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Dubai
إمارة دبيّ
—  Emirate  —
Emirate of Dubai
Clockwise from top left: Jumeirah Mosque, Palm Jumeirah, Etisalat Tower 2, Jumeirah Beach Residence, American University in Dubai, Burj Al Arab & Sheikh Zayed Road.

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Dubai is located in the United Arab Emirates
Dubai
Location of Dubai in the UAE
Coordinates: 25°15′00″N 55°18′00″E / 25.25°N 55.3°E / 25.25; 55.3
Country United Arab Emirates
Emirate Dubai
Incorporated (town) 9 June 1833
Founder Maktoum bin Bati bin Suhail (1833)
Seat Dubai
Subdivisions
Government
 - Type Constitutional monarchy[1]
 - Emir Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
 - Crown Prince Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Area [2]
 - Emirate 4,114 km2 (1,588.4 sq mi)
 - Metro 1,287.4 km2 (497.1 sq mi)
Population (2008)[3]
 - Emirate 2,262,000
 Density 408.18/km2 (97/sq mi)
 Metro 2,262,000
 - Nationality (2005)[4] 26.1% Arab (of whom 17% are Emirati)
42.3% Indian
13.3% Pakistani
7.5% Bangladeshi
2.5% Filipino
1.5% Sri Lankan
0.9% European
0.3% American
5.7% other countries
Time zone UAE standard time (UTC+4)
Website
Dubai Emirate
Dubai Municipality
.Dubai (Arabic: دبيّ‎; pronounced /duˈbaɪ/ doo-BEYE) is one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).^ Foreign contractors or service businesses require UAE national sponsors, one for each emirate in which they do business.
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^ Government System: The government is a federation of the seven emirates headed by a president and a vice president (since its inception in 1971 the rulers of Abu Dhabi and Dubai respectively).
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^ Only about 15 percent of the population are nationals of the United Arab Emirates.
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It is located south of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula. The Dubai Municipality is sometimes called Dubai state to distinguish it from the emirate. Written accounts document the existence of the city for at least 150 years prior to the formation of the UAE.
.Dubai shares legal, political, military, and economic functions with the other emirates within a federal framework, although each emirate has jurisdiction over some functions such as civic law enforcement and provision and upkeep of local facilities.^ Purchases by the emirates are arranged by the relevant local authority, often with the assistance of a federal agency.
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^ Government System: The government is a federation of the seven emirates headed by a president and a vice president (since its inception in 1971 the rulers of Abu Dhabi and Dubai respectively).
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^ Each emirate retains a high degree of autonomy within the federal system.
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.Dubai has the largest population and is the second-largest emirate by area, after Abu Dhabi.^ Government System: The government is a federation of the seven emirates headed by a president and a vice president (since its inception in 1971 the rulers of Abu Dhabi and Dubai respectively).
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^ Narrative: The ACE related services are increasing in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, less so in the Northern Emirates.
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^ Similarly, private investment in power generation is not permitted in the UAE. Ninety percent of residential and commercial construction in Abu Dhabi is funded by the emirate government.
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[5] .Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the only two emirates to possess veto power over critical matters of national importance in the country's legislature.^ There are two military structures in the U.A.E. operating under the Ministry of Defense: the national military elements (Army, Air Force, Navy) reporting to the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Abu Dhabi; and Dubai's Central Military Command.
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^ Government System: The government is a federation of the seven emirates headed by a president and a vice president (since its inception in 1971 the rulers of Abu Dhabi and Dubai respectively).
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^ Only about 15 percent of the population are nationals of the United Arab Emirates.
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[6] Dubai has been ruled by the Al Maktoum dynasty since 1833. Its current ruler, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is also the Prime Minister and Vice-President of the UAE.
The emirate's main revenues are from tourism, property, and financial services.[7] .Although Dubai's economy was originally built on the oil industry,[8] revenues from petroleum and natural gas currently contribute less than 6% (2006)[9] of the emirate's US$ 80 billion economy (2009).^ Less than 6% of their revanue comes from the oil industry...
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^ Major gaps include workers' remittances, investment income, oil and gas revenues, foreign direct investment transactions, and capital transactions.
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^ Government spending of past, present, and future (through borrowing) oil revenues remains the engine that powers the economy.
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[10] Property and construction contributed 22.6% to the economy in 2005, before the current large-scale construction boom.[11]
.Dubai has attracted world attention through many innovative large construction projects[12] and sports events.^ I think Dubai is just acting friendly to the west attracting american businesses and visitors so that one day when islam rules the world Dubai will be its financial center.
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^ Abdul Rahman Al Saleh, Director-General of Dubai Finance Department, termed the Dubai World restructuring as a natural procedure that can happen in many countries and companies.
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^ Such waist, such hubris, how dare they build large and fascinating projects to attract tourist.
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.This increased attention, coinciding with its emergence as a global city[13] and business hub, has highlighted labour and human rights issues concerning its largely South Asian workforce.^ If the concern is over human rights, it's not the prostitutes you have to worry about.
  • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

^ One main issue in the UAE are human rights violations.
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^ There are so many human rights issues in this world, it makes me sick!
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Etymology

.In the 1820s, Dubai was referred to as Al Wasl by British historians.^ DUBAI AIRPORT FREEZONE UAE NATIONAL EMPLOYEES, EXPATS HEED AL WASL HOSPITAL PLEA FOR BLOOD DONATION .
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.Few records pertaining to the cultural history of the UAE or its constituent emirates exist due to the region's oral traditions in recording and passing down folklore and myth.^ Authorities of the federal government and some emirate governments are also considering offering to the public (UAE nationals only) shares in some existing government owned businesses.
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The linguistic origins of the word Dubai are also in dispute, as some believe it to have originated from Persian, while some believe that Arabic is the linguistic root of the word. According to Fedel Handhal, researcher in the history and culture of the UAE, the word Dubai may have come from the word Daba (a derivative of Yadub), which means to creep; the word may be a reference to the flow of Dubai Creek inland, while the poet and scholar Ahmad Mohammad Obaid traces it through the same word, but in its meaning of locust [15]

History

.Very little is known about pre-Islamic culture in the south-east Arabian peninsula, except that many ancient towns in the area were trading centers between the Eastern and Western worlds.^ Let DUBAI give the Middle East a taste of there future and let the rest of the world know that they are going step up to be the worlds trade center once more, after all this is where it all started, here in the Middle East, where someday other people from other worlds will come to know DUBAI as the center of trade on this planet, in our area of this universe.....
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^ On a political level, the western world is always going on about democracy.
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^ Dubai is known as a business hub, focusing to be a Middle East centre of power, wealth, and different cultures.
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.The remnants of an ancient mangrove swamp, dated at 7,000 years, were discovered during the construction of sewer lines near Dubai Internet City.^ Industry sources are confident that the upward trend in the construction industry will continue during the next three years.
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^ Few years ago, when the intensity of construction in Dubai was not so intense, our office used to contract a freelancing structural engineer.
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^ During the next two years, approximately $400 million will be spent on construction and procurement of equipment for several clinics and hospitals.
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.The area had been covered with sand about 5,000 years ago as the coastline retreated inland, becoming a part of the city's present coastline.^ The UAE has about 5,000 megawatts of installed electricity generating capacity at present.
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[16]
Al Fahidi Fort, built in 1799, is the oldest existing building in Dubai – now part of the Dubai Museum.[17]
Prior to Islam, the people in this region worshiped Bajir (or Bajar).[18] The Byzantine and Sassanian (Persian) empires constituted the great powers of the period, with the Sassanians controlling much of the region. .After the spread of Islam in the region, the Umayyad Caliph, of the eastern Islamic world, invaded south-east Arabia and drove out the Sassanians.^ It is bordered by Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the west and south.
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Excavations by the Dubai Museum in the region of Al-Jumayra (Jumeirah) found several artifacts from the Umayyad period.[19]
.The earliest recorded mention of Dubai is in 1095, in the "Book of Geography" by the Andalusian-Arab geographer Abu Abdullah al-Bakri.^ The Country: UAE is a country made up of seven 'emirates': Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al-Quwain, Ras Al-Khaimah, Fujairah.
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^ The seven emirates are Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Qaiwain, Fujairah, and Ras Al Khaimah.
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The Venetian pearl merchant Gaspero Balbi visited the area in 1580 and mentioned Dubai (Dibei) for its pearling industry.[19] Documented records of the town of Dubai exist only after 1799.[20]
.In the early 19th century, the Al Abu Falasa clan (House of Al-Falasi) of Bani Yas clan established Dubai, which remained a dependent of Abu Dhabi until 1833.[21] On 8 January 1820, the sheikh of Dubai and other sheikhs in the region signed the "General Maritime Peace Treaty" with the British government.^ The ruler of Abu Dhabi, Shaikh Zayid Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, is the president of the federation.
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^ There are two military structures in the U.A.E. operating under the Ministry of Defense: the national military elements (Army, Air Force, Navy) reporting to the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Abu Dhabi; and Dubai's Central Military Command.
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^ Box 809, Abu Dhabi, UAE Tel: 971-2-651890, Fax: 971-2-665889 Minister: Saif Al Jarwan Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources P.o.
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[16] .In 1833, the Al Maktoum dynasty (also descendants of the House of Al-Falasi) of the Bani Yas tribe left the settlement of Abu Dhabi and took over Dubai from the Abu Fasala clan without resistance.^ The ruler of Abu Dhabi, Shaikh Zayid Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, is the president of the federation.
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^ Box 809, Abu Dhabi, UAE Tel: 971-2-651890, Fax: 971-2-665889 Minister: Saif Al Jarwan Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources P.o.
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^ Government System: The government is a federation of the seven emirates headed by a president and a vice president (since its inception in 1971 the rulers of Abu Dhabi and Dubai respectively).
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[21]
.Dubai came under the protection of the United Kingdom by the "Exclusive Agreement" of 1892, in which the UK agreed to protect Dubai against the Ottoman Empire.^ Dubai just came under the radar because it is newly ON the radar.
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[21] Two catastrophes struck the town during the 1800s. .First, in 1841, a smallpox epidemic broke out in the Bur Dubai locality, forcing residents to relocate east to Deira.^ Are they forced out from their home country by the behavior of drunken men or is the government of Dubai at fault?
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^ First, firms will need a local sponsor, both for the firm and for its resident employees.
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^ The Frontline video was an eye-opener to the out of control prostitution ring in what many believe to be the most civilized country in the Middle East, Dubai.
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Then, in 1894, fire swept through Deira, burning down most homes.[22] However, the town's geographical location continued to attract traders and merchants from around the region. .The emir of Dubai was keen to attract foreign traders and lowered trade tax brackets, which lured traders away from Sharjah and Bandar Lengeh, which were the region's main trade hubs at the time.^ It's a lure to attract people from around the world, as Dubai needs people to come here and spend, either on water or sex.
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^ As part of its drive to diversify its economy away from oil to regional trade, Dubai has developed two seaports and it's airport to handle re- export cargo with considerable expertise and precision.
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^ The role of the greater Dubai economic zone as a regional business and trading center expanded phenomenally during the past 24 months.
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20th century

Dubai's geographical proximity to Iran made it an important location. .The town of Dubai was an important port of call for foreign tradesmen, chiefly those from Iran, many of whom eventually settled in the town.^ To those who are criticizing the situation of foreigners in Dubai, why do not see the situation of foreigners even doctors in france, either working the same job as french (even better in many occassions)for much less money or forcing doctors for example to work as nurses.
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.Dubai was known for its pearl exports until the 1930s; pearling was damaged irreparably by World War I, and later on by the Great Depression in the 1930s.^ I know Dubai seems like a great place but I think if you look deeper...Dubai is in step with Iran and shares the same goal of taking over the world.
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^ DUBAI - The great new city for the intellect people of this world!
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With the collapse of pearling many residents migrated to other parts of the Persian Gulf.[16]
The Al Ras district in Deira, Dubai in the 1960s.
.Since its inception, Dubai was constantly at odds with Abu Dhabi.^ Government System: The government is a federation of the seven emirates headed by a president and a vice president (since its inception in 1971 the rulers of Abu Dhabi and Dubai respectively).
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^ Narrative: The ACE related services are increasing in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, less so in the Northern Emirates.
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^ Abu Dhabi, the largest oil producer, is the wealthiest and most powerful, followed by Dubai, the federation's commercial center and second largest oil producer.
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.In 1947, a border dispute between Dubai and Abu Dhabi on the northern sector of their mutual border, escalated into war.^ Government System: The government is a federation of the seven emirates headed by a president and a vice president (since its inception in 1971 the rulers of Abu Dhabi and Dubai respectively).
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^ In 1993 the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry formed the Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Center in an effort to accelerate commercial dispute resolution.
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^ Narrative: The ACE related services are increasing in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, less so in the Northern Emirates.
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[24] Arbitration by the British and the creation of a buffer frontier running south eastwards from the coast at Ras Hasian resulted in a temporary cessation of hostilities.[25]
.Border disputes between the emirates continued even after the formation of the UAE; it was only in 1979 that a formal compromise was reached that ended hostilities.^ UAE is only 35 years old, it took other places more than 400 years to get rid of even bigger issues.
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^ Authorities of the federal government and some emirate governments are also considering offering to the public (UAE nationals only) shares in some existing government owned businesses.
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[26] .Electricity, telephone services, and an airport were established in Dubai in the 1950s, when the British moved their local administrative offices there from Sharjah.^ There is no doubt about the fact the if the Dubai government wanted to eradicate this they could, this is obviously a part of their service.
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^ There are Christian churches and Hindu temples in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah.
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^ However, these rules do not apply on major project awards or defense contracts, where there is no local company able to provide the goods or services required.
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[27] .In 1966 the town joined the newly independent country of Qatar to set up a new monetary unit, the Qatar/Dubai Riyal, after the devaluation of the Persian Gulf rupee.^ But it's every where, not just in Dubai, yet Dubai has made a name for itself as the Las Vegas of PERSIAN GULF, the Muslim version of it and I "congratulate" Sheik Mohammed Al-Makum!
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^ Hey Dubai Fan - Please click the headline above so you can read the full version of this exciting Dubai News article and also other News from the United Arab Emirates.
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^ Today, with Dubai as the hub, the U.A.E. services those markets and North Africa, South Africa, West Africa, Central Africa, the rest of the Middle East, and the newly independent states of Central Asia.
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[20] .Oil was discovered in Dubai the same year, after which the town granted concessions to international oil companies.^ It’s been a tumultuous year for Dubai, talk of people leaving cars in the airport, rumors about layoffs and the international media turned the city into a ghost town with tumbleweed rolling through the city streets.
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^ Foreign oil companies with equity in concessions pay taxes and royalties on their proceeds.
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^ Boston, MA My husband set up a company in Dubai and has visited a few times a year for the past 3 years.
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.The discovery of oil led to a massive influx of foreign workers, mainly Indians and Pakistanis.^ Major gaps include workers' remittances, investment income, oil and gas revenues, foreign direct investment transactions, and capital transactions.
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The city's population from 1968 to 1975 grew by over 300%, by some estimates.[28]
.On 2 December 1971 Dubai, together with Abu Dhabi and five other emirates, formed the United Arab Emirates after former protector Britain left the Persian Gulf in 1971.[29] In 1973, Dubai joined the other emirates to adopt a uniform currency: the UAE dirham.^ While they may never be able to match Dubai for sheer expertise, two of them at any rate, Khor Fakkan and Fujairah, both in the UAE, possess something Dubai never will -- they are located on the Gulf of Oman outside the straits of Hormuz entrance to the Persian Gulf.
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^ Box 809, Abu Dhabi, UAE Tel: 971-2-651890, Fax: 971-2-665889 Minister: Saif Al Jarwan Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources P.o.
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^ In 1994, the UAE joined the other GCC states in declaring an end to the secondary and tertiary aspects of the Arab boycott against Israel.
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.In the 1970s, Dubai continued to grow from revenues generated from oil and trade, even as the city saw an influx of immigrants fleeing the civil war in Lebanon.^ There are daily cargo charter flights from Dubai, Sharjah and even Fujairah airports to all the former Soviet Union republics, a volume of trade which reached close to US dollars one billion in 1994 (and continues to grow in 1995).
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^ The oil is running out and other forms of revenue must be generated.
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^ Much of this has unfortunately to do with the growing westernization of Dubai and the UAE, in general.
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[30] .The Jebel Ali port (reputedly the world's largest man made port) was established in 1979. Jafza (Jebel Ali Free Zone) was built around the port in 1985 to provide foreign companies unrestricted import of labour and export capital.^ The largest and most successful of the free zones is the Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZ) in Dubai.
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^ The port of Jebel Ali in Dubai is the largest man made port in the world.
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^ Burj Khalifa previously known as Burj Dubai the world's tallest man-made structure completed in Jan The tower's dramatic rise above...
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Wind Towers in Dubai
The Persian Gulf War of 1990 had a huge effect on the city. Depositors withdrew massive amounts of money from Dubai banks due to uncertain political conditions in the region. .Later in the 1990s many foreign trading communities — first from Kuwait, during the Persian Gulf War, and later from Bahrain, during the Shia unrest — moved their businesses to Dubai.^ The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), grouping the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, and Oman has been discussing a common external tariff for some years.
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^ Major Political Issues Affecting Business Climate: The UAE, especially Dubai, has considerable trade with Iran.
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^ The role of the greater Dubai economic zone as a regional business and trading center expanded phenomenally during the past 24 months.
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[23] .Dubai provided refueling bases to allied forces at the Jebel Ali free zone during the Persian Gulf War, and again, during the 2003 Invasion of Iraq.^ The largest and most successful of the free zones is the Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZ) in Dubai.
  • 1996 Country Commercial Guides 16 September 2009 13:21 UTC dosfan.lib.uic.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The role of the greater Dubai economic zone as a regional business and trading center expanded phenomenally during the past 24 months.
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^ But it's every where, not just in Dubai, yet Dubai has made a name for itself as the Las Vegas of PERSIAN GULF, the Muslim version of it and I "congratulate" Sheik Mohammed Al-Makum!
  • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

.Large increases in oil prices after the Persian Gulf War encouraged Dubai to continue to focus on free trade and tourism.^ Is Ms. Chakarova of the opinion that the free-agent sex trade in Dubai be strictly illegal and cracked down upon, as she heavily implies in the video?
  • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

^ But it's every where, not just in Dubai, yet Dubai has made a name for itself as the Las Vegas of PERSIAN GULF, the Muslim version of it and I "congratulate" Sheik Mohammed Al-Makum!
  • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Further Reading More on Dubai's rapid growth, and links to reports and profiles of the Persian Gulf hotspot.
  • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

[32]
.The success of the Jebel Ali free zone allowed the city to replicate its model to develop clusters of new free zones, including Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City and Dubai Maritime City.^ The largest and most successful of the free zones is the Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZ) in Dubai.
  • 1996 Country Commercial Guides 16 September 2009 13:21 UTC dosfan.lib.uic.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Dubai--the world's new best city.
  • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Dubai as a city is a faithful copy of New York, nothing great.
  • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

.The construction of Burj Al Arab, the world's tallest freestanding hotel, as well as the creation of new residential developments, were used to market Dubai for tourism.^ World’s tallest building opens in Dubai .
  • Alltop - Top Dubai News 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC dubai.alltop.com [Source type: News]

^ The world’s tallest tower, Burj Dubai, will be inaugurated on January 4, 2010.
  • Alltop - Top Dubai News 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC dubai.alltop.com [Source type: News]

^ Fazza Sky Team sets new world record for highest BASE jump from Burj KhalifaDubai, UAE; January 6, 2010: UAE national Nasser Al Neyadi, representing Fazza Sky Team, set a new world record for the highest BASE jump executed from a building by sailing down safely on a parachute from Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building developed by Emaar Properties.
  • Alltop - Top Dubai News 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC dubai.alltop.com [Source type: News]

.Since 2002 increased private property development has remade Dubai's skyline[32] with such massive projects as The Palm Islands, The World Islands, and the Burj Khalifa.^ Burj Dubai Khalifa official opening .
  • Alltop - Top Dubai News 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC dubai.alltop.com [Source type: News]

^ Burj Khalifa previously known as Burj Dubai the world's tallest man-made structure completed in Jan The tower's dramatic rise above...
  • Dubai Property Agents - Real Estate in Dubai, Consultants, Properties for Sale, Rentals ,Investment in Dubai, UAE Real Estate Brokers, Companies 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.providentestate.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Situated in the island chain of St. Vincent and The Grenadines, Palm Island is located on it's own private 135-acre island hideaway at the end of the Windward Island group of the Eastern Caribbean.
  • Palm Island, a boutique hotel in Saint Vincent and the Granadines 3 February 2010 17:21 UTC www.greatsmallhotels.com [Source type: General]

.Recent robust economic growth has been accompanied by high inflation (at 11.2% as of 2007 when measured against Consumer Price Index) which is attributed in part due to the near doubling of commercial and residential rents.^ Market sources related in growth directly to prices as a result of the appreciation of the Japanese Yen against the dollar.
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^ Name of Sector: Dairy, Livestock and Poultry PS&D Commodity Heading: Poultry Meat Comments: Demand for U.S. frozen poultry, particularly parts is strong due to high product quality, competitive prices and packaging improvements.
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[33]

Geography

City level map of Dubai.
The Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman metropolitan area at night.
View of Dubai December 31, 2009.
Sand dunes of one of the deserts in Dubai, during a desert safari
.Dubai is situated on the Persian Gulf coast of the United Arab Emirates and is roughly at sea level (16 m/52 ft above).^ Narrative: There are six international airports and two military bases in United Arab Emirates.
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^ Only about 15 percent of the population are nationals of the United Arab Emirates.
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^ A company with a special license can operate only in the Jebel Ali Free Zone or outside the United Arab Emirates, but business can be undertaken and sales made in the UAE through or to a company holding a valid Dubai Economic Department license.
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.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 ruler of Abu Dhabi, Shaikh Zayid Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, is the president of the federation.
  • 1996 Country Commercial Guides 16 September 2009 13:21 UTC dosfan.lib.uic.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Government System: The government is a federation of the seven emirates headed by a president and a vice president (since its inception in 1971 the rulers of Abu Dhabi and Dubai respectively).
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^ Narrative: The ACE related services are increasing in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, less so in the Northern Emirates.
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.Hatta, a minor exclave of the emirate, is surrounded on three sides by Oman and by the emirates of Ajman (in the west) and Ras Al Khaimah (in the north).^ (SAOG) National Bank of Ras Al Khaimah (PSC) National Bank of Sharjah National Bank of Umm Al Qaiwain PSC Oman Finance Co.
  • 1996 Country Commercial Guides 16 September 2009 13:21 UTC dosfan.lib.uic.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The seven emirates are Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Qaiwain, Fujairah, and Ras Al Khaimah.
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^ RAS AL KHAIMAH .
  • Dubai Hotels, Resorts - Asia Travel Hotels Air Tickets Reservation, Hotels and Resorts in Dubai 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC asiatravel.com [Source type: Academic]

The Persian Gulf borders the western coast of the emirate. 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 4,114 km² (1,588 mi²), which represents a significant expansion beyond its initial 1,500 mi² designation due to land reclamation from the sea.
Dubai lies directly within the Arabian Desert. .However, the topography of Dubai is significantly different from that of the southern portion of the UAE in that much of Dubai's landscape is highlighted by sandy desert patterns, while gravel deserts dominate much of the southern region of the country.^ It's sad knowing that UAE is a Muslim country and Dubai spoils its image by being just Muslim by name.
  • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

^ There is virtually no difference between what Dubai is attempting to become and what the corrupt western countries already are.
  • Dubai's Mega Projects Photo Gallery by Brian McMorrow at pbase.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Other ports in the region, including in the UAE, have noticed Dubai's success and are seeking to take some of the re-export business for themselves.
  • 1996 Country Commercial Guides 16 September 2009 13:21 UTC dosfan.lib.uic.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[34] The sand consists mostly of crushed shell and coral and is fine, clean and white. .East of the city, the salt-crusted coastal plains, known as sabkha, give way to a north-south running line of dunes.^ Today, with Dubai as the hub, the U.A.E. services those markets and North Africa, South Africa, West Africa, Central Africa, the rest of the Middle East, and the newly independent states of Central Asia.
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^ The balance of the population is a mixture of South and East Asian, Iranian, and European/North American.
  • 1996 Country Commercial Guides 16 September 2009 13:21 UTC dosfan.lib.uic.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I have found prostitutes in every city that I have lived in, primarily the south and east coast.
  • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

Farther east, the dunes grow larger and are tinged red with iron oxide.[28]
.The flat sandy desert gives way to the Western Hajar Mountains, which run alongside Dubai's border with Oman at Hatta.^ The terrain is mostly sand desert, barren mountains, and salt flats.
  • 1996 Country Commercial Guides 16 September 2009 13:21 UTC dosfan.lib.uic.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The Western Hajar chain has an arid, jagged and shattered landscape, whose mountains rise to about 1,300 meters in some places.^ Heres a suggestion: Since some of you are so concerned about the workers living conditions, why not discourage the workers from coming in the first place?
  • Dubai's Mega Projects Photo Gallery by Brian McMorrow at pbase.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: Original source]

.Dubai has no natural river bodies or oases; however, Dubai does have a natural inlet, Dubai Creek, which has been dredged to make it deep enough for large vessels to pass through.^ Yes this does exist here in Dubai but the country IS not making money from this.
  • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

^ By no means does the political system of Dubai encourage such behavior.
  • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The Central Military Command allows, but does not require, a Dubai-based agent, but there are no offset requirements.
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Dubai also has multiple gorges and waterholes which dot the base of the Western Al Hajar mountains. .A vast sea of sand dunes covers much of southern Dubai, and eventually leads into the desert known as The Empty Quarter.^ Dubai's cargo village at its international airport handles more air cargo than any other airport in the world, much of it coming into Dubai by sea from the far east or the subcontinent and then going out by air to Europe.
  • 1996 Country Commercial Guides 16 September 2009 13:21 UTC dosfan.lib.uic.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Seismically, Dubai is in a very stable zone — the nearest seismic fault line, the Zargos Fault, is 120 km from the UAE and is unlikely to have any seismic impact on Dubai.[35] Experts also predict that the possibility of a tsunami in the region is minimal because the Persian Gulf waters are not deep enough to trigger a tsunami.[35]
The sandy desert surrounding the city supports wild grasses and occasional date palms. Desert hyacinths grow in the sabkha plains east of the city, while acacia and ghaf trees grow in the flat plains within the proximity of the Western Al Hajar mountains. .Several indigenous trees such as the date palm and neem as well as imported trees like the eucalypts grow in Dubai's natural parks.^ It is unfortunate that a place like Dubai is harbouring such crimes.
  • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The country, government, and people of Dubai are experiencing the growing pains that come with such rapid development.
  • Dubai's Mega Projects Photo Gallery by Brian McMorrow at pbase.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I have lived in Dubai for over three years now and, like the rest of us living here, I am well aware that prostitution is rife.
  • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

The houbara bustard, striped hyena, caracal, desert fox, falcon and Arabian oryx are common in Dubai's desert. .Dubai is on the migration path between Europe, Asia and Africa, and more than 320 migratory bird species pass through the emirate in spring and autumn.^ Dubai's cargo village at its international airport handles more air cargo than any other airport in the world, much of it coming into Dubai by sea from the far east or the subcontinent and then going out by air to Europe.
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^ Today, with Dubai as the hub, the U.A.E. services those markets and North Africa, South Africa, West Africa, Central Africa, the rest of the Middle East, and the newly independent states of Central Asia.
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^ A company with a special license can operate only in the Jebel Ali Free Zone or outside the United Arab Emirates, but business can be undertaken and sales made in the UAE through or to a company holding a valid Dubai Economic Department license.
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.The waters of Dubai are home to more than 300 species of fish, including the hammour.^ No other city has been more significant to Costa Coffee than Dubai.
  • Alltop - Top Dubai News 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC dubai.alltop.com [Source type: News]

^ More than 20 percent of water is used for irrigation and agricultural purposes.
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^ Enjoy all that Dubai has to offer (which is much more than a night out with an escort).
  • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

.Dubai Creek runs northeast-southwest through the city.^ Walking through the malls and streets of Dubai, one quickly looses a sense of being in a Middle Eastern city.
  • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Are the independent sex workers at Dubai clubs sexual/gender victims or is their sexuality/gender simply the means by which they are run through the capitalist machine?
  • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

.The eastern section of the city forms the locality of Deira and is flanked by the emirate of Sharjah in the east and the town of Al Aweer in the south.^ The seven emirates are Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Qaiwain, Fujairah, and Ras Al Khaimah.
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.The Dubai International Airport is located south of Deira, while the Palm Deira is located north of Deira in the Persian Gulf.^ While they may never be able to match Dubai for sheer expertise, two of them at any rate, Khor Fakkan and Fujairah, both in the UAE, possess something Dubai never will -- they are located on the Gulf of Oman outside the straits of Hormuz entrance to the Persian Gulf.
  • 1996 Country Commercial Guides 16 September 2009 13:21 UTC dosfan.lib.uic.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But it's every where, not just in Dubai, yet Dubai has made a name for itself as the Las Vegas of PERSIAN GULF, the Muslim version of it and I "congratulate" Sheik Mohammed Al-Makum!
  • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Further Reading More on Dubai's rapid growth, and links to reports and profiles of the Persian Gulf hotspot.
  • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

.Much of Dubai's real-estate boom is concentrated to the west of the Dubai Creek, on the Jumeirah coastal belt.^ I am Andy, currently in Dubai working within the real estate industry.
  • Dubai's Mega Projects Photo Gallery by Brian McMorrow at pbase.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It is odd that the low labor costs in Dubai are not in any way reflected in the real estate prices charged by the developers, which I find extremely high.
  • Dubai's Mega Projects Photo Gallery by Brian McMorrow at pbase.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: Original source]

^ WELCOME TO PROVIDENT ESTATE Provident Real Estate is the place to begin your search for property in Dubai, whether you are looking to buy, rent , sell or invest in properties.
  • Dubai Property Agents - Real Estate in Dubai, Consultants, Properties for Sale, Rentals ,Investment in Dubai, UAE Real Estate Brokers, Companies 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.providentestate.com [Source type: Academic]

.Port Rashid, Jebel Ali, Burj Al Arab, the Palm Jumeirah and theme-based free-zone clusters such as Business Bay are all located in this section.^ What is written around the palm trees in The Palm Jebel Ali project?
  • Dubai's Mega Projects Photo Gallery by Brian McMorrow at pbase.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: Original source]

^ SRF Limited, India is currently setting up a tire cord factory with an investment level of US$27 million in the Jebel Ali Free Zone.
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^ Ubora Towers and Business Bay photos from the Burj Khalifa , aka Burj Dubai .
  • Alltop - Top Dubai News 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC dubai.alltop.com [Source type: News]

.Five main routes — E 11 (Sheikh Zayed Road), E 311 (Emirates Road), E 44 (Dubai-Hatta Highway), E 77 (Dubai-Al Habab Road) and E 66 (Oud Metha Road) — run through Dubai, connecting the city to other towns and emirates.^ Nothing happens in Dubai without the say so of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
  • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum renamed the skyscraper, known as the Burj Dubai throughout construction, after Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahayan, president of the UAE and ruler of the neighbouring emirate of Abu Dhabi.
  • Alltop - Top Dubai News 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC dubai.alltop.com [Source type: News]

^ Dubai Culture invites submissions for Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Patrons of the Arts Awards 2010 .
  • Alltop - Top Dubai News 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC dubai.alltop.com [Source type: News]

.Additionally, several important intra-city routes, such as D 89 (Al Maktoum Road/Airport Road), D 85 (Baniyas Road), D 75 (Sheikh Rashid Road), D 73 (Al Dhiyafa Road), D 94 (Jumeirah Road) and D 92 (Al Khaleej/Al Wasl Road) connect the various localities in the city.^ The Burj Dubai was renamed Burj Khalifa as Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai and Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, announced that the name would honour the President of the UAE,… .
  • Alltop - Top Dubai News 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC dubai.alltop.com [Source type: News]

^ Nothing happens in Dubai without the say so of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
  • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Bahrain’s Sheikh Salman Bin Rashid Al Khalifah, determined to bounce back from his disappointing start to the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge M...
  • Alltop - Top Dubai News 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC dubai.alltop.com [Source type: News]

The eastern and western sections of the city are connected by Al Maktoum Bridge, Al Garhoud Bridge, Al Shindagha Tunnel, Business Bay Crossing and Floating Bridge.

