Dubai - Places to Visit in Dubai

Dubai - Places to Visit in Dubai

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Dubai

It is the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates(UAE). It is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf and is one of the seven emirates that make up the country. Abu Dhabi and Dubai are the only two emirates to have veto power over critical matters of national importance in the country’slegislature. The city of Dubai is located on the emirate’s northern coastline and heads up the Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman metropolitan area. Dubai is to host World Expo 2020. Here you can find places to visit in Dubai if you are looking for a journey not to forget.

This city has emerged as a global city and business hub of the Middle East. It is also a major transport hub for passengers and cargo. By the 1960s Dubai’s economy was based on revenues from trade and, to a smaller extent, oil exploration concessions, but oil was not discovered until 1966. Oil revenue first started to flow in 1969. Dubai’s oil revenue helped accelerate the early development of the city, but its reserves are limited and production levels are low: today, less than 5% of the emirate’s revenue comes from oil. The emirate’s Western-style model of business drives its economy with the main revenues now coming from tourism, aviation, real estate, and financial services. This city has recently attracted world attention through many innovative large construction projects and sports events. The city has become symbolic for its skyscrapers and high-rise buildings, in particular the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. Dubai has been criticized for human rights violations concerning the city’s largely South Asian workforce. Dubai’s property market experienced a major deterioration in 2008–2009 following the financial crisis of 2007–2008, but the emirate’s economy has made a return to growth, with a projected 2015 budget surplus.

Places to Visit in Dubai

As of 2012, Dubai is the 22nd most expensive city in the world and the most expensive city in the Middle East.In 2014, Dubai’s hotel rooms were rated as the second most expensive in the world, after GenevaDubai was rated as one of the best places to live in the Middle East by American global consulting firm Mercer. Check out more to find amazing places to visit in Dubai.

CountryDubai
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Languages spokenArabic, English
Currency usedDirham (AED)
Area (km2)4,114 km2 (1,588 sq mi)

Sports & nature

In 2013, Dubai was named the world’s second best city in organizing activities and sports events, as it hosts the world’s most leading sports and art events highlighted by Dubai World Cup (horseracing event), the richest race day the world with a prize money amounting 30 million Dollars, Dubai Desert Classic Golf Championship, Dubai Tennis Championship, Dubai Tour Cycling Race, Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup, World Cup Tours in Swimming and Diving, Dubai Marathon, and Dubai International Sports Conference, among many other events.Dubai comprises six football clubs, they are: Al Nasr, Al Shabab, Al Ahli, Al Wasl, Dubai and Hatta, in addition to 3 specialized clubs: Dubai International Marine Club, Dubai Chess Club, and Dubai Club for the Disabled.It also includes Hamdan Sports Complex, an architectural masterpiece which features a modern swimming pool.The Complex was designed to the world’s best standards and capable of hosting various tournaments with a capacity of 15,000 spectators.It also includes Dubai Sports City and Meydan, the largest horse based & competitive economy, safe community, fair & impartial justice, advanced courts system, sustainable environment and integrated infrastructure of roads, bridges and tunnels, in addition to providing all types of transit modes conforming to the highest specifications.

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Nightlife info

Dubai has an extraordinary and unique nightlife scene. This oasis in the desert is full of amazing places. You can chill out in a lounge bar, relax and enjoy the sun in one of the many beach clubs and outdoor as the famous Cafe Del Mar Dubai, UAE Blu Marlin Ibiza, XL beach club, Nassimi and much more.Dubai nightlife scene is one of the most prestigious. For a night, come and discover the famous and unique Cavalli Club or enter Cirque Du Soir for a mesmerising experience. You would have the chance to go to the Armani Privé located in the world tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa and continue to party till late at Movida, People and VIP ROOM

