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Boom in Dubai Property Investment

Boom in Dubai Property Investment

Until a few years back, buying freehold property in Dubai was not possible for foreign nationals. Property boom in Dubai only ensued after some considerable changes were made to the emirate’s property laws. Currently, Dubai real estate sector i s witnessing a rapid upward trend that’s expected to go even higher with the passage of time. Population of Dubai has grown manifold over the past few years given a sharp and growing increase in the number of expatriates. Both veteran and would-be investors across the globe are eying Dubai as the property investment paradise for a long time to come. Property for sale in Dubai has already succeeded in drawing the attention of foreign investors.

Investment in Dubai property, whether it’s buying property in Dubai for permanent relocation or business, or you simply want to cash in on the most popular investment trend in Dubai property i.e. buy-to-let, i s very lucrative. The immense development Dubai continues to undergo with massive infrastructure projects reflects the exploding need for space for the country’s multiplying populace. Given these circumstances, the boom in Dubai property market doesn’t seem to slow down at any point in the foreseeable future. These upward trends of Dubai real estate make investment in Dubai property extremely risk-free for foreign nationals and they can choose to invest in Dubai even with their eyes closed.

Nearly all of the buyers of Dubai property find property resale and buy-to-let trend as the most attractive features of property ownership in Dubai. Some recent announcements point towards Dubai’s becoming a tourist hotspot in the near future with more recreation than ever. Newer entertainment and recreation projects are underway which have already drawn a great deal of international attention. The emirate, which i s already termed as a playground in the desert, i s soon to have more to offer to the world’s recreation seekers. This much international focus means an even stronger property market potential with returns that continue to shoot up.

To the benefit of investors, though not a positive sign for the buyers with no commercial intent, the demand for Dubai property, Dubai apartment, Dubai villas or any other type of property in Dubai by far outstrips the supply. This demand/supply disparity makes Dubai property investment an extremely attractive prospect for the foreign investors. As the experts of Dubai property forecast, the market i s lucrative for the investors who already bought property in Dubai. But the market i s not so friendly for those seeking rental property right now. If you’re one of those lucky enough people who have already secured property in Dubai, you’re likely to be reaping profits. But if you’re on the lookout for a decent rental accommodation in Dubai, you might have a hard time ahead as the prices are very high and are set to rise higher.

Experts speculate that the population of Dubai will be doubled in 2010. This will turn Dubai into one of the world’s hottest destinations for expatriates and holidaymakers alike and this just bodes so exceptionally well for property investors.

Daniel Marshel i s senior real estate consultant associated with Better Homes, a leading real estate firm in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He has more than 25 years of first hand experience of working in Dubai real estate market. His firm Better Homes offers online Dubai property listings, property management and property investment services.

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Sharjah hotel apartments occupancy increases to 70 percent in July 2010

Sharjah, August 25th, 2010 — Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Department (SCTDA) has said that the total number of guests staying in Sharjah’s hotel apartments in the month of July reached 68,363, a 14 percent increase as compared to the 59,888 guests reported for the corresponding period last year.

During the same period, the number of hotel apartments nights increased by 12 percent from July 2009 figures of 58,722 hotel nights to 65,626, while the emirate’s hotel occupancy rate rose from 64 percent in July 2009 to 70 percent in July 2010.

The SCTDA’s statistics show that GCC tourists remained the top visitors to Sharjah in July 2010, accounting for 45 percent of total tourist arrivals, followed by tourists from other Arab countries (20 per cent ), Asian tourists (18 per cent ), European tourists (12 per cent ) and tourists from the Commonwealth, USA, Africa and Pacific region (5 per cent ).

Speaking of the results, Mohamed A. Al Noman, Director General of the SCTDA, said that these achievements are the inevitable results of Sharjah’s distinctive tourist offerings and products. “The SCTDA is striving to promote Sharjah at all international, regional and local events and exhibitions in order to attract more tourists to the emirate,” he said

Regarding summer in Sharjah, Al Noman said, “This summer saw a number of activities in Sharjah, including the ever-popular Sharjah Summer Promotions, which is one of the pillars supporting tourism and commercial activities in the emirate. Tourists and residents visited the shopping malls and markets, looking to benefit from promotions that were suitable for all family members. The emirate’s hotels also witnessed remarkable activity in summer 2010 due to the special rates offered to Sharjah Summer Festival visitors.” “Statistics show that Sharjah has become a destination of choice for GCC tourists. More than 30,000 GCC tourists visited the emirate in July, a figure that emphasises the feasibility of presence in this important market and the necessity of providing more offers for GCC tourists. This will help promote the success of Sharjah’s tourism sector, and can be partly accomplished through the continuing organisation of the GCC promotional tours that the SCTDA has been involved with for the last nine years,” he added.

