Dubai is located in the Arabian Peninsula, south of the Persian Gulf. The hot arid place is one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It si spread over an area of 4,114 sq km. Dubai, for most of its fame in the world, accounts to its commercial activities, especially in Mid Asia and South Asia. The population of Dubai is on rise and is expected to grow about 7. 557 million, by 2010. It is also the second-largest among the seven emirates by area. Governed by a constitutional monarch, tourism contributes a lot in Dubai's economy.
Tourist Attractions in Dubai
Dubai Shopping Festival
With the sole purpose of boosting its economy in the form of retail marketing, Dubai conducts an annual Shopping festival. Dubai Shopping Festival is generally conducted in any of the first four months of the year. It attracts a large number of people from all around the world. Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) was started on February 15, 1996.
Earlier known as Chicago Beach, Jumeirah beach is a beautiful tourist destination, located in coastal residential area named Jumeirah. Jumeirah Beach is a place of houses made in different and beautiful architectural styles. The beach nowadays is famous for its hotels, from expensive ones to of all ranges.
Jumeirah Mosque is one of the most attractive mosques in Dubai. A not so old creation has followed the medieval Fatimid tradition in its structure. The stone structured mosque allows visits to non- Muslims people. It symbolizes liberalism and promotes cultural understanding.
Souks (Traditional Markets)
Souks are known as the heart of Urban Arabia. Dubai souks are located at Deira and sells things varying from modern goods to traditional items. Souk means 'market' in Arabic language. Earlier, they stood for a place of ongoing commercial activities. Today, they are not so same, but are distinct by keeping their old environment of conducting business.
Dubai is famous for its desert travels or Desert Safari. For any traveler who comes to Dubai, it is a must-to-do thing. Travels are arranged by different travel agencies. Mostly, these visits are arranged in morning, evening or overnight safari.
Palm Jumeirah is located on the Jumeirah coastal area. A company of Dubai government named Nakheel, has undertaken the projects of making islands in Dubai. Palm Jumeirah, one of those three projects, has helped to extend the Dubai's shoreline.
In the hot arid Dubai, Ski Dubai is a thing of more than wonder. It is first of its kind indoor ski resort in the Middle East. It offers you a chance to chill out with your loved ones, by indulging in all kinds of snow games.
Dubai Museum is located in the Al Fahidi Fort. It was started in 1971. It has the collection of antiquities and artifacts not only from Dubai but also from Africa and Asia. The fort in which the Museum is located is the oldest existing building in Dubai.