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Public Question Asked by nneka egondu ibekwe about Dubai
Can you please tell me all about Dubai?
The Best Answer
Answered by Lina , Dubai, United Arab Emirates
sure i can.
Dubai is one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is located south of the Arabian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula. Dubai has the largest population and is the second-largest emirate by area, after Abu Dhabi.[the capital of UAE Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the only two emirates to possess veto power over critical matters of national importance in the country's legislature.
Today, Dubai has emerged as a global city and a business hub. Although Dubai's economy was built on the oil industry, currently the emirate's main revenues are from tourism, property, and financial services. Dubai has recently attracted world attention through many innovative large construction projects and sports events. This increased attention has highlighted labour and human rights issues concerning its largely South Asian workforce.Dubai's property market experienced a major downturn in 2008 and 2009 as a result of the slowing worldwide economic climate, and a 20% correction in property values is expected by 2011.
Dubai has a hot arid climate. Summers in Dubai are extremely hot, windy and dry, with an average high around 40 °C (104 °F) and overnight lows around 30 °C (86 °F). Most days are sunny throughout the year. Winters are warm and short with an average high of 23 °C (73 °F) and overnight lows of 14 °C (57 °F). Precipitation, however, has been increasing in the last few decades with accumulated rain reaching 150 mm (5.91 in) per year.
Tourism is an important part of the Dubai government's strategy to maintain the flow of foreign cash into the emirate. Dubai's lure for tourists is based mainly on shopping, but also on its possession of other ancient and modern attractions. As of 2007, Dubai was the 8th most visited city of the world. Dubai is expected to accommodate over 15 million tourists by 2015. Dubai is the most populous emirate of the seven emirates of United Arab Emirates. It is distinct from other members of the UAE in that a large part of the emirate's revenues are from tourism.
Dubai has been called the "shopping capital of the Middle East". Dubai alone has more than 70 shopping malls, including the world's 7th largest shopping mall, Dubai Mall. The city draws large numbers of shopping tourists from countries within the region and from as far as Eastern Europe, Africa and the Indian Subcontinent. While boutiques, some electronics shops, department stores and supermarkets operate on a fixed-price basis, most other outlets consider friendly negotiation a way of life.
Dubai is also known for its souk districts located on either side of the creek. Traditionally, dhows from the Far East, China, Sri Lanka, and India would discharge their cargo and the goods would be bargained over in the souks adjacent to the docks. Many boutiques and jewellery stores are also found in the city. Dubai is known as "the City of Gold" and Gold Souk in Deira houses nearly 250 gold retail shops. Dubai Duty Free at the Dubai International Airport offers merchandise catering to the multinational passengers using the airport.
the most recent major events happened in Dubai is the opening of Atlantis Hotel and Burj Khalifa the tallest tower in the world located in Down Town beside Dubai Mall
you want beaches , shopping, restaurants, entertainments , everything you can find here in Dubai
if you prefer not to come in summer , the best time is during the period from November to February as the climate is the best in the year
if you need specific information please do let me know
Answered by Stanley Gajanayake , Colombo, Sri Lanka
Dubai is one of best modern cities in the world. Very famous for its cleanliness and the luxury hotels and shoppimg malls. U.A.E. is the country and Dubai is one Emirate out of seven. The creek has brought fortune for Dubai. Dubai derives from an old Farsi word called Do- Bai means two brothers. It was one of the best places for precious pearls in the world. Now you can visit burjdubai, the highest tower in the world and the most famous famous hotel Burj Al Arab. There are many others to see.
Answered by Jean Yrem , Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Although the early history of Dubai is not very well documented, archeological discoveries suggests that, as long as four thousand years ago, small fishing communities lived along the coast of the Arabian Gulf on the site of what we know today as Dubai.
There are records of the town of Dubai ("Dubai") from 1799, which was a dependent of the settlement of Abu Dhabi until 1833. The then sheikh of Dubai was a signatory to the British sponsored "General Treaty of Peace" of 1820.