“Supporting Sharjah’s status as a leading tourism destination on the global tourism scene is one of the top priorities for the SCTDA, especially as the emirate has become a favourite tourism destination for many tourists across the globe. The promotional tours organised by SCTDA have become an important stage on which the Authority continues to showcase Sharjah’s various tourist attractions,” Al Noman concluded.

The SCTDA, in co-operation with Air Arabia and representatives from the emirate’s tourism sector, has also organised a promotional tour across a number of European capitals and held meetings with tourism companies in Turkey, Belgium, Greece, Kazakhstan and the Ukraine, where tourism and travel companies and agencies expressed significant interest in what makes Sharjah such a unique destination on the world’s tourism map.

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    2nd Global Aviation Safety Conference for Humanitarian Air Activities will be held in October

    Sharjah, August 24th, 2010 — In order to take a closer look and improve on already existing and globally accepted aviation safety standards, and identify aviation safety concerns, the World Food Programme (WFP), through its Sharjah-based Aviation Safety Unit, is organizing the 2nd Global Aviation Safety Conference (GASC) for Humanitarian Air Activities on October 11-12, 2010, at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Sharjah.

    With air transport being the fastest way to deliver humanitarian assistance during emergencies caused either by man-made or natural disasters, aviation safety is extremely important in order to avoid any accidents that may add further stress to what may already be considered as volatile situations. More importantly, proper adherence and implementation of aviation safety standards and procedures is an integral component that allows for the speedy and efficient delivery of food and aid which is critical in saving lives, says a press release.

    Sponsored by the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) of Sharjah and held under the patronage of Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Al Thani, Chairman of Civil Aviation – Sharjah International Airport, the main goals of the conference are to help improve life-saving capabilities by ensuring safe air transportation; to provide a common platform of discussion between WFP and all other global and state aviation authorities as well as air operators engaged in humanitarian air operation; to coordinate and guide safety initiatives in order to reduce risk for humanitarian air operators and humanitarian aviation; and to encourage industry and government cooperation on common safety objectives.

    Supported by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of the UAE, the Flight Safety Foundation (FSF), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the US Department of Transportation and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), key organizations and individuals participating in the conference include Civil Aviation Authorities from countries in Africa, Asia, USA, Canada, Europe, Middle East and GCC; international humanitarian governmental organizations and non-governmental organizations such as ECHO, Red Cross (ICRC), MSF, MAF, and ASF; the United Nations WFP and other UN Agencies; passenger and air cargo operators and brokers; and local and regional airlines and airport authorities.

    “Aviation safety is a very important issue around the world,” said Abdul Wahab Al Roomi, Director General – Department of Civil Aviation, Government of Sharjah. “As a civil aviation body, aviation safety is amongst out top priorities here at Sharjah International Airport. In fact, as a top priority, we have made a significant amount investment from our overall budget and even brought in international consultants in order to become the first airport in the UAE to have a GCAA approved Safety Management System. Such an approval was given to us only after a series of strict audit procedures by the GCAA.

    “Furthermore, the Sharjah Department of Civil Aviation is committed to developing, implementing and improving appropriate strategies, management systems and processes to ensure that all our aviation activities uphold the highest level of safety performance that is required in accordance with national and international standards.

    “Together with WFP’s Aviation Safety Unit which we already consider to be a part of our family here in Sharjah, we recognize the need to further enhance existing safety procedures, raise safety techniques across all facets of air operations and offer safety management workshops for both government and commercial aviation personnel.

    “It is for this reason that, apart from giving our all out support to the World Food Programme’s operational needs, we have given our full support to this conference based on shared objectives and goals of further promoting aviation safety, not just in Sharjah, but in the entire global aviation industry,” Al Roomi added.