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Culture and history info

Although stone tools have been found at many archaeological sites, little is known about the UAE's early inhabitants as only a few settlements have been found.[23] Many ancient towns in the area were trading centers between the Eastern and Western worlds. The remnants of an ancient mangrove swamp, dated at 7000 BC, were discovered during the construction of sewer lines near Dubai Internet City. The area was covered with sand about 5,000 years ago as the coast retreated inland, becoming part of the city's present coastline.[23][24] Pre-Islamic ceramics have been found from the 3rd and 4th centuries.[25] Prior to the introduction of Islam to the area, the people in this region worshiped Bajir (or Bajar).[25] 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. Excavations by the Dubai Museum in the region of Al-Jumayra (Jumeirah) found several artifacts from the Umayyad period.[26]Al Bastakiya, Dubai The earliest recorded mention of Dubai is in 1095 in the Book of Geography by the Andalusian-Arab geographer Abu Abdullah al-Bakri.[citation needed] The Venetian pearl merchant Gaspero Balbi visited the area in 1580 and mentioned Dubai (Dibei) for its pearling industry.[26]Dubai is thought to have been established as a fishing village in the early 18th century[27] and was, by 1822, a town of some 7-800 members of the Baniyas tribe and subject to the rule of Sheikh Tahnoon of Abu Dhabi.[28]In 1833, following tribal feuding, members of the Al Bu Falasa tribe seceded from Abu Dhabi and established themselves in Dubai. The exodus from Abu Dhabi was led by Ubaid bin Saeed and Maktum bin Butti who became joint leaders of Dubai until Ubaid died in 1836, leaving Maktum to establish the Maktoum dynasty.[27]Dubai signed the treaty of 'Perpetual Maritime Truce' of 1853 along with other Trucial States and also - like its neighbours on the Trucial Coast - entered into an exclusivity agreement in which the United Kingdom took responsibility for the emirate's security in 1892.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. Then, in 1894, fire swept through Deira, burning down most homes.[29] 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, the region's main trade hubs at the time. Persian merchants naturally looked across to the Arab shore of the Persian Gulf finally making their homes in Dubai. They continued to trade with Lingah, however, as do many of the dhows in Dubai Creek today, and they named their district Bastakiya, after the Bastak region in southern Persia.

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Desert Safari

Desert Safari

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Big Bus Tour Dubai

Big Bus Tour Dubai

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Price per person from 250.00 AED
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Burj Al Arab Tour Package

Burj Al Arab Tour Package

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Price per person from 460.00 AED
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Burj Khalifa Tour Package

Burj Khalifa Tour Package

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Price per person from 260.00 AED
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Camel Riding Dubai Package

Camel Riding Dubai Package

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Price per person from 250.00 AED
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Customized Tour

Customized Tour

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Desert Quad Biking Dubai

Desert Quad Biking Dubai

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Desert Safari Dubai Package

Desert Safari Dubai Package

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Dinner in the Desert

Dinner in the Desert

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Dolphin Show Dubai

Dolphin Show Dubai

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Dubai City Night Tour Package

Dubai City Night Tour Package

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Dubai City Nightlights

Dubai City Nightlights

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Dubai Heritage Tour

Dubai Heritage Tour

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Price per person from 140.00 AED
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Dubai Shopping Tour

Dubai Shopping Tour

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Dune Bashing Dubai

Dune Bashing Dubai

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Horse Riding Dubai

Horse Riding Dubai

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Price per person from 290.00 AED
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Hot Air Balloon Dubai Adventure

Hot Air Balloon Dubai Adventure

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Price per person from 995.00 AED
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Jet Skiing Dubai

Jet Skiing Dubai

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Price per person from 295.00 AED
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Palm Island Tour by Boat

Palm Island Tour by Boat

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Price per person from 450.00 AED
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Scuba Diving Dubai

Scuba Diving Dubai

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Seawings Dubai (Seaplane Sight-seeing tour)

Seawings Dubai (Seaplane Sight-seeing tour)

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Shooting Club Dubai

Shooting Club Dubai

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Wonder Bus Dubai

Wonder Bus Dubai

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Dhow Cruise - Late Night

Dhow Cruise - Late Night

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Dhow Cruise - VIP

Dhow Cruise - VIP

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Dhow Cruise - Wooden boat

Dhow Cruise - Wooden boat

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4x4 Murano

4x4 Murano

Price per day 190.00 AED
Car typeSedan
Max people5
Door count5
Minimum driver age18
TransmissionManual
Air-conditioned?Yes
Unlimited mileage?No
Chevrolet Malibu 2014

Chevrolet Malibu 2014

Price per day 155.00 AED
Car typeLuxury
Max people6
Door count4
Minimum driver age21
TransmissionAutomatic
Air-conditioned?Yes
Unlimited mileage?No
Hyundai i10 2014

Hyundai i10 2014

Price per day 95.00 AED
Car typeMini
Max people5
Door count4
Minimum driver age21
TransmissionAutomatic
Air-conditioned?No
Unlimited mileage?Yes
KIA Picanto 2014

KIA Picanto 2014

Price per day 95.00 AED
Car typeMini
Max people5
Door count4
Minimum driver age18
TransmissionAutomatic
Air-conditioned?Yes
Unlimited mileage?Yes
Nissan Altima 2014

Nissan Altima 2014

Price per day 145.00 AED
Car typeEconomy
Max people2
Door count4
Minimum driver age18
TransmissionAutomatic
Air-conditioned?Yes
Unlimited mileage?Yes
Toyota Yaris

Toyota Yaris

Price per day 95.00 AED
Car typeEconomy
Max people5
Door count3
Minimum driver age21
TransmissionAutomatic
Air-conditioned?Yes
Unlimited mileage?Yes