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Dubai Sights and Landmarks Guide, United Arab Emirates

Being the most progressive and modern emirate in UAE, Dubai has its perks. Although a relatively new destination, it has gained the attraction of tourists because of its unbelievable infrastructure, a unique mix of modernity and history and of course liberal policies. It also has a strategic location being just a 5-hour plane ride from most parts of Europe and a 3-hour flight from any part of the Middle East.

It also boasts of providing first-class amenities to tourists even to those that have meager budget. Therefore, Dubai makes a great destination for shopping, partying, sunbathing, fine dining, sporting events, and even some other sinful pleasures. The city’s sights can be divided into the old Dubai and the modern Dubai. The old Dubai is the place of history, religion, culture and heritage. One of the most spectacular sighs in Dubai is the Jumeirah Mosque. It is dubbed as one of the most beautiful in this side of Asia and luckily, one of the few ones opened to the non-Muslim Public. Every Thursdays, there are tours around the mosque, which makes a good pleasing to the eye distraction. Al Ahmadiya School in Deira is the oldest school in Dubai. It has been subject to reconstruction lately and is in itself a magnificent view. Of course, the Bastakiya District is the figment of an old Dubai. It is home to various restored and reconstructed buildings that are reminiscent of what Dubai was in the past. For a view of the Artifacts and relics, the perfect destination is the Dubai Museum. On the other hand, the new Dubai is home to the skyscrapers and various modern infrastructures that have helped shape Dubai to its current fame. The Burj al-Arab hotel is dubbed as the only 7-star hotel in the world. Reservations are usually required about a month in advance for a room that has housed various interesting and powerful personalities in the fields of entertainment, sports and politics. Of course, who can forget about the tallest building in the world known as the Burj Dubai? Although it is still a growing structure, it has surpassed the current holder of the world’s tallest building. This is bound to be completed in 2009. Of course, the Palm Islands are the three largest artificial islands in the whole world. 

Dubai never ceases to amaze its tourists. Apart from the richness of the city in terms of pleasures for the eyes, it is home to the biggest shopping malls in the whole world. It makes everyone want to catch the next plane on their way to this paradise.  

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    This was an interesting trip. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was certainly surprised. I think that most people living in the Western World have some prejudice against the Arab world. I certainly thought I would feel a bit uneasy in an Arab State. We are used to personal freedom and modern...
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    travel tip by MadSuh posted more then 30 days ago
    The Burj Al Arab is supposed to be the most expensive hotel in the world. When I went there I told the guard that I was in Dubai for a travel conference and that we were supposed to get a tour for free. He made some phone calls and I was...
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Dubai City Ratings

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    City Rank138
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