    Describing the main functions of WFP’s Aviation Safety Unit, Capt. Samir Sajet, WFP’s Regional Aviation Safety Officer for Asia and the Middle East Region pointed out that among the unit’s main task is to improve the safety culture in the region by organizing international aviation safety seminars, conferences, and workshops as well as training.

    “WFP Aviation provides air services on behalf of all the other United Nations agencies. We move humanitarian staff and relief items on behalf of agencies like UNICEF, UNESCO, WHO, UNHCR, and our operations are mainly in Africa, Asia and in South America,” Sajet said.

    “As we implement the World Food Programme’s primary mandate to combat global hunger, the WFP Aviation’s headquarters in Rome is assisted by offices in Johannesburg, Nairobi and Sharjah that are dedicated to the issue of aviation safety. Because we are working in difficult environments and remote areas, we have additional safety requirements that are above international requirements.

    “As such, apart from conducting safety monitoring and control of our operations, organizing conferences such as the 2nd Global Aviation Safety Conference is a crucial part of our job in order to boost aviation safety and identify main safety concerns in specific areas and how we can share such information in order to mitigate existing risks.

    “We carry out such conferences in close coordination with local and international aviation authorities and other aviation-related service providers, and we are confident that the results of the discussions would greatly boost aviation safety. This would in turn enable the speedy, efficient and successful delivery humanitarian aid, as well as ensure better safety standards and procedures for the benefit of the general aviation industry,” Sajet added.

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    Eating options in Dubai during day time in Ramadan

    Public Eating and drink is not permited during the month of Ramadan in UAE. If you happen to be in Dubai During Ramadan you need not worry much for there are plenty of restaurants that respectfully open to serve non-Muslims during Ramadan.

    Oud Metha to Deira
    Bistro Madeleine: Heartwarming French food with great service.
    InterContinental, Festival City (04 701 1111). Open daily 6am-11.30pm

    Café Arabesque: Luxurious Levantine spot.

    Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222). Open daily 6.30am-midnight

    Casa Mia: Classic Italian with a great cellar.

    Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 217 0000). Open daily 12.30pm-3.45pm, 7.30pm-11.30pm

    Epicure: Fantastic international café.

    Desert Palm, Al Awir Road (04 602 9333). Open daily 7am-10.30pm

    Kisaku: Tasty mid-range Japanese food.

    Al Khaleej Palace Hotel, Deira (04 223 1000). Open daily 12.30pm-2.45pm, 6.30pm-11pm

    Market Café: A lovely deli spot.

    Grand Hyatt, Oud Metha (04 317 2222). Open daily 6am-midnight

    Planet Hollywood: Munch on burgers while checking out Hollywood memorabilia.

    Wafi, Oud Metha (04 324 7777). Open daily noon-midnight

    Also open at Wafi: Asha’s for homely Indian food; Medzo for highly recommended Italian, and Mahi Mahi for
    lovely fresh seafood (04 324 7777).

    Sukhothai: An ideal lunching option if you love traditional Thai cuisine.

    Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 217 0000). Open for lunch daily

    Wox: Mid-priced noodles and similar: we love the broth of the noodle soup.

    Grand Hyatt, Oud Metha (04 317 2222). Open daily noon-midnight

    Delivery and takeaway only: Sumo Sushi in Garhoud, for simple Japanese fare (04 283 0622).

    Downtown Burj Khalifa to Satwa

    Ewaan: Mid-range Arabic staples.

    The Palace Hotel, Downtown Burj Khalifa (04 428 7888). Open daily 6pm-2am

    Cactus Cantina: For classic Mexican grub in the heart of bustling Satwa.

    Rydges Plaza, Satwa (04 398 2274). Open daily noon-1am

    Café Sushi: A posh conveyer-belt sushi joint.

    The Fairmont, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8316). Open daily noon-11pm

    Gourmet Burger Kitchen: Dubai’s favourite burger joint will be offering its addictive staples.

    DIFC (04 363 7401). Open daily 9am-10pm

    Mediterraneo: Armani’s more casual option – it’s still pretty swanky, though.

    Armani Hotel, Downtown Burj Khalifa (04 888 3888). Open daily 7am-11am, 12.30pm-2.30pm, 6pm-2am

    Mercurries: An Indian lunchtime spot.

    DIFC (04 370 0737). Open daily 9am-9pm.

    More Café: This stalwart cafe is perfect for lazy, leisurely lunches.

