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  • Overview You can't Edit

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    Dubai is one of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) situated in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia on the Persian Gulf, with the capital Abu Dhabi, and its territory is almost completely covered by deserts and also about 200 small coral islands.

    The Imārat Dawlat al-al-'al-Arabīyah Muttaḥidah (to give the full arabic name) are a confederation of states and Dubai is one of these seven states which each possess considerable autonomy within the federation.

    Whilst the culture of Dubai is rooted in Islamic tradition, Dubai is tolerant and welcoming to foreigners who do not practice the religion of Islam.

    In Dubai women are always covered by the chador. With the difference that those that are rich; wear makeup, La Prairie, Prada shoes, Gucci pants and Louis Vuitton handbags, contrasting with the standard traditional wear of those who maybe less well off.

    The currency is the dirham. In relation to the U.S. dollar, the price is fixed since 1980: Where 1.00 USD = 3.6725 DHS.
  • What can you see and do? You can't Edit

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    Deira district and Bur Dubai

    The difference between the Deira district to Bur Dubai Bur Dubai is that there are already many great and new buildings and shopping malls. Deira, on the other hand as a much older heritage and has many narrow winding streets and many small traders, giving an appearance of disorganisation for tourists.

    Jumeirah Mosque

    Jumeirah Mosque is located on Jumeirah beach and Dubai is one of the most photographed sights, especially at night when it is lit.

    Safari in the desert

    Safari in the desert with camel ride - from 40 to 100 euros per person. Depending your preference you can choose to have an evening stroll and dinner whilst others may want to take a driving into the desert in a well equipped. jeep.

    Burj Khalifa

    Climb the tallest tower in the world!!. Burj in Arabic means tower. It is the holder of the enviable title of "tallest building in the world" according to the International Architectural Standards. It attained this record with its 828m high and 160 habitable floors, thus beating the Taipei 101 in Taiwan (508m) and the Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia (452m) - towers that previously held the record.  The question is for how long with the Burj keep it; with competing structures being built elsewhere vying for the title.

    The gazebo is in walking 124-442 meters. The climb to the top became an indispensable program. The cost of the tour to the heavens costs 100 dirhams (about $ 27) only if the ticket is purchased in advance and scheduled. The good news is that the advance purchase can be made online through the website of the Burj Khalifa.

    Bateaux Dubai

    A good idea: You get this boat in Bur Dubai and go through the strait that separates Bur Dubai from Deira (neighborhood where are the Souks - Markets Spice and Gold). This tour also has to be booked well in advance.

    Hotel Burj Al Arab

    It was the first 7-star hotel in the world. It is 280m from Jumeirah beach, on an island built especially to be the building's foundation; connecting the mainland by a bridge. This hotel is famous for its luxurious facilities and its sumptuous architecture and innovative sailboat-shaped Burj Al Arab Hotel is the main tourist spot in Dubai. It is likely to be high on the ticklist of any person who visits Dubai to go the Burj al Arab and see it from inside. Note is only with a reservation at one of the seven restaurants and bars is that you can enter as a non-guest.  No wandering in with your filthy sandals and a back-pack - sorry!

    Atlantis hotel

    It is on the mind-boggling Palm Jumeirah, the spectacular manmade. island. Each of the 1373/4 and 166 spacious suites at Atlantis Hotel was designed with subtle oceanic and Arabic influences, and offer wonderful views of the Arabian Gulf and the Palm Jumeirah itself.

    If you are not staying at Atlantis, nothing prevents you to spend a day there enjoying the Aquaventure water park, the beach, and swim with the dolphins,

  • How to stay safe You can't Edit

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    Survival kit for Tourists: water, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. The camel is only for locals!

    Never take a picture of any Arabic couples and never shoot a women when she is alone. Directly photographing people in Arab countries is considered extremely offensive.

    Bikinis on the beaches are common, but it is not recommend for women to be alone or in groups to go public beaches, as the "beach pervs" will hover around women and take pictures all the time. In the hotels and beaches are fine.

    *Important on visit to Burj Al Arab in the evening men should not wear jeans or shirt; there is a dress code for some of the restaurants.  It is useful to arrive the first time (from the Airport) correctly dressed; this will help make the right impression.

    Water & Hygiene Tap water in Dubai comes from desalination plants and although drinking does not taste nice. Most choose to buy bottled water, which costs Dhs1 to Dhs2 for a liter. But, be aware of fake bottled in some bars and restaurants.