Climate

Dubai has a hot arid climate. .Summers in Dubai are extremely hot, windy and dry, with an average high around 40 °C (104 °F) and overnight lows around 30 °C (86 °F).^ It is odd that the low labor costs in Dubai are not in any way reflected in the real estate prices charged by the developers, which I find extremely high.
  • Dubai's Mega Projects Photo Gallery by Brian McMorrow at pbase.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: Original source]

Sunny days can be expected throughout the year. Winters are warm and short with an average high of 23 °C (73 °F) and overnight lows of 14 °C (57 °F). Precipitation, however, has been increasing in the last few decades with accumulated rain reaching 150 mm (5.91 in) per year. This does not affect the aridity of the area, though it has increased the abundance of desert shrubs inland.
Climate data for Dubai
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average high °C (°F) 24.0
(75)
25.4
(78)
28.2
(83)
32.9
(91)
37.6
(100)
39.5
(103)
40.8
(105)
41.3
(106)
38.9
(102)
35.4
(96)
30.5
(87)
26.2
(79)
Average low °C (°F) 14.3
(58)
15.4
(60)
17.6
(64)
20.8
(69)
24.6
(76)
27.2
(81)
29.9
(86)
30.2
(86)
27.5
(82)
23.9
(75)
19.9
(68)
16.3
(61)
Precipitation mm (inches) 15.6
(0.61)
25.0
(0.98)
21.0
(0.83)
7.0
(0.28)
0.4
(0.02)
0.0
(0)
0.8
(0.03)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
1.2
(0.05)
2.7
(0.11)
14.9
(0.59)
Source: Dubai Meteorological Office[36] 2008

Governance and politics

Dubai Municipality building across the creek in Deira
Dubai Police car, a BMW 5 Series Sedan
Dubai has approximately 250,000 labourers, mostly South Asian working on property development projects such as the Dubai Marina
.Dubai's government operates within the framework of a constitutional monarchy, and has been ruled by the Al Maktoum family since 1833. The current ruler, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is also the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and member of the Supreme Council of the Union (SCU).^ Nothing happens in Dubai without the say so of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
  • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

^ But it's every where, not just in Dubai, yet Dubai has made a name for itself as the Las Vegas of PERSIAN GULF, the Muslim version of it and I "congratulate" Sheik Mohammed Al-Makum!
  • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Others were taken as far as the United Arab Emirates, lured by the promise of legitimate jobs and a brighter future.
  • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

Dubai appoints 8 members in two-term periods to the Federal National Council (FNC) of the UAE, the supreme federal legislative body.[37] .The Dubai Municipality (DM) was established by the then ruler of Dubai, Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum in 1954 for purposes of city planning, citizen services and upkeep of local facilities.^ Thank you brian for portraying dubai in the full extent that you have ...and i would like to for all the world to see the visions of HH sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid AL Maktoum ruler of dubai and crown prince of the UAE , and what dubai really means ...where the old meets the new ...and east meets the west.
  • Dubai's Mega Projects Photo Gallery by Brian McMorrow at pbase.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Nothing happens in Dubai without the say so of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
  • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

[38]
.DM is chaired by Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, deputy ruler of Dubai and comprises several departments such as the Roads Department, Planning and Survey Department, Environment and Public Health Department and Financial Affairs Department.^ Thank you brian for portraying dubai in the full extent that you have ...and i would like to for all the world to see the visions of HH sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid AL Maktoum ruler of dubai and crown prince of the UAE , and what dubai really means ...where the old meets the new ...and east meets the west.
  • Dubai's Mega Projects Photo Gallery by Brian McMorrow at pbase.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Nothing happens in Dubai without the say so of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
  • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

.In 2001, Dubai Municipality embarked on an e-Government project with the intention of providing 40 of its city services through its web portal (Dubai.ae).^ There is no doubt about the fact the if the Dubai government wanted to eradicate this they could, this is obviously a part of their service.
  • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Walking through the malls and streets of Dubai, one quickly looses a sense of being in a Middle Eastern city.
  • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Also it seems all of these projects are made up out of malls, towers, sprawling suburbia and highways cutting through main parts of the city.
  • Dubai's Mega Projects Photo Gallery by Brian McMorrow at pbase.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: Original source]

Thirteen such services were launched by October 2001, while several other services were expected to be operational in the future.
.Dubai and Ras al Khaimah are the only emirates that do not conform to the federal judicial system of the United Arab Emirates.^ Ras al Khaimah .
  • Dubai International Airport 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC dubaiairport.com [Source type: News]

^ Others were taken as far as the United Arab Emirates, lured by the promise of legitimate jobs and a brighter future.
  • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

^ If you want, you might join www.skyscrapercity.com , United Arab Emirates Section , we have the most valuable datebase of Dubai's project ;) cheers.
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The emirate's judicial courts comprise the Court of First Instance, the Court of Appeal, and the Court of Cassation. .The Court of First Instance consists of the Civil court, which hears all civil claims; the Criminal Court, which hears claims originating from police complaints; and Sharia Court, which is responsible for matters between Muslims.^ They are fomenting civil wars between muslim as in 1)Iraq between sunni and shia muslims.
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Non-Muslims do not appear before the Sharia Court. The Court of Cassation is the supreme court of the emirate and hears disputes on matters of law only.[39]
.The Dubai Police Force, founded in 1956 in the locality of Naif, has law enforcement jurisdiction over the emirate; the force is under direct command of Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai.^ Nothing happens in Dubai without the say so of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
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^ Thank you brian for portraying dubai in the full extent that you have ...and i would like to for all the world to see the visions of HH sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid AL Maktoum ruler of dubai and crown prince of the UAE , and what dubai really means ...where the old meets the new ...and east meets the west.
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^ But it's every where, not just in Dubai, yet Dubai has made a name for itself as the Las Vegas of PERSIAN GULF, the Muslim version of it and I "congratulate" Sheik Mohammed Al-Makum!
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Dubai Municipality is also in charge of the city's sanitation and sewage infrastructure. The city's rapid growth has resulted in its limited sewage treatment infrastructure’s being stretched to its limits.[40]
Article 25 of the Constitution of the UAE provides for the equitable treatment of persons with regard to race, nationality, religious beliefs or social status. However, many of Dubai's 250,000 foreign laborers live in conditions described by Human Rights Watch as being "less than human."[41][42][43][44] NPR reports that workers "typically live eight to a room, sending home a portion of their salary to their families, whom they don't see for years at a time." On 21 March 2006, workers at the construction site of Burj Khalifa, upset over bus timings and working conditions, rioted: damaging cars, offices, computers, and construction tools.[45][46][47] .The global financial crisis has caused the working class of Dubai to be especially hard hit, with many workers not being paid but also being unable to leave the country.^ I have been to Dubai in my work, many times.
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^ Many Americans are now working in Dubai and feel right at home.
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^ It's sad knowing that UAE is a Muslim country and Dubai spoils its image by being just Muslim by name.
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[48]
Judicial rulings in Dubai with regard to foreign nationals were brought to light in 2007 by the alleged attempts to cover up information on the rape of Alexandre Robert, a 15-year-old French-Swiss national, by three locals—one of whom was HIV positive[47]—and by the recent mass imprisonment of migrant laborers—most of whom were from India—on account of their protests against poor wages and living conditions.[48] .Prostitution, though illegal by law, is conspicuously present in the emirate because of an economy that is largely based on tourism and trade.^ Because UAE is a Muslim country and such illegal things are not allowed according to the law and Islamic regulations there are people who do it from hiding.
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.Research conducted by the American Center for International Policy Studies (AMCIPS) found that Russian and Ethiopian women are the most common prostitutes, as well as women from some African countries, while Indian prostitutes are part of a well organized trans-Oceanic prostitution network.^ Note that most employees in the Gulf (except for professionals, in some countries) have their passports confiscated by their employers, which of course is illegal but is also accepted practice.
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^ In Europe, some governments are experimenting with legalizing prostitution as a way to both protect the women and allow them to control their own money, etc...
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^ The other part of the story is that most of these prostitutes are on visit visas issued by cops.
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[49] .A 2007 PBS documentary entitled Dubai: Night Secrets reported that prostitution in clubs is tolerated by authorities and many foreign women work there without being coerced, attracted by the money.^ What is interesting is that many of the working women are doing it willingly without force.
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^ I have been to Dubai in my work, many times.
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^ Rough Cut Dubai: Night Secrets The oldest profession in the newest playground   BY Mimi Chakarova September 13, 2007 .
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[49][50][51]

Demographics

Year Population
18221 1,200 [52]
19001 10,000 [53]
19301 20,000 [54]
19401 38,000 [52]
19541 20,000 [52]
19601 40,000 [55]
1968 58,971 [56]
1975 183,000 [57]
1985 370,800 [58]
1995 674,000 [58]
2005 1,204,000
1 The town of Dubai first conducted a census in 1968. All population figures in this table prior to 1968 are estimates obtained from various sources.
The Jumeirah Mosque in Jumeirah, Dubai
According to the census conducted by the Statistics Center of Dubai, the population of the emirate was 1,422,000 as of 2006, which included 1,073,000 males and 349,000 females.[59]
The region covers 497.1 square miles (1,287.4 km2). The population density is 408.18/km2 more than eight times that of the entire country. .Dubai is the second most expensive city in the region, and 20th most expensive city in the world.^ Dubai--the world's new best city.
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^ I'm glad that someone from the media had the guts to report on this story in Dubai because most people are just too scared to say anything bad about the city.
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^ No other city in the world can compare to Dubai's fast-paced development.
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[60]
.As of 1998, 17% of the population of the emirate was made up of UAE nationals.^ Seattle, WA Foreigners and visitors make up the majority of the population in UAE and most of them are engaged in prostitution and human trafficking.
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Approximately 85% of the expatriate population (and 71% of the emirate's total population) was Asian, chiefly Indian (51%), Pakistani (15%) and Bangladeshi (10%).[61] A quarter of the population however reportedly traces their origins to Iran.[62] In addition, 16% of the population (or 288,000 persons) living in collective labour accommodation were not identified by ethnicity or nationality, but were thought to be primarily Asian.[63] The median age in the emirate was about 27 years. The crude birth rate, as of 2005, was 13.6%, while the crude death rate was about 1%.[64]
Although Arabic is the official language of Dubai, Urdu, Persian, Hindi, Malayalam, Bengali, Tamil, Tagalog, Chinese and other languages are spoken in Dubai. English is the lingua franca of the city and is very widely spoken by residents.
.Article 7 of the UAE's Provisional Constitution declares Islam the official state religion of the UAE. The government subsidizes almost 95% of mosques and employs all Imams; approximately 5% of mosques are entirely private, and several large mosques have large private endowments.^ This is also earning bad name for Arab Countries and all Muslim in the world, Saudi Government and UAE Officials should take strict action against these prostitutes to avoid the area from spreading vulgarity.
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[65]
.Dubai also has large Christian, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, and other religious communities residing in the city.^ City Centre Hotel and Residence Dubai UAE .
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.October 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Non-Muslim groups can own their own houses of worship, where they can practice their religion freely, by requesting a land grant and permission to build a compound.^ I found it so offensive to see Muslim men engaging in this practice, particularly as they require their women to be modest and fully covered, ( that includes when they are eating publicly).
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^ They save and build a house, send their siblings to school, improve their own lives and their families'.
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^ I say that all of the Arab and Muslim women should remove their veils at once and drive and as long as they do not commit fornication nor adultery, they should be as free as the men.
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Groups that do not have their own buildings must use the facilities of other religious organisations or worship in private homes.[66] .Non-Muslim religious groups are permitted to openly advertise group functions; however, proselytizing or distributing religious literature is strictly prohibited under penalty of criminal prosecution, imprisonment, and deportation for engaging in behaviour offensive to Islam.^ I found it so offensive to see Muslim men engaging in this practice, particularly as they require their women to be modest and fully covered, ( that includes when they are eating publicly).
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[65]

Economy

The Burj Khalifa, is the tallest man-made structure ever built, at 828 m (2,717 ft).[67]
Dubai's gross domestic product as of 2005 was US$37 billion.[10] .Although Dubai's economy was built on the back of the oil industry,[8] revenues from oil and natural gas currently account for less than 6% of the emirate's revenues.^ The impression people give when discussing this issue is that the industry is somehow less seedy and violent here than it is in other places in the world.
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^ Prostituition has been lucrative in Dubai and other parts of the AGCC countries like Bahrain due to the influx of the new Oil revenues and also a black parallel economy that exists in the these nations.
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^ Oil / Gas & Industrial Trading Services .
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[9] It is estimated that Dubai produces 240,000 barrels of oil a day and substantial quantities of gas from offshore fields. The emirate's share in UAE's gas revenues is about 2%. .Dubai's oil reserves have diminished significantly and are expected to be exhausted in 20 years.^ I have lived here for over 20 years and I believe that Dubai is a great city under a great leadership.
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[68] Property and construction (22.6%),[11] trade (16%), entrepôt (15%) and financial services (11%) are the largest contributors to Dubai's economy.[69]
.A City Mayors survey rated Dubai as 44th among the world's best financial cities,[70] while another report by City Mayors indicated that Dubai was the world's 33rd richest city, in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP).^ Dubai--the world's new best city.
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^ I'm glad that someone from the media had the guts to report on this story in Dubai because most people are just too scared to say anything bad about the city.
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^ No other city in the world can compare to Dubai's fast-paced development.
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[71] .Dubai is also an international financial centre and has been ranked 37th within the top 50 global financial cities as surveyed by the Mastercard Worldwide Centers of Commerce Index (2007),[72] and 1st within the Middle East.^ Mike Hunt - Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Dubai is well known throughout the Middle East as a byword for prostitution and money laundering.
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^ Middle East markets on the up Investors take advantage of lower prices amid improved global sentiment .
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^ Dubai is known as a business hub, focusing to be a Middle East centre of power, wealth, and different cultures.
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.Dubai's top re-exporting destinations include Iran (US$ 790 million), India (US$ 204 million) and Saudi Arabia (US$ 194 million).^ Mike Hunt - Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Dubai is well known throughout the Middle East as a byword for prostitution and money laundering.
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^ If Saudi Arabia bans these activities they are blamed as conservatives, if Dubai allows this then they are also doing worse.
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^ Dubai is Opening its doors for people who suffer in their own countries India, Eastern Europe, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait ...etc why don't you contradict those countries for allowing them to have a better life in Dubai and not sustaining them at home and making use of these resources!
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The emirate's top import sources are Japan (US$ 1.5 billion), China (US$ 1.4 billion) and the United States (US$ 1.4 billion).[7] From 2005 to 2009, trade between Dubai and Iran tripled to $12 billion.[73]
.Historically, Dubai and its twin across the Dubai creek, Deira (independent of Dubai City at that time), became important ports of call for Western manufacturers.^ Deira City Centre Dubai .
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Most of the new city's banking and financial centres were headquartered in the port area. Dubai maintained its importance as a trade route through the 1970s and 1980s. .Dubai has a free trade in gold and until the 1990s, was the hub of a "brisk smuggling trade"[74] of gold ingots to India, where gold import was restricted.^ Is Ms. Chakarova of the opinion that the free-agent sex trade in Dubai be strictly illegal and cracked down upon, as she heavily implies in the video?
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Dubai's Jebel Ali port, constructed in the 1970s, has the largest man-made harbour in the world and was ranked eighth globally for the volume of container traffic it supports.[75] .Dubai is also developing as a hub for service industries such as IT and finance, with the establishment of industry-specific free zones throughout the city.^ I have heard stories about government services, primarily free health clinics, in places such as Frankfurt and Amsterdam.
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^ No other city in the world can compare to Dubai's fast-paced development.
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.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 EMC Corporation, Oracle Corporation, Microsoft, and IBM, and media organisations such as MBC, CNN, BBC, Reuters, Sky News and AP.^ Dubai--the world's new best city.
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^ It's worth mentioning that such a city with this open sex trade has a hard-strict filter on Internet porn!
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^ Dubai as a city is a faithful copy of New York, nothing great.
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The Dubai Financial Market (DFM) was established in March 2000 as a secondary market for trading securities and bonds, both local and foreign. .As of fourth quarter 2006, its trading volume stood at about 400 billion shares, worth US$ 95 billion in total.^ Dubai Investments profit Dh963m Consolidated total income at Dh3.67b, net profit for fourth quarter of 2009 at Dh141m .
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The DFM had a market capitalisation of about US$ 87 billion.[64]
.The government's decision to diversify from a trade-based, but oil-reliant, economy to one that is service and tourism-oriented has made property more valuable, resulting in the property appreciation from 2004–2006. A longer-term assessment of Dubai's property market, however, showed depreciation; some properties lost as much as 64% of their value from 2001 to November 2008.[76] The large scale real estate development projects have led to the construction of some of the tallest skyscrapers and largest projects in the world such as the Emirates Towers, the Burj Khalifa, the Palm Islands and the world's second tallest, and most expensive hotel, the Burj Al Arab.^ Emerging as a world business hub in the last decade, the city strives to keep breaking new records: the world's tallest building, the world's first seven star hotel, the world's biggest shopping mall, the world's largest manmade port.
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^ Yes indeed Dubai became famous with its large numbers of prostitues , but there are many other good things the leadership of those sheiks has made real in that small land.
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^ I however disagree with her message and think the Dubai exercise was a waste of her time.The reality is that the women in the segment, as Mimi herself points out, are content in their choice of profession.
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[77]
Dubai's property market has experienced a major downturn in 2008/2009, as a result of the slowing economic climate.[78] .Mohammed al-Abbar,Chief Executive Officer of Emaar told the international press in December 2008 that Emaar had credits of USD 70 billion and the state of Dubai additional USD 10 billion while holding estimated USD 350 billion in real estate assets.^ Nothing happens in Dubai without the say so of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
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^ But it's every where, not just in Dubai, yet Dubai has made a name for itself as the Las Vegas of PERSIAN GULF, the Muslim version of it and I "congratulate" Sheik Mohammed Al-Makum!
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By early 2009, the situation had worsened with the global economic crisis taking a heavy toll on property values, construction and employment.[79] .As of February 2009 Dubai's foreign debt was estimated at approximately USD 100 billion, leaving each of the emirate's 250,000 UAE nationals responsible for USD 400,000 in foreign debt.^ Emirates Star Hotel Apartment Dubai UAE .
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^ Emirates Tower Dubai UAE .
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^ Emirates Tower Dubai UAE (Pay at Hotel) .
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[80] However, it should be noted that little of this is sovereign debt.[citation needed]

Tourism

Over looking the Madinat Jumeirah
.Tourism in Dubai is an important part of the Dubai government's strategy to maintain the flow of foreign cash into the emirate.^ New Port Rashid terminal set to boost Dubai cruise tourism Official expects steady rise in number of ships hosted by emirate .
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^ There is no doubt about the fact the if the Dubai government wanted to eradicate this they could, this is obviously a part of their service.
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^ It is a tricky situation Dubai's government faces, wishing to walk the line of morality while still wanting to maintain Dubai's allure as the "playground" of the Middle East.
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.Dubai's lure for tourists is based mainly on shopping, but also on its possession of other ancient and modern attractions.^ It actually became a corner stone in Dubais "tourist attraction!"
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As of 2007, Dubai was the 8th most visited city of the world.[81] .Dubai is expected to accommodate over 15 million tourists by 2015[82] Dubai is the most populous emirate of the seven emirates of United Arab Emirates.^ New Port Rashid terminal set to boost Dubai cruise tourism Official expects steady rise in number of ships hosted by emirate .
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^ Others were taken as far as the United Arab Emirates, lured by the promise of legitimate jobs and a brighter future.
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^ The Country: UAE is a country made up of seven 'emirates': Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al-Quwain, Ras Al-Khaimah, Fujairah.
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.It is distinct from other members of the UAE in that revenues from petroleum and natural gas account for only 6% of its gross domestic product.^ UAE is only 35 years old, it took other places more than 400 years to get rid of even bigger issues.
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A majority of the emirate's revenues are from the Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZ) [83] and now, increasingly, from tourism.

Retail

Dubai Mall is the world's largest shopping mall
.Dubai has been called the "shopping capital of the Middle East."^ Mike Hunt - Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Dubai is well known throughout the Middle East as a byword for prostitution and money laundering.
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^ Dubai is known as a business hub, focusing to be a Middle East centre of power, wealth, and different cultures.
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^ The Frontline video was an eye-opener to the out of control prostitution ring in what many believe to be the most civilized country in the Middle East, Dubai.
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[84], as well as the shopping paradise of the world. .Dubai alone has more than 70 shopping malls, and the worlds largest shopping mall, Dubai Mall.^ Emerging as a world business hub in the last decade, the city strives to keep breaking new records: the world's tallest building, the world's first seven star hotel, the world's biggest shopping mall, the world's largest manmade port.
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^ Enjoy all that Dubai has to offer (which is much more than a night out with an escort).
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^ I used to live in Dubai and loved the 70's and 80's, it was a different world then.
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The city draws large numbers of shopping tourists from countries within the region and from as far as Eastern Europe, Africa and the Indian Subcontinent. Dubai is known for its souk districts. Souk is the Arabic word for market or place where any kind of goods are brought or exchanged. Traditionally, dhows from the Far East, China, Sri Lanka, and India would discharge their cargo and the goods would be bargained over in the souks adjacent to the docks.[85] Dubai's most atmospheric shopping is to be found in the souks, located on either side of the creek, where bargaining is part of the buzz.
Modern shopping malls and boutiques are also found in the city. .Dubai Duty Free at Dubai International Airport offers merchandise catering to the multinational passengers using Dubai International Airport.^ Dubai International Hotel Transitting through Dubai Airport, Stay with us ...
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^ Dubai International Airport .
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While boutiques, some electronics shops, department stores and supermarkets may operate on a fixed-price basis, most other outlets consider friendly negotiation a way of life.
Dubai's numerous shopping centers cater for every consumer’s need. .Cars, clothing, jewellery, electronics, furnishing, sporting equipment and any other goods will all be likely to be under the same roof.^ Like all other religions, it cannot be forced upon the people.
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[86]

Cityscape

A panoramic view of Dubai seen from the suburbs of the Emirate.
Dubai Marina skyline.

Architecture

.Dubai has a rich collection of buildings and structures of various architectural styles, Modern Islamic architecture has recently been taken to a new level with such buildings being erected such as the Burj Khalifa, currently the world's tallest building.^ Emerging as a world business hub in the last decade, the city strives to keep breaking new records: the world's tallest building, the world's first seven star hotel, the world's biggest shopping mall, the world's largest manmade port.
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The Burj Khalifa's design is derived from the patterning systems embodied in Islamic architecture, with the triple-lobed footprint of the building based on an abstracted version of the desert flower hymenocallis which is native to the Dubai region. .Many modern interpretations of Islamic architecture can be found in Dubai due to the architectural boom of the Arab World.^ Patrick R - Fairfax, VA Dubai needs to decide if it is a country bound by Islamic scripture or a country willing to allow what many consider immoral behavior.
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^ It seems to me that that the economic boom of Dubai is not only providing opportunities for educated westerners but also for uneducated women in the third world.
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^ How many men and women enjoy pornography, is this natural?...The real issue is: if the local Dubai Arabs, married or not, commit that Islamic sin.
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Parks

.Dubai has a number of amusement parks and gardens.Some of the famous amusement parks in Dubai are Jumeirah Beach Park, Dubai Creekside Park, Mushrif Park, Al Mamzar Park and Safa Park.^ Jumeirah Beach Club Resort Dubai (Pay at Hotel) .
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^ Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort and Towers Dubai .
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^ Jumeirah Beach Road Dubai .
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In addition to them there are numerous small parks and heritage villages in Dubai.
.Dubai Municipality's Strategic Plan for 2007-2011 seeks to increase the per capita green area to 23.4 square meter and the cultivated land in urban areas of Dubai to 3.15% by 2011.The Municipality has started a greenery project which will be completed in four phases planting 10,000 trees in each phase[87].^ This follows increases of 10.3 per cent in June and 12.6 per cent in July.
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Famous parks includes:

Transportation

Transport in Dubai is controlled by the Roads and Transport authority. The public transport network faces huge congestion and reliability issues which a large investment programme is attempting to address, including over AED70 billion of improvements planned for completion by 2020, when the population of the city is projected to exceed 3.5 million.[88] .In 2009, according to Dubai Municipality statistics, there were an estimated 1,021,880 number of cars in Dubai.^ Going on a stag to Dubai, I hope the numbers quoted are only half of what is really out there.
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[89] .In January 2010, the number of Dubai residents who use public transport stood at 6%.^ The majority who work there use Dubai as a transit point in their careers or have temporary presence in the country.
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^ Department of Economic Development » Naturalization & Residency Administration » Dubai Electricity & Water Authority » Dubai Transport .
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[90].
.The launch of Dubai Metro has given a boost to the public transport in Dubai as the number of passengers reached an average of 842,000 per day in 2009. According to the statistics released by the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) more than 288 million passengers used public transport including the Metro, buses and the marine transport (abra and water buses) in 2009. The RTA figures reveal that in 2009, public bus ridership hit 120 million persons with a daily ridership of 325,000 passengers.^ Others choose to do it because they can make more in a day than I do working everyday and I make six figures.
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^ Number of road fatalities in Dubai drops in 2009 Traffic indicator on fatalities last year extremely positive .
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^ First Gulf Bank reports 10% increase in 2009 Net profit for the quarter was at Dh855 million, 27 per cent higher than same quarter of last year at Dh671 million .
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Marine transport system including traditional abras and the water bus carried around 17 million passengers. Since its launch on September 9 till the end of February 2010, some 11.29 million passengers have already used the Metro with average daily ridership of 80,000 commuters. .Taxi cabs in Dubai make an average of 192,000 trips every day, lifting about 385,000 persons.^ I am happy that since I work and live in Sharjah I have little need to make that 12kms trip to Dubai.
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In 2009 taxi trips exceeded 70 million trips serving around 140.45 million passengers.[91]
The government has invested heavily in the Dubai's road infrastructure, although this has not kept pace with the increase in the number of vehicles. This, coupled with the induced traffic phenomenon, has led to growing problems of congestion.[92] .There are two major commercial ports in Dubai, Port Rashid and Port Jebel Ali.^ New Port Rashid terminal set to boost Dubai cruise tourism Official expects steady rise in number of ships hosted by emirate .
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^ Jebel Ali Hotel Dubai (Pay at Hotel) .
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Port Jebel Ali is the 7th busiest port in the world. Jebel Ali is the world's largest man-made harbour and the biggest port in the Middle East

Airports

Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport. The Terminal is exclusively for Emirates Airline
.Dubai International Airport (IATA: DXB), the hub for Emirates Airline, services the city of Dubai and other emirates in the country.^ But surely all the film reinforces is that wealthy cities/ countries globally attract prostitutes (and crime and drug dealers, and other vices).
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^ Did the city of Dubai create the desire?If there is so little temptation in the Muslim countries -- where does the desire come from to cross the bridge into Dubai?It was always there and will always be there.
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^ Emirates NBD discontinues Standard & Poor's services All assets, liabilities and operations of Emirates Bank International and National Bank of Dubai have been assumed by Emirates NBD PJSC .
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.The airport served a total of over 37 million passengers and handled over 1.8 million tons of cargo in 2008.[93] In 2008, Dubai International Airport was the 20th busiest airport in the world and, with over 35 million international passengers, the 6th busiest international airport in the world, in terms of international passenger traffic.^ Air passengers to get boarding passes by SMS A study published in Air Transport World Magazine has both Abu Dhabi and Sharjah international airports listed as one of 1,400 airports worldwide who will apply for the Bar Code Boarding Pass .
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^ Dubai International Hotel Transitting through Dubai Airport, Stay with us ...
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^ Dubai International Airport .
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In addition to being an important passenger traffic hub, the airport is one of the busiest cargo airports in the world, handling 1.824 million tonnes of cargo in 2008, making it the 11th busiest airport in the world, a 9.4% increase of cargo traffic since 2007. Emirates Airline is the national airline of Dubai, and operates internationally to 101 destinations in 61 countries across six continents.
The development of Al Maktoum International Airport, currently under construction in Jebel Ali, was announced in 2004. The first phase is expected to be completed by 2010, and once operational the new airport will host foreign airlines and emirates with an exclusive terminal for them.[94]

Bus service

The Public Bus Transport system in Dubai is run by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). .The bus system services 140 routes and transported over about 109.5 million people in 2008. By the end of 2010, there will be 2,100 buses in service across the city.^ I believe them but unfortunately all I can do is pray for them and other retards out there who don't care about the people around them.
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^ There are lots of secrets a lot of people don't know about the country which we need to put in media.
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^ And I have not seen prostitution in the open, but I have heard from many people about the pervasiveness of the problem in the city.
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[95] The Transport authority has announced the construction of 500 air-conditioned (A/C) Passenger Bus Shelters, and has plan for 1,000 more across the emirates in a move to encourage the use of public buses.[citation needed]

Railways

Dubai Metro

A $3.89 billion Dubai Metro project is under construction for the emirate. The Metro system was partially operational by September 2009 and will be fully operational by 2012. UK-based international service company Serco is responsible for operating the metro. The metro will comprise four lines: the Green Line from Al Rashidiya to the main city center and the Red Line from the airport to Jebel Ali. It also has a blue and a purple line. The Dubai Metro (Green and Blue Lines) will have 70 kilometers of track and 43 stations, 37 above ground and ten underground.[96] The Dubai Metro is the first urban train network in the Arabian Peninsula.[97] All trains and stations are air conditioned with platform edge doors to make this possible.

Palm Jumeirah monorail

A monorail on the Palm Jumeirah opened in 2009. It is the first monorail to be built in the region.

Tramway

.Two trams systems are expected to be built in Dubai by 2011. The first is the Downtown Burj Khalifa Tram System and the second is the Al Sufouh Tram.^ The Address Downtown Burj Dubai Hotel UAE .
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^ Burj Dubai Downtown .
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.The Downtown Burj Khalifa Tram System is a 4.6 km tram service that is planned to service the area around the Burj Khalifa, and the second tram will run 14.5 kilometres along Al Sufouh Road from Dubai Marina to the Burj Al Arab and the Mall of the Emirates.^ I frequently travel to Dubai for business and was shocked to see the openness with which prostitutes offer their services on downtown streets, out of five-star hotels and clubs.
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^ DOWNTOWN BURJ KHALIFA .
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^ The Address Downtown Burj Dubai Hotel (Pay at Hotel) .
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[citation needed]
Abras are the traditional mode of transport between Deira and Bur Dubai

Ferries and taxis

.One of the more traditional methods of getting across Bur Dubai to Deira is through abras, small boats that ferry passengers across the Dubai Creek, between abra stations in Bastakiya and Baniyas Road.^ One more thing most girls and pimps come to Dubai from moral corrupt countries .
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^ Walking through the malls and streets of Dubai, one quickly looses a sense of being in a Middle Eastern city.
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.The Marine Transport Agency, is in the process of implementing the Dubai Water Bus System.^ Department of Economic Development » Naturalization & Residency Administration » Dubai Electricity & Water Authority » Dubai Transport .
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This mode of transportation, however, is largely obsolete.
.Dubai also has an extensive taxi system, by far the most frequently used means of public transport within the Emirate.^ Again, I would emphasize: this story on the industrialization of sex in Dubai was absolutely perfect so far as I am concerned, so I would not use this as an example of 'too many reporters.'
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^ By no means does the political system of Dubai encourage such behavior.
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There are both government-operated and private cab companies. There are around 7,500 taxis operating within the emirate.[citation needed]

Sanitation

.Sanitation in Dubai involves planning and managing Dubai's waste and sewage management infrastructure.^ Waste Management - Dubai .
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.Dubai's rapid growth means that it is stretching its limited sewage treatment infrastructure to its limits.^ Further Reading More on Dubai's rapid growth, and links to reports and profiles of the Persian Gulf hotspot.
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.Currently, human waste from Dubai's 1.3 million inhabitants is collected daily from thousands of septic tanks across the city and driven by tankers to the city's only sewage treatment plant at Al-Awir.^ Prostitution is not only in UAE but, is vast around the world across major cities and alleys.
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^ Since Dubai is a sin city, why didn't Al Aqaida attack Dubai instead of Bali and Jakarta?
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Because of the long queues and delays, some tanker drivers resort to illegally dumping the effluent into storm drains or behind dunes in the desert. .The result of sewage dumped into storm drains is that it flows directly into sea of the Persian Gulf, near to the city's prime swimming beaches.^ Risky crossings near roundabouts Nowadays, traffic flow is increasing and subsequently adding greater pressure on city roundabouts.
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Doctors have warned that tourists using the beaches run the risk of contracting serious illnesses like typhoid and hepatitis [98].
.Dubai's municipality says that it is committed to trying to catch the culprits and has imposed fines of up to $25,000 as well as threatening to confiscate tankers if dumping persists.^ He was right to say that it will take some time for laws to catch up with the pace of UAE's coporate liberalism.
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The municipality maintains that test results show samples of the water are "within the standard" [99].