    Al Murooj Rotana (04 343 3779). Open daily 9am-7pm

    Wagamama: This Asian eatery will be offering a Ramadan set menu. The door will be closed during the day,
    but the restaurant is still open if you want to eat in.

    Crowne Plaza, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 305 6060). Open daily noon-midnight

    Zuma: High-end Japanese cuisine in sleek, chic surroundings.

    Gate Village, DIFC (04 425 5660). Open daily for lunch 12.30pm-2.45pm

    Delivery and takeaway only:
    Johnny Rockets on Sheikh Zayed Road for milkshakes and burgers (04 325 1411); Noodle Bowl in Satwa for cheap-and-cheerful Asian (04 345 3381); Marzano at Souk Al Manzil for delicious pizzas (04 420 1136); and Bento Ya on Sheikh Zayed Road for wholesome Japanese food (04 343 0222).
    Jumeirah to Dubai Marina
    Bussola: Classy beachside Italian; though unfortunately the cheaper pizza terrace is closed.
    The Westin, Al Sufouh Road (04 399 4141). Open daily noon-2.45pm, 7pm-10.45pm
    Certo: Mid-priced Italian spot that’s frequented by Italians (always a good sign).
    Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111). Open daily noon-3.30pm, 7pm-11.30pm
    Karam Beirut: Delicious Lebanese food à la carte.
    Mall of the Emirates, Barsha (04 341 2202). Open daily noon-5pm, iftar-midnight
    Noodle House: Satisfy your noodle cravings at this popular Madinat venue.
    Souk Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6730). Open daily 12.30pm-midnight
    Sezzam: An international smorgasbord of tasty, well-priced dishes: expect everything from dim sum to pizza.
    Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates (04 341 3600). Open daily noon-11.30pm
    Toscana: Wide selection of traditional Italian food that’s solid and reliable.
    Souk Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6730). Open daily 12.30pm-midnight
    Wagamama: Quick, fast and fresh Asian specialities (we love the chicken katsu curry).
    Al Fattan Towers, Dubai Marina (04 399 5900). Open daily noon-midnight
    Zheng He’s: Offering fantastic but expensive Chinese dishes.
    Mina A’Salam, Al Sufouh Road (04 366 6730). Open daily 12.30pm-3pm, 7pm-11.30pm
    Delivery and takeaway only: Circle Café in Media City for scrummy bagels and cakes (04 391 5170); Gourmet Burger Kitchen at Marina Mall for massive burgers (04 399 7705); and Da Shi Dai at JBR for quality Chinese takeaways (04 426 4636).

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    Accommodation Options in Dubai

    Accommodation Options in Dubai


    Dubai i s a man made paradise with spectacular buildings that include amazing shopping malls, beautiful hotels, and awesome amusement parks. The people of Dubai are very hospitable and its cosmopolitan culture offers a lively environment. There are millions of people who visit Dubai every year either for business expeditions or for vacations. There are various accommodation options available for a comfortable stay, such as Dubai hotels, Dubai villas, Dubai condos, Dubai beach apartments, Dubai self catering apartments, etc. The two main things you need to consider while selecting an accommodation i s the location and your budget. Here i s some information that will help you in your choice of accommodation:

    Magnificent Dubai Hotels: Dubai hotels are truly architectural masterpieces with world class facilities and services. If you are visiting Dubai for a short period say 3 or 4 days and its more of official trip then you can make reservation in 3 star Dubai hotel, 4 star Dubai hotel, 5 star Dubai hotel or Burj Al-Arab the only 7 star hotel, depending upon your budget. Dubai hotels are furnished with all the contemporary furnishing and carry a touch of Arabian nights. You can also find cheap Dubai hotels that offer comfortable yet affordable accommodation.

    Luxury Dubai Villas: If, you are looking for highly luxurious accommodation with greater privacy and flexibility then Dubai villas i s the right option for you. These villas are equipped with all the amenities that 5 star hotels would offer. You get all the comforts of the magnificent hotels in these villas as they are specially designed for affluent people looking for lavish accommodation.

    Dubai Beach Apartments: For a peaceful and rejuvenating vacation Dubai beach apartments are an excellent option for you. These apartments are situated near the tranquil beaches of Dubai and feature exciting recreational facilities. If you are a beach lover and wish to enjoy the scenic beauty of Dubai then you must book a beach apartment for your stay in Dubai. Beach apartments also offer the advantage of space and privacy and are located in close proximity of beaches.

