The mystic land of Sun ‘N’ Sand; Fun ‘N’ Excitement
Dubai city is a bustling metropolis that provides a stunning contrast to an insipid desert environment.
This thriving city extends to the neighboring Emirate of Sharjah to the north, while extending south and west through the districts of Satwa, Jumeirah and Umm Suqeim.
The city boasts remarkable skyscrapers such as the world’s tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa. The spectacular Palm and the World Islands, Mall of the Emirates, Atlantis the Palm (a world-famous resort) and Dubai
Mall are recent additions to the city’s tourism hot-spots.
The Emirate embraces a diverse landscape ranging from rugged mountains and awe-inspiring sand dunes to beautiful beaches and lush green parks, dusty villages to luxurious residential districts, ancient wind-tower houses to ultra-modern shopping malls. Dubai represents a cosmopolitan society, co-existing with the deeply-rooted Islamic traditions of Arabia.
Dubai Creek historically divides the city into ‘Bur Dubai’ and ‘Deira Dubai’. Crossing the creek by the traditional ‘abra’ (wooden boat) or the modern ‘water bus’ (air-conditioned glass boat) is great fun, and Dubai Metro is the ultimate answer to the city’s transport needs.