Culture

A traditional souk in Deira
The Deira Clock Tower is an important landmark in the city
In 2005, 84% of the population of metropolitan Dubai was foreign-born, about half of them from India.[61] The city's cultural imprint as a small, ethnically homogenous pearling community was changed with the arrival of other ethnic groups and nationals — first by the Iranians in the early 1900s, and later by Indians and Pakistanis in the 1960s. Dubai has been criticized for perpetuating a class-based society, where migrant workers are in the lower classes.[100]
.Major holidays in Dubai include Eid al Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, and National Day (2 December), which marks the formation of the United Arab Emirates.^ Others were taken as far as the United Arab Emirates, lured by the promise of legitimate jobs and a brighter future.
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^ Holiday Inn Dubai Al Barsha UAE .
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^ United Arab Emirates .
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.Annual entertainment events such as the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) and Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) attract over 4 million visitors from across the region and generate revenues in excess of US$ one billion.^ Her English was good, so I asked her why she didn't find a job as a salesperson in one of the many shopping malls in Dubai.
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[101] .Large shopping malls in the city, such as Deira City Centre, BurJuman, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Mall and Ibn Battuta Mall as well as traditional souks attract shoppers from the region.^ Walking through the malls and streets of Dubai, one quickly looses a sense of being in a Middle Eastern city.
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^ Her English was good, so I asked her why she didn't find a job as a salesperson in one of the many shopping malls in Dubai.
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^ Suite Hotel Mall of the Emirates Dubai .
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.Arab food is very popular and is available everywhere in the city, from the small shawarma diners in Deira and Al Karama to the restaurants in Dubai's hotels.^ Since Dubai is a sin city, why didn't Al Aqaida attack Dubai instead of Bali and Jakarta?
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^ Mohammed - Oklahoma City, OK I think this documentary is very accurate and touches on a very sensitive issue in the Arab and Muslim world.
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^ Al Mas Hotel Apartment Dubai .
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Fast food, South Asian, Chinese cuisines are also very popular and are widely available. .The sale and consumption of pork, though not illegal, is regulated and is sold only to non-Muslims, in designated areas.^ Because UAE is a Muslim country and such illegal things are not allowed according to the law and Islamic regulations there are people who do it from hiding.
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[102] Similarly, the sale of alcoholic beverages is regulated. A liquor permit is required to purchase alcohol; however, alcohol is available in bars and restaurants within hotels.[103] Shisha and qahwa boutiques are also popular in Dubai.
Hollywood and Bollywood movies are popular in Dubai. .The city hosts the annual Dubai International Film Festival, which attracts celebrities from Arab and International cinema.^ But surely all the film reinforces is that wealthy cities/ countries globally attract prostitutes (and crime and drug dealers, and other vices).
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^ InterContinental Dubai Festival City (Pay at Hotel) .
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^ Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City (Pay at Hotel) .
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Musicians Amr Diab, Diana Haddad, Tarkan, Aerosmith, Santana, Mark Knopfler, Elton John, Pink, Shakira, Celine Dion, Coldplay, Keane and Phil Collins have performed in the city. Kylie Minogue was paid 4.4 million dollars to perform at the opening of the Atlantis resort on November 20, 2008.[citation needed] The Dubai Desert Rock Festival is also another major festival consisting of Heavy metal and rock artists.
Football and cricket are the most popular sports in Dubai. .Five teams — Al Wasl, Al-Shabab, Al-Ahli, Al Nasr and Hatta — represent Dubai in UAE League football.^ Grandeur Hotel Al Barsha Dubai UAE .
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^ Al Bustan Centre and Residence Dubai UAE (Prepayment) .
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^ Al Murooj Rotana - Dubai UAE .
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.Current champions Al-Wasl have the second-most number of championships in the UAE League, after Al Ain.^ City Seasons Al Ain Hotel UAE .
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^ Al Ain Rotana UAE .
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^ Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet Hotel Al Ain UAE .
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Cricket is followed by Dubai's large South Asian community and in 2005, the International Cricket Council (ICC) moved its headquarters from London to Dubai. .The city has hosted several India-Pakistan matches and two new grass grounds are being developed in Dubai Sports City.^ Dubai--the world's new best city.
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^ Dubai as a city is a faithful copy of New York, nothing great.
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^ No other city in the world can compare to Dubai's fast-paced development.
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.Dubai also hosts both the annual Dubai Tennis Championships and The Legends Rock Dubai tennis tournaments, as well as the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament, all of which attract sports stars from around the world.^ It's a lure to attract people from around the world, as Dubai needs people to come here and spend, either on water or sex.
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^ Dubai is doing well, if you compare Dubai to any European country Dubai would look far better than all.
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^ Karl Berger - Mnchen, Deutschland Hundreds of thousands of lonely expatriates and wealthy tourists from the West and the Third World come annually to Dubai.
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.The Dubai World Cup, a thoroughbred horse race, is held annually at the Nad Al Sheba Racecourse.^ Karl Berger - Mnchen, Deutschland Hundreds of thousands of lonely expatriates and wealthy tourists from the West and the Third World come annually to Dubai.
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.Despite Dubai's ostentatious image, censorship is common in Dubai and used by the government to control content that it believes violates the cultural and political sensitivities of Emirates.^ The Frontline video was an eye-opener to the out of control prostitution ring in what many believe to be the most civilized country in the Middle East, Dubai.
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^ But I am fervently against slavery of any kind, abuse of women or children (men too, but much less common) and believe there should be strict penalties for violating any individual.
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Homosexuality, drugs, and the theory of evolution are generally considered taboo.[104]
Dubai is known for its nightlife. Clubs and bars are found mostly in hotels due to the liquor laws. The New York Times listed Dubai as its travel choice for partying in 2008.[105]

Education

Dubai Knowledge Village was built to allow Universities to open branches and campuses in Dubai
.The school system in Dubai does not differ from that of the United Arab Emirates.^ Others were taken as far as the United Arab Emirates, lured by the promise of legitimate jobs and a brighter future.
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^ By no means does the political system of Dubai encourage such behavior.
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^ United Arab Emirates .
  • Dubai Hotels, Resorts (UAE)- Asia Travel Hotels Air Tickets Reservation, Hotels and Resorts in Dubai (UAE) 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.asiatravel.com [Source type: Academic]

As of 2006, there are 88 public schools run by the Ministry of Education that serve Emiratis and expatriate Arabs as well as 132 private schools.[59] The medium of instruction in public schools is Arabic with emphasis on English as a second language, while most of the private schools use English as their medium of instruction. .Most private schools cater to one or more expatriate communities.^ One more thing most girls and pimps come to Dubai from moral corrupt countries .
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The New Indian Model School, Dubai (NIMS), Delhi Private School, Our Own English High School, the Dubai Modern High School, and The Indian High School, Dubai offer either a CBSE or an ICSE Indian syllabus. Similarly, there are also several reputable Pakistani schools offering FBISE curriculum for expatriate children. .Dubai English Speaking School, Jumeirah Primary School, Jebel Ali Primary School, the Cambridge High School (or Cambridge International School), Jumeirah English Speaking School, King's School and the Horizon School all offer British primary education up to the age of eleven.^ Enjoy all that Dubai has to offer (which is much more than a night out with an escort).
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^ Jebel Ali Hotel Dubai (Pay at Hotel) .
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  • Dubai Hotels, Resorts (UAE)- Asia Travel Hotels Air Tickets Reservation, Hotels and Resorts in Dubai (UAE) 16 September 2009 13:21 UTC www.asiatravel.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Jebel Ali Dubai .
  • Dubai Hotels, Resorts (UAE)- Asia Travel Hotels Air Tickets Reservation, Hotels and Resorts in Dubai (UAE) 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.asiatravel.com [Source type: Academic]
  • Dubai Hotels, Resorts (UAE)- Asia Travel Hotels Air Tickets Reservation, Hotels and Resorts in Dubai (UAE) 16 September 2009 13:21 UTC www.asiatravel.com [Source type: Academic]

Dubai British School, Dubai College, English College Dubai, Jumeirah English Speaking School - Arabian Ranches, Jumeirah College and St. Mary's Catholic High School are all British eleven-to-eighteen secondary schools which offer GCSE and A-Levels. Emirates International School, along with the Cambridge High School, provides full student education up to the age of 18, and offers IGCSE and A-Levels. Wellington International School, which caters for students aged from 4 to 18, offers IGCSE and A-Levels. [Deira International School and Dubai International Academy also offer the IB program including the IGCSE program. Jumeirah English Speaking School caters for pupils from 4 through to 18 and offers the British curriculum up to 16 (GCSE) and the International Baccalaureate (IB). Dubai has several schools with an American curriculum such as Dubai American Academy, American School of Dubai and the Universal American School of Dubai.
.The Ministry of Education of the United Arab Emirates is responsible for school's accreditation.^ Others were taken as far as the United Arab Emirates, lured by the promise of legitimate jobs and a brighter future.
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^ United Arab Emirates .
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  • Find a Doctor, Search Doctor In Dubai, Medical and General Information Portal | Dubai, UAE. 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC doctor-dubai.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Air Force Of United Arab Emirates .
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The Dubai Education Council was established in July 2005 to develop the education sector in Dubai.[106] The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) was established in 2006 to develop education and human resource sectors in Dubai, and license educational institutes.[107]
Approximately 10% of the population has university or postgraduate degrees. .Many expatriates tend to send their children back to their home country or to Western countries for university education and to India for technology studies.^ What's really sad is how they are treated back in their home countries.
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^ They have no choice but to prostitute themselves or go back home to reimburse a debt (they BORROWED to get a job as a maid in Dubai) which they cannot pay back in their home countries.
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^ The best thing you can do for these girls is to get them away from Dubai, back home, and assist them to be independent and most important of all to support the education of the children.
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.However, a sizable number of foreign accredited universities have been set up in the city over the last ten years.^ Number of road fatalities in Dubai drops in 2009 Traffic indicator on fatalities last year extremely positive .
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^ Grew up in Dubai - Chicago, IL Ten years from now, Dubai will be like Hong Kong and Singapore.
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^ Boston, MA My husband set up a company in Dubai and has visited a few times a year for the past 3 years.
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.Some of these universities include Manchester Business School[108], Michigan State University Dubai (MSU Dubai) [109], Rochester Institute of Technology Dubai[110], the Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani - Dubai(BITS Pilani), Heriot-Watt University Dubai, American University in Dubai (AUD), the American College of Dubai, Mahatma Gandhi University (Off-Campus Centre),Institute of Management Technology-Dubai Campus, SP Jain Center Of Management, University of Wollongong in Dubai, and MAHE Manipal.^ Schools , Colleges and Universities » Driving Institutes » Computer Training Institutes » Other Educational Institutes .
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^ Dubai is known as a business hub, focusing to be a Middle East centre of power, wealth, and different cultures.
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^ Dubai's government needs to organize a women's group to help these women get out of this horrible business.
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.In 2004, the Dubai School of Government in collaboration with Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Medical School Dubai Center (HMSDC) were established in Dubai.^ Dubai Medical Center .
  • Find a Doctor, Search Doctor In Dubai, Medical and General Information Portal | Dubai, UAE. 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC doctor-dubai.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Government Medical Center .
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^ Dubai is a well-established and Muslim country where prostitution is illegal, so it must be stopped by the Government drastically.
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The Dubai Public Libraries is the public library system serving Dubai.

Media

.Dubai has a well established network of print, radio, television and electronic media which service the city.^ I'm glad that someone from the media had the guts to report on this story in Dubai because most people are just too scared to say anything bad about the city.
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^ Dubai is a well-established and Muslim country where prostitution is illegal, so it must be stopped by the Government drastically.
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^ Grand Midwest Tower Media City Hotel Apartment Dubai .
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.Dubai is the home of the Arabian Radio Network, which broadcasts eight FM radio stations including the first talk radio station in the Middle East, Dubai Eye 103.8.^ Mike Hunt - Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Dubai is well known throughout the Middle East as a byword for prostitution and money laundering.
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^ Dubai is known as a business hub, focusing to be a Middle East centre of power, wealth, and different cultures.
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^ The Frontline video was an eye-opener to the out of control prostitution ring in what many believe to be the most civilized country in the Middle East, Dubai.
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Multiple international channels available through cable, while satellite, radio and local channels are provided via the Arabian Radio Network and Dubai Media Incorporated systems. .Many international news agencies such as Reuters, APTN, Bloomberg L.P. and MBC as well as network news channels operated out of Dubai Media City and Dubai Internet City.^ Dubai--the world's new best city.
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^ It's worth mentioning that such a city with this open sex trade has a hard-strict filter on Internet porn!
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^ Dubai as a city is a faithful copy of New York, nothing great.
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Additionally, several local network television channels such as Dubai One (formerly Channel 33), and Dubai TV (formerly EDTV) provide programming in English and Arabic respectively. Dubai-based FM stations such as Dubai FM (93.9), Dubai92 (92.0), Al Khaleejia (100.9) and Hit FM (96.7) provide programming in English, Arabic and South Asian languages. Dubai is also the headquarters for several print media outlets. Al Khaleej, Al Bayan and Al Ittihad are the city's largest circulating Arabic language newspapers,[111] while Gulf News and Khaleej Times[112] are the largest circulating English newspapers. Dubai is also a hotbed for online activity and one of the fastest growing internet communities in the world. Facebook and Youtube are among the most popular international websites in Dubai and one of the most popular local websites in Dubai is dubizzle.com.
.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.[113] Internet was introduced into the UAE (and therefore Dubai) in 1995. The current network is supported by a bandwidth of 6 GB, with 50,000 dialup and 150,000 broadband ports.^ Once they have tasted the easy money they WANT to stay in Dubai and will do anything to get back into the UAE if expelled.
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^ There is no doubt about the fact the if the Dubai government wanted to eradicate this they could, this is obviously a part of their service.
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^ Yes, government does allow sex trading in Dubai and a few other cities in UAE. Imagine what would happen if this huge number of men didn't find a woman to have sex with: Rape, whatever!
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Dubai houses two of four DNS data centers in the country (DXBNIC1, DXBNIC2).[114]
Internet content is regulated in Dubai. Etisalat uses a proxy server to filter internet content that is deemed to be inconsistent with the values of the country, that provides information on bypassing the proxy, dating, gay and lesbian networks, pornography, sites pertaining to the Bahá'í faith, sites originating from Israel, and even sites that are critical of the UAE. Emirates Media and Internet (a division of Etisalat) notes that as of 2002, 76% of internet users are male. About 60% of internet users were Asian, while 25% of users were Arab. Dubai enacted an Electronic Transactions and Commerce Law in 2002 which deals with digital signatures and electronic registers. It prohibits Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from disclosing information gathered in providing services. The penal code also contains some provisions; however, it does not address cyber crime or data protection.[115]

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Dubai has 33 sister cities, and most of the twinning agreements have been done post-2002.[116]

See also

Lists

References

Bibliography

  • Heiko Schmid: Economy of Fascination: Dubai and Las Vegas as Themed Urban Landscapes, Berlin, Stuttgart 2009, ISBN 978-3-443-37014-5
  • John M. Smith: Dubai The Maktoum Story, Norderstedt 2007, ISBN 3833446609

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From Wikitravel

The Burj Dubai, tallest building in the world
The Burj Dubai, tallest building in the world
.Dubai (دبي Dubayy) is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates.^ The United Arab Emirates is considered one of the Gulf countries.
  • United Arab Emirates Business Etiquette, Vital Manners, Cross Cultural Communication, and Geert Hofstede Analysis 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.cyborlink.com [Source type: Original source]

^ United Arab Emirates // Current login .
  • United Arab Emirates // Current 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC current.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Did you mean: Dubai area, United Arab Emirates .
  • Dubai Hotels near Palm Islands. Find & compare Hotels near Palm Islands. Book & Save - Hotels.com 3 February 2010 17:21 UTC www.hotels.com [Source type: General]

.It is rather like an independent city-state and is the most modern and progressive emirate in the UAE, developing at an unbelievable pace in the tourist and trade sectors especially.^ This city is the most populated of all the emirates.
  • Dubai City Guide Blog 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.dubai.al [Source type: General]

^ Other emirates are also developing their tourist facilities.
  • UAE Tourism 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.uae.gov.ae [Source type: News]

^ Eventually, such projects will fill almost every developable corner of the 1,500-square-mile emirate, which is smaller than the U.S. state of Delaware.
  • As Dubai Millionaires Multiply, Money Masks Missing Liberties - Bloomberg.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.bloomberg.com [Source type: News]

Understand

A relatively new tourist destination, Dubai was gaining popularity in recent years until the global economic crash of 2009.
.Dubai is essentially a desert city with superb infrastructure, liberal policies (by regional standards), that became popular for its excellent tourist amenities.^ One of Dubai's many landmark projects, the Jumeirah Beach Residence, is essentially a new 'city' that is being stamped upon Dubai's expansive Jumeirah coastline.
  • Dubai hotels reservations - hotel deals, cheap hotels and discounts 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.all-hotels.com [Source type: General]

^ Visiting Dubai Dubai (DXB) offers excellent tourist package for its visitors.The city is about five hours jounery from Europe and it just takes about three hours journey from Asia.
  • Cheap Flights to Dubai, Airline Tickets, Airfare to Dubai - DXB 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.globester.com [Source type: News]

^ Dubai has emerged as one of the more popular gateways to the UAE, offering exceptional standards of accommodation for those looking for holidays in Dubai.
  • Holidays in Dubai - late deals and exclusive holidays to Dubai @ dreamDubai.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.dreamdubai.com [Source type: General]

.Just 5 hrs from Europe and 3 hrs from most parts of the Middle East, the Near East, and the sub-continent of India, Dubai makes a great short break for shopping, partying, sunbathing, fine dining, sporting events, and even a few sinful pleasures.^ Dubai sporting events .
  • Dubai Guide | flight to Dubai | jobs in Dubai | Dubai Real Estate | Emirates travel | dubaiguide.com.au 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.dubaiguide.com.au [Source type: News]

^ Also known as the shopping capital of the Middle East, Dubai is a shopper's paradise!
  • Dubai Guide | flight to Dubai | jobs in Dubai | Dubai Real Estate | Emirates travel | dubaiguide.com.au 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.dubaiguide.com.au [Source type: News]

^ Dubai is probably the most westernized and advanced city in the Middle East.
  • Dubai Desert Safari Tours, Dhow Dinner Cruise|City tours|dubai overnight safari|Dune Bashing|Book Online 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.alibabadubai.com [Source type: General]

.It is a city of superlatives: for the fastest, biggest, tallest, largest and highest, Dubai is the destination.^ Dubai is the fastest growing city in the world.
  • The Sand Castle ~ The United Arab Emirates Profile | Wide Angle 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Dubai is also the location of the Jebel Ali Free Trade Zone, which makes the city a very popular shopping destination for tourists.

^ Dubai Marina - a district in the heart of 'new Dubai' envisaged with a view to create an awe-inspiring city within a city and the largest man-made marina in the world.
  • Dubai Guide | flight to Dubai | jobs in Dubai | Dubai Real Estate | Emirates travel | dubaiguide.com.au 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.dubaiguide.com.au [Source type: News]

.The weekly day off is on Friday.^ Finally, when planning weekend activities, remember that the traditional days off in Dubai are Thursday and Friday.
  • http://www.perfectescapes.com/Luxury_Hotels-MAID188-DID420-Hotels_In_United_Arab_Emirates-Dubai_.html 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.perfectescapes.com [Source type: News]

^ Days off: Thursday and Friday Back to Top of the Page .
  • Foreign Embassies and Consulates in United Arab Emirates 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.embassiesabroad.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Note that, since September 2006, a harmonised weekend of Friday and Saturday has been adopted for the public sector and schools.^ Our weekends are Friday and Saturday.

^ The UAE have been training in China for Saturday’s match since last Friday, getting acclimatised to the colder weather they will encounter in North Korea.
  • Sport IN Uae - 5Uae.com 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC 5uae.com [Source type: News]

^ (ABC ON-LINE, Saturday September 30, 2006.

.Government departments, multi-national companies, and most schools and universities are now off on Friday and Saturday (after years of a mixed bag of Friday/Saturday and Thursday/Friday weekends).^ Most nationals are employed by the government.
  • 1996 Country Commercial Guides 16 September 2009 13:21 UTC dosfan.lib.uic.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Our weekends are Friday and Saturday.

^ SAP HCM Sr Consultant Multi-national giant urgently requires seasoned SAP HR/HCM Consultant with minimum 5 years of SAP experience to join large project in Dubai.
  • Jobs in UAE United Arab Emirates,Employment Opportunities,Job Search Abroad for Americans,UAE United Arab Emirates Jobs 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.learn4good.com [Source type: News]

.Some local companies still work a half day on Thursday with a full-day on Saturday, but larger companies tend to permit relaxation and time off work for their employees on Friday and Saturday.^ The email said that the company is working "to ensure opportunities to experience QE2 in her current condition are maximized whilst ensuring her important heritage is at all times protected."
  • Dubai — Luxist 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.luxist.com [Source type: News]

^ With your adrenaline pumped-up by this close call, you polish off the afternoon with some thrilling snowboarding on the local black diamond run.
  • Dubai 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.ssqq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Some of them even may levy a small fee (usually 25 UAE Dirhams : 3.67 Dirhams= 1 US Dollar) for registration although the local Government does not permit collection of such service charges from prospective employees.

Climate

.The city of Dubai is situated on a coastal strip bordered by desert and gets very hot.^ Dubai is a very clean city.
  • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Really Dubai is a very sinful city.
  • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It gets very hot from June to September .
  • Dubai Hotels, Dubai Accommodation, Abu Dhabi Hotels, United Arab Emirates Vacations 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC dubaihotels.ae [Source type: News]
  • Dubai Travel, UAE Tourism, Abu Dhabi tourism 3 February 2010 17:21 UTC dubaihotels.ae [Source type: News]

.It is dry on the hottest days and humid during the cooler days in the summer.^ The UAE has a dry climate with very high temperatures and humidity in the summer.
  • Culture of United Arab Emirates - History and ethnic relations, Urbanism, architecture, and the use of space 15 September 2009 6:22 UTC www.everyculture.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Only some blocks of the central prisons are air-conditioned during the intense heat and humidity of the summer.
  • Comparative Criminology | Asia - United Arab Emirates 16 September 2009 13:21 UTC www-rohan.sdsu.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ The other drawcard in summer is the dry heat of the oasis, a welcome relief from the humidity on the coast.
  • United Arab Emirates Dubai Informations. tours, holiday packages in Arab Emirates 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC dubai.travel-culture.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Cooler, more pleasant weather lasts from the end of September to beginning of May (although note that pleasant is relative, with daily temperatures from October to January and March to May still being in the lower twenties (68-77°F), but be prepared for cold night temperatures.^ January to March, April to June, July to September and October to December could be the four time phases that may use .
  • Dubai Holidays, Travel & Tourism Guide - visit-dubai-city.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.visit-dubai-city.com [Source type: News]

^ January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 Advertisement You are currently not logged in.
  • Dubai Informer - Local Dubai News and UAE Updates 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC dubaiinformer.com [Source type: News]

^ Nights are Cool (average temperature is 15¼ C) Summer is between April and September, when temperatures peak at 50¼ C with high humidity levels.
  • UAE 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.gcaa.ae [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Gulfnews: UAE factfile 16 September 2009 13:21 UTC www.gulfnews.com [Source type: News]

.In winter the temperature at night is usually from 10-16°C (50-60°F)).^ Scuba Diving: Single Dive: $60, Two Tank Dive: $110, 5 Dive Package: $265, 10 Dive Package: $480, Night Dive: $72 (Prices include equipment).
  • Palm Island, a boutique hotel in Saint Vincent and the Granadines 3 February 2010 17:21 UTC www.greatsmallhotels.com [Source type: General]

^ As this is a coastal country the humidity in this city is always more than 50 % which are the major driving force for the drastic decrease in the temperatures at the night time.
  • Dubai City Guide Blog 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.dubai.al [Source type: General]

^ Nights are Cool (average temperature is 15¼ C) Summer is between April and September, when temperatures peak at 50¼ C with high humidity levels.
  • Gulfnews: UAE factfile 16 September 2009 13:21 UTC www.gulfnews.com [Source type: News]

.From May to September, the sun is intense and temperatures can touch 45°C in the city and even higher in the desert.^ Between the months of May to the end of September the locals advise guests not to travel to Dubai as temperatures soar above 40 degrees on most days.

^ From May to September humidity is high and daytime temperatures commonly hover around 40C (105F) in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
  • United Arab Emirates Dubai Informations. tours, holiday packages in Arab Emirates 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC dubai.travel-culture.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The heat coupled with humidity of 60-70% near the coast effectively precludes most activity outdoors for the daylight hours during summer.^ Great Britain/United Kingdom is one hour ahead of UTC during summer.
  • The World Clock - Time Zones - Australasia - Australia / Pacific 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.timeanddate.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Only some blocks of the central prisons are air-conditioned during the intense heat and humidity of the summer.
  • Comparative Criminology | Asia - United Arab Emirates 16 September 2009 13:21 UTC www-rohan.sdsu.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Most food shops will be closed during daylight hours, but some hotels and restaurants will serve food to non-Muslims behind heavy curtains.
  • Dubai@Everything2.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

Wild Wadi and Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Wild Wadi and Jumeirah Beach Hotel
December to April generally produces the highest precipitation, which at 10 cm (5 in) still isn't much. .Some years yield no more than a few minutes of shower in Dubai.^ It is a few minutes from Dubai's international airport .
  • Dubai Hotels , Hotels in Dubai and Cheap Hotels in Dubai - Advice hotels 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.advicehotels.com [Source type: News]

^ Its no worse in Dubai than anywhere else.
  • Bye-Bye, Dubai | Fast Company 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.fastcompany.com [Source type: News]

^ This was the first major interruption we had in more than 10 years we have been offering our products online.
  • URL Action Editor - SWF actionscript editor 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.buraks.com [Source type: General]

.November 2006 brought record rains up to 50 cm of rain with temperatures going down to record lows.^ Go up, cut a couple of blocks, come down, pass to groundy, go back up & repeat till nothing left.
  • Palm Transplanting| Phoenix canariensis| Canary Island Date Palm in Brisbane dead? - Tree World 3 February 2010 17:21 UTC www.treeworld.info [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ By professor yuks 1152969124 Reply Spam [+1] Moderate Up Moderate Down Remove 1050322 1 Go DUBAI Go Keep Going .
  • Dubai "Palm Island" - Video 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.metacafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It's saying it's all right for non-indigenous people to go and put a rope around someone's neck and drag them up and down a river and give them a flogging.

Get in

.See Get in section of the UAE page for visa and customs regulations.^ Lonely Planet's Gordon Robison rates UAE as the best country to visit, both for its relaxed entry regulations (your hotel or tour operator will arrange an entry visa) and the wide variety of things to see and do.
  • Dubai: Golden Desert and Silver Skyscrapers 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.travellady.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Visa and other entry and exit conditions (such as currency, customs and quarantine regulations) change regularly.
  • Travel Advice for United Arab Emirates - Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.smartraveller.gov.au [Source type: News]

^ For more information on carrying UK medicines in the UAE, please see the Local Laws and Customs section of this advice.
  • United Arab Emirates travel advice 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.fco.gov.uk [Source type: News]

.While Israeli passport holders are not welcome, having Israeli stamps in your passport is not a problem.^ Announcements, Feedback, Site Issues & Suggestions Site Specific Announcements, your feedback about the site or suggestions you have to improve the site, along with any problems you're having with the site.
  • UAE Photo 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.uae-photo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ All other passport holders will require a visa prior to arrival which our representatives in Dubai will arrange on your behalf.
  • Dazzling Dubai plus optional Cairo Flash extension & Kenya Wildlife Safari extension 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.friendlyplanet.com [Source type: General]

^ You may experience difficulties as you enter the UAE if your passport has evidence of travel to Israel, such as entry or exit stamps.
  • Travel Advice for United Arab Emirates - Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.smartraveller.gov.au [Source type: News]

.If you are traveling from India(not sure of procedure from other countries), please get a stamp of 'Ok to Board' on your tickets and Visa.^ If your country isn't listed above please check with your nearest UAE Embassy/Consulate for any updates.
  • Dubai Travel Advice and Tips - Dubai, United Arab Emirates hotel reservations and Dubai guide - Dubai maps, weather, currency exchange, car rental, transport information and more 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.worldexecutive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ After leaving the country, you have to send via e-mail or fax the page of your passport that has the exit stamp from the immigration of Dubai/UAE, as a proof that you have left the country so that we can double check it in our online system.
  • Dubai Visa / UAE Visa - Dubai Tourist Visa and Dubai Transit Visa Application and Processing 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC southtravels.com [Source type: General]
  • Dubai Visa / UAE Visa - Dubai Tourist Visa and Dubai Transit Visa Application and Processing 16 September 2009 13:21 UTC www.southtravels.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There's a daily bus service between Dubai and Muscat in Oman, though the lack of a UAE border post on the road used by the bus can present visa problems for travelers so you will want to make sure you have proper credentials.
  • United Arab Emirates 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.gettingaway.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Most of the times, it is arranged by your travel agent.^ The most luxurious hotels are run by exceptionally punctual and friendly staff who aim to make your stay the most memorable time possible.

^ These quality travel spots will make the most of your day trips and Arabian excursions.

^ Travel to Dubai UAE - When and how to Travel to Dubai City Your Guide to Travel to Dubai UAE city - Know when is the best time to visit dubai, visa requirements to travel to dubai city.
  • Dubai Holidays, Travel & Tourism Guide - visit-dubai-city.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.visit-dubai-city.com [Source type: News]

.In case he hasn't then as soon as you get your Visa; take your Visa, Passport and Ticket to your Airlines office and get the stamp of 'OK to board'. Without this you might not be allowed to travel to UAE/Dubai.^ Travel should take you places™.
  • West Palm Hotels and Resorts - Hilton Singer Island Resort Hotel, FL - Florida 3 February 2010 17:21 UTC www1.hilton.com [Source type: General]

^ The visa would be stamped on the passport.
  • UAE Chamber of Commerce, UAE Chamber of Industry, UAE Chamber of Industries 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.iacci.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Dubai - Visa for Dubai city, UAE - Information on Visa for Dubai Do you need a visa for Dubai?
  • Dubai Holidays, Travel & Tourism Guide - visit-dubai-city.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.visit-dubai-city.com [Source type: News]

By plane

.Dubai has several airports to consider.^ Cheap Airline Tickets to Dubai Dubai is well connected to the global air network with Dubai international airport, with several airlines operating regular services to and from the city.
  • Cheap Flights to Dubai, Airline Tickets, Airfare to Dubai - DXB 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.globester.com [Source type: News]

.Frequent visitors from countries granted automatic visa on entry may wish to purchase an e-gate card to speed up immigration formalities and save passport pages.^ After leaving the country, you have to send via e-mail or fax the page of your passport that has the exit stamp from the immigration of Dubai/UAE, as a proof that you have left the country so that we can double check it in our online system.
  • Dubai Visa / UAE Visa - Dubai Tourist Visa and Dubai Transit Visa Application and Processing 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC southtravels.com [Source type: General]
  • Dubai Visa / UAE Visa - Dubai Tourist Visa and Dubai Transit Visa Application and Processing 16 September 2009 13:21 UTC www.southtravels.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ AHLAN WA SAHLAN as it is said to welcome visitors in UAE we wish to take this moment to welcome you to this exciting country where you can have a blend of east and comfort of the west.
  • United Arab Emirates Dubai Informations. tours, holiday packages in Arab Emirates 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC dubai.travel-culture.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Show your passport, and you will be given a copy of the Visa, whereupon you may pass through Passport Control.
  • Dubai Hotels, Dubai Accommodation, Abu Dhabi Hotels, United Arab Emirates Vacations 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC dubaihotels.ae [Source type: News]

The e-gate card office is situated in the upstairs foodcourt area of the terminal 1 departures concourse. .The card will cost AED 200. Note: If you intend to buy an e-gate card in Dubai, you must have entered UAE via Dubai airport.^ It has 24 departments online, online resident permit and visa renewal, e-gate at Dubai International Airport, e-traffic advisory, e-dirham for payments and an outstanding information portal."
  • Dubai E-Commerce 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.lowtax.net [Source type: News]

^ After leaving the country, you have to send via e-mail or fax the page of your passport that has the exit stamp from the immigration of Dubai/UAE, as a proof that you have left the country so that we can double check it in our online system.
  • Dubai Visa / UAE Visa - Dubai Tourist Visa and Dubai Transit Visa Application and Processing 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC southtravels.com [Source type: General]
  • Dubai Visa / UAE Visa - Dubai Tourist Visa and Dubai Transit Visa Application and Processing 16 September 2009 13:21 UTC www.southtravels.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ However, you can purchase liquor duty-free at the airport to bring into the UAE. The roads and other public facilities are modern if, at times, extremely crowded.
  • Cheap Flights to UAE, Asia : UAE flights from £ 49 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.travelhouseuk.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Airlines are often having price wars to glamorous destinations like Dubai and this can work to your advantage by careful planning and comparison of the various airlines serving Dubai.^ If your travel plans will take you to more than one country during a single trip, be sure to let your health-care provider know so that you can receive the appropriate vaccinations and information for all of your destinations.
  • Health Information for United Arab Emirates | CDC Travelers' Health 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC wwwnc.cdc.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Dive straight into the air-conditioned bliss of a glamorous shopping mall to unwind after your flight to Dubai, or admire the stars on an overnight desert safari .

