Port Rashid was to be further expanded in 1975 to add a further 35 berths before the larger port of Jebel Ali was constructed. The Burj Al Arab (Arabic: برج العرب, Tower of the Arabs), a luxury hotel, is frequently described as "the world's only 7-star", though its management has never made that claim but has claimed to be a “five-star deluxe property.” The term "7-star hotel" was coined by a British journalist to describe their initial experience of the hotel. Oil revenue, flowing from 1969 onwards supported a period of growth with Sheikh Rashid embarking on a policy of building infrastructure and a diversified trading economy before the emirate's limited reserves were depleted. Walker, J", "Fifty years on, the tragedy of vessel MV Dara lingers", "How Chicago Beach got its name...then lost it! Welcome to DocuStream. "[88] As of 2020, the federal public prosecution has clarified that "it is an offense when at least three public employees collectively leave work or one of the duties to achieve an unlawful purpose. [38], BOAC was originally reluctant to start regular flights between Bombay and Dubai, fearing a lack of demand for seats. [40], 1959 saw the establishment of Dubai's first telephone company, 51% owned by IAL (International Aeradio Ltd) and 49% by Sheikh Rashid and local businessmen and in 1961 both the electricity company and telephone company had rolled out operational networks. [154], In September 2019, Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum ordered to establish the Higher Committee for Real Estate Planning to study and evaluate future real estate construction projects, in ordered to achieve a balance between supply and demand,[155] which is seen as a move to curb the pace of construction projects following property prices fall. [76], Alcohol sale and consumption, though legal, is tightly regulated. The festival was designed to showcase the variety of flavours and cuisines on offer in Dubai featuring the cuisines of over 200 nationalities at the festival. [194], The Palm Jumeirah is an artificial archipelago, created using land reclamation by Nakheel, a company owned by the Dubai government, and designed and developed by Helman Hurley Charvat Peacock/Architects, Inc. Religious Sites. [5][6][7], Located in the eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula on the coast of the Persian Gulf, Dubai aims to be the business hub of Western Asia. [185], Dubai has a rich collection of buildings and structures of various architectural styles. The Persian Gulf borders the western coast of the emirate. Dubai is the second most expensive city in the region and 20th most expensive city in the world. The first section, a 10.6 km (6.6 mi) long tram line which serves 11 stations, was opened in 2014. Imārat Dubayy) is one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates. Dubai enacted an Electronic Transactions and Commerce Law in 2002 which deals with digital signatures and electronic registers. A total of 17 schools are currently rated Outstanding (2020), and a further 40 rated Very Good. Places other than hotels, clubs, and specially designated areas are typically not permitted to sell alcohol. #2 Best Value of 1,385 places to stay in Dubai. Football and cricket are the most popular sports in Dubai. Summers in Dubai are extremely hot, prolonged, windy, and humid, with an average high around 40 °C (104 °F) and overnight lows around 30 °C (86 °F) in the hottest month, August. In 1910, in the Hyacinth incident the town was bombarded by HMS Hyacinth, with the loss of 37 killed. [64] Dubai is notable for sculpted artificial island complexes including the Palm Islands and The World archipelago. [95] General crimes have decreased since 2013, registering around 0.2 by the end of 2017. Various types of turtles can also be found in the area including the hawksbill turtle and green turtle, which are listed as endangered species.[62][63]. The conflagration consumed half the houses of Bur Dubai, while the district of Deira was said to have been totally destroyed. [178] Dubai then won the right to host Expo 2020 on 27 November 2013. On 5 April 2020, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the building of one of their Temples in Dubai. D Long, B Reich. [161] In effect, the benchmark stock index of Dubai dropped the most among all the Gulf nations, where the DFM General Index lost as much as 1.3 per cent. He was also involved in the 2015 Nedumbassery gold smuggling case, where 1,500 kg of gold was smuggled in two years. Marhabaan and welcome to this beautiful footage of Dubai, U.A.E. Emirate of Dubai. [15][16], Many theories have been proposed as to origin of the word "Dubai". Clubs and bars are found mostly in hotels because of liquor laws. [23], In the early days since its inception, Dubai was constantly at odds with Abu Dhabi. Dubai is positioned at 25°16′11″N 55°18′34″E / 25.2697°N 55.3095°E / 25.2697; 55.3095 and covers an area of 1,588 sq mi (4,110 km2), which represents a significant expansion beyond its initial 1,500 sq mi (3,900 km2) designation due to land reclamation from the sea. Dubai has a wide range of parks like Safa park, Mushrif park, Hamriya park, etc. [215], The development of Al Maktoum International Airport (IATA: DWC) was announced in 2004. [138] Dubai Internet City, combined with Dubai Media City as part of TECOM (Dubai Technology, Electronic Commerce and Media Free Zone Authority), is one such enclave, whose members include IT firms such as Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HP Inc., Google, EMC Corporation, Oracle Corporation, Microsoft, Dell and IBM, and media organisations such as MBC, CNN, BBC, Reuters, Sky News and AP. Additionally, several local network television channels such as Dubai One (formerly Channel 33), and Dubai TV (EDTV) provide programming in English and Arabic respectively. Dubai is positioned at 25°16′11″N 55°18′34″E / 25.26… Points of Interest & Landmarks. Dubai is situated on the Persian Gulf coast of the United Arab Emirates and is roughly at sea level (16 m or 52 ft above). [208] In 2006, the Transport authority announced the construction of 500 air-conditioned (A/C ) Passenger Bus Shelters, and planned for 1,000 more across the emirates in a move to encourage the use of public buses. ... Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The seventh emirate, Ras Al Khaimah, joined the UAE on 10 February 1972, following Iran's annexation of the RAK-claimed Tunbs islands. Dubai maintained its importance as a trade route through the 1970s and 1980s. In May 2013, Dubai Expo 2020 Master Plan was revealed. A vast sea of sand dunes covers much of southern Dubai and eventually leads into the desert known as The Empty Quarter. 249 reviews. [271] In 2013 Synergy University Dubai Campus[272] opened its campus in Jumeirah Lakes Towers being a first University in Dubai to be located outside of Educational Zones (Knowledge Village or Academic City). United Arab Emirates. Area code for Dubai is 04 within the UAE, and +971-4 from outside the UAE List includes areas, communities, districts, sectors, major property developments and projects, regions, suburbs, and Dubai enclaves outside the main emirate area. [65] Dubai summers are also known for the very high humidity level, which can make it very uncomfortable for many with exceptionally high dew points in summer. It borders the emirate of Dubai and emirate of Sharjah to its north. [216] When completed, Dubai World Central-Al Maktoum International will be the largest airport in the world with five runways, four terminal buildings and capacity for 160 million passengers and 12 million tons of cargo.[217]. Sharjah / ˈ ʃ ɑːr dʒ ə / (Arabic: ٱلشَّارقَة ‎ aš-Šāriqah; Gulf Arabic: aš-šārja) is the third largest and third most populous city in the United Arab Emirates, forming part of the Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman metropolitan area.The emirate of Sharjah borders with Dubai … [61], The sandy desert surrounding the city supports wild grasses and occasional date palms. [183], Due to the impact of COVID-19 the organisers of EXPO are seeking to postpone the EXPO by one year to begin in 2021 (the new dates are October 1, 2021— March 31, 2022). The inland exclave of Hatta is located about 134 km east of Dubai City. The tower was inspired by the structure of the desert flower Hymenocallis. [177], On 2 November 2011, four cities had their bids for Expo 2020 already lodged, with Dubai making a last-minute entry. [205], Five main routes – E 11 (Sheikh Zayed Road), E 311 (Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road), E 44 (Dubai-Hatta Highway), E 77 (Dubai-Al Habab Road) and E 66 (Oud Metha Road, Dubai-Al Ain Road, or Tahnoun Bin Mohammad Al Nahyan Road)[206] – run through Dubai, connecting the city to other towns and emirates. 2,645,581. If you want a busy hotel then go for … During the 1970s, Dubai continued to grow from revenues generated from oil and trade, even as the city saw an influx of immigrants fleeing the Lebanese civil war. The crucial policy shift came as the United Arab Emirates witnessed severe economic crisis that led to a drop in alcohol sales by volume in a decade. [60] The sand consists mostly of crushed shell and coral and is fine, clean and white. Port Jebel Ali is the world's largest man-made harbour, the biggest port in the Middle East,[224] and the 7th-busiest port in the world. [242] According to Vision magazine, the event was aimed at enhancing and celebrating Dubai's position as the gastronomic capital of the region. For the emirate, see, The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa. [75] The emirate's judicial courts comprise the Court of First Instance, the Court of Appeal, and the Court of Cassation. [136], Historically, Dubai and its twin across Dubai Creek, Deira (independent of Dubai City at that time), were important ports of call for Western manufacturers. The airport was initially serviced by Gulf Aviation (flying Dakotas, Herons and Viscounts) but Iran Air commenced services to Shiraz in 1961. [275] In 2015, Dubai phased in mandatory health insurance for all inhabitants, thereby leading to increased demand for medical services.[276]. Area Codes Search Notes. As of 2018[update], it operated internationally serving over 150 destinations in over 70 countries across six continents. Lorimer notes the transfer from Lingeh 'bids fair to become complete and permanent',[30] and also that the town had by 1906 supplanted Lingeh as the chief entrepôt of the Trucial States. Choose Emirates airline to enjoy our world-class service on all flights. [29], In 1901, Maktoum bin Hasher Al Maktoum established Dubai as a free port with no taxation on imports or exports and also gave merchants parcels of land and guarantees of protection and tolerance. Our Business Class Lounge on Concourse B at Dubai International airport is open with temporarily modified services. The UAE culture mainly revolves around traditional Arab culture. The second most populous and second largest state