage and Diving Village, Dubai Museum, the Bastakiya, and Souks are among the few places which provide an insight into the pre-oil history of Dubai.

One has the option of going on excursions to the Creek, desserts, Hajar Mountains, sandy beaches or through the wadis. Fishing, camel and horse riding, golfing, and bird watching are some of the activities one can engage in. Tourists can also go on dhow tours or hire a helicopter, car, yacht or boat to visit popular places or seek adventure.

Dubai is accessible from various countries, as its official carrier Emirates links it to more than 210 destinations across the world. More than 135 airlines operate through Dubai International Airport to connect to prominent cities worldwide.