    Safety: Contrary to the impression that the Middle East is given in the western media, Dubai is currently one of the safest places in the world to visit. However, theft of luggage and wallets seems to be growing, then, as in any other country, be vigilant and do not take unnecessary belongings out with you.

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        OSN is a pay TV network in the Middle East and North Africa that offers international television entertainment content such as movies, sporting events and various TV series, both locally produced and international. OSN was originally the Orbit Communications Company As of 2015 OSN offers 154 television channels with movies, series, sports, documentaries, news, children's entertainment, and talk shows. The OSN Platform is owned and operated by Panther Media Group Limited, registered in DIFC owned...

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      Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
      Jan 18.2 76 64.8 29.9
      Feb 18.7 4.9 65.7 1.9
      Mar 21.6 1.2 70.9 0.5
      Apr 24.8 7.1 76.6 2.8
      May 28.5 0.1 83.3 0
      Jun 30.7 0.1 87.3 0
      Jul 33 0.4 91.4 0.2
      Aug 33.6 0.4 92.5 0.2
      Sep 31.2 0.4 88.2 0.2
      Oct 27.9 0.2 82.2 0.1
      Nov 24.1 1.3 75.4 0.5
      Dec 20.2 14.3 68.4 5.6

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        • The city where you will never get bored, Dubai
          The Middle East is a mysterious part of the world with fabulous wonders to be discovered. The varied and diverse culture of the Middle East attracts thousand of travelers each year and it holds an extensive rich history and an incredible melting pot. It is on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf that is located the beautiful and charming contradiction city of Dubai. Dubai is one of the seven Emirates that form the United Arab Emirates. The city of Dubai has stunning views and incredible high cuisine. The city is exciting and interesting to visit. From beach vacation to desert safari, Dubai has it all. This hidden gem has captured the curiosity of many travelers and unlock the explorer desires. The sophisticated and luxury city is a fantastic destination for vacation.

          Why you should visit Dubai
          Anyone who has visited Dubai will tell you that this city is spectacular, vibrant, unexpected, full with surprises and fulfilling at the same time. The display of wealth and luxury goods have become a normal thing in Dubai as the tallest hotel can be found here, modern and eccentric architecture, man-made islands, golf tournaments, luxurious hotels, amazing skylines and 5-star dining. Dubai is the city where you should spend your wealth if you have the money. But remember that Dubai is not all about luxury and extravagant lifestyle. On Al Dhiyafah Road, which is one of the poorest areas in Dubai, you will find the best street food in the Middle East with influences from Liban, Iran and India. The diversity shows the harmony among the different cultures and religions. For nature lovers, there are numerous activities to discover; camel rides, botanical gardens, mountains, creeks, dune bashing, water parks and beaches.

          How to enjoy Dubai
          When traveling to Dubai, the best way is to book a tour package in advance where the private company like Osiris will take care of everything and you will only have to relax and enjoy the ride. The advantage of booking a customized tour is that you get the opportunity to explore firsthand the hidden treasure of Dubai and neighboring cities like Sharjah or the Sahara desert and underwater resorts. The endless list of things to do in Dubai is incredible and that is why private tour is helpful when vacationing here.

          There are numerous activities to do when visiting the city and there are key attractions any traveler should have on their list. The traditional Gold Souk is an Arabian jewelry market, which is located in the oldest part of the city. When walking in the streets, it feels like entering the Ali Baba cavern where your eyes will be mesmerized by all the 10 tons of gold. Another fabulous attraction in Dubai is the fireworks. If you have not watched fireworks in Dubai, then you truly have not experienced the true meaning of fireworks. Forget the Sydney's Harbour Bridge or New York's Times Square as Dubai has decided to display each year the biggest and most spectacular fireworks in the world. Another traditional attraction is taking an abra to cross Dubai Creek and start a conversation with locals. Go skiing in the desert. It is a 22,500 square meter, 85m high, 5 slope indoor ski resort to be exact where you can enjoy the cold and winter sports. After all the excitements, go have on Sunday a brunch at All you can eat and drink restaurant. The list of attractions never ends and that is the beauty of Dubai.

          The land where fantasy is converted to reality, the land of the rich and famous, heaven for foodies and a wonderful melting pot. Welcome in the land of pure joy, Dubai.

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