"Dubai Jewel of the Gulf" Top 5 Page for this destination Dubai by amna_alshamsi

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Dubai Jewel of the Gulf

Dubai is the home of sand, sea, sun and shopping. It is a combination of modern and traditional city.

Population: 997,000
Area: 35 sq km (15 sq mi)
Country: United Arab Emirates
Emirate: Dubai
Time Zone: GMT/UTC plus 4 hours

The best time of the year to visit Dubai is between November and April, when the weather is coolest and (you can say it is our winter)

the pic is taken from www.giessener-anzeiger.de

Dubai Palm Island

Dubai has unveiled plans for a palm tree-shaped resort island on land reclaimed from the sea that will add 120 kilometres of sandy beaches and be visible from the moon.

"Palm Island" will include 2,000 villas, up to 40 luxury hotels, shopping complexes, cinemas and the Middle East's first marine park..

The island will be built in the shape of 17 huge fronds surrounded by 12 kilometres (7.5 miles) of protective barrier reefs, extending five kilometres (three miles) into the sea south of Dubai city.

The project has taken four years of methodical planning and exhaustive feasibility studies to ensure that the islands can be built without disrupting the environment

They will be accessible by 300-metre (990-feet) bridges from the mainland or boat to two marinas, while the main causeway will also have a monorail system.

The project will be built on 80 million cubic metres (2.8 billion cubic feet) of land dredged from the approach channel to the emirate's Jebel Ali port, an operation that will deepen the channel to 17 metres (56 feet).
you can check Dubai page for more information and new projects


Some important fact to help you making decision about visiting UAE:

1.The UAE is a modern country , if you are coming to archeology you might not find much but there are some interesting places like Sharjah.
2.If you want to enjoy Arabic tradition and see the Bedouin life, you will see it in special traditional villages with live shows especially during the shopping festival, and if you spend some days camping in desert you might pass through some of the villages and meet some people , they are really kind and welcome tourists. They got used to their existence and the UAE was an attraction point even before oil discovery. I remember my grandmother, who is a Bedouin, telling us how English people used to come to buy some stuff they made, and too take pics about their life and sometimes there were even buying some deserts animals ! that was back on the 40s and 50s.
3.There are 2 main events held in Dubai each year, The Dubai Shopping Festival DSF (Feb to April) and Dubai Summer Surprises DSS ( June to August). Personally, I prefer the shopping festival, as the weather become cool and all the activities outdoors unlike the DSS, besides during DSF more events held especially the global village which bring us the whole world in one place , representatives of each country come and show there traditional dances, products and they wear traditional clothes. That gave me a chance to see different cultures of people and countries, it is mini world I think. I will take pics inshallah of the coming village and post it.
4.The best time to visit UAE is from Oct to end April, as it will be great time for outdoor activities and you will not worry about the heat. Howe ever, the rest of the year is too hot it reaches an average of 40 C during July, and most of the UAE people travel to Europe and Asian to escape from the heat, so if you are planning to visit you will manly spent times inside air conditioned shopping malls and watch DSS inside air-conditioned places. You can make a summer adventure and try the natural heat once in your life ;-)
5.I grantee that you will have 100% fun either during summer or winter and it is 100% secure and safe to come over here

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:It is an intersting place , but do not take a women with you as you will be moving from shopping center to another ;)
  • Cons:summer heat !
  • Last visit to Dubai: Jan 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • AmazingAdventures's Profile Photo
    Apr 3, 2007 at 11:19 PM

    G'Day !! Wishing you a very Happy Birthday. May your dreams become reality. Smiles from the Southern hemisphere :)

  • barbskie's Profile Photo
    Aug 23, 2005 at 1:21 AM

    wow! excellent photos! will be there in my dream ;-) thanks for sharing. greetings from europe

  • janigal's Profile Photo
    Feb 15, 2005 at 10:34 AM

    Thoroughly enjoyed reading your pages, I am coming to Dubai in July and am really looking forward to it.

  • Siddha3th's Profile Photo
    Oct 29, 2004 at 12:58 PM

    You've done Dubai really proud, Amna :) I've just started with my pages, and hope to make mine as useful & entertaining as yours.. any feedback is appreciated! And isn't the weather just beautiful now... goodbye, Siddharth

  • o_z_l_e_m's Profile Photo
    Oct 5, 2004 at 10:38 AM

    thanks for evey information, excellent pages :)

  • Ali&Steve's Profile Photo
    Sep 25, 2004 at 11:35 PM

    Excellent Dubai page - you advertise all the construction projects very well. Very good that you consider Sharjah as "archaeology" as it is the land that time forgot.

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Aug 23, 2004 at 9:46 AM

    A very interesting page on Dubai. I hope to go there someday.

  • travelife's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2004 at 11:55 AM

    You have done a great job here on Dubai page, Amna! Very informative. Thanks for sharing.

  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    May 1, 2004 at 10:43 PM

    Incredible page on Dubai ! Thanks for sharing.

  • Apr 11, 2004 at 3:42 AM

    Thank you for this excellent page. Great info and wonderful pics!!!

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