^ If you are a local real estate agent in Dubai and the UAE and would like to take advantage of our massive internet prescence then why not consider advertising your properties for sale with us.
  • United Arab Emirates | Property in Dubai | Dubai Properties For Sale 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.property-abroad.com [Source type: General]

Dubai International Airport

Shops at Dubai Airport
Shops at Dubai Airport
.Dubai International Airport (DXB) [1] is the largest hub in the Middle East and the home base of Dubai's flag carrier Emirates [2] and its low-cost wing flyDubai [3].^ Dubai International Airport (IATA: DXB), the hub for Emirates Airline, services the city of Dubai and other emirates in the country.
  • Dubai - Dubai accommodation - Dubai information - Dubai things to do - Dubai places to see - Dubai tourist destinations in Dubai - Dubai Shopping - Dubai entertainment - Dubai medical 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.dubaihappenings.com [Source type: News]

^ Dubai to the east is the second largest emirate and has oil offshore, as has Sharjah.
  • United Arab Emirates Facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles about United Arab Emirates 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.encyclopedia.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Dubai is also home to the International Cricket Council.

.In fact, it's grown at such a furious pace that the present terminals are bursting at the seams, especially during the peak hours around midnight.^ During off-peak hours, home fixed line customers will be saving an additional 35 per cent more than the current off peak rate.

^ Local calls to mobile phones during peak hours will cost Dh0.36 per minute.

^ I only needed to use it for around 30 minutes, but at such a cheap rate, I couldn't care less about paying for the full hour.
  • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: United Arab Emirates Archives 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

  • Terminal 1 is the "main" terminal, used by most major airlines and long-haul flights.
  • Terminal 2 serves regional and low-cost flights, including all flyDubai flights.
  • Terminal 3 is used exclusively by Emirates.
.Terminals 1 and 3 are directly connected to each other via the airside (no immigration needed for transfer), while Terminal 2 is located at the other end of the airport.^ Deposit to reserve your room Airport transfer to your hotel included Book online or by telephone No credit card fees or booking fees .

^ No other location on the planet has EVER developed so much so fast!

^ Conveniently located near the Business and Commerical Area of Dubai, this 5-Star Hotel is directly connected to the BurJuman Centre, one of Dubais most prestigious shopping malls with a h...
  • Dubai Hotels - Book your Dubai hotel on line with our instant booking features 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.dubaishortstay.com [Source type: General]

.Whilst Terminals 1 and 3 are models of modern airport design, Terminal 2, despite the recent renovations, is still reminiscent of developing world airports, with long check-in lines, queue-jumping and every other passenger checking in 70kgs of luggage.^ Every morning, from dawn till about noon, cargo and passenger flights to Iraq and Afghanistan make Dubai airports Terminal Two possibly the busiest commercial terminal in the world for the "global war of terrorism."
  • CorpWatch : Ports of Profit 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.corpwatch.org [Source type: News]

^ However, you can purchase liquor duty-free at the airport to bring into the UAE. The roads and other public facilities are modern if, at times, extremely crowded.
  • Cheap Flights to UAE, Asia : UAE flights from £ 49 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.travelhouseuk.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Stunning and spacious with every modern amenity, guest rooms and suites will have a stylish modern design with an elegant palate of rich fabrics in hues of turquoise and purple.
  • Dubai — Luxist 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.luxist.com [Source type: News]

.Shuttle buses between the three run every 20-30 minutes.^ If you don't mind being limited to their sister resort (which is nice) and the shuttle that runs between them, then this place would be good for you.
  • Island Palm Resort Hotel Freeport (Bahamas) Bahamas. Best Hotel Deals & Reviews 3 February 2010 17:21 UTC www.hotelscombined.com [Source type: General]

^ The spread of the Canary Island Date Palm Tree is between 20 to 30 feet long.
  • Canary Island Date Palm Tree - Phoenix Canariensis 3 February 2010 17:21 UTC canaryislanddate.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.However shuttles to Terminal 2 are sporadic at best, meaning a 30 minute taxi ride may be your only option.^ However, if you have no one willing to take on your beloved dog(s) in your home country and decide to bring them with you, the following may be useful.
  • Bringing Animals to the UAE 22 January 2010 22:022 UTC dwc.hct.ac.ae [Source type: General]

^ Once the form has finished loading you may refine your search by choosing any number of options in any combination.
  • Find a Doctor, Search Doctor In Dubai, Medical and General Information Portal | Dubai, UAE. 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC doctor-dubai.com [Source type: Academic]

^ The law provides that an agent may be terminated only by mutual agreement of the foreign principal and the local agent, notwithstanding the expiration of the term of the agency agreement.
  • 1996 Country Commercial Guides 16 September 2009 13:21 UTC dosfan.lib.uic.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The airport is famous for its duty-free shopping [4].^ Duty free shops .
  • UAE Travel & Tourism: transport information - UAEinteract 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.uaeinteract.com [Source type: News]
  • UAE News and information - UAEinteract 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.uaeinteract.com [Source type: News]
  • UAE - The Official Web Site - News 3 February 2010 17:21 UTC www.uaeinteract.com [Source type: News]
  • UAE - The Official Web Site - News 3 February 2010 17:21 UTC www.uaeinteract.com [Source type: News]
  • UAE Government:President Sheikh Khalifa - UAEinteract 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.uaeinteract.com [Source type: News]

^ Water parks that thrill and amaze, golf courses in the desert, futuristic six-star Dubai Hotels , bountiful duty free shopping...
  • UAE Travel Guide - Dubai Hotels, UAE Hotels, UAE travel – Discount UAE hotels, Travel info with Wired Destinations 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC wired-destinations.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As part of its strategy to further expand its tourism industry, the UAE is building new hotels, restaurants and shopping centers, and expanding airports and duty-free zones.
  • Energy profile of United Arab Emirates - Encyclopedia of Earth 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.eoearth.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.However, prices in the airport's duty-free stores are equal or higher than what you can find in the many malls of the city.^ Duty free… factory prices….
  • Dubai – What the hell is going on over there ? - TutzTutz.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.tutztutz.com [Source type: General]

^ The quality is so much greater than any we could find in stores in our area (including Montgomery and Columbus, GA.), it stands head and shoulders above anything we saw.
  • Rattan Chairs Palm Island by Palecek Rattan Chairs 7754 3 February 2010 17:21 UTC wicker-rattanfurniture.com [Source type: General]

^ Airports Airport names, cities and codes DNATA Providing ground handling services to all airlines at Dubai International Airport Dubai Duty Free Shoppers Paradise, Finest Surprise, Millennium Millionaire....
  • The Country & People of UAE 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.hejleh.com [Source type: News]

Alcohol here is very cheap, though. .Alcohol is also available at an inbound duty free store situated in the baggage reclaim area.^ Initially, the JAFZ (to which access is restricted) was created as a Duty Free area for the re-export business.
  • Dubai@Everything2.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Dubai Duty Free has a sales outlet in the Arrivals Hall (but alcohol may only be purchased on departure).
  • Dubai Hotels, Dubai Accommodation, Abu Dhabi Hotels, United Arab Emirates Vacations 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC dubaihotels.ae [Source type: News]

^ Temporary Entry: Goods may be imported duty free and stored in any of several free zones in the UAE. Goods which enter the UAE from these free zones must pay the (minimal) duty noted previously.
  • 1996 Country Commercial Guides 16 September 2009 13:21 UTC dosfan.lib.uic.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The allowance is 4 bottles (or four 6 packs) per person.
Taxi: Most visitors will opt for public taxis from the airport, readily available just outside arrivals, which use the meter and start at Dhs 20.
.Public transport: Terminal 3 is served by the Dubai Metro, with another station coming soon in Terminal 1. There are also buses just steps from the baggage claim, the most useful for visitors being lines 401 and 402 (Dhs 3), which go to the Al Sabkha and Al Ghubaiba bus terminals respectively.^ I had come to Dubai for another purpose.
  • Human Trafficking & Modern-day Slavery - United Arab Emerites (UAE) 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.gvnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Labels: bur dubai , bus station , dubai .

^ A step by step guide on how to search for bus and metro routes in Dubai .
  • gulfnews 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC gulfnews.com [Source type: News]

Sharjah International Airport

.Sharjah International Airport (SHJ) [5]is located in the emirate of Sharjah.^ Location: United Arab Emirates Venturia is an international IT, Technology Solutions & Consulting firm delivering solutions to the fixed, mobile and the Quadruple play market sector.
  • Call Center United Arab Emirates , VOIP United Arab Emirates , Contact Centers ADG Infotek, Buzz Contact Centre Solutions, Cangulf International | Call Center Directory United Arab Emirates 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.callcenterdirectory.net [Source type: News]

^ Avis at Sharjah International Airport (06 5581075) .
  • UAE Travel & Tourism: transport information - UAEinteract 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.uaeinteract.com [Source type: News]

^ This city hotel is located in the heart of the busy commercial district of Deira, just 10 km drive away from Dubai International Airport and 45 km fro .
  • Dubai Hotels , Hotels in Dubai and Cheap Hotels in Dubai - Advice hotels 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.advicehotels.com [Source type: News]

.It is only half an hour by road from Dubai and is taking an increasing number of international flights as Dubai airport struggles to keep up with demand.^ Dubai people yarr keep it up ..
  • Dubai Projects - FunOnTheNet 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.funonthenet.in [Source type: General]

^ Palm Jumeirah and Burj Dubai areas see increase in sale priceA recent report in Business 24/7 shows that demand for Dubai real estate is still ...
  • Dubai property | Dubai apartments and villas for sale. Dubai real estate investments from Dubai Property Channel. 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC dubaipropertychannel.com [Source type: News]

^ Dubai also organizes a number of international events such as Dubai Shopping Festival , Dubai Tennis Championship, Dubai World Cup, to name a few.
  • Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates, Dubai Hotels Accommodation, Dubai Hotels Discount, Cheap Hotels in Dubai, Hotel in Dubai 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates, Dubai Hotels Accommodation, Dubai Hotels Discount, Cheap Hotels in Dubai, Hotel in Dubai 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The principal carrier here is Air Arabia [6], a low-cost carrier serving the Middle East and South Asia.^ It has conducted over 150 events worldwide with 15 subsidiaries across Europe, Asia, Africa, America and the Middle East.
  • Trade Shows in United Arab Emirates,Trade Fairs in United Arab Emirates,United Arab Emirates Trade Events & Exhibitions 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.biztradeshows.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Having "learned from Las Vegas," he understands that if Dubai wants to become the luxury-consumer paradise of the Middle East and South Asia (its officially defined "home market" of 1.6 billion), it must ceaselessly strive for excess.
  • Dubai 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.ssqq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In addition, since the mid-1980s, people from all across South Asia have settled in the UAE. The high living standards and economic opportunities in the UAE are better than almost anywhere else in the Middle East and South Asia.

.A taxi ride to Dubai will typically cost Dhs 50. The airport is fairly basic but is being expanded.^ Their rights disappear at the airport where recruitment agents confiscate their passports and visas to control them" In addition to being super-exploited, Dubai's helots are also expected to be generally invisible.
  • Dubai 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.ssqq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It is very close to Dubai Airport and City center so you can easily go for shopping any time by Taxi for 16 DH...
  • Hotel: Grand Hyatt Dubai (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) - Hotel Reviews - TripAdvisor 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.tripadvisor.com [Source type: General]

^ The airport is currently being expanded and will, in the not too distant future, become home for 51 Super Airbus A 380 aircraft.
  • Dubai - Dubai accommodation - Dubai information - Dubai things to do - Dubai places to see - Dubai tourist destinations in Dubai - Dubai Shopping - Dubai entertainment - Dubai medical 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.dubaihappenings.com [Source type: News]

By car

.Dubai's only international road border is with Oman at Al Wajajah.^ FLORA GRAND HOTEL **** Al Rigga Road, 101 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates The hotel creates a lasting impression from the moment you arrive.
  • United Arab Emirates | Kuoni-DMC.info | Kuoni Hotel Information | Global FIT 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.kuoni-dmc.info [Source type: Academic]

^ Renaissance Hotel Dubai Salah Al Din Road, Deira 1.0 mi The Renaissance Hotel Dubai is a luxury hotel located in the city center.
  • Dubai Hotels: Compare Cheap Dubai Accommodation Deals 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.hotelscombined.com [Source type: General]

^ Salah Al Din Road, Dubai  +971 (0) 42 289 393 .
  • Hotels Dubai, guest house, accommodation Dubai, United Arab Emirates 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.a1tourism.com [Source type: General]

.Expatriate residents of Oman will require an official permit to exit Oman by road.^ An AIDS test is mandatory for obtaining a residence permit which is a must for all expatriates and their dependents living in the U.A.E. The test has to be conducted in the U.A.E. by the Preventive Medicine Unit.
  • 1996 Country Commercial Guides 16 September 2009 13:21 UTC dosfan.lib.uic.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Visitors do not require the permit. .There is an OMR 3.000 charge per vehicle to exit Oman and, if returning, retain the charge receipt as it will be required to reenter.^ There is a charge of 200 Dirham s (about $60 US) per party just to enter the hotel, which can be used towards any expenses incurred while on-site.
  • Dubai@Everything2.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

.Ensure that insurance is valid for the UAE (preferably before commencing the journey).^ For patients without travel health insurance, hospitals will require a guarantee of payment before commencing treatment.
  • Travel Advice for United Arab Emirates - Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.smartraveller.gov.au [Source type: News]

^ You should seek medical advice before travelling to the UAE and ensure that all appropriate vaccinations are up-to-date.
  • United Arab Emirates travel advice 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.fco.gov.uk [Source type: News]

Temporary UAE insurance can be purchased at the border for a premium price.
.There are also road borders between the neighboring Emirate of Abu Dhabi and Oman at the Al Burami Oasis which divides the sister cites of Al Ain and Al Burami, Oman.^ Al-Ain is the main town in the Buraimi Oasis, which straddles the border between Abu Dhabi and Oman.
  • United Arab Emirates Dubai Informations. tours, holiday packages in Arab Emirates 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC dubai.travel-culture.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There is no hotel in abu dhabi...
  • Emirates Palace Hotel (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates) - Hotel Reviews - TripAdvisor 15 September 2009 6:22 UTC www.tripadvisor.com [Source type: General]

^ Nov 2009: Financial experts believe the carrier's future could be determined by sister emirate, Abu Dhabi Next 1 2 3 4 5 1-15 of 481 for United Arab Emirates .
  • United Arab Emirates | World news | guardian.co.uk 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

By bus

.The Government of Dubai operates a network of buses linking Dubai city with the capitals of the other six emirates of the UAE. The buses run under the name Emirates Express and operate from various bus terminals in Dubai.^ UAE federal government and other powers reserved to member emirates .
  • Middle East Internet Directory - Country Statistics - United Arab Emirates 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.middleeastdirectory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ UAE is great, but we mostly know about Dubai, and not the other emirates.
  • Dubai "Palm Island" - Video 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.metacafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Intercity buses only operate within Dubai emirate.
  • UAE Travel & Tourism: transport information - UAEinteract 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.uaeinteract.com [Source type: News]

.
  • To/From Abu Dhabi: Buses operate every 40 minutes from 6.20am from both Dubai's Al Ghubaibah bus station and Abu Dhabi's main bus station.^ Buses travel from Al Ain to Abu Dhabi approximately once every hour from the bus station behind Al Ain souq.
    • UAE Travel & Tourism: transport information - UAEinteract 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.uaeinteract.com [Source type: News]

    ^ The main bus station is on East Rd.
    • UAE Travel & Tourism: transport information - UAEinteract 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.uaeinteract.com [Source type: News]

    ^ The taxi station in Al Ain is next to the bus station – prices are similar to Abu Dhabi.
    • UAE Travel & Tourism: transport information - UAEinteract 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.uaeinteract.com [Source type: News]

    .The two-hour journey cost Dh20.
  • To/from Sharjah: Frequent buses run between Dubai and Sharjah.^ Passengers booking Emirates Airline flights can now save time at the airport by checking in online between two to 24 hours before departure.
    • Emirates Airlines, Emirates Flights, Emirates Tickets & Airfare on CheapOair 15 September 2009 6:22 UTC www.cheapoair.com [Source type: General]

    ^ And as I look at the current economic crisis situation in both Dubai and Las Vegas I see many, many parallels between the two.

    ^ Income is among the highest in the world, but there are large differences between the emirates, with Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah producing the most oil.
    • Culture of United Arab Emirates - History and ethnic relations, Urbanism, architecture, and the use of space 15 September 2009 6:22 UTC www.everyculture.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .There are several different routes and buses depart from various bus stations in Dubai including Al Karama, Gold Souq, Baniyas Square, Jebel Ali and Al Ittihad Square.^ Labels: bur dubai , bus station , dubai .

    ^ Bur Dubai Bus Station - #359 .

    ^ There is no need to pay these customs duties on food products entering Jebel Ali free zone and Al Awir terminal.
    • Country profiles,All Countries Economic Information 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC country.alibaba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Fares are about Dh5.
For timetables see here.

By boat

.Dubai is a trading hub for dhows from around the Indian Ocean.^ January 4, it was proclaimed to be a crowning achievement of the emirate of Dubai, with its bold plans to establish itself as a regional trade and services hub.
  • United Arab Emirates News - Topix 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: News]
  • United Arab Emirates News - Topix 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: News]

^ His grandfather sailed the Indian Ocean in a wooden dhow, trading pearls plucked from Gulf oysters.
  • As Dubai Millionaires Multiply, Money Masks Missing Liberties - Bloomberg.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.bloomberg.com [Source type: News]

^ Dubai for decades has been the trading hub of the middle east, and almost everything coming into the Middle East passes thro Dubai.
  • Dubai – What the hell is going on over there ? - TutzTutz.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.tutztutz.com [Source type: General]

.Travellers wanting to arrive in the city this way will probably need to make their own arrangements with the captain of the vessel.^ Dubai Travel Tips and City Guide - To help you plan a trip to Dubai, Dubai Hotel Discounts and City Guide provides a summary of the important information you need.
  • Dubai Palm Island - Dubai Travel Tips Guide, Travel Information, Attraction Information 3 February 2010 17:21 UTC www.abu-dhabihotels.com [Source type: News]

^ If we are talking about making Dubai the finest city in the world, it needs to be more transparent,'' says Maitri Somaia, 20, an Indian media and communications student.
  • As Dubai Millionaires Multiply, Money Masks Missing Liberties - Bloomberg.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.bloomberg.com [Source type: News]

^ To make an international call to Uruguay, you may also need a city or area code.
  • Uruguay Country Code 598 Country Code UY 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC countrycode.org [Source type: Reference]

.A boat service by Valfajr Shipping Company [7] leaves Bandar Lengeh (and also Bandar Abbas) supposedly every second day and docks in Port Rashid in Dubai, returning the following day.^ In this case, Dubai Ports World would handle shipping arrivals, departures, unloading at the docks and many security-related functions.
  • UNITED ARAB EMIRATES NEWS UAE NEWS UAE CAPITAL ABU DHABI | HavenWorks.com/world/united-arab-emirates capital: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, UAE, Al Imarat al Arabiyah al Muttahidah, formerly: Trucial Oman, Trucial States 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ The two teams play the second match of the series in Dubai on Tuesday, with the last game scheduled the following day.
  • UAE cricket at Cricinfo's Beyond the Test World blog 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC blogs.cricinfo.com [Source type: News]

^ David Lesar , chief executive officer of U.S. oil services company Halliburton Co., relocated last year to Dubai from Houston.
  • As Dubai Millionaires Multiply, Money Masks Missing Liberties - Bloomberg.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.bloomberg.com [Source type: News]

.Crossing the Gulf takes roughly 6 hours, and a two way ticket costs as of February 2008 US$88 (IR 950,000).^ Dugaulica February 22nd, 2008 at 3:37 am Ipressive and in a way beatiful.
  • Dubai – What the hell is going on over there ? - TutzTutz.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.tutztutz.com [Source type: General]

^ Ticketed passengers find their seats taken two hours before flight .
  • gulfnews : UAE 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC gulfnews.com [Source type: News]
  • gulfnews 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC gulfnews.com [Source type: News]

^ February 20th, 2008 at 1:05 pm and you can’t even take drugs there … sorry state of affairs :( .
  • Dubai – What the hell is going on over there ? - TutzTutz.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.tutztutz.com [Source type: General]

The ticket includes lunch (Iranian style).
Dubai Metro, as of September 10, 2009
Dubai Metro, as of September 10, 2009
Dubai Metro - Above the Ground
Dubai Metro - Above the Ground
.Especially after the launch of the metro, Dubai's public transport system is probably the best in the Middle East, but it's still a very car-oriented city and most visitors end up taking taxis quite often.^ Dubai is a very clean city.
  • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Really Dubai is a very sinful city.
  • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

^ One of the booming markets in the Middle East, doing business here in Dubai is very attractive as the tax free options and the legal formalities are not embroiled in extensive red tapism found in other countries.
  • Dubai Labor / Dubai Labour - Dubai Work and Living Information Source 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.dubailabor.com [Source type: News]

The Wojhati [8] journey planner can suggest the best way to travel.
.A day pass valid for unlimited rides on the metro and buses costs Dh14, while the Nol stored-value card costs Dh20 (including Dh14 worth of balance) and gives a 10% discount on fares.^ Smart Cards costing Dh20 cover Dh22 worth of transport and monthly passes (taufee) are available at a cost of Dh75 for journeys on one side of the creek, or Dh120 for unlimited travel within the whole city.
  • UAE Travel & Tourism: transport information - UAEinteract 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.uaeinteract.com [Source type: News]

^ Buses begin at the station and pass across the Mazaya Center, Al Wasl and Al Uruba Road, before heading back to the Metro.
  • Dubai Real Estate News - UAE Property Market Trends and Agent Reviews 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC estatesdubai.com [Source type: News]

^ Instant Discount: This $10 off sale applies to our Transaction service fees only, All Fares displayed above are after the 10 USD Instant discount applied.
  • Emirates Airlines, Emirates Tickets & Deals, Emirates Airlines Flight - OneTravel 15 September 2009 6:22 UTC www.onetravel.com [Source type: General]

.Both are available at metro stations and major bus stations.^ Passes, timetables and bus maps are available from the main bus stations at Bur Dubai on Al Ghubaiba Rd and in Deira near the Gold Souq.
  • UAE Travel & Tourism: transport information - UAEinteract 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.uaeinteract.com [Source type: News]

By metro

.An ambitious metro system is under construction, with the Red Line opened in September 2009 — although only 10 stations opened initially, with the rest coming in phases by February 2010 and the Green Line following by June 2010. However, the metro does serve Airport Terminal 3, the city center and the Mall of the Emirates.^ A $3.89 billion Dubai Metro project is under construction for the emirate.
  • Dubai - Dubai accommodation - Dubai information - Dubai things to do - Dubai places to see - Dubai tourist destinations in Dubai - Dubai Shopping - Dubai entertainment - Dubai medical 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.dubaihappenings.com [Source type: News]

^ The first line (Red Line) is expected to be completed by September 2009.

^ The metro will comprise two lines: the Green Line from Al Rashidiya to the main city center and the Red Line from the airport to Jebel Ali.
  • Dubai - Dubai accommodation - Dubai information - Dubai things to do - Dubai places to see - Dubai tourist destinations in Dubai - Dubai Shopping - Dubai entertainment - Dubai medical 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.dubaihappenings.com [Source type: News]

.Single tickets range from Dh2-8.50, or double that for use of the "Gold" first class carriage.^ Dubai metro has built man-made islands which are now home to first class hotels, buildings of commerce and top of the range real estate.

^ Usages: ways in which stamps are used; such as first class, air mail, insured, etc.
  • AskPhil -- Stamp Collecting starts here. 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.askphil.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Train run every 10 minutes from 6 AM to 11 PM every day except Friday, when services are limited to 2 PM-midnight.^ Tel: 2956000 creekfnb@Dubaigolf.com From 11.30 am - 3.30 pm on friday Dhs 75 per adult and Dhs 35 for children under 12.
  • Dubai restaurants - Dining Dubai - Dubai Cuisine - Dubai places to eat 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.dubaihappenings.com [Source type: General]

^ Feb 1, 10 at 11:37 PM Tagged: Dominican Republic View next 25 » Back to the top   Fodors.com .
  • Palm Island - Food? | Caribbean Islands Forum | Fodor's Travel Talk Forums 3 February 2010 17:21 UTC www.fodors.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ September 23rd, 2008 at 10:13 pm Chuck September 12th, 2008 at 10:22 am I can’t see Dubai making it over the long run as oil runs out.
  • Dubai – What the hell is going on over there ? - TutzTutz.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.tutztutz.com [Source type: General]

.All stations are air-conditioned and there's a large network of feeder buses.^ The mostly elevated line here is driverless and automated, with air-conditioned cars and stations (the better to ward off summer heat that rises to 120 degrees).

^ It is so hot there is no point building pavements; people gather in these cathedrals of consumerism to bask in the air conditioning.
  • The dark side of Dubai - Johann Hari, Commentators - The Independent 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Minibuses (located beside the main bus station) with a seating capacity of 14 also travel to the same places as the large buses.
  • UAE Travel & Tourism: transport information - UAEinteract 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.uaeinteract.com [Source type: News]

.In addition, a 5 km monorail system already shuttles passengers across the Palm Jumeirah to the Atlantis hotel.^ Foundations for the Atlantis Hotel on the ring of Palm Jumeirah .
  • The Palm Jumeirah, Jebel Ali and Deira Photo Gallery by Brian McMorrow at pbase.com 3 February 2010 17:21 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: General]

^ Atlantis Hotel, Palm Jumeirah, Mar 07 .
  • The Palm Jumeirah, Jebel Ali and Deira Photo Gallery by Brian McMorrow at pbase.com 3 February 2010 17:21 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: General]

^ Hotel site, Palm Jumeirah trunk .
  • The Palm Jumeirah, Jebel Ali and Deira Photo Gallery by Brian McMorrow at pbase.com 3 February 2010 17:21 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: General]

By bus

.Dubai Public transport [9] is a cheaper means of traveling within the several districts in Dubai.^ After checking out the Dubai public library I made a brief stop at a local travel agent to see if I could get some tickets to Muscat.
  • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: United Arab Emirates Archives 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

^ Interemirate travel is run by Dubai Transport minibuses, however you can only pick these up in Dubai.
  • UAE Travel & Tourism: transport information - UAEinteract 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.uaeinteract.com [Source type: News]

^ We know for certain that the transportation in Dubai from Moldova a number of girls - prostitutes by means of working contracts with some companies in Dubai, including through CrateandBarrel today is planned.
  • Dubai Customs Regulations and Laws 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.dubai-online.com [Source type: Original source]

.A map of the bus system can be found online[10], as well as detailed route maps and timetables [11].^ Passes, timetables and bus maps are available from the main bus stations at Bur Dubai on Al Ghubaiba Rd and in Deira near the Gold Souq.
  • UAE Travel & Tourism: transport information - UAEinteract 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.uaeinteract.com [Source type: News]

^ Dubai has a large bus system that services 69 routes and transported over about 90 million people in 2006.
  • Dubai - Dubai accommodation - Dubai information - Dubai things to do - Dubai places to see - Dubai tourist destinations in Dubai - Dubai Shopping - Dubai entertainment - Dubai medical 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.dubaihappenings.com [Source type: News]

^ Dubai Metro: Feeder bus route maps .
  • Gulfnews: The Nation 16 September 2009 13:21 UTC www.gulfnews.com [Source type: News]

Public buses are clean and cheap, but unfortunately not very comprehensive and (on some routes) quite infrequent. .The bus system is most useful for getting between different areas of central Dubai, or between the various suburbs, rather than general transport.^ It will consist of 10 key areas including Madinat Al Arab, which is expected to become the new downtown and central business district of Dubai.
  • Dubai - Dubai accommodation - Dubai information - Dubai things to do - Dubai places to see - Dubai tourist destinations in Dubai - Dubai Shopping - Dubai entertainment - Dubai medical 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.dubaihappenings.com [Source type: News]

^ "High" is the most serious of four terrorism risk levels which the Foreign Office uses in its warnings, the others being "general", "underlying" and "low".
  • United Arab Emirates 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC spiderednews.com [Source type: News]

^ Users also have access to Dubai area guides across the popular locations for Dubai property well as the Dubai Property Channel price index to help decide which areas would be the most suitable.
  • Dubai property | Dubai apartments and villas for sale. Dubai real estate investments from Dubai Property Channel. 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC dubaipropertychannel.com [Source type: News]

.Taxis or a fair amount of walking will also be required if you wish to visit Dubai without a car of your own.^ You service your car - you service your "monster".
  • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Receive expert help & advice choosing your holiday to Dubai Let us find the perfect Dubai holiday for you!

^ Our experts can assist you in choosing the best Dubai property tailored to your requirements and budget.
  • Dubai Properties | Dubai Real Estate | Dubai Freehold Properties | Clifton Real Estate Consultants 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.clifton-dubai.com [Source type: News]

.You will require a e-bus, swipe card for fare payment on most routes.^ After we received your payment and visa requirements, our visa department will get in touch with you by email.
  • Dubai Visa / UAE Visa - Dubai Tourist Visa and Dubai Transit Visa Application and Processing 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC southtravels.com [Source type: General]
  • Dubai Visa / UAE Visa - Dubai Tourist Visa and Dubai Transit Visa Application and Processing 16 September 2009 13:21 UTC www.southtravels.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The card costs AED 18, and is good for ten journeys. Cards could be purchased from most bus depots, and from the bus driver.
.The main bus stations are Gold Souq Market (in Deira) and Al Ghubaiba bus station (in Bur Dubai).^ Labels: bur dubai , bus station , dubai .

^ Mid afternoon scene in Bur Dubai bus station.

^ Deira Bus + Taxi station.
  • Dubai hotels and apartments - 210 hotels in Dubai 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.alpharooms.com [Source type: General]

The flat fare is 2 AED, but might be higher for hour-long rides to distant suburbs. .Clear route maps and time-tables are placed inside a few bus stands.^ Dubai Metro: Feeder bus route maps .
  • Gulfnews: The Nation 16 September 2009 13:21 UTC www.gulfnews.com [Source type: News]

Ramadan timings differ. The front seats are reserved for women.
.Probably the single most useful service for the casual tourist is Line 8, which starts at the Gold Souq, takes the tunnel under the Creek to Heritage Village, and then sets off down Jumeirah Rd (just behind the beach) and all its hotels and malls, up to Burj al-Arab and Wild Wadi.^ Palm Jumeirah and the Burj al Arab, Dubai .
  • The Palm Jumeirah, Jebel Ali and Deira Photo Gallery by Brian McMorrow at pbase.com 3 February 2010 17:21 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: General]

^ It is just 8 km from Al Mamzar Beach and Dubai Creek Park is 3 km from .
  • Dubai Hotels , Hotels in Dubai and Cheap Hotels in Dubai - Advice hotels 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.advicehotels.com [Source type: News]

^ The Burj al-Arab hotel in Dubai.
  • Dubai – What the hell is going on over there ? - TutzTutz.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.tutztutz.com [Source type: General]

.Line 8 terminates near the Internet City, while its 8A variant goes down a little further and also serves the Mall of the Emirates.^ The hotel is strategically located in the Al Barsha area, less than 2 minutes away from the Mall of The Emirates and near to Dubai's top attractions, .
  • Dubai Hotels , Hotels in Dubai and Cheap Hotels in Dubai - Advice hotels 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.advicehotels.com [Source type: News]

^ The hotel is located in the city centre of Dubai, close to the City Centre Mall and near the famous Clock Tower.
  • Dubai Hotels , Hotels in Dubai and Cheap Hotels in Dubai - Advice hotels 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.advicehotels.com [Source type: News]

^ CITY SEASONS SUITES NEAR DEIRA CITY CENTRE, 101 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates This hotel offers a blend of comfort and luxury.
  • United Arab Emirates | Kuoni-DMC.info | Kuoni Hotel Information | Global FIT 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.kuoni-dmc.info [Source type: Academic]

.For a good, hop on - hop off, type tour try the Big Bus Company [12].^ Customer Review / Dubai Dubai Big Bus Hop-on/Hop-off Tour with FREE Dhow Creek Cruise Adult: £32.00 / Child: £16.00 / Family (2 adults + 2 children): £81.00 Discover Dubai on this fun and leisurely hop-on, hop-off tour.

^ We arrange almost all type of tours available in the UAE including the most popular: Desert Safari, Dhow Cruise, Helicopter Tour, Big Bus City Tour, Sea Plane Tour, Hot Air Balloon & many more!
  • Dubai Visa / UAE Visa - Dubai Tourist Visa and Dubai Transit Visa Application and Processing 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC southtravels.com [Source type: General]
  • Dubai Visa / UAE Visa - Dubai Tourist Visa and Dubai Transit Visa Application and Processing 16 September 2009 13:21 UTC www.southtravels.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Most of the local tour companies organize off-road trips – probably the best way to explore if you are not familiar with off-road driving in desert conditions.
  • UAE Travel & Tourism: transport information - UAEinteract 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.uaeinteract.com [Source type: News]

.It runs two routes; the blue route through Jumeirah and the recently constructed areas, and the red route centering on the older parts of Dubai.^ Dubai: Encyclopedia II - Dubai - Construction Since 2000, Dubai's municipality has initiated a plethora of construction phases and plans across the entire city of Dubai, predominantly in the Mina Seyahi area, located further from Jumeirah, towards Jebel Ali.