    Self-Catering Dubai Apartments: If you wish to stay for longer period in Dubai then self-catering Dubai apartments are a great choice. These apartments are very cost effective in comparison to Dubai hotels and other accommodation options. Self-catering apartments are fully furnished and equipped with all modern amenities. These apartments offer privacy and home-like atmosphere. You can rent a self-catering apartment anywhere in Dubai as they are easily available in some of the very posh areas like Dubai Marina at very reasonable prices.

    For more information on various accommodation options in Dubai and Dubai hotels, please browse through

    Alessandro Dubaldo i s the Managing Director at managing a wide selection of fully fursnished villas and apartments on short term rental basis in Dubai, U.A.E.

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    The Many Mind-Blowing Benefits of a Dubai Job

    The Many Mind-Blowing Benefits of a Dubai Job

    Landing a Dubai job has been the top priority of working individuals worldwide for a very long time. Why? As you read this article you will end up wondering why the heck not?

    You have probably heard about the craze around job opportunities in Dubai and how everyone and their little puppy dog want to move there? It’s hard to avoid the chatter as more and more people are considering a Dubai career.

    So why i s everyone so lured to the region? The answer lies mainly in the benefits of a Dubai job. Dubai jobs are not like any other job in any other country. Because of the government’s ambition and vision, they have and are going “out of their way” to attract the best and brightest from all around the world.

    It i s not easy to do that. Especially not in a land where there are so many fundamental differences in certain aspects of life such as culture, weather, religion, freedom, government and day to day lifestyle just to name a few. To overcome all that, Dubai jobs come with benefits that are far better than what I’ve seen anywhere else in the world.

    Here are just a handful of those to give you a preview of how good it can get for you if you are educated and qualified. You also have an upper hand if you carry western (North America/Europe) corporate experience under your belt.


    A much bigger factor than what most people think or can remember. We are so used to just automatically paying part of our income in tax withholdings that we don’t realize how big of a burden this can be (at least here in America). For someone making a good living from employment, the government “effectively” taxes at nearly 40% (State, Federal, City, FICA, etc). That means 40 cents of every dollar goes to your long lost relative Uncle SAM.

    Did you know that if you work in America you work the first 3-4 months of the year for free? That i s right. What you make from January to potentially April goes to the government. Only then you start filling your personal coffers. How sad i s that?

    So if I am making 0,000 annually, I am really only taking home ,000. That i s a healthy 48,000 I am paying in tax! That i s ,000 per month! What can you do with ,000 extra dollars a month?

    Dubai has no personal income tax. You get to keep everything you make! Should I say that again?

    Better Total Compensation Packages

    To attract the best talent, Dubai jobs usually pay 20% higher on average. So not only will you save on taxes, but you will also make more on your top line salary (basic salary as they call it).

    So take my scenario. If I get a 20% raise on 0,000, I am now making 4,000. I get to keep all of it as opposed to only ,000 if I worked in the USA. So I am practically better off by ,000. I just doubled my take home. That i s a 100% raise!

    Perks & Reimbursements

    Here i s a kicker for you. Put yourself in my shoes and imagine you are making 4,000 in Dubai. Now add to that housing allowance your employer gives you to pay for the sky rocketing rents.

    Also add to that gasoline reimbursements for your commute, paid parking, at least one fully paid airfare back home to wherever you are from (this i s per Dubai employment laws) and other bells and whistles. Add that on and you are looking at probably another ,000 or so added to your salary.

    Of course you have to negotiate all that. But like I said, if you are educated, qualified and especially if you have Western experience, you will most likely write your own ticket just like the scenario I have you. When it’s good, it’s real good.


    A Dubai job typically also comes with more vacation time. There are many holidays in Dubai as well that you get off from work in addition to your vacation days. It i s not uncommon to get one month’s leave from work on a yearly basis.

    And did I mention free airline tickets for you and your family to go back home to whichever country you belong to? That i s a very common perk negotiated along with the salary. It i s almost unusual not to get it.

    International Working Experience

    How many times have you seen a job advertisement looking for International experience? How much i s usually the starting salary? You are right; it i s in very very high demand all around the world.

