Dubai today is an important and growing commercial center which is also an attractive vacation destination that hosts year round sporting and shopping events like the hugely popular annual Dubai Shopping Festival. The city is divided by the Dubai Creek into two sections, Deira on the northern side and Bur Dubai on the south and both sections of the city have their own attractions in the form of souks, restaurants, hotels and shopping malls, which attract hordes of tourists to the emirate’s shores! Dubai is also known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife scene.
Jumeirah Beach is Dubai’s prime beach front stretch that extends for miles along the Persian Gulf. The beaches located here feature simmering sands, which are enveloped by azure seas and they offer an ambience comparable to the Caribbean. The hotels located at Jumeirah Beach are world class luxury hotel resorts that offer a whole host of amenities like spas, health clubs and top notch dining and entertainment options.
With so many attractions and the beauty of all the modern shining palaces and skyscrapers, the Downtown area of Dubai will leave you without words. Polular attractions here like the tallest skyscraper: Burj Khalifa, the largest shopping mall: the Dubai Mall, the beautiful Dubai Fountain. If you are in Dubai, then the place where you will spend most of your time will be the Downtown of Dubai.
The Dubai Creek.
The Dubai Creek has been the centre of Dubai for a long-long time. It is natural, as it gives countless chances to use for the locals, most importantly enabling them to use water-transportation, which has a key-role over here, just as everywhere else in the world. That is exactly why the main old-cities Bur Dubai and the Deira districts are all situated next to Dubai Creek.
Dubai Marina City.
Dubai Marina for the first sight gives us the impression as if we are on another planet. It has currently the highest skyscraper jungle in the whole world! With its skyscrapers reaching 400 metres, it makes an unbelievable spot out of Dubai Marina.
Dubai is the largest and most prominent emirate of the federation of seven emirates, which constitute the United Arab Emirates. Dubai is an ultra modern city, which has a constantly evolving landscape. The city’s history reveals that it was originally an important port of call on the trade route between Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley. The emirate was also an important center for the pearl trade until the 1930’s though it lost this position when the pearl trade was decimated by events like the World War I and the Great Depression. The Sheikh of the ruling family of Dubai Rashid bin Saeed al-Maktoum then decided to find a replacement for the loss of revenue from the pearl trade and decided to exploit the strategic location of Dubai as a duty-free port in the Arabian Gulf. Dubai soon became an important port from where goods were imported to and then re-exported throughout the world. However it was the discovery of oil in 1966 which catapulted Dubai onto the world stage. Dubai today is an important and growing commercial center which is also an attractive vacation destination that hosts year round sporting and shopping events like the hugely popular annual Dubai Shopping Festival.