of the federation (area 1,510 square miles [3,900 square km]), it is roughly rectangular, with a frontage of about 45 miles (72 km) on the Persian Gulf.The emirate’s capital, also named Dubai… The Gulf dialect of Arabic is spoken natively by the Emirati people. The port was not initially a success, so Sheikh Mohammed established the JAFZA (Jebel Ali Free Zone) around the port in 1985 to provide foreign companies unrestricted import of labour and export capital. "[39], In 1962, with expenditure on infrastructure projects already approaching levels some thought imprudent, Sheikh Rashid approached his brother in law, the Ruler of Qatar, for a loan to build the first bridge crossing Dubai's creek. Dubai Opera opened its door on 31 August 2016 in Downtown Dubai with a performance by Plácido Domingo. The United Arab Emirates (UAE; Arabic: ... Dubai has an area of 3,885 square kilometres (1,500 square miles), which is equivalent to 5% of the country's total area, excluding the islands. Its inspections truly matter, and there is no doubt that school quality has improved as a result of their implementation. 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[257] The UAE has enforced decency regulations in most public places, aside from waterparks, beaches, clubs, and bars. The emirate of Dubai shares borders with Abu Dhabi in the south, Sharjah in the northeast, and the Sultanate of Oman in the southeast. The emirate is made up of various other municipalities and villages. The Dubai Metro is the first urban train network in the Arabian Peninsula. The government subsidises almost 95% of mosques and employs all Imams; approximately 5% of mosques are entirely private, and several large mosques have large private endowments. [202] The public transport network has in the past faced congestion and reliability issues which a large investment programme has addressed, including over AED 70 billion of improvements planned for completion by 2020, when the population of the city is projected to exceed 3.5 million. Dubai's Jebel Ali port, constructed in the 1970s, has the largest man-made harbour in the world and was ranked seventh globally for the volume of container traffic it supports. The Kazzans were an innovative oil storage solution which meant super-tankers could moor offshore even in bad weather and avoided the need to pipe oil onshore from Fateh, which is some 60 miles out to sea. The airport is the third-busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic and the world's busiest airport by international passenger traffic. The Emirati attire is typical of several countries in the Arabian Peninsula. According to its 2013 research report on the future competitiveness of cities, in 2025, Dubai will have moved up to 23rd place overall in the Index. [58] Dubai provided refuelling bases to allied forces at the Jebel Ali Free Zone during the Gulf War, and again during the 2003 Invasion of Iraq. Dubai has a free trade in gold and, until the 1990s, was the hub of a "brisk smuggling trade"[35] of gold ingots to India, where gold import was restricted. [249], Etisalat, the government-owned telecommunications provider, held a virtual monopoly over telecommunication services in Dubai prior to the establishment of other, smaller telecommunications companies such as Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC—better known as Du) in 2006. There are 2 main locations as you already know; the beach and downtown dubai. Accommodations: 5,579 properties: Popular hotel: Gevora Hotel - The Tallest Hotel in the World: Popular area: Dubai Marina: Nightly rates from: $9: Airport: Dubai International Airport: Reasons to visit: Shopping, Beaches, Sightseeing: Discover the neighborhoods of Dubai. Dubai also hosts the traditional rugby union tournament Dubai Sevens, part of the Sevens World Series Event pictures of Rugby 7 Dubai 2015. Dubai appoints 8 members in two-term periods to the Federal National Council (FNC) of the UAE, the supreme federal legislative body. A visitor can check out the architectural features of the outside as well as the inside of each house. [118] The other Dubai-based stock exchange is NASDAQ Dubai, which is the international stock exchange in the Middle East. Winters are comparatively cool, though mild to warm, with an average high of 24 °C (75 °F) and overnight lows of 14 °C (57 °F) in January, the coolest month. [240] Al-Wasl have the second-most number of championships in the UAE League, after Al Ain. [264], While there are more UK curriculum based schools in Dubai than any other, more students attend an Indian curriculum school, which tend to be considerably larger, and lower cost. [134] Real estate and construction (22.6%),[13] trade (16%), entrepôt (15%) and financial services (11%) are the largest contributors to Dubai's economy. [57] Dubai airport and the aviation industry also continued to grow. Show Prices. However, the cases of drugs operation increased by eight percent. Since it opened in September 2004, the Dubai IFC has attracted, as a regional hub, leading international firms and set-up the NASDAQ Dubai which lists equity, derivatives, structured products, Islamic bonds (sukuk) and other bonds. [11] It is estimated that Dubai produces 50,000 to 70,000 barrels (7,900 to 11,100 m3) of oil a day[133] and substantial quantities of gas from offshore fields. [72], The UAE has a Minister of Happiness, appointed by Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

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