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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
 
ZipTipz Dubai Travel Guide
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Dubai is the exotic jewel of the United Arab Emirates. Bordered by deserts and beaches, Dubai provides stark contrasts, offering the intriguing Islamic culture of Arabia, side-by-side with the ultra-modern, high-tech metropolis of the 21st century.

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Set between Europe and Asia, on the southern shores of the Arabian Gulf, Dubai is the jewel in the crown of the United Arab Emirates. The second largest of the seven Emirates (Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujaira, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Qaiwain), Dubai is like an oasis in the sweeping desert...

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Historical Background

The Dubai way of life did not always center on oil and its profits. Dubai was originally a fishing settlement. Inhabitants lived by fishing, pearling, herding sheep and goats, and by the turn of the century was an important trading port. Trade expanded even as Dubai was under the British...

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Where To Stay

Dubai is strategically located on a 10 kilometre creek which divides it into two parts; Deira on the north side and Bur Dubai to the south. Also to the south of the Creek are Jumeirah and Sheikh Zayed Road with desert hotels out toward Jebel Ali.

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Dining and Drinking

Dubai's restaurants and hotels offer an incredibly diverse range of food and beverage choices including both restaurants of all kinds and cafes and bars. The choices consist of cuisine from around the world, including excellent service and décor. Here, unlike many other cities your best bet might...

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Entertainment

Dubai is an international city and it offers a lively after-dark scene. Bars, pubs and lounges are plentiful and most serve food and offer entertainment. Dubai increasingly attracts popular singers and entertainers from both the West and the East.

Stage plays from London routinely make the Dubai...

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Recommended Tours

City Tours There are several tour companies in Dubai offering tours of the creek, the souks and traditional markets, dhow-building yards, Sheikh Saeed's House, the Heritage and Diving village, the wind tower houses of the Bastakiya area, Dubai Museum, Jumeirah Mosque and the stunning golf course...

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Dubai is the most populous and second largest emirate of the United Arab Emirates after Abu Dhabi. Dubai is distinct from other members of the UAE in that revenues from oil account for only 6% of its gross domestic product. A majority of the emirate's revenues are from the Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZ) and increasingly from tourism.

With enormous construction and development in various industries, Dubai has attracted world-wide attention through innovative real estate projects, sports events, conferences and Guinness records. However, this increased attention, coinciding with its emergence as a world business hub, has also highlighted potential human rights issues concerning its largely immigrant workforce.

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