In 1833, the Al Maktoum dynasty of the Bani Yas tribe left the settlement of Abu Dhabi and took over the town of Dubai, "without resistance". From that point on, Dubai, a newly independent emirate was constantly at odds with the emirate of Abu Dhabi. An attempt by the Qawasim pirates to take over Dubai was thwarted.
In 1835, Dubai and the rest of the Trucial States signed a maritime truce with Britain and a "Perpetual Maritime Truce" about two decades later. Dubai came under the protection of the United Kingdom by the Exclusive Agreement of 1892.
The rulers of Dubai fostered trade and commerce, unlike the town's neighbors. The successful early development was in large parts due to the foresight of Dubai’s rulers. The city has benefited from the stabilizing influence of two exceptionally long rules: that of H H Shaikh Saeed Bin Maktoum from 1912 to 1958, followed by that of his son, H H Shaikh Rashid Bin Saeed al-Maktoum.
For many years prior to his father’s death in 1958 Shaikh Rashid has played a leading role in directing the state. Since then he has guided Dubai in its expansion from a small, old-world town to a modern state with excellent communication, and industrial infrastructure, and all the comforts of contemporary life. He ruled Dubai for over 30 years, during which time large projects like the Jebel Ali free zone, World Trade Centre and Dubai International Airport were sanctioned.
The town of Dubai was an important port of call for foreign tradesmen (chiefly Indians), who settled in the town. Until the 1930s, the town was known for its pearl exports. The international trade which flowed from Dubai’s cosmopolitan contracts was the basis of it’s rapidly increasing prosperity. This gave the city an early start in development before the beginning of oil production in the late 1960s. Like the other towns along the coast, Dubai had been severely affected by the decline of the pearling industry, due to competition in the 1930s from Japanese cultured pearls, and by the drop in trade in the Second World War.
After the devaluation of the Gulf Rupee in 1966, Dubai joined the newly independent state of Qatar to set up a new monetary unit, the Qatar/Dubai riyal. Dubai maintained its importance as a trade route through the 1970s and 1980s. Dubai and its twin across the Dubai creek, Deira (independent at that time), became important ports of call for Western manufacturers. Most of the new city's banking and financial centers were headquartered in this area.
In 1971 when the British left the Persian Gulf, Dubai together with Abu Dhabi and sixother emirates, formed the United Arab Emirates. The UAE dirham was adopted in 1973 as the uniform currency, by Dubai and the other emirates.
for more info : www.dubaicity.com for history and culture.
Answered by Rags , Dubai, United Arab Emirates
I would love to answer all your question, what would you like to know?
Answered by Dalola , Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Hi, Dubai is one of the 7 Emirates, most cosmopolitan, known by its shopping Malls as Dubai Mall, Mall of Emirates and others, Souks, beaches... I hope that my answer was useful
Answered by dulce , Deira, United Arab Emirates
it is a very good tourist spot! So many things you can enjoy over here like shopping,skiing,partying and even just sight seeing. This is the place wherein you can see all types of nationalities all over the globe.
Answered by AlJabry-Points2Deliver , Dubayy, United Arab Emirates
I don't think no one will be able to tell all about Dubai by answering to you here. But you can find some info from below links;
I hope above will help you to get some idea about the city of Dubai. Try to copy above link to your browser and enter.
Hassan Al Jabry
Answered by Osama , Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Answered by nneka egondu ibekwe , Enugu, Nigeria
you know my question is really about the culture there,i have been to tabuk saudi arabia and we females were forced to wear a black cloth called abaya over our normal clothing when going out in public,and even tie scarfs over our hair ,they did not care that we were tourists and not moslem,i wonder if dubai is like tabuk in this respect?do female non moslem tourists in dubai have to dress this way in public?i want to know because i would never go there if it is like that in dubai too.