^ Palm Jumeirah and Burj Dubai areas see increase in sale priceA recent report in Business 24/7 shows that demand for Dubai real estate is still ...
  • Dubai property | Dubai apartments and villas for sale. Dubai real estate investments from Dubai Property Channel. 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC dubaipropertychannel.com [Source type: News]

^ Geographically, Dubai is divided into two parts - Deira to the north & Bur Dubai to the south - connected by a tunnel and two bridges.
  • Dubai Hotels,Hotels in Dubai - Destination Dubai,United Arab Emirates - The Definitive Traveller and Tourist Guide to Dubai by SPG 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC dubai.destinations.starwoodhotels.com [Source type: News]

.The hub for both routes is Wafi City mall, and an 175 AED ticket covers 24 hours of riding.^ Your double-decker ticket is valid for 24 hours enabling you to discover this amazing city of contrasts at your own pace.

^ Wafi City Mall Address: Sheikh Rashid Rd., Umm Hurair, Dubai Phone: 4/324-4426 .
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hotels and Dubai, United Arab Emirates City Guide - Hotel Reservations, Restaurants, Maps, Weather and Transport Information 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.worldexecutive.com [Source type: Academic]

By taxi

Taxis ply the streets of Dubai and are relatively easy to spot. .The easiest place to find them is at the taxi queue at one of the malls or outside a hotel.^ I find her in the car park of one of Dubai's finest international hotels, where she is living, in her Range Rover.
  • The dark side of Dubai - Johann Hari, Commentators - The Independent 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ I exchanged some money to pay the hotel and to buy our needs The only restaurant we could find was an Iraqi one with really freaky guys staring from inside the place.

^ Large crowds of Indian men were coming and going from the water taxis; we joined the crowd and made our way onto a boat, struggling to find a place to sit.
  • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: United Arab Emirates Archives 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

.Waving down a taxi on the road is possible, but can be difficult during rush hours.^ The ride back to the hotel was a fraction of the time it took to get there during rush hour, which was a major relief.
  • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: United Arab Emirates Archives 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

.At peak times (7-9AM & 4-7PM workdays, and Friday evenings) demand far exceeds supply, and not only are taxis hard to find, but those who deign to pick you up may refuse short rides in congested areas.^ Who do you find on channel #Dubai.
  • #Dubai, The Internet and Chat scene, lively, incisive, current and funny - Dubai,U.A.E. 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.much.net [Source type: General]

^ Ms Clements noted that Hurley had picked the investigating officers up from the Islands airport, shown them around the crime scene & had had dinner at with Hurley that evening at his home.

^ As an inside tip for those of you who take the time to read down to this fine print, other UAE proxies working today, all on port 8080, are here.
  • #Dubai, The Internet and Chat scene, lively, incisive, current and funny - Dubai,U.A.E. 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.much.net [Source type: General]

.The standard of driving in Dubai ranges from poor to wild - taxis are some of the worst on the roads.^ Road travel can be dangerous due to unsafe driving practices (particularly speeding, poor lane discipline and reckless overtaking).
  • Travel Advice for United Arab Emirates - Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.smartraveller.gov.au [Source type: News]

^ JessH, 1 more photos It's easy to have some wild nights & crazy parties in Dubai (I have pictures to prove it...
  • Dubai Nightlife - Travel Reviews - VirtualTourist.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.virtualtourist.com [Source type: General]

^ There some countries that have everything and are still POOR. Enjoy Dubai if you can afford it.
  • Dubai – What the hell is going on over there ? - TutzTutz.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.tutztutz.com [Source type: General]

.Taxi drivers are pretty good at knowing where the main shopping malls and hotels are, however less well known places will mean the driver calling his brother-in-law to get directions, whilst he drives around in circles on your time - hence it is a good idea to have a rough idea of where you are heading / what a nearby landmark is.^ Site Contents: Do you think we know what's on your c: and d: drives?
  • #Dubai, The Internet and Chat scene, lively, incisive, current and funny - Dubai,U.A.E. 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.much.net [Source type: General]

^ Even more direct and unsettling is being presented with a release form, as you are at the Kempinski Hotel Mall.
  • United Arab Emirates Travel Guides || Jaunted 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.jaunted.com [Source type: General]

^ You had to have been there--at the rear of Dubai mall, with the cascading fountain blowing cool mist over you, the light and fireworks spectacle all around the tower and then the explosion of the tower itself several times over.

.Taxis are metered at 1.60 dhs/km, so no haggling is necessary.^ In Dubai, taxis are not metered but fares should not exceed 10-20 Dirhams (USD 2.80-5.60) unless you are traveling to the outer suburbs.
  • 1996 Country Commercial Guides 16 September 2009 13:21 UTC dosfan.lib.uic.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The rates of all taxi companies — Dubai Transport, National, Cars, Metro, and Arabian — are identical, so just take the first one that comes along.^ At least one major product was finished this month however, as the Arabian Gulf's first metro system opened on 09/09/09, transporting more than 366,968 in its first week and some 60,000 people this last Friday alone.
  • United Arab Emirates Travel Guides || Jaunted 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.jaunted.com [Source type: General]

^ It's being put together by printer company Oki Printing Solutions (Oki is a client, just so's we're all clear) and is open to the public from 6pm-8pm.

^ Take the palm-shaped, artificial island that adds to Dubai's short supply of lucrative coastal real estate and forms one of the emirate's iconic images.

.From the airport, there is a standing charge of 20 dhs; all other street pickups attract a standing charge of 3.00 dhs during the day, 3.50 at night (10 PM-6AM), but a minimum fare of 10 dhs applies, and there is a surcharge of 20 dhs for going to Sharjah.^ October 2007, 10:00 PM .
  • Palm Transplanting| Phoenix canariensis| Canary Island Date Palm in Brisbane dead? - Tree World 3 February 2010 17:21 UTC www.treeworld.info [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There are two taxi stands in Sharjah .
  • UAE Travel & Tourism: transport information - UAEinteract 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.uaeinteract.com [Source type: News]

^ Shopping hours vary but are generally from around 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Most shops close for a few hours in the afternoon and reopen in the early evening.
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE) Country Information 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.amideast.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Taxis are exempt from the Salik road toll charges. .Beware of unmarked hotel taxis and limousines though: while some of these are metered, they are not tied to the official rates, and can be much more expensive.^ I have befriended some after they got out of the "business" and into more conventional work.
  • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

^ These developments appear to have led Jordanian officials to believe that they can develop their nuclear program without any large-scale support or assistance from the United States.
  • Issue Brief: U.S. - UAE Nuclear Cooperation 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.nti.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If they had affection and honesty in their lives -- and someone who loved them more -- well, maybe some people are just born more promiscuous.
  • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

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.If you can't find one otherwise, you can attempt to call a taxi at 04-2080808, there's a surcharge of 3 dhs to book.^ You'll find the taxi rank outside Flight Arrivals after your Dubai flight.

^ If you want otherwise, there are loads of places to go for that.
  • Dubai Customs Regulations and Laws 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.dubai-online.com [Source type: Original source]

^ For one thing, it seemed hotter here - there was less shade than you could find in Dubai.
  • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: United Arab Emirates Archives 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

The booking system was notorious for its unreliability but with a significantly increased taxi fleet, many taxis now deliberately wait in unofficial holding areas waiting for bookings. .As a result, on a good day it can be possible to book a taxi and have it arrive within less than five minutes.^ He was told brusquely that from now on he would be working 14-hour days in the desert heat – where western tourists are advised not to stay outside for even five minutes in summer, when it hits 55 degrees – for 500 dirhams a month (£90), less than a quarter of the wage he was promised.
  • The dark side of Dubai - Johann Hari, Commentators - The Independent 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Advertise Your Business Here for less than $0.70 (USD) a Day!
  • Uae Crawler - The Uae Search Engine and Business Directory 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC uaecrawler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ N/A Grandeur Hotel Located in Al Barsha area, less than five minutes away from Mall of The Emirates.
  • Dubai Hotels, Find Discount Hotel In Dubai, United Arab Emirates 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.bookingadvisor.com [Source type: News]

.If you absolutely have to get somewhere at a certain time (say, the airport or a meeting), it's best to book a hotel taxi in advance, and get their estimate of how bad the traffic will be.^ I wish you the best of luck with the meeting ...

^ Dubai Furnished Rental provides the vacation and business travelers going to Dubai, access to the best rates and availability for Dubai hotels, car rental, and other travel-related services directly through real-time booking.
  • furnished apartments dubai | apartment rental dubai | rent short term | short stay accommodation | luxury hotel apartment rentals | dubai hotel apartment | hotel apartment in dubai 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.dubaifurnishedrentals.com [Source type: Academic]

^ However, you can purchase liquor duty-free at the airport to bring into the UAE. The roads and other public facilities are modern if, at times, extremely crowded.
  • Cheap Flights to UAE, Asia : UAE flights from £ 49 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.travelhouseuk.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Women should travel in the back of the taxi as some drivers see it as an invitation if you get in the front.^ The independently run taxis are the most inexpensive, and although most drivers understand basic English, it is advisable that you know the name of your destination in Arabic.
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE) Country Information 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.amideast.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Instead, you indulge in some expensive Thai fusion cuisine at a restaurant near Elite Towers that was recommended by your hotel driver.
  • Dubai 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.ssqq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ After checking out the Dubai public library I made a brief stop at a local travel agent to see if I could get some tickets to Muscat.
  • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: United Arab Emirates Archives 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

By car

.There are a countless number of Rent-A-Cars that will provide a mode of transportation for very cheap rates and very little paperwork.^ Compare car rental rates of the most important car hire providers in Dubai and save on your car rental.
  • Dubai car hire, Dubai car rental from 74 AED Per day all inclusive 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC dubai-carrental.com [Source type: News]

^ Security There's a very low crime rate in the UAE, and most visits to Dubai are without incident.
  • Dubai Travel Advice and Tips - Dubai, United Arab Emirates hotel reservations and Dubai guide - Dubai maps, weather, currency exchange, car rental, transport information and more 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.worldexecutive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Dubai Car Rental Guide instantly displays rates from several leading Dubai car rental providers.
  • Dubai car hire, Dubai car rental from 74 AED Per day all inclusive 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC dubai-carrental.com [Source type: News]

.An International Driving Permit is not necessarily required, but hire companies may not rent a car without one.^ One cannot talk about Dubai without mentioning a few of the buildings that have made international headlines notably the 'Atlantis Hotel'.

^ If you wish to hire a car in the UAE you will be issued with a UAE temporary driving permit by car hire companies on presentation of valid national or international driving licences (the latter is required in Abu Dhabi), two photographs and a passport.
  • UAE Travel & Tourism: transport information - UAEinteract 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.uaeinteract.com [Source type: News]

^ I find her in the car park of one of Dubai's finest international hotels, where she is living, in her Range Rover.
  • The dark side of Dubai - Johann Hari, Commentators - The Independent 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

.Depending on which country you are from (UK, USA & Australian licenses are acceptable), your driving license could be used to obtain a temporary driving permit at the licensing office in the 'City Centre' shopping mall.^ In addition to modern shopping facilities, traditional souks selling everything from traditional wares to modern electronics are still found in every city in the country.
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE) Country Information 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.amideast.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Dubai and Abu Dhabi are also the best known and most modern from souks to shopping malls, Dubai has always been a trading centre, while the federation's capital Abu Dhabi is all about oil.
  • United Arab Emirates Travel - Experience United Arab Emirates Adventure Tours from Gap Adventures 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.gapadventures.com [Source type: General]

^ My guess is, you are in Panama (it's just a guess, could be somewhere else) Show rates in your local currency: -- Select your country-- .
  • Palm Island Hotel, Koh Samui hotels Thailand on thailine.biz 3 February 2010 17:21 UTC www.r24.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Some agencies will hire out cars complete with drivers.^ Some local firms also operate car hire services.
  • UAE Travel & Tourism: transport information - UAEinteract 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.uaeinteract.com [Source type: News]

.Visitors taking advantage of this option will need to make certain that their driver knows his way around as many do not.^ (Just so you know, it'll take a few minutes to make those updates.
  • Dubai on Flickr - Photo Sharing! 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.flickr.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.When driving on the main roads, such as Sheikh Zayed road, the junction numbers are not in logical order.^ Johnny Rockets 2nd Floor, Mall of the Emirates, Sheikh Zayed Road, 4th Interchange, Al Barsha 1, Al Barsha +971 4 3412380 .

^ Mandara Spa 3rd Floor, The Monarch Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Trade Centre 1 +971 4 5018270 .

^ Beauty Connection Spa Mezzanine Floor, Oasis Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road +971 4 3488531 .

Junction 13 is just after Junction 18 and are rarely as shown on the maps. Road names can also be very confusing with slight differences in spelling (due to different transliterations from Arabic) being very important. .The construction work that is taking place throughout and around Dubai can make finding your destination a challenge.^ I was amazed by the construction taking place there.

^ Dubai is also the location of the Jebel Ali Free Trade Zone, which makes the city a very popular shopping destination for tourists.

^ North along the coast, Dubai's tax-free shopping and terrific nightlife make the city your destination for cosmopolitan highlife in the UAE. You'll find the traditional city of Sharjah nearby is a treasure trove of souks, heritage museums and the brilliantly restored Al Hisn Fort .

Temporary road layouts change with alarming regularity and temporary signs can be misleading or non existent. .As GPS maps are not up to date (and usually not anyway available to rent with hire cars), you will be very well off with a printed map (you can get an excellent one in Virgin stores, for example.^ Very useful indeed, as it's up to date!
  • Calculator for United Arab Emirates Dirham (AED) Currency Exchange Rate Conversion 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC coinmill.com [Source type: General]

^ For those who want to rent or lease an apartment in Dubai, it is not a very difficult task as there are many apartments which are up for rent and even sale if you are thinking of buying one for yourself rather than renting.
  • Apartments in Dubai | Clifton Real Estate Consultants 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.clifton-dubai.com [Source type: News]

^ With your adrenaline pumped-up by this close call, you polish off the afternoon with some thrilling snowboarding on the local black diamond run.
  • Dubai 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.ssqq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.There is a Virgin Megastore on the top floor of City Center).^ World Care Wellness Center 5001, 5th Floor, Al Razi Building, Oud Metha Road Healthcare City +971 4 3752323 .

^ Awesome building!I wonder if it is possible to see Israel from the top floor?To all those complaining about "the workers"; nobody forced them to work there.
  • The Burj Khalifa : No. 1, Burj Dubai Boulevard, Dubai :: Glass Steel and Stone 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.glasssteelandstone.com [Source type: General]

.Driving during morning and afternoon peak hours is not recommended, as traffic slows to a standstill and even a simple trip across a bridge can take up to 45 minutes.^ Even the traditional souks that attract thousands of visitors each year are packed with up-to-the-minute gadgets and the latest designer wear.
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hotels and Dubai, United Arab Emirates City Guide - Hotel Reservations, Restaurants, Maps, Weather and Transport Information 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.worldexecutive.com [Source type: Academic]
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hotels and Dubai, United Arab Emirates City Guide - Hotel Reservations, Restaurants, Maps, Weather and Transport Information 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.worldexecutive.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Your trip will take you from the creek mouth and along the creek up to the floodlit Dubai Creek Golf Club.
  • Dubai sightseeing tours - Dubai tours and things to do in Dubai 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.city-discovery.com [Source type: General]

^ My flight arrived just after sunrise this morning, wrapping up around 16 hours of flight time from DC to London to Dubai.
  • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: United Arab Emirates Archives 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

.There is also a scarcity of parking spaces in many parts of the city.^ But for the most part, there will be losers, many losers.
  • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The old part of the city is definitely worth a visit with its many markets and pieces of real Arabic culture.

With such a mixture of nationalities residing in the city, driving styles are mixed to say the least. .Both angerous and experienced driving will be witnessed or experienced frequently, and bear in mind that Dubai has one of the highest per capita road death rates in the world.^ Oil has given the citizens of the UAE one of the highest per capita incomes of the world.
  • Abu Musa: Island Dispute Between Iran and the UAE 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www1.american.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Oil, first exploited in the 1960s, is critical to the economy; oil exports rank among the world's largest, and oil revenues have made the per capita income one of the world's highest.
  • The Country & People of UAE 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.hejleh.com [Source type: News]

^ Dubai is increasingly becoming one of the most sought after tourist destinations of the world.
  • Dubai Apartments, Dubai Marina Apartments, Studio Apartments in Dubai at Better Homes LLC 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.bhomes.com [Source type: General]

.There is zero tolerance for alcohol and driving with stiff penalties meted out including jail and deportation.^ In the UAE, there is zero tolerance for driving after consumption of alcohol.
  • United Arab Emirates 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.travel.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ Country-wide traffic laws impose stringent penalties for certain violations, particularly driving under the influence of alcohol.
  • United Arab Emirates 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.travel.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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.See Salik.ae [14] for information about toll to pay on certain routes in Dubai.^ If you require more information about Dubai, you may be able to obtain it from the Dubai Tourist Board.
  • Hotels Dubai, guest house, accommodation Dubai, United Arab Emirates 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.a1tourism.com [Source type: General]

^ For general information about appropriate measures travelers can take to protect themselves in an overseas environment, see the Department of State’s information on A Safe Trip Abroad .
  • United Arab Emirates 25 September 2009 10:23 UTC travel.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Please see the sources page for information about how many significant figures each factor actually has .
  • Calculator for United Arab Emirates Dirham (AED) Currency Exchange Rate Conversion 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC coinmill.com [Source type: General]

.If you rent a car, usually a Salik tag will be provided by the car hire company and you will be charged separately when returning the car.^ If you wish to hire a car in the UAE you will be issued with a UAE temporary driving permit by car hire companies on presentation of valid national or international driving licences (the latter is required in Abu Dhabi), two photographs and a passport.
  • UAE Travel & Tourism: transport information - UAEinteract 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.uaeinteract.com [Source type: News]

^ These companies in Dubai have professionals who would be willing to help you in all respects if you want to buy, sell or even rent an apartment in Dubai.
  • Apartments in Dubai | Clifton Real Estate Consultants 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.clifton-dubai.com [Source type: News]

^ You're left with two options: hire a car or take a cab.
  • Dubai@Everything2.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

An abra making its way across Dubai Creek to Deira from Bur Dubai.
An abra making its way across Dubai Creek to Deira from Bur Dubai.
.An easier way of crossing the Dubai Creek is by abra, essentially a small ferry.^ Many Abras and Dhows (traditional wooden boats) offer cruises up the Dubai Creek to the old ship yard.

^ Dubai city is divided by Dubai Creek, which forms the lifeblood and is populated by traditional dhows and Abras small boats that ferry travellers and locals from shore to shore.

^ One of the more traditional methods of getting across Bur Dubai to Deira is through abras, small boats that ferry passengers across the Dubai Creek, between abra stations in Bastakiya and Baniyas Road.
  • Dubai - Dubai accommodation - Dubai information - Dubai things to do - Dubai places to see - Dubai tourist destinations in Dubai - Dubai Shopping - Dubai entertainment - Dubai medical 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.dubaihappenings.com [Source type: News]

.Abra stations are located along the Creek on both the Bur Dubai and Deira sides, and the system of filling the boats is remarkably efficient.^ Labels: bur dubai , bus station , dubai .

^ Bur Dubai Bus Station - #359 .

^ First, in 1841, a smallpox epidemic broke out in the Bur Dubai locality, forcing residents to relocate east to Deira.
  • Dubai - Dubai accommodation - Dubai information - Dubai things to do - Dubai places to see - Dubai tourist destinations in Dubai - Dubai Shopping - Dubai entertainment - Dubai medical 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.dubaihappenings.com [Source type: News]

.The cross-river trip costs 1 Dirham (AED 1) per passenger, payable to the driver after the boat has left the station, and affords a very picturesque view of the city (not to be missed).^ Crossing the creek meant a long and arduous journey around the end of the creek or a ride in an abra, a small wooden boat that ferries passengers to this day.
  • Dubai - Dubai accommodation - Dubai information - Dubai things to do - Dubai places to see - Dubai tourist destinations in Dubai - Dubai Shopping - Dubai entertainment - Dubai medical 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.dubaihappenings.com [Source type: News]

^ This city hotel lies on Baniyas Road and affords views over the Bay of Dubai.
  • Dubai Hotels , Hotels in Dubai and Cheap Hotels in Dubai - Advice hotels 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.advicehotels.com [Source type: News]

^ City-centre trips that do not cross the Creek generally cost Dh4–Dh5.
  • UAE Travel & Tourism: transport information - UAEinteract 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.uaeinteract.com [Source type: News]

Abras set off very regularly, and the service is available round-the-clock.
.Abras can also be hired for a private tour (for a price negotiable with the driver but usually very cheap).^ You can also hire a private abra for a cruise along the creek.
  • UAE Travel & Tourism: transport information - UAEinteract 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.uaeinteract.com [Source type: News]

.This is quite a popular activity at sunset on a clear day, particularly if the driver is able to enliven the tour with stories about the structures on either side of the Creek.^ Climbing onto an abra, I handed the driver a single dirham coin for both of us; we then navigated down the creek towards the Bur Dubai side.
  • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: United Arab Emirates Archives 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

^ After breakfast, your tour manager will conduct a short orientation meeting at your hotel to review the activities available during the next few days.
  • Dazzling Dubai plus optional Cairo Flash extension & Kenya Wildlife Safari extension 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.friendlyplanet.com [Source type: General]

^ After having lived in Dubai for a short period, I find this article to be quite a negative and one-sided one which appears to be a consequence of not knowing much about Dubai in the first place.
  • Bye-Bye, Dubai | Fast Company 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.fastcompany.com [Source type: News]

.Just make sure that the purpose of one's abra hire is made clear at the outset--otherwise you will be in for a very expensive cross-river trip or a crowded private tour.^ You can also hire a private abra for a cruise along the creek.
  • UAE Travel & Tourism: transport information - UAEinteract 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.uaeinteract.com [Source type: News]

^ Or would you just make do with Arabs?
  • Dubai "Palm Island" - Video 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.metacafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Very pretty, but I'm sure the billions of dollars it took to make it could have been better spent else where.
  • Dubai "Palm Island" - Video 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.metacafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The Creek is also the home of many boats offering more comfortable (and correspondingly more expensive) tours, often in boats designed to resemble dhows.^ Many Abras and Dhows (traditional wooden boats) offer cruises up the Dubai Creek to the old ship yard.

^ Dubai city is divided by Dubai Creek, which forms the lifeblood and is populated by traditional dhows and Abras small boats that ferry travellers and locals from shore to shore.

^ As well as stunning architecture and beautifully designed accommodation, the Emirates Towers Hotel offers every possible facility and many leading innovations for the business traveller.
  • Dubai Hotels, Dubai Accommodation, Abu Dhabi Hotels, United Arab Emirates Vacations 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC dubaihotels.ae [Source type: News]

.Prices tend to be higher, particularly for dinner cruises with on-board entertainment.^ This evening, join your fellow travelers on an optional dinner cruise with entertainment aboard a floating Nile River restaurant ($65).
  • Dazzling Dubai plus optional Cairo Flash extension & Kenya Wildlife Safari extension 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.friendlyplanet.com [Source type: General]

^ It is important to stress quality since U.S. foods tend to be higher priced than products from other origins.
  • 1996 Country Commercial Guides 16 September 2009 13:21 UTC dosfan.lib.uic.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Wind tower in the Bastakiya district
Wind tower in the Bastakiya district
Ship atop the Dubai Museum
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Ship atop the Dubai Museum
  • Al Ahmadiya School, Deira.^ The hotel is located on the Al Baraha Road in the growing business district of Deira in the city centre of Dubai.
    • Dubai Hotels , Hotels in Dubai and Cheap Hotels in Dubai - Advice hotels 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.advicehotels.com [Source type: News]

    ^ DEIRA SUITES DUBAI AL MAKTOUM ROAD, 186256 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates The apartment invites all type of guests for a pleasant and wonderful stay in Dubai.
    • United Arab Emirates | Kuoni-DMC.info | Kuoni Hotel Information | Global FIT 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.kuoni-dmc.info [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Naif Road, Near Al Futheim Mosque,Deira Dubai .

    .Built in 1912, this was Dubai's first school and has now been nicely restored.^ Dubai metro has built man-made islands which are now home to first class hotels, buildings of commerce and top of the range real estate.

    ^ Dubai City Tower, which was being planned by Meraas Development of Dubai as part of their Jumeirah Gardens project, has been put on hold for now but if they ever do get this tower built it will be the greatest Mega Project ever developed.

    .It would be a stretch to call the exhibits of old reed pens and diplomas fascinating, but they've tried pretty hard, and if nothing else, the air-con and clean toilets may come in handy.^ The minor earth settling they've done with their vibrating probes is nothing compared to the settling that will occur when the ground really shakes.
    • The Palm Jumeirah, Jebel Ali and Deira Photo Gallery by Brian McMorrow at pbase.com 3 February 2010 17:21 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It seems that they were pretty much pleased with my qualifications for till the last day I was in Dubai they were calling me to fix me interviews with top notches companies.

    ^ Using salespeople they call employers and try and get them to pay hundreds of dollars for a job posting .
    • Dubai Jobs, IT Jobs in Dubai, Vacancies in Dubai, Medical Jobs in Dubai - DubaiCrossing.Com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.dubaicrossing.com [Source type: News]

    Free entry.
  • Bastakiya District. .One of the last remaining pockets of Old Dubai, home to many reconstructed buildings in the traditional style.^ Many Abras and Dhows (traditional wooden boats) offer cruises up the Dubai Creek to the old ship yard.

    ^ Comments Dubai is a city of many superlatives, and as a result of their trying to build for themselves a great entertaining metropolis, the city seems constantly under construction.
    • United Arab Emirates Travel Guides || Jaunted 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.jaunted.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Dubai metro has built man-made islands which are now home to first class hotels, buildings of commerce and top of the range real estate.

    .While information on the structures is slim here (see the museum in preference), the atmosphere is very evocative and there are plenty of delightful art galleries and cafes to explore.
  • Dubai Museum, Al Ibn Abi Talib Road, ph: +971 (4) 353-1862. A must-see for anyone interested in the social history of the Emirate (and indeed the country).^ Ethiopia Consulate General , United Arab Emirates Bur Dubai, Al Mankhool St, Sharaf Bldg Flat # 222/2, 6th floor.
    • Embassy of Ethiopia in United Arab Emirates 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC ethiopia.visahq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The largest air carrier in the country, Emirates Airline, brought European tourists to Dubai on "Easter-special sightseeing packages."
    • United Arab Emirates 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The United Arab Emirates was founded in 1971 by the union of six emirates: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Sharja and Umm al-Quwain.

    .A visit starts at the al-Fahidi fort, which has a few examples of the traditional reed houses and other artifacts, but isn't much to look at.^ If you're looking for a particular game which isn't in the ADF search-engine.
    • Classics for UAE 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.lindqvist.it [Source type: General]

    ^ Spice souk merchants Continue to the Dubai Museum, housed in the massive, restored Al Fahidi Fort.
    • Dazzling Dubai plus optional Cairo Flash extension & Kenya Wildlife Safari extension 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.friendlyplanet.com [Source type: General]

    ^ So, when we're talking a few piddly hundred million, it shouldn't be too much of a big deal.
    • Alltop - Top Dubai News 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC dubai.alltop.com [Source type: News]

    .The more interesting part is the modern extension built underneath the fort, showcasing Dubai's history using the latest technology and culminating in a reconstructed souq from the pearling days, complete with authentic sights and sounds.^ In my opinion if Dubai is to progress as a modern society, the government will have to take more actions and work harder on their over-all policies.
    • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Nevertheless, once you are part of the system and able to deal with the problems that are faced by any modern city, and be able to afford what dubai has to offer, i think dubai is the place to be in the world.
    • Dubai – What the hell is going on over there ? - TutzTutz.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.tutztutz.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The many expatriate managers of these firms also are not part of this traditional business world and bring with them more modern concepts of management.
    • 1996 Country Commercial Guides 16 September 2009 13:21 UTC dosfan.lib.uic.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    It is quite fascinating to see the speed at which the transition from poor pearling village to modern metropolis occurred. .Admission 3AED.
  • Jumeirah Mosque, Jumeirah Road, Jumeirah 1 (opposite Palm Strip Mall).^ This resort is located on the Jumeirah Beach Strip, opposite the prestigious Emirates Golf Club.
    • Dubai Hotels , Hotels in Dubai and Cheap Hotels in Dubai - Advice hotels 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.advicehotels.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Julian Hairdressing Ground Floor, The Village Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah, Dubai +971 4 3449006 .

    .Generally considered to be one of the more attractive mosques in the region, as well as one of the few which are open to non-Muslims for tours.^ Non-Muslim religious leaders from inside and outside of the country regularly referred to it as one of the most liberal and broadminded countries in the region, in terms of governmental and societal attitudes toward allowing all persons to practice their faiths freely.
    • United Arab Emirates 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Because Islam does not consider the marriage between a non-Muslim man and a Muslim woman valid, both are subject to arrest, trial, and imprisonment on grounds of fornication.
    • United Arab Emirates 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ In cases punishable by Shari'a penalty, non-Muslims may receive civil penalties at the discretion of the judge, which generally occurs.
    • United Arab Emirates 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Tours run on Thursdays and are followed by a question-and-answer session about Islam for those who want to know more.
  • Shindagha District — Home to the open museums of the Heritage Village, and has the home of former Sheikh Rashid Al-Maktoum.
The Burj al-Arab hotel seen from a nearby hotel.^ "Our customers are already making more than 6,000 calls a month from our in-seat phones, so we will be making life easier," said Emirates chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al- Maktoum .

^ Multilingual staff, porters and bellhops are always on hand to answer all questions and give tour advice.

^ My ma and pa always said” if you’re gonna go, go all out.” The man behind all this, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (I know…its a mouthful, I copied and pasted.
  • Dubai – What the hell is going on over there ? - TutzTutz.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.tutztutz.com [Source type: General]

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The Burj al-Arab hotel seen from a nearby hotel.
Dubai Marina
Dubai Marina
.Don't miss Dubai's overwhelming shopping malls, listed under Buy.^ I was far from impressed by Dubai's shopping malls.
  • Dubai@Everything2.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Mobile phones and other such modern electronics are very common in Dubai because they are so cheap at the local shopping malls (which happen to be tastefully decorated).
  • Dubai@Everything2.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Aside from the fact this was first written in February…we don’t buy oil from Dubai.
  • Dubai – What the hell is going on over there ? - TutzTutz.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.tutztutz.com [Source type: General]

.
  • Burj al-Arab hotel [15].^ The Burj al-Arab hotel in Dubai.
    • Dubai – What the hell is going on over there ? - TutzTutz.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.tutztutz.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I've just returned from dinner at the Burj Al-Arab Hotel.
    • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: United Arab Emirates Archives 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Burj al Arab .
    • Dubai Hotels , Hotels in Dubai and Cheap Hotels in Dubai - Advice hotels 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.advicehotels.com [Source type: News]

    .For a real glimpse into "how the other half lives", (self-proclaimed as the only 7 star hotel in the world), afternoon tea, or cocktails, may be an interesting experience.^ Considered the only ‘7 star’ hotel and the most luxurious hotel in the world.
    • Dubai – What the hell is going on over there ? - TutzTutz.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.tutztutz.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Actual tenants won't begin moving into the Burj until February, when the owners of the Armani residences move in, to be followed by the guests of the world's first Armani Hotel in March.
    • United Arab Emirates Travel Guides || Jaunted 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.jaunted.com [Source type: General]

    ^ (The city, conveniently, is also a world center for money laundering, with an estimated 10% of real estate changing hands in cash-only transactions.
    • Dubai 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.ssqq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Entry to the hotel requires a reservation which will be confirmed at the entry gate, although residents of adjacent Jumeirah hotels may be able to visit by arrangement.^ No health certificates are required for entry to Dubai, but it is always wise to check before departure, as health restrictions may vary, depending upon the situation at the time.
    • Dubai Hotels, Dubai Accommodation, Abu Dhabi Hotels, United Arab Emirates Vacations 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC dubaihotels.ae [Source type: News]

    ^ Airlines may require confirmation that the sponsor is holding a valid visa for incoming visitors.
    • Dubai Hotels, Dubai Accommodation, Abu Dhabi Hotels, United Arab Emirates Vacations 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC dubaihotels.ae [Source type: News]

    ^ Health No health certificates are required for entry to Dubai, but it is always wise to check before departure, as health restrictions may vary, depending upon the situation at the time.
    • Dubai Travel Advice and Tips - Dubai, United Arab Emirates hotel reservations and Dubai guide - Dubai maps, weather, currency exchange, car rental, transport information and more 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.worldexecutive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Other tourists may occasionally be able to book tours of the hotel itself, however these will not run when the hotel is full.^ Interested to book for other hotels worldwide?
    • Dubai Hotels - Best Price Hotel on Instant Confirmation & Last Minute Rooms 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.southtravels.com [Source type: News]

    ^ These hotels represents the pinnacle of hotel experience however Dubai offers a number of other options including budget and more family orientated hotels.

