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.
Diver, skydiver, and falconer lover. He loves lions and white tigers. He’s a snowboarder and a poet, a fine rider, a repeated winner of horse competitions. He owns expensive cars and a yacht – Crown Prince of Dubai Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum.
Shady, ornate courtyards, fragrant and golden alleys, small wooden boats, and lots of greenery: If you travel to Dubai, you cannot avoid visiting the old town of Dubai. A huge river separates the historic districts of Bur Dubai in the west and Deira in the east.
The ethnographic village was built in 1997 in the historical district of Shindag as part of the folklore program of the Trade Festival. A visit to the Diving Village is a kind of time machine that allows you to see firsthand the striking contrast between modern Dubai and what it was just half a century ago. In the 1960s, oil was found on the coast of the Persian Gulf, and the era of hydrocarbons began for the emirates, turning the UAE into a rich and prosperous country. Oil revenues have created a fantastic desert paradise.
Dubai is a city of contrasts. And only by embracing its past and present will you discover our emirate and experience its culture in its entirety. Someone comes to Dubai for just a couple of days, someone travels with family, and there are those who look for budget options for recreation. In any case, whatever the purpose of your trip, you will find entertainment and attractions in Dubai for which you will not have to overpay. Some of them will cost you just one dirham.
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».
There are many myths and legends about the emergence of pearls. According to one of the Emirati legends, the pearl is the daughter of the rain (Bint Al Matar’), which fell into the sink and turned into a pearl. The second legend states that the pearl is the daughter of the moon (Bint Al Qamar), which has fallen into the sink through the moonbeam. Whether from rain or from the moon a pearl is born, it is the most fascinating and not requiring processing of the jewellery of nature from ancient years to the present day.
Jumeirah is the most popular coastal area in Dubai with tourists and locals alike. The best beaches in the city and luxurious residences are located right here.
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,…