In 2022, according to Metropolitan Group reports, luxury property prices in the United Arab Emirates doubled, and sales increased by 130%, reaching Dh11 billion. The number of real estate purchase transactions in the country increased more than 10 times compared to the previous year, with the average transaction value being more than 4 million UAE dirhams ($1.2 million).
Today, as we look at Dubai, which is a global financial and cultural hub, it is hard to imagine that only 50 years ago it was an unnoticed fishing village. Today, Dubai attracts tourists from around the world and it is home to the richest people on the planet. But how did this small village become a luxurious metropolis? And why is Dubai’s success unrelated to oil?
Thirty years ago, the territory of the United Arab Emirates was a lifeless desert with rare Bedouin settlements in the sands and squalid fishing villages by the sea. Then they found oil here, and today this Middle Eastern corner is like another planet.
Experience absolute well-being in a traditional Turkish hammam in Dubai. Turkish bathhouses or hammams have been an important part of the Ottoman culture for centuries. Relax in a luxurious ambiance and choose from a range of wellness rituals.
Hammam is a ritual of total relaxation. It was born many centuries ago, but the main has hardly changed. Modern luxury and convenience have only made it better. We present a review of the most luxurious hammams in the Emirates.
Few people know that we owe the existence of strong alcoholic drinks to the Arabs. There is a version that the technology of distillation, which makes it possible to extract the “water of wine” from wine, was transferred to the Europeans through Spain by the Arabs. The Arabic words “alcohol”, “alambik”, “alchemy” have entered many European languages.
Since ancient times, the basis of the economy of the emirate of Ajman was made up of marine industries – pearl fishing and fishing. Buying and cooking fresh fish is still in the habit of the emirate, and the local fish market is thriving.
Anyone who has ever been to the Emirates or another Gulf country knows firsthand about a real “Arab” scent. Arabs know a lot about good smells. A rich and dense sillage of the scent accompanies every indigenous inhabitant of the UAE.
Here you will find the most up-to-date art galleries in Dubai that reveal all the secrets of contemporary art in the Persian Gulf.
For most of us, the United Arab Emirates is associated with a 50-degree heatwave, a giant shopping mall in Dubai, and a wealth of oil sheikhs. But it is only the «tip of the iceberg» because each new country does not immediately show its real «face».
Arabian perfume is very different from the most popular flavors widely available in most perfume stores. Anyone who has ever come across the scents of Middle Eastern spirits will never mistake them for anything else. Arabian perfumery is always based on natural ingredients, you will never find alcohol or synthetic additives here. Natural components not only give unique shades of scent to such perfumes but also guarantee that you will never have an allergic reaction to such products.
Glitzy Dubai is the United Arab Emirates’ holiday hot spot. This city of high-rises and shopping malls has transformed itself from a desert outpost to a destination du-jour, where tourists flock for sales bargains, sunshine,…