    ^ Major credit cards and traveller's cheques are accepted in major hotels and restaurants, however, it may be preferable to pay cash as prices could be cheaper.
    • United Arab Emirates Travel Advice and Advisories | Government of Canada 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.voyage.gc.ca [Source type: News]

    .A "very smart casual" dress code applies.^ Compared with certain parts of the Middle East, Dubai has a very relaxed dress code.
    • Dubai Travel Advice and Tips - Dubai, United Arab Emirates hotel reservations and Dubai guide - Dubai maps, weather, currency exchange, car rental, transport information and more 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.worldexecutive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Traditional head dress and robes are very much the dressing code of the local population.
    • Dubai@Everything2.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Reservations are usually required about a month in advance for a room, but a few days will generally suffice for a meal.
  • Burj Khalifa— At 828 meters and 160 floors, this is the world's tallest structure by a long shot, over 300m taller than the previous contender in Taipei.^ The luxury hotel will occupy the lower floors of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.
    • Alltop - Top Dubai News 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC dubai.alltop.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Burj Khalifa: window cleaners to spend months on world's tallest building .
    • Alltop - Top Dubai News 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC dubai.alltop.com [Source type: News]

    ^ The world's tallest tower, Burj Khalifa is 828 metres (2,716.5 ft) high .

    .Already dominating the Dubai skyline, the newly opened tower houses nine hotels and a Las Vegas-inspired fountain system.^ Shangri-la Hotel Dubai UAE .
    • Dubai Hotels, Resorts (UAE)- Asia Travel Hotels Air Tickets Reservation, Hotels and Resorts in Dubai (UAE) 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.asiatravel.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Shangri-la Hotel Dubai, UAE .
    • Dubai Hotels - Best Price Hotel on Instant Confirmation & Last Minute Rooms 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.southtravels.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Shangri-la Hotel Dubai .
    • Dubai Hotels - Best Price Hotel on Instant Confirmation & Last Minute Rooms 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.southtravels.com [Source type: News]
    • Hotels Dubai, guest house, accommodation Dubai, United Arab Emirates 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.a1tourism.com [Source type: General]

    • The Dubai Fountain, [16]. .At 900 ft in length and sporting a jet that shoots water up to 500 ft, the Dubai Fountain is indeed the world's largest dancing fountain and one with a very enticing display - a definite must see.^ One of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) , Dubai has emerged as one of the world's leading business and tourism destinations in the recent years.
      • Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates, Dubai Hotels Accommodation, Dubai Hotels Discount, Cheap Hotels in Dubai, Hotel in Dubai 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
      • Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates, Dubai Hotels Accommodation, Dubai Hotels Discount, Cheap Hotels in Dubai, Hotel in Dubai 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Space is one of the subjects exploited in the immense park with topics of Dubailand which has the ambition to become the largest tourist park and of attractions in the world.
      • Dubai Projects - FunOnTheNet 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.funonthenet.in [Source type: General]

      ^ For those who want to rent or lease an apartment in Dubai, it is not a very difficult task as there are many apartments which are up for rent and even sale if you are thinking of buying one for yourself rather than renting.
      • Apartments in Dubai | Clifton Real Estate Consultants 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.clifton-dubai.com [Source type: News]

      .The show starts every evening at the Burj Dubai Lake.^ Our Private Dubai Job-Opening Research Will Show You Jobs Your Peers Do Not Know About Your career is too important not to research every dubai job opening you can find.
      • Dubai Jobs, IT Jobs in Dubai, Vacancies in Dubai, Medical Jobs in Dubai - DubaiCrossing.Com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.dubaicrossing.com [Source type: News]

      ^ Festive shows take place at Downtown Burj Dubai today .

      ^ The tour starts with a photo-stop at the famous landmark of Dubai, Burj Al Arab.
      • Dubai sightseeing tours - Dubai tours and things to do in Dubai 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.city-discovery.com [Source type: General]

      .Easy way to approach it is via the Dubai Mall.
  • Dubai Marina.^ Dubai Marina - Marina Mall Hotel .
    • Real Estate Specialists • specialists,property,dubai,real estate, homes ,house, better, online, maintenance, expats, ski, atlantis , interiors ,dubai ,land ,greens, reef ,Arabian, ranches, management, leasing, admin ,solutions, hsbc ,rental ,relocation, leader, pre ,event ,hot ,sell ,sale, buy ,rent ,bank ,hotel ,room, metro ,burj ,vertical,emaar ,amlak, rbs,mashreq ,stocks ,cityscape, gitex, marina ,jbr,jlt ,reem, villa ,apartments, land, plot, rera ,abu dhabi, uae,ajman, rak, damac, tecom ,mall, barsha, jumeirah,wimax,wifi,wisp,du 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC thespecialistsdubai.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Dubai Marina Mall Serviced Residences   Files: 8   .
    • Construction status of Dubai | Emporis.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.emporis.com [Source type: Reference]

    ^ Dubai Marina - Dubai Marina Mall Hotel & Serviced Apartments .

    .One of the newer and more popular areas of Modern Dubai, both with residents and tourists.^ Dubai is also the location of the Jebel Ali Free Trade Zone, which makes the city a very popular shopping destination for tourists.

    ^ In my opinion if Dubai is to progress as a modern society, the government will have to take more actions and work harder on their over-all policies.
    • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Thank to the media every one thinks that Dubai is a modern and hot place.
    • Dubai – What the hell is going on over there ? - TutzTutz.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.tutztutz.com [Source type: General]

    .It offers numerous features such as a phenomenal skyline, world class hotels, a fabulous beach, a mall, and 2 different walkways (The Walk and Marina Walk) with coffee shops, restaurants, and shops.^ We ate at the hotel's fabulous Lebanese restaurant.
    • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: United Arab Emirates Archives 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Dubai also organizes a number of international events such as Dubai Shopping Festival , Dubai Tennis Championship, Dubai World Cup, to name a few.
    • Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates, Dubai Hotels Accommodation, Dubai Hotels Discount, Cheap Hotels in Dubai, Hotel in Dubai 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates, Dubai Hotels Accommodation, Dubai Hotels Discount, Cheap Hotels in Dubai, Hotel in Dubai 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Dubai boasts some of the world's most luxurious hotels, and world-class corporate houses and shopping malls, drawing thousands of tourists, shoppers, and business travelers from all over the world every year.
    • Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates, Dubai Hotels Accommodation, Dubai Hotels Discount, Cheap Hotels in Dubai, Hotel in Dubai 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates, Dubai Hotels Accommodation, Dubai Hotels Discount, Cheap Hotels in Dubai, Hotel in Dubai 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Marina Walk is right on the "Marina water", and there are many yachts there.^ There are so many human rights issues in this world, it makes me sick!
    • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Despite all of this the Dubai Marina is having a lot of problems right now with the delivery of many of its high-rise towers.

    You can rent a yacht for a cruise around the area. .The Walk has a nice open market run from October till May, every Fridays and Saturdays at daylight.
  • Palm Islands.^ Consequently, Dubai's weekend runs over Friday and Saturday.
    • Dubai Travel Advice and Tips - Dubai, United Arab Emirates hotel reservations and Dubai guide - Dubai maps, weather, currency exchange, car rental, transport information and more 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.worldexecutive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .The three largest artificial islands in the world are located just off the coast of Dubai; a major urban development to add a significant amount of upscale beachfront property to the area.^ Here, off the coast of Dubai, developers have been rebuilding the world.
    • The dark side of Dubai - Johann Hari, Commentators - The Independent 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

    ^ They are the largest artificial islands in the world and can be seen from space.
    • Dubai – What the hell is going on over there ? - TutzTutz.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.tutztutz.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Located just off Bank Street in Bur Dubai.
    • furnished apartments dubai | apartment rental dubai | rent short term | short stay accommodation | luxury hotel apartment rentals | dubai hotel apartment | hotel apartment in dubai 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.dubaifurnishedrentals.com [Source type: Academic]

    .Each of the islands is shaped like a palm leaf, with a trunk connected to the mainland, fronds extending from the trunk, and a crescent (a breakwater encircling the trunk and fronds).^ Sitting on its own fake island – shaped, of course, like a palm tree – it looks like an immense upturned tooth in a faintly decaying mouth.
    • The dark side of Dubai - Johann Hari, Commentators - The Independent 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

    ^ The trunk shape is triangular like the Dypsis decaryi with reddish/brown fuzz; the leaves and trunk bear a lot of similarities to Dypsis leptocheilos .
    • The Madagascar palm - Palm trees from the island of Madagascar 3 February 2010 17:21 UTC www.junglemusic.net [Source type: General]

    ^ It's shaped like a giant sail, located on a man-made island off the Dubai shoreline.
    • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: United Arab Emirates Archives 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

    .Of the three planned, the Palm Jumeirah, at 5km square and near Dubai Marina, is the only one yet open, connected to the mainland by a freeway bridge and a monorail and sporting marinas, luxury resorts, and upscale shopping areas.
  • Beaches and sea.^ Dubai Pearl on the mainland at Palm Jumeirah .
    • The Palm Jumeirah, Jebel Ali and Deira Photo Gallery by Brian McMorrow at pbase.com 3 February 2010 17:21 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Palm Jumeirah Feb06 bridges .
    • The Palm Jumeirah, Jebel Ali and Deira Photo Gallery by Brian McMorrow at pbase.com 3 February 2010 17:21 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Underpass leading to the Palm Jumeirah bridge .
    • The Palm Jumeirah, Jebel Ali and Deira Photo Gallery by Brian McMorrow at pbase.com 3 February 2010 17:21 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: General]

    .There are endless water-sport opportunities as Dubai has some of the whitest and sandiest beaches in the world.^ There are endless sporting adventures above and below water, a world-class spa, Spa Terre, and a dining room that is regularly ranked as one of the best in South Florida.
    • Little Palm Island - Little Torch Key 3 February 2010 17:21 UTC bookit.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Narrative: Plentiful sunshine, great low cost shopping, beaches, tennis, golf and water sports and personal safety are key elements that have earned Dubai a growing reputation as one of the world's most rapidly developing leisure destinations.
    • 1996 Country Commercial Guides 16 September 2009 13:21 UTC dosfan.lib.uic.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Dubai has shocked investors by asking for a debt standstill at Dubai World, the government's flagship holding company that has developed some of the world's most extravagant real estate projects.
    • Dubai: News & Videos about Dubai - CNN.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

    .Ocean temperatures range from 22°C in winter up to 35°C in summer, there are few wave breaks and the strong winds can make swimming difficult.^ This allows for a wide range of acceptable product performance, makes health and safety monitoring difficult, and permits the use of low quality products and manipulation of tender specifications.
    • 1996 Country Commercial Guides 16 September 2009 13:21 UTC dosfan.lib.uic.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ These dried up riverbeds (mostly dried up and sometimes prone to flash flooding) make for a bumpy ride, but the scenery is a pleasant break from the desert and sea.
    • Alltop - Top Dubai News 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC dubai.alltop.com [Source type: News]

    .The water is also very salty so many prefer to use their hotel swimming pool.^ Arab food, south Asian and Chinese food are very popular everywhere but it is the Dubai hotels that offer fine dining and haute cuisine in their many restaurants.

    ^ Those looking for water sports will not be disappointed as many hotels offer scuba diving trips, fishing expeditions, water skiing, windsurfing, boating and both indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

    ^ Domestic workers often have very limited freedom of movement and are isolated from society; many are not allowed to leave the house or use the phone.
    • freedomhouse.org: United Arab Emirates 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.freedomhouse.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Diving activities have been severely affected by offshore construction work for the Palms and The World; consequently, long boat trips are necessary to reach wreck sites.^ There will be a time when this entire world will be done with construction and then we all can lay down under a palm tree and rest and injoy of what we have all worked so hard to build!
    • Dubai's Mega Projects Photo Gallery by Brian McMorrow at pbase.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Atlantis The Palm construction site aerial Jan 07 .
    • The Palm Jumeirah, Jebel Ali and Deira Photo Gallery by Brian McMorrow at pbase.com 3 February 2010 17:21 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: General]

    ^ A British man who used to work on construction projects told me: "There's a huge number of suicides in the camps and on the construction sites, but they're not reported.
    • The dark side of Dubai - Johann Hari, Commentators - The Independent 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

    .Alternatively, one can make the 90 minute road journey to the East coast Emirate of Fujairah or the Sharjah enclave, Khor Fakkan, for top class diving on coral reefs supporting extensive marine life.
  • Desert Safari or Dune Bashing.^ The seven states, termed emirates, are Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain.
    • Book Airfares to United Arab Emirates or Flights to and from United Arab Emirates | Browse cheapest flights and book air tickets online to save 25 September 2009 10:23 UTC www.arounddarwin.com.au [Source type: General]

    ^ Emirate of Fujairah lies on the eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula, bordered from the east by Omani coast, from the west by emirates of Ras Al Khaimah and Sharjah, from the south Kalba and it faces Omani coast.
    • Fujairah Hotels - Asia Travel Hotels Air Tickets Reservation, Hotels in Fujairah 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.asiatravel.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Then there is the stunning scenery of the Hajar Mountains or the unspoilt beaches and coral reefs of Fujairah.
    • Cheap flights to United Arab Emirates | Book United Arab Emirates flights from £363 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.dialaflight.com [Source type: General]

    Head out to the desert in an SUV with specialist Desert Drivers. .The drivers will take you for a roller-coaster ride over sand dunes, show you the sunset from a strategic vantage point and then take you to a lavish dinner with music and dance to complete the atmosphere.^ After dinner, we were treated to a belly dancing show.
    • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: United Arab Emirates Archives 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The views from the room are incredible during sunrise and sunset whether facing the blue azure coast or the truly colourful romantic sand dunes.

    ^ You could actually feel the g-forces as we careened at gravity-defying angles, spraying sand and plummeting between the dunes.
    • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: United Arab Emirates Archives 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

    .You may want to stay clear of the dune-bashing if you know that you get carsick easily.^ Rate this hotel and add any comments you may want to share with other travelers like yourself.
    • Little Palm Island - Little Torch Key 3 February 2010 17:21 UTC bookit.com [Source type: General]

    ^ YOU stay here, we don't want narrow minded bigots like you loose in the big, free world.
    • Skype Journal: UAE Blocks Skype.com 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.skypejournal.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Dropping my mother at the hotel I went out, bought newspapers for I know from internet that what ever you want to find you’ll find it in their newspapers.

    They have recently added a Hummer H3 to the roster, which costs a bit more but is worth the money.
Ski Dubai
Ski Dubai
  • Ski [17]. Dubai now has its own snow skiing centre. .Located in the new Mall of the Emirates (MOE), on the Sheikh Zayed Road, it offers both skiing and snowboarding.^ This hotel is centrally located on the Sheikh Zayed Road in Bur Dubai.
    • Dubai Hotels , Hotels in Dubai and Cheap Hotels in Dubai - Advice hotels 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.advicehotels.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Right in front of the ""Mall of the Emirates"" mega complex, the hotel takes pride in its prime location on Sheikh Zayed Road, at the 4th Interchange .
    • Dubai Hotels , Hotels in Dubai and Cheap Hotels in Dubai - Advice hotels 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.advicehotels.com [Source type: News]

    ^ 'The sky plaza becomes a new town center at every 100 stories filled with the character of a city offering a diversity of experiences from shopping to leisure.

    The slope is quite large for an indoor area. .All equipment is available for hire.^ All suites come with wireless internet, multi line telephone and a fax machine, and the latest laptop is available from the front desk for hire.

    .Although it is -4°C inside, you don't need to bring a jacket because they supply pretty much everything except gloves and a hat (which you can buy right there).^ It don't take much you know.''
    • Fixing Australia: Palm Island: will Indigenous people get justice for Doomadgee? 3 February 2010 17:21 UTC www.safecom.org.au [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Emaar Hospitality and Leisure Is everything you need as a business traveler, a home away from home across numerous locations in Dubai.
    • Dubai Hotels - Best Price Hotel on Instant Confirmation & Last Minute Rooms 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.southtravels.com [Source type: News]

    ^ No matter what items you plan to move or how tight your moving budget is, there will always be the right mover to move you - and we will help you find one.
    • MOVING TO UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: International Movers | Moving Quotes, Info & Help 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.moving2uae.com [Source type: General]

    A 2 hour pass costs Dhs180 plus Dhs20 for a locker.
  • Wild Wadi [18]. .Located in the heart of the city, next to Jumeriah Beach Hotel, this is a water amusement park that is loved by kids as well as adults.^ The Jumeirah Beach Hotel with its own private beach is located, as its name suggests, on the premier Jumeirah Beach area in Dubai.

    ^ We caught a water taxi back to Bur Dubai and hailed a taxi for the 40-minute ride through Jumeira Beach back to our hotel.
    • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: United Arab Emirates Archives 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

    ^ If luke-warm tropical water isn't your thing, but you still want to get wet, you can venture to the Wild Wadi Waterpark , located just behind the Burj al Arab and Jumeirah Beach Hotels.
    • Dubai@Everything2.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

    .It has light as well as adventurous rides; and sports like water surfing.^ There are endless sporting adventures above and below water, a world-class spa, Spa Terre, and a dining room that is regularly ranked as one of the best in South Florida.
    • Little Palm Island - Little Torch Key 3 February 2010 17:21 UTC bookit.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Las Vegas already is a world entertainment hub and has the largest concentration of entertainers on the planet as well as casino gaming, adventure sports, amusement rides and so on.

    .A great way to beat the heat and enjoy the day away from the bustle of the city.
  • Dubai Creek Cruise/Ride.^ Many Abras and Dhows (traditional wooden boats) offer cruises up the Dubai Creek to the old ship yard.

    ^ Dubai city is divided by Dubai Creek, which forms the lifeblood and is populated by traditional dhows and Abras small boats that ferry travellers and locals from shore to shore.

    ^ Read More Dubai From the dusty desert town to the sparkling metropolis – it’s been quite a whirlwind transformation for this bustling city.
    • About UAE – Discover UAE and get more informed about UAE Real Estate with Better Homes 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.bhomes.com [Source type: General]

    The Dubai creek is the foundation from which Dubai grew. .It originally served as a port for trading vessels plying to and from India, Africa and the Middle East.^ TelecomFinance Middle East & Africa 2009 .
    • Dubai Conferences, Conventions, Trade Shows and Meetings 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.allconferences.com [Source type: Reference]

    ^ Dubai for decades has been the trading hub of the middle east, and almost everything coming into the Middle East passes thro Dubai.
    • Dubai – What the hell is going on over there ? - TutzTutz.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.tutztutz.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Thuraya 2 will continue to serve the Middle East, Europe, North Africa , India and some Asian markets," said Al Sayed .

    Today a bit of the old shipping culture still remains. .In and around the creek one can see some of the original buildings that have served as customs houses and defense structures.^ Determining these requirements with one’s prospective employer is strongly recommended before arrival in the UAE. Please see our Customs Information .
    • United Arab Emirates 25 September 2009 10:23 UTC travel.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ While i can appreciate the beauty and feat of engineering this structure,the more i see of dubai, i see a fake facade of fancy buildings but a city with no real beauty.
    • The Burj Khalifa : No. 1, Burj Dubai Boulevard, Dubai :: Glass Steel and Stone 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.glasssteelandstone.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Because the creek isn't lighted, you can't always see what's around you.
    • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: United Arab Emirates Archives 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

    .You can book a ride on the creek with a dinner cruise or even rent a private boat to take you on a hour long ride up and down the creek.
  • Golf.^ Many Abras and Dhows (traditional wooden boats) offer cruises up the Dubai Creek to the old ship yard.

    ^ February 20th, 2008 at 1:05 pm and you can’t even take drugs there … sorry state of affairs :( .
    • Dubai – What the hell is going on over there ? - TutzTutz.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.tutztutz.com [Source type: General]

    ^ By midnight, the lights go down, the music goes up and the DJ takes it to the next level.
    • Dubai Nightlife - Travel Reviews - VirtualTourist.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.virtualtourist.com [Source type: General]

    It may be a desert, but a lot of money and water is spent on irrigating opulent golf courses. Alternatively, for a more local flavor, try sand golf!
  • Hot Air Balloon. .Great Fun seeing all the sand Dunes and mountains early in the morning or during sunset.
  • Dubai Zoo, Jumeirah Road.^ The views from the room are incredible during sunrise and sunset whether facing the blue azure coast or the truly colourful romantic sand dunes.

    ^ Hey after seeing it i am sure you all wanna go to Dubai, so it's time to know about how to get a visa for Dubai, for details log on  www.dubaivisa.net .
    • Dubai Projects - FunOnTheNet 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.funonthenet.in [Source type: General]

    ^ DEIRA SUITES DUBAI AL MAKTOUM ROAD, 186256 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates The apartment invites all type of guests for a pleasant and wonderful stay in Dubai.
    • United Arab Emirates | Kuoni-DMC.info | Kuoni Hotel Information | Global FIT 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.kuoni-dmc.info [Source type: Academic]

    An outdoor zoo near to the beach. .Considering the extreme temperatures during the summer months, there are plans bring the zoo indoors.^ Especially during the hot summer months.

    ^ Dehydration is a serious risk due to very high temperatures during the summer months.
    • United Arab Emirates Travel Advice and Advisories | Government of Canada 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.voyage.gc.ca [Source type: News]

    ^ Prisoners with medical conditions are placed in air-conditioned rooms during the summer months.
    • Comparative Criminology | Asia - United Arab Emirates 16 September 2009 13:21 UTC www-rohan.sdsu.edu [Source type: Original source]

    Admission 3AED.

Learn

.Dubai has set up a free-zone Knowledge Village [19] to house institutes and universities, providing both on-line and in-class training.^ By the Noughties, he had climbed to the head of the Jurists' Association, an organisation set up to press for Dubai's laws to be consistent with international human rights legislation.
  • The dark side of Dubai - Johann Hari, Commentators - The Independent 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Dubai - Dubai International Academic City (DIAC), the dedicated higher education free zone and a member of TECOM Investments, is one of the region’s leading education service providers hosting over 58 per cent of the foreign branch universities in the Arab world, according to the ‘Guide to Universities in the Arab Countries&rsq...
  • Alltop - Top Dubai News 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC dubai.alltop.com [Source type: News]

^ We are visiting Dubai in July and want to know if anyone does sightseeing flights over the Palm, World land development or if anything is set up for the curious tourist.
  • Dubai's Mega Projects Photo Gallery by Brian McMorrow at pbase.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: Original source]

.The city also has the American University in Dubai [20].^ HotelClub offers cheap Dubai hotels in 20 locations around Dubai including the popular City , Deira and Bur Dubai .
  • Dubai Hotels - Cheap Accommodation Deals in Dubai 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.hotelclub.net [Source type: News]

^ They have been in Dubai for 20 years, and they are happy to explain how the city works.
  • The dark side of Dubai - Johann Hari, Commentators - The Independent 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ I have lived here for over 20 years and I believe that Dubai is a great city under a great leadership.
  • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

Work

.While Dubai tries to promote itself as the business and entertainment capital of the world, the government has a complex and at times frustrating work permit procedure that one should not attempt on their own unless they have prior experience.^ Dubai is fast becoming one of the world's leading business hubs.

^ I have been to Dubai in my work, many times.
  • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Gemini at Business Bay will be one of the finest locations to work at in Dubai.

.Therefore, it is best to go through official channels when looking for work in Dubai as spot inspections are frequent and if found working illegally, both the employee and the employer will be subject to fines and even deportation.^ Both the founding partners had a family history of legal practice in Rangoon (Burma) going back to the middle of the 19th century.
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates Attorneys & Law Firms - Lawyers Dubai, United Arab Emirates 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.hg.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I have found that one of the hallmarks of Omniyat is that they want their developments to look like works of art....which they do!

^ Foreigners planning to work or reside in the UAE must undergo medical tests including for HIV. Those found to be HIV positive will be immediately deported by the UAE authorities.
  • United Arab Emirates Travel Advice and Advisories | Government of Canada 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.voyage.gc.ca [Source type: News]

All the necessary forms and documents are written and processed in Arabic and is best left to a professional or a "P.R.O" to handle your paperwork.
.Different nationalities have different rules about changing jobs and its frequency.^ My future boss sat with me and told me about his decision of changing the job structure.

.South Asian Nationals have to work for a minimum of 1 year before looking out for another opening elsewhere or face a 6 month ban on working in the country.^ Most domestic workers come from South and Southeast Asian countries, with sizable numbers from India, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and Indonesia, as well as increasing numbers from Ethiopia.
  • freedomhouse.org: United Arab Emirates 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.freedomhouse.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Shares of the company, which are only open to ownership by UAE nationals, were up 14.1 percent this year to Wednesday's close.

^ But there is another face to the Emirati minority – a small huddle of dissidents, trying to shake the Sheikhs out of abusive laws.
  • The dark side of Dubai - Johann Hari, Commentators - The Independent 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

.Western European and North American nationals however, need not worry as this rule does not apply to them.^ The balance of the population is a mixture of South and East Asian, Iranian, and European/North American.
  • 1996 Country Commercial Guides 16 September 2009 13:21 UTC dosfan.lib.uic.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ However, these rules do not apply on major project awards or defense contracts, where there is no local company able to provide the goods or services required.
  • 1996 Country Commercial Guides 16 September 2009 13:21 UTC dosfan.lib.uic.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.With the price of rentals ever soaring in Dubai and neighboring Emirates, it is a good idea to discuss a housing allowance when negotiating a pay package.^ The largest air carrier in the country, Emirates Airline, brought European tourists to Dubai on "Easter-special sightseeing packages."
  • United Arab Emirates 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hotels Dubai, guest house, accommodation Dubai, United Arab Emirates .
  • Hotels Dubai, guest house, accommodation Dubai, United Arab Emirates 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.a1tourism.com [Source type: General]

^ GROSVENOR HOUSE ***** WEST MARINE BEACH, 101 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates Each room features an Arabian-style decor and panoramic views.
  • United Arab Emirates | Kuoni-DMC.info | Kuoni Hotel Information | Global FIT 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.kuoni-dmc.info [Source type: Academic]

.Despite all this, there are a few upsides, Dubai companies are generous with holidays averaging almost 39 days a year of paid vacation (including public holidays), a round trip ticket home once a year (depending on your contract) and most importantly all your earnings are 100% tax free!^ I was there a few days.
  • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Choose your favorite from a wide variety of the most popular Thai and international dishes and enjoy your dinner in a homely atmosphere overlooking the beach.
  • Palm Island Hotel, Koh Samui hotels | Sawadee.com, Thailand 3 February 2010 17:21 UTC www.sawadee.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Mayrow trading company operates in one of Dubai's free trade zones — an area specifically designated by the Emirates to encourage international trade because tariffs are waived and there are minimal regulations and oversight.
  • Issue Brief: U.S. - UAE Nuclear Cooperation 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.nti.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Recruitment fraud is quite pervasive in this part of the world. .Read your employment contract carefully before signing and do not pay any fees to recruitment agencies, as they are usually paid by the companies.^ If you cancel your service contract prior to the end of the 2-year agreement, up to a $200 early termination fee will apply.
  • Little Palm Island - Little Torch Key 3 February 2010 17:21 UTC bookit.com [Source type: General]

^ Even though domestic workers are considered contract workers, the majority of domestic workers do not have contracts with recruiting agencies or employers to outline their rights and responsibilities.
  • freedomhouse.org: United Arab Emirates 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.freedomhouse.org [Source type: Original source]

^ However, during the first three months of the contract, both the employer and the employee have the right to contact the recruiting agency in order to report problems or to seek change in the status or employment of the foreign female domestic worker.
  • Human Trafficking & Modern-day Slavery - United Arab Emerites (UAE) 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.gvnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Your passport is your personal property and cannot be withheld by the employer unless you are in a position of trust or are handling large sums of money.^ Whether you plan to buy property in dubai or investment in dubai property, you can expect a personalized, professional service from our network.

^ According calculated engineered risk, the island will hold long enough for the investors to collect their large sums of money and for huge amounts of people to enjoy island.
  • The Palm Jumeirah, Jebel Ali and Deira Photo Gallery by Brian McMorrow at pbase.com 3 February 2010 17:21 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: General]

^ Sure make money sure become rich but don't create a world around you where you will not be able to live in, except in your own fortress.
  • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

All that glitters is gold at the Gold Souk
All that glitters is gold at the Gold Souk
.Dubai is practically synonymous with shopping.^ From shopping malls and indoor skiing, to Disneyland (Dubai Land) and practically nude women on the beaches.
  • Dubai's Mega Projects Photo Gallery by Brian McMorrow at pbase.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: Original source]

.The huge amounts of cargo passing through its port and the low tariffs ensure that practically anything is available at fairly competitive rates, although the appreciation of the Dirham, and the plentiful supply of shoppers means that Dubai is no longer a bargain basement shopping city.^ Dubai, in fact, had practically no oil.
  • Dubai – What the hell is going on over there ? - TutzTutz.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.tutztutz.com [Source type: General]

^ An international cargo ship can cut 24 hours off the sailing time from Europe to the Far East by not joining the queue to pass through the busy straits, not to mention the savings from lower insurance rates for not entering the Gulf.
  • 1996 Country Commercial Guides 16 September 2009 13:21 UTC dosfan.lib.uic.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ For leisure travelers, there are plenty of things to see and do in Dubai including city sightseeing, shopping, golfing, wadi bashing, horse riding, boating, and many more exciting activities.
  • Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates, Dubai Hotels Accommodation, Dubai Hotels Discount, Cheap Hotels in Dubai, Hotel in Dubai 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates, Dubai Hotels Accommodation, Dubai Hotels Discount, Cheap Hotels in Dubai, Hotel in Dubai 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.You'll also find products in western chain stores, still with the original tags quoting euro or sterling prices, being sold with a 20-30% mark-up once converted to Dirhams.^ "You never know what you'll find here," he says.
  • The dark side of Dubai - Johann Hari, Commentators - The Independent 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Dropping my mother at the hotel I went out, bought newspapers for I know from internet that what ever you want to find you’ll find it in their newspapers.

^ Username Email cancel Once you've completed the information above, we'll send you your password.
  • Alltop - Top Dubai News 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC dubai.alltop.com [Source type: News]

.Even in the mega-malls, Dubai shops suffer from the standard developing world shopping phenomenon of having no storeroom and no stocks in reserve - and for clothes shopping this may mean that you may struggle to find the style you want in the size you want.^ Dubai is a city that lives for attention, an example of this is the infrastructure the city boast's, all designed with a no expense spared attitude and a show for the rest of the world to look at.

^ Dubai also organizes a number of international events such as Dubai Shopping Festival , Dubai Tennis Championship, Dubai World Cup, to name a few.
  • Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates, Dubai Hotels Accommodation, Dubai Hotels Discount, Cheap Hotels in Dubai, Hotel in Dubai 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates, Dubai Hotels Accommodation, Dubai Hotels Discount, Cheap Hotels in Dubai, Hotel in Dubai 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Dubai boasts some of the world's most luxurious hotels, and world-class corporate houses and shopping malls, drawing thousands of tourists, shoppers, and business travelers from all over the world every year.
  • Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates, Dubai Hotels Accommodation, Dubai Hotels Discount, Cheap Hotels in Dubai, Hotel in Dubai 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates, Dubai Hotels Accommodation, Dubai Hotels Discount, Cheap Hotels in Dubai, Hotel in Dubai 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Shops open as early as 9AM and stay open to 10PM and on weekends to 12AM and some stay to 1AM.
.Remember to haggle in the souks, as discounts are almost always available and even in situations where the item will not become much cheaper, the customer is always expected to "play the game" of haggling.^ We want to create as much opportunities for the women to play the game," Mazhar Khan, the administrator of the ECB, said.
  • UAE cricket at Cricinfo's Beyond the Test World blog 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC blogs.cricinfo.com [Source type: News]

.A simple question of "what's your best price?"^ Dubai Hotels and Dubai Beach Resorts UAE - Best Price on Dubai Hotels and Dubai Beach Resorts Select your hotel in Dubai and book with confidence with our online booking services!!!
  • Dubai Hotels - Best Price Hotel on Instant Confirmation & Last Minute Rooms 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.southtravels.com [Source type: News]

will often result in a shop-keeper going to extraordinary lengths to sell his stock.
.Prices in the malls and other Western shops tend not to be negotiable.^ It is important to stress quality since U.S. foods tend to be higher priced than products from other origins.
  • 1996 Country Commercial Guides 16 September 2009 13:21 UTC dosfan.lib.uic.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Far from being a bad thing, this allows the canny visitor to work out comparative prices for common souvenirs - an invaluable aid when a shop-keeper in a souk is asking for a higher price.^ After few months of working to my new company, things started to change and security situation started to be very bad.