    A job in Dubai will open the doors for you anywhere else in the world. You will be working with the brightest and best in Dubai and companies all around the world would be happy to hire you if you choose to.

    Your experience i s yours and you can take it anywhere you want to.

    Quality of Life

    Probably the most underrated benefit of a Dubai job i s the quality of life that comes with your career. You will be working in some of the best buildings with state of the art facilities and architecture.

    What you touch, sit on, play with will be much better than anything else you have seen. Automobiles are typically cheaper (compared to North America) too by a bit. It has to do with the relaxed trade laws, tariffs and duties.

    Overall, it’s just a better lifestyle (mainly for a young professional). There i s a lot to do at night, several entertainment options such as shopping, the nightlife, restaurants, hotels, sports, you name it. You can learn more about everything Dubai has to offer you on

    The top 5 hottest jobs in Dubai:

    Medical jobs in Dubai – Dubai’s growing and continued focus has been healthcare. Dubai wants to become the best environment for top notch healthcare. Doctors and nurses are highly incentives to work in Dubai.

    Finance jobs in Dubai – Financial markets are the backbone of any economy. Banks in Dubai are cropping up everywhere. M&A activity i s picking up, private equity and venture capitalists are on the hunt.

    Construction jobs in Dubai – In a City that hosts almost 80% of the world’s crane supply, how can there be a shortage of construction jobs? This i s a no brainer.

    Hotel jobs in Dubai – Are there hotels in Dubai? Are you kidding me!!! There are more hotels in Dubai than anywhere in the world. And I am not talking about the 5 star Marriott or Hyatt hotels you see in the USA. I am talking about mind blowing hotels that will make your eyes pop and jaws drop. Dubai i s all about luxury. Just wait until you read more about Dubai hotels.

    Sales jobs in Dubai – What happens when you have everyone making a ton of money and personal wealth growing? People buy more of everything. Sales jobs are making people six figure incomes repeatedly almost automatically. Sometimes I feel that all one needs to do i s breath, walk and talk and you are guaranteed six figures tax free in your pocket!

    These are just a handful of benefits of a Dubai job. To read more about the complete package, visit the Dubai Information Site. You will also get a chance to read about the most comprehensive, practical and very effective guide on how to get a job in Dubai.

    Sunil i s a co-founder of the Dubai City Information Site, the first & only comprehensive website on Dubai City presented from a fresh, practical & first hand perspective. Read about the culture, history, religion, currency, jobs, hotels, entertainment, tours, transportation, flights, controversies, book reviews, guides, investing, business, sports, etc. you name it. Read on for more information on the

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    Dubai Sightseeing Guide – There is so Much to See and do That You Will Run Out of Time Very Quickly!

    Dubai Sightseeing Guide – There i s so Much to See and do That You Will Run Out of Time Very Quickly!

    Words are certainly not enough to describe the Dubai sightseeing experience. I have been there so many times yet each time i s a different and a much better experience than the previous one.

    Why? Because nothing i s ever the same. Dubai keeps adding more to its infrastructure and the many different entertainment options as far as things to do in Dubai. In fact the city doesn’t even look the same when I go to visit. There i s always something new….as if a building was taken and moved to a new location all together (reminds me of LEGOS when I was a kid).

    Pretty insane if you ask me. But amazing indeed. There i s so much to sightseeing in Dubai that you will run out of time very quickly. This place i s definitely worth multiple visits to truly explore in its entirety. And I can promise you that each of the moments will be a lifelong, memorable moment spent well.

    So touring around Dubai i s one of the activities that you should not miss. You must devote more of your time for this kind of endeavor! When touring Dubai you can choose to start your tour in the sands, sea, creek, or in the city proper.

    All these places offer different sights to behold. There are a myriad of natural and man-made sights in Dubai. Dubai i s home for so many world icons that showcase the advancements of engineering and architecture in Dubai.

    Record-setting architectural and engineering masterpieces that offer the best sights for the visitors include the Burj Dubai, Burj Al Arab, Palm Islands, and the World Islands. The Burj Dubai i s now set as the world’s tallest building dwarfing the other skyscrapers of the world. The Burj Al Arab situated at the Arabian Gulf showcases a special work of the architectural geniuses in its 1,053 feet high sail-shaped structure.

