Dubai for Visitors
Dubai the "city" is really a semi-autonomous "Emirate" (see UAE fastfax). Dubai is split into two sections: Deira Dubai and Dubai. The city is cut by its ancient creek which still feeds dhows and ships laden with spices and other goods being shipped throughout the Gulf and beyond.
No visit to Dubai is complete without seeing the Burj Al-Arab, among the city's most unusual creations (though there are several more in the works), the creek, the gold souk and the desert.
Dubai has grown to be a massive, tolerant city where expat laden discos coexist alongside the austerity of the call to prayer, where fast paced development is easily overpowered by the serenity and vastness of its bordering deserts.
Pictures - Our popular and free collection of pictures from around the city. This slideshow now includes hundreds of recently updates shots of Dubai.
Articles about Dubai:
Dubai - The Land of Plenty - by Raquel de Jesus. A pleasant reflection on the tranquility of Dubai. Raquel visited the city early in 2005.
Dubai, Paradise on Earth - by Bina Khiani. Bina Khiani provides a great overview of the history of the city and its business-oriented present and future. This article also details some of Dubai's incredible future projects. Bina Khiani lives in Dubai.
Dubai Creek - A reflection by pilot Nazar Hayat Khan on his trip to Dubai's famous creek. The author elegantly draws a picture of how the ancient and the contemporary worlds intermingle as they only can in the United Arab Emirates of the 21st century.
General Pages on Dubai:
Restaurants - We bring you the best of the best with this guide to one of the most satisfying cities to eat in on the planet.
Hotels - Explore Dubai's range of places to lay your head, from seven stars and tens of thousands of dollars a night to more modest yet completely relaxing hotels.
External Links about Dubai:
Burj-Dubai Skyscraper - This site has updated information on the construction of what will be the world's tallest building. An interesting and often updated website featuring construction pictures and more information on this amazing-to-be building.
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