^ Up to this point, UAE national women married to expatriate men with presidential permission had to request social aid from the government because their husbands were not allowed to work.
  • freedomhouse.org: United Arab Emirates 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.freedomhouse.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Far from home in a strange country paying for a few hours of companionship, these men are losing themselves and are being taught that they can have happiness for a price.
  • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

.Dubai Shopping Festival [21] has been the biggest shopping event in the middle east for 11 years.^ Dubai Shopping Festival 2010 .
  • gulfnews 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC gulfnews.com [Source type: News]

^ Compared with certain parts of the Middle East, Dubai has a very relaxed dress code.
  • Dubai Travel Advice and Tips - Dubai, United Arab Emirates hotel reservations and Dubai guide - Dubai maps, weather, currency exchange, car rental, transport information and more 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.worldexecutive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The highlights of the tourist calendar are the Dubai Shopping Festival , from December to February, and the lower-key Dubai Summer Surprises , from June to August.
  • Dubai Travel Advice and Tips - Dubai, United Arab Emirates hotel reservations and Dubai guide - Dubai maps, weather, currency exchange, car rental, transport information and more 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.worldexecutive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Almost every shop has a sale, starting 24 January 08 and ending 24 February.^ Shopping centers provide special events on an almost daily basis, including entertainment for children, fireworks, and a multitude of free raffle tickets with every purchase.
  • Dubai Travel Advice and Tips - Dubai, United Arab Emirates hotel reservations and Dubai guide - Dubai maps, weather, currency exchange, car rental, transport information and more 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.worldexecutive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Dubai Events and Promotions Establishment has come up with an exciting calendar of events for a landmark 15th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival, expected to run over 32 days, having started Thursday and ending on February 28.
  • UAE Business Directory-Dubai|Gulf|GCC|Middle East Business Directory UAE Information Information on Dubai UAE news 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.uaebusinessdirectory.com [Source type: News]

.There's also a very similar Dubai Summer Surprises [22] trying to pull in punters during the summer low season.^ The highlights of the tourist calendar are the Dubai Shopping Festival , from December to February, and the lower-key Dubai Summer Surprises , from June to August.
  • Dubai Travel Advice and Tips - Dubai, United Arab Emirates hotel reservations and Dubai guide - Dubai maps, weather, currency exchange, car rental, transport information and more 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.worldexecutive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ During the year, there were a number of media reports of trafficking in women and girls into the country, especially to Dubai , for sexual exploitation.
  • Human Trafficking & Modern-day Slavery - United Arab Emerites (UAE) 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.gvnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The very earth is trying to repel Dubai, to dry it up and blow it away.
  • The dark side of Dubai - Johann Hari, Commentators - The Independent 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

.
  • Gold Souk— Not a mall, but a historic market that has been a part of Dubai since the origin of Dubai itself.^ Dubai is a thriving modern metropolis, known for its amazing modern architecture, cosmopolitan culture, scintillating gold souks (markets), vibrating nightlife, as well as its traditional cultural heritage.
    • Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates, Dubai Hotels Accommodation, Dubai Hotels Discount, Cheap Hotels in Dubai, Hotel in Dubai 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates, Dubai Hotels Accommodation, Dubai Hotels Discount, Cheap Hotels in Dubai, Hotel in Dubai 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ N/A Novotel Deira City Centre The Novotel Deira City Centre is a 4 star hotel located in the heart of the historic part of the city, opposite the Deira City Centre shopping mall and within the business and commercial district..
    • Dubai Hotels, Find Discount Hotel In Dubai, United Arab Emirates 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.bookingadvisor.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Dubai and around ( desert,beaches,gold souk,buildings architectural; and flying with Emirates is like a dream...
    • Dubai's Mega Projects Photo Gallery by Brian McMorrow at pbase.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: Original source]

    Located at the mouth of the creek, it dazzles people by selling gold in large quantities and with little visible security. A must visit for shoppers and sightseers. Most of the gold is 22ct quality and quite expensive - although even here the shopkeepers are prepared to bargain - and the craftsmanship can be remarkably detailed. The gold items are sold by weight with a "making charge" added on top to cover the workmanship. .It pays therefore, to go shopping armed with the current gold price and a knowledge of the making charges in order to hone the bargaining process.^ The current price war in the computer industry in the U.A.E. have made computers of U.S. origin more affordable; and making it more attractive to persons who wish to buy quality products.
    • 1996 Country Commercial Guides 16 September 2009 13:21 UTC dosfan.lib.uic.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Two things to remember: -- We are currently in one of the worst worldwide financial melt-downs in history and therefore prices of these projects will probably continue to fall.

    ^ Therefore if you know for a fact that any of the listed projects are going ahead as planned send me an email to let me know and I will make the correction on the list.

    .Many outlets are part of chains that also have branches in malls, so are generally reliable.
  • Spice Souk— As above, not a mall, but a historic market that has been a part of Dubai since the origin of Dubai itself.^ I briefly let myself get lost in the spice souk -- Dubai's spice market.
    • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: United Arab Emirates Archives 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Dubai is a thriving modern metropolis, known for its amazing modern architecture, cosmopolitan culture, scintillating gold souks (markets), vibrating nightlife, as well as its traditional cultural heritage.
    • Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates, Dubai Hotels Accommodation, Dubai Hotels Discount, Cheap Hotels in Dubai, Hotel in Dubai 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates, Dubai Hotels Accommodation, Dubai Hotels Discount, Cheap Hotels in Dubai, Hotel in Dubai 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The old part of the city is definitely worth a visit with its many markets and pieces of real Arabic culture.

    .Located at the mouth of the creek, it is not far from the Gold Souk, but has sadly declined a bit in recent years as supermarkets take over the spice trade.^ After exploring the spice market for a while we weaved through side streets heading east, hoping to find the gold souk.
    • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: United Arab Emirates Archives 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

    .If you're actually shopping for spices, odds are you'll get better prices and quality with much less hassle at Carrefour.^ He is sacrificing all this to earn a better living for his family, but making him suffer so much when you have at least enough to provide him a decent life here, is all what I ask.
    • Dubai's Mega Projects Photo Gallery by Brian McMorrow at pbase.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ How We Help You About Us History Our Promise What We'll Never Do Why You Need Us Why We're Not Free Testimonials .
    • Dubai Jobs, IT Jobs in Dubai, Vacancies in Dubai, Medical Jobs in Dubai - DubaiCrossing.Com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.dubaicrossing.com [Source type: News]

    .Both the Spice Souk and the Gold Souq are a rather hot and sweaty experience with limited air-conditioning, so wear appropriately cool, loose clothing if visiting in mid summer.^ This hotel is situated on Baniya Street, only a few a minutes away from Murshid Bazaar, the Gold and Spice Souk and the Dubai museum.
    • Dubai Hotels , Hotels in Dubai and Cheap Hotels in Dubai - Advice hotels 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.advicehotels.com [Source type: News]

    ^ It is just 20 minutes from the cosmopolitan city centre of Dubai with bustling spice and fabric souqs, as well as the modern attractions of the gold s .
    • Dubai Hotels , Hotels in Dubai and Cheap Hotels in Dubai - Advice hotels 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.advicehotels.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Leaving Heritage House, I next visited the gold souk one last time.
    • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: United Arab Emirates Archives 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

    .Individual shops are air conditioned.^ Wherever you looked, you could find people staring into the storefronts or negotiating with shop owners inside their air-conditioned show rooms.
    • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: United Arab Emirates Archives 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

    .Although regularly visited by tourists, none of the souks are considered a tourist area and as such modest dress should be worn to avoid causing offence or attracting unwanted attention.
  • The Dubai Mall is Dubai's Largest Mall, which was opened in November 2008. It has over 900 shops of brand names from all over the world.^ World’s tallest building opens in Dubai .
    • Alltop - Top Dubai News 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC dubai.alltop.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Dubai is a city that lives for attention, an example of this is the infrastructure the city boast's, all designed with a no expense spared attitude and a show for the rest of the world to look at.

    ^ No disabled facilities as such, however all rooms and communal areas are on ground level with no stairs.
    • Palm Island, a boutique hotel in Saint Vincent and the Granadines 3 February 2010 17:21 UTC www.greatsmallhotels.com [Source type: General]

    It is currently the largest mall in the world. .Contains an indoor ice rink and is right next door to the Burj Dubai, the world's tallest building.
  • Mercato, +971 04 3444161, management@mercatotowncentre.com [23] Jumeirah Beach Road Mercato, which is Italian for Market, is the only Renaissance-themed shopping mall in the Middle East.^ The greatest building in the world is of course "Burj Dubai".
    • The Burj Khalifa : No. 1, Burj Dubai Boulevard, Dubai :: Glass Steel and Stone 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.glasssteelandstone.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, Dubai  +971 (0) 43 461 111 .
    • Hotels Dubai, guest house, accommodation Dubai, United Arab Emirates 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.a1tourism.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Trying to build the tallest building in the world, indeed!
    • Dubai's Mega Projects Photo Gallery by Brian McMorrow at pbase.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: Original source]

    It captures Italian, French and Spanish flavors and artistic characteristics playing host to regular fairs and festivals from each country. .Mercato provides a unique shopping experience, the best in international entertainment and popular brand names like Virgin Megastore, Top Shop, Mango and Hugo Boss; Mercato is simply The Good Life. Also, Mercato houses a big Spinneys Supermarket, a 7 screen Grand Cinema, a Starbucks, and mouth watering restaurants such as Bella Donna who have a balcony overlooking the sea that cannot be missed.
  • Town Centre Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Road, +971 04 3440111, management@mercatotowncentre.com [24].^ Choose your favorite from a wide variety of the most popular Thai and international dishes and enjoy your dinner in a homely atmosphere overlooking the beach.
    • Palm Island Hotel, Koh Samui hotels | Sawadee.com, Thailand 3 February 2010 17:21 UTC www.sawadee.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Dubai also organizes a number of international events such as Dubai Shopping Festival , Dubai Tennis Championship, Dubai World Cup, to name a few.
    • Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates, Dubai Hotels Accommodation, Dubai Hotels Discount, Cheap Hotels in Dubai, Hotel in Dubai 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates, Dubai Hotels Accommodation, Dubai Hotels Discount, Cheap Hotels in Dubai, Hotel in Dubai 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Hotel Hilton Dubai Jumeirah is set on Jumeirah Beach, a mile from the Dubai International Marine Club, and approximately 22 miles from Dubai International Airport.
    • Dubai Hotels, Find Discount Hotel In Dubai, United Arab Emirates 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.bookingadvisor.com [Source type: News]

    .Shopping for an exclusive gift, unique fashion items, beauty and skin care products?^ Opportunity for further development and expansion exist especially for hypo-allergenic and therapeutic skin care products.
    • 1996 Country Commercial Guides 16 September 2009 13:21 UTC dosfan.lib.uic.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ New Nutriganics™ - a high performance, certified organic skin care regime providing an alternative solution to anti-ageing products, to hydrate, smooth and revitalize skin.
    • Alltop - Top Dubai News 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC dubai.alltop.com [Source type: News]

    ^ New Nutriganics Skin Care Range from The Body Shop .
    • Alltop - Top Dubai News 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC dubai.alltop.com [Source type: News]

    .Then Town Centre Jumeirah is Just For You. Offering a stress-free shopping environment with a bright, open, and spacious atmosphere, Town Centre Jumeirah is a place to shop, relax and casually dine at a wide selection of eateries like Sumo Sushi, Cafe Ceramique, La Cafette by Carpe Diem and Simply Healthy.^ "To enjoy a fuss-free holidays, asiarooms.com is the best place you can look into.
    • Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates, Dubai Hotels Accommodation, Dubai Hotels Discount, Cheap Hotels in Dubai, Hotel in Dubai 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You can try our site for free for three days and if you do not like it then you can cancel your subscription.
    • Dubai Jobs, IT Jobs in Dubai, Vacancies in Dubai, Medical Jobs in Dubai - DubaiCrossing.Com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.dubaicrossing.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Every road has at least four lanes; Dubai feels like a motorway punctuated by shopping centres.
    • The dark side of Dubai - Johann Hari, Commentators - The Independent 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

    .Also, Town Centre Jumeirah houses an extensive range of ladies beauty outlets like the Nail Station, Paris Gallery, Kaya Skin Care Clinic, Wax Lounge and SOS Salon.
  • Mall of the Emirates, near 4th interchange on Sheikh Zayed Road [25], Outside Ramadan: Sun-Wed 10AM-10:00PM; Thu-Sat 10AM-12PM (midnight); Ramadan: Sun-Sat: 10AM-1AM. It was largest shopping mall outside of North America, until the Dubai Mall opened in 2008. 200+ shops, cinemas, plus the Ski Centre.^ Reel Cinemas 17 (Dubai Mall) .
    • Dubai City Guide : Cinema in Dubai 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.dubaicityguide.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Reel Cinemas 16 (Dubai Mall) .
    • Dubai City Guide : Cinema in Dubai 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.dubaicityguide.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Reel Cinemas 22 (Dubai Mall) .
    • Dubai City Guide : Cinema in Dubai 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.dubaicityguide.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Has many international high street chains as well as luxury brand stores, including Harvey Nichols.^ This luxury hotel is located close to Al Rigga Street in Deira within around 15 minutes of Dubai international airport and about quarter of an hour's .
    • Dubai Hotels , Hotels in Dubai and Cheap Hotels in Dubai - Advice hotels 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.advicehotels.com [Source type: News]

    .Many restaurants and cafes, though cafes tend to be much more crowded than at other malls.^ Dubai's cargo village at its international airport handles more air cargo than any other airport in the world, much of it coming into Dubai by sea from the far east or the subcontinent and then going out by air to Europe.
    • 1996 Country Commercial Guides 16 September 2009 13:21 UTC dosfan.lib.uic.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Over 350,000 people from more than 100 different countries are working (in harmony) on the Palms Projects and Dubais other projects.
    • Dubai's Mega Projects Photo Gallery by Brian McMorrow at pbase.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Others choose to do it because they can make more in a day than I do working everyday and I make six figures.
    • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

    .It's attached to a Kempinski hotel, which has restaurants licensed to serve alcohol that are accessible from the mall.^ Bars and pubs are closed until sunset each night, and some restaurants do not serve alcohol.
    • Dubai Travel Advice and Tips - Dubai, United Arab Emirates hotel reservations and Dubai guide - Dubai maps, weather, currency exchange, car rental, transport information and more 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.worldexecutive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The sale of alcoholic beverages is limited but is available in all bars and restaurants in four or five star hotels.

    ^ Customs : The Emirates states are all Muslim, therefore alcohol is not served except in hotels.
    • Dubai Travel Advice and Tips - Dubai, United Arab Emirates hotel reservations and Dubai guide - Dubai maps, weather, currency exchange, car rental, transport information and more 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.worldexecutive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Very large Carrefour hypermarket attached, next to the Kempinski Hotel. .Arabian/Middle Eastern souvenir shops upstairs.
  • Ibn Battuta Mall, Jebel Ali [26] Daily 10AM-12AM (midnight).^ Grand Megaplex Ibn Battuta Mall 3669898 .
    • Dubai City Guide : Cinema in Dubai 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.dubaicityguide.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The project is strategically located within minutes of Sheikh Zayed Road, the upcoming airport in Jebel Ali, and all major shopping malls and business clusters in Dubai.

    ^ Walking through the malls and streets of Dubai, one quickly looses a sense of being in a Middle Eastern city.
    • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

    Areas themed around six countries (China, India, Persia, Egypt, Tunisia and the Andalusia). Wide range of shops, although fewer high class brands. Has various restaurants and cafes (including three Starbucks), and a multiplex cinema including an Imax. No restaurants serve alcohol. Also has extensive, permanent exhibition of Islamic science, invention and astronomy. .Attached (access via outside) is one of Dubai's few second-hand bookshops, House of Prose.^ The good points were the internet café steps away from the building entrance and the other one few minutes away, the place was in Bur Dubai which is almost near everything.

    ^ I'm contemplating a trip to Muscat, Oman, which I undestand is one of the few old cities in the Gulf (outside of Yemen, at least) that manages to maintain its historic character.
    • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: United Arab Emirates Archives 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Room to room, I explored the building's history; the al-Ahmadiya was a turn-of-the-century school, one of the few formal centers of learning in Dubai at the time.
    • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: United Arab Emirates Archives 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

    Has a Geant supermarket attached.
  • Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeirah Road [27]. Includes 75 shops, numerous bars, restaurants and cafes, a nightclub, theatre. .More expensive and targeted directly at tourists than other, general malls where residents go.^ All countries or regions have special requirements for persons intending to reside for extended periods (usually more than 90 days) or who plan to work, study, or engage in non-tourist activities.
    • United Arab Emirates Travel Advice and Advisories | Government of Canada 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.voyage.gc.ca [Source type: News]

    ^ Dubai's cargo village at its international airport handles more air cargo than any other airport in the world, much of it coming into Dubai by sea from the far east or the subcontinent and then going out by air to Europe.
    • 1996 Country Commercial Guides 16 September 2009 13:21 UTC dosfan.lib.uic.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Over 350,000 people from more than 100 different countries are working (in harmony) on the Palms Projects and Dubais other projects.
    • Dubai's Mega Projects Photo Gallery by Brian McMorrow at pbase.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Most bars and restaurants are licensed for alcohol.^ Alcohol is served at bars in most major hotels but is intended for guests of the hotel.
    • United Arab Emirates 25 September 2009 10:23 UTC travel.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Persons who are not guests of the hotel, and who consume alcohol in the restaurants and bars, technically are required to have their own personal liquor licenses.
    • United Arab Emirates 25 September 2009 10:23 UTC travel.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Nice to wander through as it has been designed to resemble a "traditional" souq, but with the modern comforts of air conditioning.^ REGENT PALACE HOTEL **** BUR DUBAI, 101 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates The hotel offers a blend of traditional hospitality and modern comforts.
    • United Arab Emirates | Kuoni-DMC.info | Kuoni Hotel Information | Global FIT 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.kuoni-dmc.info [Source type: Academic]

    ^ According to an interview in Construction Week, the air conditioning chillers installed on the 155th and 159th floor are so high that their design had to take into account the thinner air at that elevation.
    • The Burj Khalifa : No. 1, Burj Dubai Boulevard, Dubai :: Glass Steel and Stone 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.glasssteelandstone.com [Source type: General]

    ^ PANORAMA HOTEL DEIRA ** DEIRA, 101 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates The hotel blends the ancient traditions of hospitality with modern comfort.
    • United Arab Emirates | Kuoni-DMC.info | Kuoni Hotel Information | Global FIT 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.kuoni-dmc.info [Source type: Academic]

    .Lots of souvenir-type shops.
  • Burjuman Centre, Khalifa Bin Zayed Road [28], Sat-Thu 10AM-10:00PM; Fri 2PM-10PM. Recently opened after expansion, focus is on premium brand stores and luxury boutiques, but high street stores are also available.^ It is a quite time on the roads and shops with lots of expat headed to colder climbs for the Christmas and New Year festivities.
    • Alltop - Top Dubai News 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC dubai.alltop.com [Source type: News]

    ^ How long will it take for people around the world to say Burj Khalifa Bin Zayed, when they have had Burj Dubai drummed into them for years.
    • Alltop - Top Dubai News 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC dubai.alltop.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan succeeded Khalifa as Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.
    • United Arab Emirates (06/07) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    No restaurants serve alcohol. .Walking distance to the Consulate District.
  • Deira City Centre [29].^ N/A Golden Square Suites The Golden Square Suites, set amidst the commercial centre of Deira Dubai and the business district, you are just a stones throw away from the spectacular Dubai Creek.
    • Dubai Hotels, Find Discount Hotel In Dubai, United Arab Emirates 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.bookingadvisor.com [Source type: News]

    ^ CITY CENTRE HOTEL ***** Deira, 101 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates Experience the European hospitality, at this amazing hotel.
    • United Arab Emirates | Kuoni-DMC.info | Kuoni Hotel Information | Global FIT 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.kuoni-dmc.info [Source type: Academic]

    ^ CITY CENTRE RESIDENCE DEIRA CITY CENTRE, 61871 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates The hotel offers European hospitality with an unmistakable French touch.
    • United Arab Emirates | Kuoni-DMC.info | Kuoni Hotel Information | Global FIT 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.kuoni-dmc.info [Source type: Academic]

    .This is by far the most popular mall in Dubai and a visit to Dubai is not complete without a visit.^ Tallest Skyscraper in the World Almost Completed, Defies Belief The Burj Dubai tower, the tallest skyscraper in the world, is about to be completed.To Top 10 Most Luxurious Hotels in Dubai 01.
    • Dubai – What the hell is going on over there ? - TutzTutz.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.tutztutz.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The Holiday Inn Express Dubai-Safa Park is our most popular 3 star and below Dubai hotel.
    • Dubai Hotels - Cheap Accommodation Deals in Dubai 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.hotelclub.net [Source type: News]

    ^ After the completion of one of the main buildings I will definetely visit Dubai to see the real building.
    • Dubai Projects - FunOnTheNet 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.funonthenet.in [Source type: General]

    Debenhams, Virgin Megastore, Zara and other international high street brands. A multiplex cinema, and many restaurants and cafes. Also has a large "Arabian Treasures" souvenir and traditional textiles area. .A new extension includes many more high-end boutiques and upmarket mall restaurants.^ The new Marina Mall is a five minute walk across the road bridge that runs alongside the plot, the beach and the seaside shops and restaurants of The Walk are even closer.

    .A big Carrefour hypermarket sell just about everything and is nearly always very busy.^ Just lots of people going about their business -- Arabs, Africans, Indians, Chinese, Europeans.
    • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: United Arab Emirates Archives 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It really made me sick.They hear about money and they are lured into the damn business of selling their bodies for life.They had come from all over the world.
    • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We have gotten just plain rotten attitudes about everything, however people in this counrty are just begining to wake up and see just how dam spoiled we are.
    • Dubai's Mega Projects Photo Gallery by Brian McMorrow at pbase.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: Original source]

    .There is a Sofitel hotel at one end of the centre, where there are bars and restaurants serving alcohol.
  • Wafi Mall [30].^ Alcohol is served at bars in most major hotels but is intended for guests of the hotel.
    • United Arab Emirates 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.travel.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • United Arab Emirates 25 September 2009 10:23 UTC travel.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ This city hotel lies at the heart of the city of Dubai, just behind the famous city centre shopping mall.
    • Dubai Hotels , Hotels in Dubai and Cheap Hotels in Dubai - Advice hotels 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.advicehotels.com [Source type: News]

    ^ The hotel is located in the city centre of Dubai, close to the City Centre Mall and near the famous Clock Tower.
    • Dubai Hotels , Hotels in Dubai and Cheap Hotels in Dubai - Advice hotels 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.advicehotels.com [Source type: News]

    Includes Marks & Spencer, Goodies. Focus is almost entirely on luxury brands, jewellery and expensive boutiques. .Many upmarket restaurants and bars, many of which are licensed (have alcohol available).^ Persons who are not guests of the hotel, and who consume alcohol in the restaurants and bars, technically are required to have their own personal liquor licenses.
    • United Arab Emirates 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.travel.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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    A luxury spa is attached to the complex. .The Egypt-themed architecture, which includes quite beautiful stained-glass pyramids, is worth seeing.
  • Emirates Towers Boulevard, Sheikh Zayed Road [31], Daily 10.00AM-10.00PM, Fri 4.00PM-10.00PM. Part of the Emirates Tower Hotel complex.^ Angsana Hotel and Suites Dubai The Angsana Hotel and Suite is located in Sheikh Zayed road nearby the famous Buj Dubai and Dubai mall the biggest shopping complex in the region.
    • Dubai Hotels, Find Discount Hotel In Dubai, United Arab Emirates 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.bookingadvisor.com [Source type: News]

    ^ It is part of a 500-acre complex of offices, hotels, shops, lagoons, and public space that are a technological, economic, and social oasis all on its own.
    • The Burj Khalifa : No. 1, Burj Dubai Boulevard, Dubai :: Glass Steel and Stone 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.glasssteelandstone.com [Source type: General]

    ^ FLORA GRAND HOTEL **** Al Rigga Road, 101 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates The hotel creates a lasting impression from the moment you arrive.
    • United Arab Emirates | Kuoni-DMC.info | Kuoni Hotel Information | Global FIT 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.kuoni-dmc.info [Source type: Academic]

    The shops here match the hotel, very high class, plus a Starbucks. Lipton cafe has free wifi. .Restaurants and bars all serve alcohol.^ Alcohol is served at bars in most major hotels but is intended for guests of the hotel.
    • United Arab Emirates 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.travel.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • United Arab Emirates 25 September 2009 10:23 UTC travel.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Persons who are not guests of the hotel, and who consume alcohol in the restaurants and bars, technically are required to have their own personal liquor licenses.
    • United Arab Emirates 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.travel.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • United Arab Emirates 25 September 2009 10:23 UTC travel.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Quite a popular nightlife spot, with bars and nightclubs and it is considered the most expensive mall in Dubai.
  • Gold & Diamond Park, Interchange 4, Sheikh Zayed Road (South side) [32].^ Dubai is a thriving modern metropolis, known for its amazing modern architecture, cosmopolitan culture, scintillating gold souks (markets), vibrating nightlife, as well as its traditional cultural heritage.
    • Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates, Dubai Hotels Accommodation, Dubai Hotels Discount, Cheap Hotels in Dubai, Hotel in Dubai 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates, Dubai Hotels Accommodation, Dubai Hotels Discount, Cheap Hotels in Dubai, Hotel in Dubai 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ MINC APARTMENTS AL BARSHA **** SHEIKH ZAYED ROAD, 504919 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates This luxury hotel is a perfect hub for both leisure and business travellers.
    • United Arab Emirates | Kuoni-DMC.info | Kuoni Hotel Information | Global FIT 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.kuoni-dmc.info [Source type: Academic]

    ^ KEMPINSKI Mall Of The Emirates ***** SHAIKH ZAYED ROAD, 101 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates Step into an inviting oasis designed for solitude and relaxation.
    • United Arab Emirates | Kuoni-DMC.info | Kuoni Hotel Information | Global FIT 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.kuoni-dmc.info [Source type: Academic]

    Sells gold and diamond products. .Has none of the character of the more historic gold souq, but is air-conditioned throughout, and easier to reach and park at than the historic souq (which is in the depths of downtown Deira).^ The definite height of the building is still unknown, but it is understood that the tower will reach more than 800 metres.
    • Alltop - Top Dubai News 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC dubai.alltop.com [Source type: News]

    ^ The 42 rooms are equipped with air conditioning, TV. More Information...
    • Dubai hotels and apartments - 210 hotels in Dubai 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.alpharooms.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I’ve been in Spain, Greece, India etc and felt more uncomfortable – at least everything in Dubai is Air Conditioned.
    • Dubai – What the hell is going on over there ? - TutzTutz.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.tutztutz.com [Source type: General]

    .Can be better value, as it is less "touristy".
  • Al Ain Plaza, (known locally as Computer Plaza), On Mankhool Road along from the Ramada Hotel, Bur Dubai heading towards the creek.^ The Burj al-Arab hotel in Dubai.
    • Dubai – What the hell is going on over there ? - TutzTutz.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.tutztutz.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Hotel Burj Al Arab The spectacular Burj Al Arab, designed to resemble the graceful sails of an Arabian dhow, soars to a height of 321 metres, dominating the Dubai coastline.
    • Dubai Hotels, Find Discount Hotel In Dubai, United Arab Emirates 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.bookingadvisor.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Angsana Hotel and Suites Dubai The Angsana Hotel and Suite is located in Sheikh Zayed road nearby the famous Buj Dubai and Dubai mall the biggest shopping complex in the region.
    • Dubai Hotels, Find Discount Hotel In Dubai, United Arab Emirates 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.bookingadvisor.com [Source type: News]

    .A mall specializing in computers, laptops, computer parts and computer add ons like monitors, VoIP Phones, hard drives, etc.^ Moreover, you are just going to drive people to programs like SKype or force the country to cripple its Internet to the point where no one can get a satisfactory connection in order to stop acceptable VOIP based calls.
    • Skype Journal: UAE Blocks Skype.com 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.skypejournal.com [Source type: General]

    There is an internet cafe here. .AED 10 per hour (minimum 1 hour).^ The law also provides for a minimum of 24 days per year of annual leave plus 10 national and religious holidays.
    • 1996 Country Commercial Guides 16 September 2009 13:21 UTC dosfan.lib.uic.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Also other malls in this area are good for computers and computer equipment.
  • Festival City.^ This city is a good example of what other cities look like on other worlds, its time to show the universe that we too are ready to take our spot at the table.
    • Dubai's Mega Projects Photo Gallery by Brian McMorrow at pbase.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Has Dubai's only Ikea, since it relocated from City Centre, and a huge Plug-Ins electronic store.^ CITY CENTRE HOTEL ***** Deira, 101 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates Experience the European hospitality, at this amazing hotel.
    • United Arab Emirates | Kuoni-DMC.info | Kuoni Hotel Information | Global FIT 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.kuoni-dmc.info [Source type: Academic]

    ^ No where in this world better than DUBAI to build such a huge city.
    • Dubai's Mega Projects Photo Gallery by Brian McMorrow at pbase.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ CITY CENTRE RESIDENCE DEIRA CITY CENTRE, 61871 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates The hotel offers European hospitality with an unmistakable French touch.
    • United Arab Emirates | Kuoni-DMC.info | Kuoni Hotel Information | Global FIT 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.kuoni-dmc.info [Source type: Academic]

    .Also an ACE Hardware and a amazing mall which has 550 shops.
  • Dubai Outlet Mall, on the road to Al Ain [33].^ Angsana Hotel and Suites Dubai The Angsana Hotel and Suite is located in Sheikh Zayed road nearby the famous Buj Dubai and Dubai mall the biggest shopping complex in the region.
    • Dubai Hotels, Find Discount Hotel In Dubai, United Arab Emirates 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.bookingadvisor.com [Source type: News]

    ^ FLORA GRAND HOTEL **** Al Rigga Road, 101 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates The hotel creates a lasting impression from the moment you arrive.
    • United Arab Emirates | Kuoni-DMC.info | Kuoni Hotel Information | Global FIT 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.kuoni-dmc.info [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Ideally situated near to Dubais top attractions, Shopping mall, Media City, Dubai Free Zone, Golf Club, Beaches an..
    • Dubai Hotels, Find Discount Hotel In Dubai, United Arab Emirates 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.bookingadvisor.com [Source type: News]

    .A very large mall, with many "factory outlets".
  • Dubai Marina Mall, located on Sheikh Zayed Rd, a mall with Books and Stationery (Borders), mobile telephony (du), photography (Nikon), cards (Hallmark), children toys, nutrition, pharmacy (Boots), supermarket (Waitrose), luxury watches, clothing, Starbucks, Dubai souvenirs, etc.^ School children gathered in Dubai malls to sing Christmas carols while "department-store Santas" handed out gifts.
    • United Arab Emirates 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ MINC APARTMENTS AL BARSHA **** SHEIKH ZAYED ROAD, 504919 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates This luxury hotel is a perfect hub for both leisure and business travellers.
    • United Arab Emirates | Kuoni-DMC.info | Kuoni Hotel Information | Global FIT 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.kuoni-dmc.info [Source type: Academic]

    ^ KEMPINSKI Mall Of The Emirates ***** SHAIKH ZAYED ROAD, 101 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates Step into an inviting oasis designed for solitude and relaxation.
    • United Arab Emirates | Kuoni-DMC.info | Kuoni Hotel Information | Global FIT 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.kuoni-dmc.info [Source type: Academic]

    Dubai Marina Mall
    Dubai Marina Mall
.TIP: Several malls have a large Carrefour, or similar, hypermarket where you'll find the lowest cost electronics, and groceries for self-catering.^ Just below you'll find all the currency converters we provide.
  • UAE Dirham converter (AED - UNITED ARAB EMIRATES) - Mataf.net 22 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.mataf.net [Source type: News]

^ "You never know what you'll find here," he says.
  • The dark side of Dubai - Johann Hari, Commentators - The Independent 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Dropping my mother at the hotel I went out, bought newspapers for I know from internet that what ever you want to find you’ll find it in their newspapers.