    The Palm Islands i s a man-made palm tree-shaped resort i s land. This resort i s land was planned to offer several sandy beach resorts in its over 120-kilometer coastline. The palm-shaped development was planned to be visible from the moon.

    The World Island i s like the Palm Island only resembling the shape of the world. This Nakheel development i s an exclusive development of i s lands that are sold by invitation. The World Island situated off the coast of Dubai offers a paradise of sea, sand, and sky.

    The views of these man-made attractions offer ravishing sights for Dubai locals and tourists especially when well lit at night.

    Other sites worth visiting during your Dubai sightseeing include the following:

    • The Desert View that offers several wavy sand dunes and where you can ride a roaring and sand bashing 4WD.

    • The Jumeirah Mosque, Dubai’s largest mosque that showcase the medieval Fatimid tradition in its stone construction. The mosque i s available for tour every Thursday morning.

    • Dubai Museum. Located inside the Al Fahidi Fort, the Dubai Museum holds several exhibits that showcase the rich cultural heritage and history of Dubai.

    • Madinat Jumeirah. Designed similarly to an ancient Arabian citadel, this Arabian Resort also pays tribute to Dubai’s cultural heritage.

    • The Gold Souq. This i s the shoppers’ paradise in Dubai that offers gold, jewelry, and other precious stones coming from different parts of the world such as Asia, Europe, and the Far East.

    • Clock Tower. Marking the center of Dubai i s the Clock Tower located at the base of the Maktoum Bridge. This prime and famous landmark of Dubai offers a timeless sight of busy people rushing in the streets of Dubai just around the Clock Tower.

    • Wonderland. This very first theme park in Dubai still wows its visitors with its fun rides for the entire family.

    The setting of the sun in Dubai won’t end your sightseeing adventure, in fact the last visible ray of the sun signals the rise of more fun and dearly sights of Dubai. The Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club that offers a haven for golfers in the morning also plays as a back draft in the evening fireworks display just above its billowing sails. The Aquafantasia also wows the crowd with its famous water and laser display that showcases the enchanting eye, dancing fountains, and fireworks display at the Creekside Park.

    These and more await you when you visit Dubai. Once in Dubai, you know where to go and you can choose to have a walk tour, to ride in an open-top big bus, hot air balloon or a helicopter to have a full aerial view of these sights.

    Learn everything you need to know about Dubai tourism as well as the many tours in Dubai on Be sure to sign up for the Dubai Blog RSS Feed and the Dubai Newsletter to be automatically entered into a raffle for a free vacation!

    Sunil i s a co-founder of the Dubai City Information Site, the first & only comprehensive website on Dubai City presented from a fresh, practical & first hand perspective. Read about the culture, history, religion, currency, jobs, hotels, entertainment, tours, transportation, flights, controversies, book reviews, guides, investing, business, sports, etc. you name it. Read on for more information on the Dubai Information Site

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    Dubai Hotel Guide – Hotels in Dubai For All Likings and Budgets

    Dubai Hotel Guide – Hotels in Dubai For All Likings and Budgets

    Planning a stay in Dubai for your business meeting or family vacation? Not a problem! Being the newest and preferred business and tourist destination of the world, Dubai offers a wide variety of hotels and accommodations.

    Hundreds of hotels ranging from cheap hotels to the world’s only 7 star hotel (Burj Al Arab) are scattered across Dubai. More are still under development in the everyday ongoing construction such as the Burj Dubai. All the Dubai hotels comply with the unified system set by the Dubai Tourism authorities to ensure quality service and facilities.

    The most famous Dubai luxury hotel i s the Burj Al Arab, which i s the only seven star hotel in the world. It i s built in a form of a billowing sail. This luxury hotel soars as high as 321 meters above the Arabian Gulf.

    Situated in the Jumeirah Beach area, this hotel i s currently one of the world’s finest luxury hotels if not the finest. This high-rise building that dominates the coastline of Dubai i s seen from different sides of Dubai and offers amazing color sculptures of fire and water at night.

    The special services of this hotel include luxury chauffer driven limousine airport transfers in Rolls Royce, private golf cart rides when going to adjacent properties, and private hotel staffs for all rooms. The hotel was designed to serve the International Elite class with its excellent facilities that offer complete privacy and security for their top-rank customers.

