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United Arab Emirates State Facts

THE CAPITAL Abu Dhabi STATE STRUCTURE Federation of absolute monarchies INTERNAL DIVISION The state structure of the United Arab Emirates is a unique combination of republican and monarchical systems. The UAE is a federal monarchical state, consisting of seven emirates: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, Umm Al Qaiwain and Ajman, each of… Read More »

United Arab Emirates History

(Al-Imārāt al-ʽArabīya al-Muttaḥidah). State of Southwest Asia (83,600 km²). Capital: Abu Dhabi. Administrative division: emirates (7). Population: 9.304.277 residents (2017 estimate). Language: Arabic. Religion: Muslims 76.9%, Christians 12.6%, Hindus 6.6%, Buddhists 2%, others 1.9%. Monetary unit: dirham (100 fils). Human Development Index: 0.864 (34th place). Borders: Persian Gulf (N), Gulf of Oman (NE) Oman (E),… Read More »

Dubai Travel Guide

Dubai City Overview Looking at the Dubai skyline today, it’s hard to imagine that just a century ago there was no running water and no real streets in the city, and that camels were the main form of transportation. Today Dubai is an almost epic place of superlatives, where a human vision of the future… Read More »

Dubai International Airport (DXB)

Airport address: Dubai International Airport, Department of Civil Aviation, PO Box 2525, Dubai Current: Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) is a major airport that opened in June 2010 and is slated to be completed by 2030. This will complement Dubai International Airport (DXB) in the long term. Information: There is a 24 hour airport reception desk… Read More »

United Arab Emirates Overview

The United Arab Emirates is a state on the Arabian Peninsula, the southernmost end of the Persian Gulf, in southwest Asia. The United Arab Emirates is a federal state (federation) between seven emirates; Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Qaiwain. The federation borders Oman and Saudi Arabia. Capital: Abu Dhabi Biggest… Read More »

Events in Dubai

Dubai shopping festival The Dubai Shopping Festival is a popular sale in all department stores and most stores, with fireworks and carnival festivities. Date: December 26, 2019 – February 01, 2020 Place: Dubai Website: http://www.visitdubaishoppingfestival.com Omega Golf Dubai Desert Classic Every year around the end of January / beginning of February, the Omega Golf Dubai Desert Classic takes… Read More »

Nightlife in Dubai

Unlike many other Gulf States where you can end up in prison for drinking a beer, alcohol is easily available in Dubai. Officially, Muslims are not allowed to drink alcohol, but you can often see locals over a glass of beer in the city’s bars. The best bars are generally in the big hotels and are usually… Read More »

City Tours and Excursions in Dubai

City tours Boat tours Coastline Leisure offers a one-hour dhow tour of Dubai Creek three times a day at 11.30am, 3.30pm and 5.30pm, dinner tours (Tue and Sun) and the option of chartering larger boats. All boats leave from Deira. Arabian Adventures organizes a variety of tours on Dubai Creek. An alternative option is to rent an abra from… Read More »

United Arab Emirates Population and Language

The population growth in the United Arab Emirates is very high, mainly due to immigration. Between 2005 and 2015, the number of residents more than doubled, to around 10 million. Only about a tenth of the population are citizens of the country. The remaining residents are foreign guest workers, mainly from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.… Read More »

Transportation in Dubai

Public transportation Car is the most popular form of transportation in Dubai, and larger hotels also offer shuttle buses to their guests. From the Dubai Municipality (tel: (04) 285 49 69 Internet: www.dm.gov.ae  or www.rta.ae), however, also a very good public between 6:00 to 23:00 bus network operated. The tickets for adults cost depending on the distance to the destination and are bought from the bus driver… Read More »

Hotels in Dubai

The number of hotels in Dubai is growing steadily. Recent openings include Address Hotels, Vida Hotels and Rove Hotels. The official categories from one to five stars are supplemented by the additional categories ‘Business’, ‘Beach’, ‘Desert’ and ‘Heritage’ as well as the additions ‘Platinum’, ‘Gold’ or ‘Silver’. Ten percent taxes and again so much for service are due in addition to… Read More »

Things to Do in Dubai

Swim The 4-hectare Wild Wadi Waterpark is part of the Jumeirah Beach Hotel complex, Al-Jumeriah Road (Tel: (04) 348 44 44. Internet: www.jumeirah.com/en/Hotels-and-Resorts/Wild-Wadi) and is a paradise for children and adults with its fantastic 24 connected water slides. In most hotel swimming pools, non-guests can swim for a small fee. Tennis There are some tennis clubs… Read More »

Restaurants in Dubai

Our selection includes 9 restaurants, which we have divided into 3 categories: expensive, moderate and inexpensive. The restaurants are listed alphabetically within these categories. This division is only intended as a guide, it is by no means official categories. Since Dubai is a Muslim city, many restaurants, especially the cheaper ones, do not have a licensing license. However,… Read More »

Attractions in Dubai

Attractions in Dubai Bastakiya Before there was electricity and air conditioning, the bay was surrounded by countless wind towers that kept the surrounding houses cool. These wind towers also adorn the Bastakiya district, which, with its many traditional houses with courtyards, is reminiscent of days gone by. After extensive renovations, it was reopened and now offers a… Read More »