.A Carrefour is also located near the Shindagha waterfront in Bur Dubai.^ I live in Dubai really or i live near waterfront means 5 miles .
  • Dubai Projects - FunOnTheNet 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.funonthenet.in [Source type: General]

^ This charming, modern hotel offers a stunning central location on Khalid Bin Walid in Bur Dubai.
  • Dubai Hotels , Hotels in Dubai and Cheap Hotels in Dubai - Advice hotels 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.advicehotels.com [Source type: News]

^ This business hotel is ideally located in the centre in the Bur Dubai area, nestled between the immaculate beaches and the bustling city.
  • Dubai Hotels , Hotels in Dubai and Cheap Hotels in Dubai - Advice hotels 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.advicehotels.com [Source type: News]

Eat

.Most of the American fast food chains have set up shop in Dubai, including KFC, Chillis,TGI Fridays Starbucks and McDonalds.^ We are visiting Dubai in July and want to know if anyone does sightseeing flights over the Palm, World land development or if anything is set up for the curious tourist.
  • Dubai's Mega Projects Photo Gallery by Brian McMorrow at pbase.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Perhaps the most creative work of the show, PSYOP was a room set up as a small classroom.
  • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: United Arab Emirates Archives 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

^ Most of the major U.S. fast food companies are already established in the market.
  • 1996 Country Commercial Guides 16 September 2009 13:21 UTC dosfan.lib.uic.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The beauty of the food in Dubai is that you will probably find cuisine for every taste.^ Our Private Dubai Job-Opening Research Will Show You Jobs Your Peers Do Not Know About Your career is too important not to research every dubai job opening you can find.
  • Dubai Jobs, IT Jobs in Dubai, Vacancies in Dubai, Medical Jobs in Dubai - DubaiCrossing.Com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.dubaicrossing.com [Source type: News]

^ LOTUS BOUTIQUE HOTEL **** NAIF ROAD, 101 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates Surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the city, this hotel welcomes you with a warm and welcoming hospitality.
  • United Arab Emirates | Kuoni-DMC.info | Kuoni Hotel Information | Global FIT 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.kuoni-dmc.info [Source type: Academic]

^ For one thing, it seemed hotter here - there was less shade than you could find in Dubai.
  • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: United Arab Emirates Archives 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

Shawarma is the most available (and cheap!) food in Dubai. It is the arabic equivalent of the Burger. It is meat that has been cooked on a skewer and then cut into thin strips and placed into a pita bread with vegetables and dressing. .It costs about AED 3.5 (US$ 1) for the plain-jane variety and up to AED 5 ($1.30) for the more exotic Lebanese and Iranian varities.^ But now that we are aware of the problem, it's up to us to do something about it.
  • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

^ We have gotten just plain rotten attitudes about everything, however people in this counrty are just begining to wake up and see just how dam spoiled we are.
  • Dubai's Mega Projects Photo Gallery by Brian McMorrow at pbase.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: Original source]

^ U.S. exports to the UAE dropped by about 10 percent in 1994 but the first quarter of 1995 shows U.S. exports to the UAE up more than 25 percent.
  • 1996 Country Commercial Guides 16 September 2009 13:21 UTC dosfan.lib.uic.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The Shawarma sold by Indian restaurants are arguably the cheapest and tastiest.
Another local snacks is Fala-Fil (Felafel, falafel) also available at about the same costs as the shawarma.
.
  • Ravi Restaurant, 1. At Satwa roundabout, 2. At Bur Dubai near Mussala Tower, 3315353.^ City Tower Hotel Apartments Bur Dubai .
    • Dubai Hotels - Cheap Accommodation Deals in Dubai 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.hotelclub.net [Source type: News]

    ^ The good points were the internet café steps away from the building entrance and the other one few minutes away, the place was in Bur Dubai which is almost near everything.

    ^ City Tower Hotel Apartments Bur Dubai UAE .
    • Dubai Hotels, Resorts (UAE)- Asia Travel Hotels Air Tickets Reservation, Hotels and Resorts in Dubai (UAE) 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.asiatravel.com [Source type: Academic]
    • Dubai Hotels, Resorts - Asia Travel Hotels Air Tickets Reservation, Hotels and Resorts in Dubai 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC asiatravel.com [Source type: Academic]

    .It is a Pakistani Restaurant that provides Excellent Pakistani & Indian food that is incredibly cheap.^ Four restaurants provide a great variety of foods.

    This is a must see for anyone with a spicy tooth.Ask for Chaand.
    AED 20-25 per person for a good meal.  .'eat', 'Dubai');return false;" title="click to edit Ravi Restaurant">edit
  • The Karachi Darbar chain of restaurants scattered throughout the city is worth visiting.
  • The Jabal Al Noor chain of restaurants.^ Mina' Zayid (Abu Dhabi), Al Fujayrah, Mina' Jabal 'Ali (Dubai), Mina' Rashid (Dubai), Mina' Saqr (Ra's al Khaymah), Khawr Fakkan (Sharjah) .
    • CIA - The World Factbook -- United Arab Emirates 25 September 2009 10:23 UTC www.cia.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .A Middle Eastern take on fastfood and its own unique variety of drinks with names such as "Lexus"," Burj al Arab", and "Sitara". AED 7-10 per item.
  • The Address Downtown Burj Dubai, Emaar Boulevard, Downtown Burj Dubai, +971 4 436-8888, [34].^ Palm Jumeirah and the Burj al Arab, Dubai .
    • The Palm Jumeirah, Jebel Ali and Deira Photo Gallery by Brian McMorrow at pbase.com 3 February 2010 17:21 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The Burj al-Arab hotel in Dubai.
    • Dubai – What the hell is going on over there ? - TutzTutz.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.tutztutz.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Burj Dubai Downtown - 18 Boulevard Tower .
    • Real Estate Specialists • specialists,property,dubai,real estate, homes ,house, better, online, maintenance, expats, ski, atlantis , interiors ,dubai ,land ,greens, reef ,Arabian, ranches, management, leasing, admin ,solutions, hsbc ,rental ,relocation, leader, pre ,event ,hot ,sell ,sale, buy ,rent ,bank ,hotel ,room, metro ,burj ,vertical,emaar ,amlak, rbs,mashreq ,stocks ,cityscape, gitex, marina ,jbr,jlt ,reem, villa ,apartments, land, plot, rera ,abu dhabi, uae,ajman, rak, damac, tecom ,mall, barsha, jumeirah,wimax,wifi,wisp,du 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC thespecialistsdubai.com [Source type: Academic]

    24 hrs. .Located in the happening heart of Downtown Burj Dubai, the hotel has the world's tallest tower, Burj Dubai and the stunning Dubai Fountain on its doorstep and is flanked by Dubai Mall, one of the world's largest and most exciting shopping centres.^ Burj Dubai is symbolic for the tower of Babel.
    • The Burj Khalifa : No. 1, Burj Dubai Boulevard, Dubai :: Glass Steel and Stone 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.glasssteelandstone.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The Burj al-Arab hotel in Dubai.
    • Dubai – What the hell is going on over there ? - TutzTutz.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.tutztutz.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The worlds tallest hotel.
    • Dubai – What the hell is going on over there ? - TutzTutz.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.tutztutz.com [Source type: General]

    .The Address Downtown Burj Dubai reveals a new art in offering service and comfort, where every guest's stay is treated as an individual experience.^ Premier, serviced apartments offer guests all the comforts of home with the .
    • Dubai Hotels , Hotels in Dubai and Cheap Hotels in Dubai - Advice hotels 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.advicehotels.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Burj Dubai: The new pinnacle of vanity .
    • Alltop - Top Dubai News 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC dubai.alltop.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Dubai Hotel Apartments & Residence For Long Staying Guests Lowest price for a priceless vacation.
    • Dubai Hotels, Resorts (UAE)- Asia Travel Hotels Air Tickets Reservation, Hotels and Resorts in Dubai (UAE) 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.asiatravel.com [Source type: Academic]

    .A combination of outstanding facilities and superlative attention to detail makes it the premier lifestyle destination for international travellers.^ YORK INTERNATIONAL DUBAI *** KHALID IBN WALID ROAD, 101 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates This hotel is an excellent combination of comfortable accommodation and numerous facilities.
    • United Arab Emirates | Kuoni-DMC.info | Kuoni Hotel Information | Global FIT 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.kuoni-dmc.info [Source type: Academic]

    .Standing an impressive 63 storeys high and featuring 196 lavish rooms and 626 services residences, The Address offers an extensive range of gourmet experiences, modern meeting and event venues, a signature Spa, a fully equipped Fitness Centre, chilled pools and indulgent amenities and services.^ It features spacious rooms with luxurious amenities,...
    • United Arab Emirates | Kuoni-DMC.info | Kuoni Hotel Information | Global FIT 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.kuoni-dmc.info [Source type: Academic]

    ^ It features well-equipped rooms, to offer comfort and...
    • United Arab Emirates | Kuoni-DMC.info | Kuoni Hotel Information | Global FIT 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.kuoni-dmc.info [Source type: Academic]

    ^ It features beautifully appointed rooms that offer...
    • United Arab Emirates | Kuoni-DMC.info | Kuoni Hotel Information | Global FIT 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.kuoni-dmc.info [Source type: Academic]

    .The hotel is less than 15 minutes from Dubai International Airport and easily accessible to several of Dubai's landmarks and key destinations.  edit
  • Wafi Gourmet, Wafi Mall, Oud Metha, Dubai, +971 4 324 4433.^ Dubai International Airport is some 6 km a .
    • Dubai Hotels , Hotels in Dubai and Cheap Hotels in Dubai - Advice hotels 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.advicehotels.com [Source type: News]

    ^ The Dubai International Airport is easily accessible from the premises of the h .
    • Dubai Hotels , Hotels in Dubai and Cheap Hotels in Dubai - Advice hotels 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.advicehotels.com [Source type: News]

    ^ The international airport of Dubai is approximately 15 minutes away .
    • Dubai Hotels , Hotels in Dubai and Cheap Hotels in Dubai - Advice hotels 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.advicehotels.com [Source type: News]

    Excellent Lebanese cuisine and ambience. In the cooler months the outdoor verandah is a pleasure. No alcohol served. About AED 100.  .'eat', 'Dubai');return false;" title="click to edit Wafi Gourmet">edit
  • The Noodle House, Emirates Towers Shopping Boulevard, Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeirah, +971 4 366 8888.^ Madinat Jumeirah - Al Qasr Hotel Dubai, UAE .
    • Dubai Hotels - Best Price Hotel on Instant Confirmation & Last Minute Rooms 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.southtravels.com [Source type: News]

    ^ TIARA PALM DUBAI ***** PALM JUMEIRAH, 66674 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates Be prepared to be immersed in complete and superior hospitality.
    • United Arab Emirates | Kuoni-DMC.info | Kuoni Hotel Information | Global FIT 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.kuoni-dmc.info [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Madinat Jumeirah - Mina A' Salam Dubai, UAE .
    • Dubai Hotels - Best Price Hotel on Instant Confirmation & Last Minute Rooms 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.southtravels.com [Source type: News]

    Asian food. One meal about AED 80.  .'eat', 'Dubai');return false;" title="click to edit The Noodle House">edit
  • Toscana, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, +971 4 3666730 (, fax: +971 4 3666649).^ Madinat Jumeirah - Al Qasr Hotel Dubai, UAE .
    • Dubai Hotels - Best Price Hotel on Instant Confirmation & Last Minute Rooms 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.southtravels.com [Source type: News]

    ^ No: (971-4) 396-8787 Fax No: (971-4) 397-7889; (971 4) 396-0013; (971 4) 396-2262 Email Us: dubai@asiatravel.com Office Address & Map .
    • Dubai Hotels, Resorts (UAE)- Asia Travel Hotels Air Tickets Reservation, Hotels and Resorts in Dubai (UAE) 16 September 2009 13:21 UTC www.asiatravel.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Madinat Jumeirah - Mina A' Salam Dubai, UAE .
    • Dubai Hotels - Best Price Hotel on Instant Confirmation & Last Minute Rooms 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.southtravels.com [Source type: News]

    Italian. About AED 100.  .'eat', 'Dubai');return false;" title="click to edit Toscana">edit
  • Yakitori House, Century Hotel, Khalid Bin Walid Street, Bur Dubai, +971 4 205 7333.^ CAPITOL RESIDENCE *** AL ROLLA STREET, 62556 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates Experience the warm and friendly services, at this amazing hotel.
    • United Arab Emirates | Kuoni-DMC.info | Kuoni Hotel Information | Global FIT 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.kuoni-dmc.info [Source type: Academic]

    ^ AL MUROOJ ROTANA HOTEL ***** AL SAFFA STREET, 101 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates With a glamorous look and tropical ambience, this hotel is an oasis of elegance.
    • United Arab Emirates | Kuoni-DMC.info | Kuoni Hotel Information | Global FIT 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.kuoni-dmc.info [Source type: Academic]

    ^ ADMIRAL PLAZA HOTEL ** BUR DUBAI, 101 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates The hotel is structured in western-style and blends the concept of ancient hospitality with modern convenience.
    • United Arab Emirates | Kuoni-DMC.info | Kuoni Hotel Information | Global FIT 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.kuoni-dmc.info [Source type: Academic]

    .Japanese cuisine, very popular with the Japanese expat community.  edit
  • London Fish & Chips, Tunisia Food Court, Ibn Batutta Mall, Jebel Ali Village, Dubai, +971 4 366 9939, [35].^ The largest and most successful of the free zones is the Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZ) in Dubai.
    • 1996 Country Commercial Guides 16 September 2009 13:21 UTC dosfan.lib.uic.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The future of many of the great Mega Projects is also in question and in my opinion: > It is very doubtful that either Palm Jebel Ali or Palm Deira will ever be fully developed.

    ^ The project is strategically located within minutes of Sheikh Zayed Road, the upcoming airport in Jebel Ali, and all major shopping malls and business clusters in Dubai.

    .Fish and chips, duh.  edit
  • Automatic, this is a chain of popular Lebanese restaurants found all over Dubai.^ Just before reaching the water taxi terminal, I found the restaurant, the Bayt al Wakeel ; it served Thai and Lebanese dishes and had a gorgeous view of the Creek.
    • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: United Arab Emirates Archives 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

    Famous for its lamb chops & Friday lunch buffet. .No alcohol served.
  • Al Dawaar Revolving Restaurant, Hyatt Regency, Deira, 04 209 1100, [36].^ HYATT REGENCY HOTEL ***** AL KHALEEJ ROAD, 101 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates A modern, luxury Dubai hotel.
    • United Arab Emirates | Kuoni-DMC.info | Kuoni Hotel Information | Global FIT 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.kuoni-dmc.info [Source type: Academic]

    ^ A waiter serves guests at the Bayt Al Wakheel restaurant .
    • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: United Arab Emirates Archives 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Just before reaching the water taxi terminal, I found the restaurant, the Bayt al Wakeel ; it served Thai and Lebanese dishes and had a gorgeous view of the Creek.
    • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: United Arab Emirates Archives 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

    Lunch: 12.30 PM - 3.30 PM, dinner: 7 PM - midnight. Serving an assortment of cuisines, the highlight of this beautiful restaurant is that it revolves, giving a nice tour of the city. Lunch: AED 165 per person, Dinner: AED 205 per person.  .'eat', 'Dubai');return false;" title="click to edit Al Dawaar Revolving Restaurant">edit
  • Pars Iranian Kitchen, Shk Zayed Road (Located in the residential area of Diyafah Road next to the Rydges Plaza Hotel), +971 4 398 4000.^ This hotel is centrally located on the Sheikh Zayed Road in Bur Dubai.
    • Dubai Hotels , Hotels in Dubai and Cheap Hotels in Dubai - Advice hotels 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.advicehotels.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Centrally located on Baniyas Road, this hotel overlooks Dubai Creek.
    • Dubai Hotels , Hotels in Dubai and Cheap Hotels in Dubai - Advice hotels 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.advicehotels.com [Source type: News]

    ^ The hotel is located in the heart of downtown Dubai in the Bur Dubai area.
    • Dubai Hotels , Hotels in Dubai and Cheap Hotels in Dubai - Advice hotels 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.advicehotels.com [Source type: News]

    .This is an open air Iranian restaurant where one can sit in traditional machans (large bed-like seating) and enjoy a fine Iranian meal.^ This year’s ultimate open-air fine food and dr...
    • Alltop - Top Dubai News 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC dubai.alltop.com [Source type: News]

    ^ One of them is an exclusive fine dining restaurant set in a landscaped terrace overlooking the creek."

    ^ At lunch time no one wants to waste time searching for a free seat in crowded far-off restaurants.

    The speciality is the mixed grill which is served with live coal. After the meal, smoke a traditional sheesha pipe. No alcohol served.
    Around Dhs. 150 per person.  .'eat', 'Dubai');return false;" title="click to edit Pars Iranian Kitchen">edit
  • Yum!, Inter-Continental Hotel, Deira, +971 4 222 7171.^ CLARIDGE HOTEL DUBAI *** DEIRA, 101 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates Step into this hotel and get cocooned in warmth and care.
    • United Arab Emirates | Kuoni-DMC.info | Kuoni Hotel Information | Global FIT 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.kuoni-dmc.info [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Sheraton Deira Hotel Dubai, UAE .
    • Dubai Hotels - Best Price Hotel on Instant Confirmation & Last Minute Rooms 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.southtravels.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Radisson BLU Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek .
    • Dubai Hotels - Best Price Hotel on Instant Confirmation & Last Minute Rooms 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.southtravels.com [Source type: News]

    A wonderful noodle bar located at the InterContinental Dubai. .Well priced, with excellent food.  edit
  • 800PIZZA, Sheykh Zayed Road, Barsha, TAMWEEL building, between Coral Boutique Hotel and Emirates Mall, 800-PIZZA(74992) (), [37].^ Right in front of the ""Mall of the Emirates"" mega complex, the hotel takes pride in its prime location on Sheikh Zayed Road, at the 4th Interchange .
    • Dubai Hotels , Hotels in Dubai and Cheap Hotels in Dubai - Advice hotels 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.advicehotels.com [Source type: News]

    ^ MINC APARTMENTS AL BARSHA **** SHEIKH ZAYED ROAD, 504919 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates This luxury hotel is a perfect hub for both leisure and business travellers.
    • United Arab Emirates | Kuoni-DMC.info | Kuoni Hotel Information | Global FIT 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.kuoni-dmc.info [Source type: Academic]

    ^ The hotel is strategically located in the Al Barsha area, less than 2 minutes away from the Mall of The Emirates and near to Dubai's top attractions, .
    • Dubai Hotels , Hotels in Dubai and Cheap Hotels in Dubai - Advice hotels 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.advicehotels.com [Source type: News]

    11AM to midnight. .Traditional & authentic Italian pizza baked in Wood Fired Italian Stone Oven, thin & crispy crust.  edit
  • Karam Beirut, Sheykh Zayed Road, Al Barsha, Mall of Emirates.^ Right in front of the ""Mall of the Emirates"" mega complex, the hotel takes pride in its prime location on Sheikh Zayed Road, at the 4th Interchange .
    • Dubai Hotels , Hotels in Dubai and Cheap Hotels in Dubai - Advice hotels 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.advicehotels.com [Source type: News]

    ^ MAYFAIR HOTEL *** RIGGA AL BUTEEN, 33315 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates A symbol of class and elegance, the hotel combines the latest in luxury with its traditional hospitality.
    • United Arab Emirates | Kuoni-DMC.info | Kuoni Hotel Information | Global FIT 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.kuoni-dmc.info [Source type: Academic]

    ^ FLORA GRAND HOTEL **** Al Rigga Road, 101 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates The hotel creates a lasting impression from the moment you arrive.
    • United Arab Emirates | Kuoni-DMC.info | Kuoni Hotel Information | Global FIT 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.kuoni-dmc.info [Source type: Academic]

    Excellent lebanese food, on the 1st floor of Mall of Emirates.  edit

Splurge

.The top hotels in the city all have at least one restaurant serving (most commonly) some form of international cuisine - Italian, Japanese, Indian and so on.^ The most famous hotel in Dubai – the proud icon of the city – is the Burj al Arab hotel, sitting on the shore, shaped like a giant glass sailing boat.
  • The dark side of Dubai - Johann Hari, Commentators - The Independent 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ I exchanged some money to pay the hotel and to buy our needs The only restaurant we could find was an Iraqi one with really freaky guys staring from inside the place.

^ There is faeces floating on the beach, in the shadow of one of Dubai's most famous hotels.
  • The dark side of Dubai - Johann Hari, Commentators - The Independent 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

.Quality tends to be high, along with price, but non-guests are able to reserve tables as well, thus allowing the rest of us to experience a bit of these hotels.^ Dubai Hotel Apartments & Residence For Long Staying Guests Lowest price for a priceless vacation.
  • Dubai Hotels, Resorts (UAE)- Asia Travel Hotels Air Tickets Reservation, Hotels and Resorts in Dubai (UAE) 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.asiatravel.com [Source type: Academic]
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^ These photos were taken while I was in Dubai for the first time when my college friend took us from the hotel to Ibn Battoota.

^ These projects in Abu Dhabi will cost well over US$150 million.
  • 1996 Country Commercial Guides 16 September 2009 13:21 UTC dosfan.lib.uic.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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  • Kiku, Le Meridien Dubai, +971 4 282 4040.^ Hotel Le Meridien Fairways Dubai .
    • Dubai Hotels - Cheap Accommodation Deals in Dubai 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.hotelclub.net [Source type: News]

    ^ Le Meridien Dubai UAE .
    • Dubai Hotels, Resorts (UAE)- Asia Travel Hotels Air Tickets Reservation, Hotels and Resorts in Dubai (UAE) 16 September 2009 13:21 UTC www.asiatravel.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Al Sondos Suites by Le Meridien Dubai .
    • Dubai Hotels - Best Price Hotel on Instant Confirmation & Last Minute Rooms 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.southtravels.com [Source type: News]
    • Dubai Hotels, Resorts (UAE)- Asia Travel Hotels Air Tickets Reservation, Hotels and Resorts in Dubai (UAE) 16 September 2009 13:21 UTC www.asiatravel.com [Source type: Academic]

    Japanese cuisine. Very high quality and very popular. AED 150.  edit
  • Khazana, Al Nasr Leisureland, Karama, +971 4 336 0061. Run by famed Indian TV chef Sanjeev Kapoor. Drinks Served. Reservations recommended especially on Friday nights.  edit
  • Options, Jumeirah, 971 4 329 3293. Also run by famed Indian TV chef Sanjeev Kapoor. Drinks Served. .Reservations recommended especially on Friday nights.  edit
  • Asha's, Wafi Centre, Bur Dubai, +971 4 324 0000.^ This business hotel is ideally located in the centre in the Bur Dubai area, nestled between the immaculate beaches and the bustling city.
    • Dubai Hotels , Hotels in Dubai and Cheap Hotels in Dubai - Advice hotels 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.advicehotels.com [Source type: News]

    ^ This luxury hotel is located next to the Wafi centre, Dubai's ultra-exclusive lifestyle complex.
    • Dubai Hotels , Hotels in Dubai and Cheap Hotels in Dubai - Advice hotels 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.advicehotels.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Located along Trade Centre Road in Bur Dubai, this hotel lies directly opposite Burjuman shopping centre.
    • Dubai Hotels , Hotels in Dubai and Cheap Hotels in Dubai - Advice hotels 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.advicehotels.com [Source type: News]

    .Indian Cuisine run by Asha Bosle.  edit
  • Shang Palace, Shangri-La Hotel, Shk Zayed Road, +971 4 343 8888.^ Shangri-la Hotel Dubai UAE .
    • Dubai Hotels, Resorts (UAE)- Asia Travel Hotels Air Tickets Reservation, Hotels and Resorts in Dubai (UAE) 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.asiatravel.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Shangri-la Hotel Dubai, UAE .
    • Dubai Hotels - Best Price Hotel on Instant Confirmation & Last Minute Rooms 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.southtravels.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Shangri-la Hotel Dubai .
    • Dubai Hotels - Best Price Hotel on Instant Confirmation & Last Minute Rooms 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC www.southtravels.com [Source type: News]

    Exceptional Chinese food. AED 200.  .'eat', 'Dubai');return false;" title="click to edit Shang Palace">edit
  • Al Mahara, Burj Al Arab, +971 4 301 7600 (fax: +971 4 301 7000).^ MAYFAIR HOTEL *** RIGGA AL BUTEEN, 33315 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates A symbol of class and elegance, the hotel combines the latest in luxury with its traditional hospitality.
    • United Arab Emirates | Kuoni-DMC.info | Kuoni Hotel Information | Global FIT 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.kuoni-dmc.info [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Palm Jumeirah and the Burj al Arab, Dubai .
    • The Palm Jumeirah, Jebel Ali and Deira Photo Gallery by Brian McMorrow at pbase.com 3 February 2010 17:21 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: General]

    ^ FLORA GRAND HOTEL **** Al Rigga Road, 101 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates The hotel creates a lasting impression from the moment you arrive.
    • United Arab Emirates | Kuoni-DMC.info | Kuoni Hotel Information | Global FIT 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.kuoni-dmc.info [Source type: Academic]

    12.30 PM- 3 PM, 7 PM - midnight. .Part of the Burj Al Arab hotel, and as you would expect is also very high quality!^ The Burj al-Arab hotel in Dubai.
    • Dubai – What the hell is going on over there ? - TutzTutz.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.tutztutz.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I've just returned from dinner at the Burj Al-Arab Hotel.
    • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: United Arab Emirates Archives 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Stem of the Palm and Burj al Arab .
    • The Palm Jumeirah, Jebel Ali and Deira Photo Gallery by Brian McMorrow at pbase.com 3 February 2010 17:21 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: General]

    Seafood.
    AED 700.  edit
  • Legends Steakhouse, Dubai Creek Golf Club, Deira, +971 4 295 6000.
    View from Legends Steakhouse
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    View from Legends Steakhouse
    This restaurant is part of the Creek Golf Clubhouse.^ Just before reaching the water taxi terminal, I found the restaurant, the Bayt al Wakeel ; it served Thai and Lebanese dishes and had a gorgeous view of the Creek.
    • Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: United Arab Emirates Archives 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.andycarvin.com [Source type: General]

    Highly popular with residents but, unfortunately, not known to tourists is this fabulous waterfront restaurant. .Situated overlooking the Dubai Creek it provides an excellent meal and views.^ GRAND HYATT HOTEL ***** SHAIKH ZAYED ROAD, 101 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates The hotel has contemporary decor with an Arabian touch and views of the creek or city.
    • United Arab Emirates | Kuoni-DMC.info | Kuoni Hotel Information | Global FIT 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.kuoni-dmc.info [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Ideally situated, the hotel is adjacent to the Deira City Center mall and entertainment complex, just across from the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club .
    • Dubai Hotels , Hotels in Dubai and Cheap Hotels in Dubai - Advice hotels 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC www.advicehotels.com [Source type: News]

    ^ SHERATON DUBAI CREEK ***** BANIYAS ROAD, 101 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates Overlooking the famous Dubai Creek, this hotel invites you for a memorable stay.
    • United Arab Emirates | Kuoni-DMC.info | Kuoni Hotel Information | Global FIT 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.kuoni-dmc.info [Source type: Academic]

    Very reasonably priced for the ambience and food. Around AED 200 per head.  .'eat', 'Dubai');return false;" title="click to edit Legends Steakhouse">edit
  • JW's Steakhouse, JW Marriott Hotel, Deira, +971 4 607 7977.^ CLARIDGE HOTEL DUBAI *** DEIRA, 101 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates Step into this hotel and get cocooned in warmth and care.
    • United Arab Emirates | Kuoni-DMC.info | Kuoni Hotel Information | Global FIT 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.kuoni-dmc.info [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Dubai - JW Marriott Hotel Dubai .
    • United Arab Emirates hotels – See local hotels in United Arab Emirates by Marriott 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.marriott.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek .
    • Dubai Hotels - Cheap Accommodation Deals in Dubai 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.hotelclub.net [Source type: News]

    This is the Marriott's signature restaurant and has won many awards over the years. Highly popular with Dubai residents. AED 350 per head.  .'eat', 'Dubai');return false;" title="click to edit JW's Steakhouse">edit
  • Cafe Chic, Le Meridien, Garhoud, +971 4 282 4040.^ Le Meridien Dubai UAE .
    • Dubai Hotels, Resorts - Asia Travel Hotels Air Tickets Reservation, Hotels and Resorts in Dubai 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC asiatravel.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Al Sondos Suites by Le Meridien Dubai .
    • Dubai Hotels, Resorts - Asia Travel Hotels Air Tickets Reservation, Hotels and Resorts in Dubai 25 September 2009 1:33 UTC asiatravel.com [Source type: Academic]

    Beautiful nouvelle French cuisine, served in a comfortable and sophisticated atmosphere, ran by Michelin star chef Michel Rostang. By far one of the best restaurants in town, but extremely pretentious as well. Expect to pay AED 300, but it's definitely worth it.  edit
.If you feel like having a meal fit for a king, but don't want to venture outside, Room Service [38] can deliver meals from upscale restaurants to your residence for a price.^ If you don’t like the weather, then move.
  • Dubai – What the hell is going on over there ? - TutzTutz.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.tutztutz.com [Source type: General]

^ If you want to run a business you need a local partner (Who usually lives off partnering with Foreigners without having an actual job himself.
  • Dubai – What the hell is going on over there ? - TutzTutz.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.tutztutz.com [Source type: General]

^ I don't like this world but I feel safe when I know a family is only one mother and one father.
  • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

Drink

.As Dubai has grown from a small town into a bustling city, so has the nightlife scene.^ Did the city of Dubai create the desire?If there is so little temptation in the Muslim countries -- where does the desire come from to cross the bridge into Dubai?It was always there and will always be there.
  • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It’s been a tumultuous year for Dubai, talk of people leaving cars in the airport, rumors about layoffs and the international media turned the city into a ghost town with tumbleweed rolling through the city streets.
  • Alltop - Top Dubai News 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC dubai.alltop.com [Source type: News]

^ The sheer scale of the project will focus the world's eye towards the city of Dubai and it will be the tower's design and image that will preserve Dubai City Tower's grandeur into the future.'

.Most 3 to 5 star hotels have bars and nightclubs for those interested in the nightlife.^ The Holiday Inn Express Dubai-Safa Park is our most popular 3 star and below Dubai hotel.
  • Dubai Hotels - Cheap Accommodation Deals in Dubai 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.hotelclub.net [Source type: News]

^ We also have 4 star hotels in Dubai which will suit most high end travellers seeking accommodation in Dubai.
  • Dubai Hotels - Cheap Accommodation Deals in Dubai 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.hotelclub.net [Source type: News]

^ Considered the only ‘7 star’ hotel and the most luxurious hotel in the world.
  • Dubai – What the hell is going on over there ? - TutzTutz.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.tutztutz.com [Source type: General]

.World-class DJ's frequent Dubai's nightclubs, and many A-list musical celebrities are adding Dubai to their list of tour dates.^ Dubai … and i think it is the best place to live ever … i went to many cities but i like ubai and no one can say any thing about it … and if they say it still will be the best city in the world … .
  • Dubai – What the hell is going on over there ? - TutzTutz.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.tutztutz.com [Source type: General]

^ Conqueror Real Estate has many of listings for apartments across Dubai.
  • furnished apartments dubai | apartment rental dubai | rent short term | short stay accommodation | luxury hotel apartment rentals | dubai hotel apartment | hotel apartment in dubai 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.dubaifurnishedrentals.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Abdul Rahman Al Saleh, Director-General of Dubai Finance Department, termed the Dubai World restructuring as a natural procedure that can happen in many countries and companies.
  • Alltop - Top Dubai News 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC dubai.alltop.com [Source type: News]

However, Dubai has several laws regarding alcohol which tourists should be aware of before visiting:
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  • Alcohol is available only at licensed premises, usually attached to hotels (most nightclubs and bars are in or attached to hotels, though they may have separate entrances).
  • Alcohol is not sold on religious holidays, nor during daylight hours in Ramadan (even to non-Muslims).
  • It is illegal to drink alcohol in public places, and there is a zero-tolerance policy on drunk driving.^ They range from studio apartments, serviced apartments, furnished apartments, to holiday and beach apartments, and hotel apartments.
    • Dubai Apartments, Dubai Marina Apartments, Studio Apartments in Dubai at Better Homes LLC 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.bhomes.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Again drinking is ‘controlled’ only in bars and you need a license to buy it from a liqueur store – climate – Dubai is really hot around 4 months a year – but again ‘hot’ being a relative term.
    • Dubai – What the hell is going on over there ? - TutzTutz.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.tutztutz.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Because UAE is a Muslim country and such illegal things are not allowed according to the law and Islamic regulations there are people who do it from hiding.
    • FRONTLINE/WORLD . Rough Cut . Dubai: Night Secrets | PBS 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Anyone involved in a collision found with alcohol in their blood will usually get a month's jail sentence and fine.
  • Alcohol can be bought only for home consumption at certain outlets in Dubai, and an alcohol license is required.^ Two people who set up a voice-over Internet protocol (VoIP) router and transferred calls from the Internet to the UAE telephone system were sentenced to three months in jail plus a substantial fine.
    • Internet Filtering in the United Arab Emirates in 2004-2005: A Country Study | OpenNet Initiative 2 February 2010 17:50 UTC opennet.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Internet Filtering in the United Arab Emirates in 2004-2005: A Country Study | OpenNet Initiative