    The Burj Al Arab also offers sporting activities such as kayaking, surfing, sailing, paragliding, windsurfing, and deep sea fishing. Those who can afford to have a luxurious stay in Dubai can book online at the Dubai Tourism or at the Burj Al Arab websites.

    Those who want luxury at more affordable prices can try other luxury hotels in Dubai such as the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Raffles Dubai, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Dar Al Masyaf at Madinat Jumeirah, and many more. The Five Star Alliance, the alliance of luxury hotels recommends in their website the 27 luxury hotels in Dubai including the previously named Dubai hotels.

    A cheap hotel in Dubai (or should I say discounted hotels) i s more affordable for budget conscious tourists and are also available in all areas of Dubai. Shopping for these hotels can be done online where you can book one right away when you find it.

    Aside from the current hotels in Dubai, more hotels are still to be completed in nearly halfway developments such as the Burj Dubai and in Bawadi. The Burj Dubai will be home to more luxury hotels such as the signature boutique Armani hotel. Bawadi, being one of the biggest entertainment walkways in the world will give way to the construction of 51 hotels more in the Bawadi projects.

    These hotels are available in boutique, themed, and resort hotels that include the prospected world’s largest hotel, the Asia-Asia Hotel. Theme hotels will include Universal, Asian, American (countries), African, European, and Middle Eastern.

    And with all that said, don’t forget the Dubai hotel apartments. The Bur Dubai area i s loaded with these. These are like the extended stay hotels you are used to seeing in North America (Residence Inn’s and Towne Place Suites), except they are MUCH better.

    These hotel apartments are truly luxurious with most of them with marble flooring. I suppose it i s meant to give you a taste of what it would be like to live in a Dubai high rise apartment or condo. I have stayed at many of these and definitely recommend it as an alternative. I mostly recommend this if you are traveling to Dubai with your family (kids).

    Dubai will be much more worth visiting if you book in one of its quality hotels. Hotel booking will be made easier and safer when done with the Dubai Tourism accredited hotels whether a luxury hotel or the more affordable ones. Dubai hotels will surely give you the services and amenities that will make you feel completely at home. Once you get there, you will see how easily it i s to call Dubai your home (at least for the time being).

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    Dubai Flight deals

    Dubai Flight deals

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    Dubai Real Estate

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    Experience Dubai: a travel guide (2010)

    Experience Dubai: a travel guide (2010)

    This ebook i s a handy and usable travel guide to Dubai. It also contains a guide to the nearby i s land of Kish, a popular vacation spot among locals. It was adapted for the Kindle from*, which was named by Time magazine as one of the 50 best websites of 2008. This ebook has been prepared by Dolphin books specifically for the Amazon Kindle, and includes careful formatting and a hyperlinked table of contents.

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    Residential Real Estate Dubai – Residential Real Estate Properties Dubai – Rental Real Estate Dubai

    Residential Real Estate Dubai – Residential Real Estate Properties Dubai – Rental Real Estate Dubai

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    Invest in Dubai Property Market

    Invest in Dubai Property Market

    Located on the southern coast of Persian or Arabian Gulf, Dubai i s the 2nd largest of the seven emirates that constitute United Arab Emirates. Dubai has a population of 1.35 million inhabitants of which majority consist of expatriates. Dubai has the biggest population among other cities of United Arab Emirates. Major parts of Dubai consist of rolling sand dunes. During the last few decades, Dubai has experienced a hasty development in every field of life. Twenty years back and you would find Dubai, a city inhabited by itinerant Bedouin roving across with their flocks and herds. Today, Dubai has become one of the most modern cities in the world. With the continued boom in industry sectors such as tourism industry and Dubai Property industry, Dubai has fast become the center of attraction for millions of people and businessman around the globe.

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    The Dubai property prices have shown a significant upward trend during the last few years. Dubai property market has seen a 40% increase in the rental price against the property for rent in Dubai during the first six months of 2005. The price of property for sale in Dubai has also seen an increase between 20 to 50% during 2006. According to many real estate experts, this i s the best time to invest in Dubai property market as prices are set to see more heights during the upcoming years with ever increasing property demands. Many investors are turning to invest in Dubai property market to take home their share of benefits that Dubai property market has on offer for its investors. There i s a lot of profit on offer in Dubai property market if you can play your cards well. All one needs i s the careful survey of Dubai property market.

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