A shopping destination in Asia, Dubai makes you go shopping like no other cities in the world do. Apart from shopping you have tons of things to do when in here. Contact your Dubai tour operator for activities like Morning desert safaris, helicopter rides or Big Bus tour. Travel agents in Dubai offer packages which would make your Dubai trip a memorable one.
Dubai known to the world as Shoppers paradise in the Arabian Gulf is one of the most popular and frequently travelled Emirate of the UAE. The United Arab Emirates and especially Dubai is one of the world's fastest growing tourist destinations, having all the stuff for an unforgettable holiday. Dubai makes a great short break for shopping, partying, sunbathing, fine dining, sporting events, and lots of fun. The inviting traditional culture is welcoming the international travelers. The United Arab Emirates is a constitutional federation of seven emirates Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al-Qaiwain, Ras al-Khaimah and Fujairah. Abu Dhabi is the capital of UAE and Dubai is considered as the financial capital. UAE is located on the eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, in the south west corner of the Arabian Gulf, bordered by other Middle East countries of Qatar to the west, Saudi Arabia to the south and west, and Oman to the north and east. The economy of UAE and correspondingly Dubai is based mainly on oil revenues and majority of its work force is originating from the Asian countries like India, Pakistan and Bangladesh who are having a great share in Dubai’s development. Due to people pouring to Dubai from all over the world, it has become a hub for people of many nationalities, beliefs and origins. It is a neat and clean city with all the freedom, still with good discipline.
It is extremely well known for its rich cultural heritage and warm hospitality. With year-round sunshine, shopping malls, beautiful beaches, luxurious hotels, fascinating heritage attractions and a thriving business community, Dubai receives millions of leisure and business visitors each year from around the world. Dubai has proved to be the meeting point for businessmen from around the world. Being the second largest emirate of the UAE, it is situated on the banks of the Dubai Creek, a natural canal from the Gulf which divides the city beautifully into the Deira Dubai to its north and Bur Dubai on its south, the city ranks as the UAE's most important port and commercial center. It is great experience for the visitors to have a trip in the traditional boats. For the adventure lovers there are speedboats. During the opening and closing ceremony of the Dubai Shopping Festival decorative fireworks are displayed from the small boats in the creek.
Telling more about Dubai it is cosmopolitan and tolerant city welcoming its visitors. Islam is the way of life in the city, and therefore tourists should adopt a certain level of cultural and religious sensitivity during their stay. The UAE is having a vast 700 kilometers of coastline. Along the Arabian Gulf coast there are offshore islands, coral reefs and sabkha, or salt-marshes. Camel races take place on an annual basis, mostly during late October to early April racing season and periodically throughout the year.
The UAE has fifteen racetracks for camels racing across the country with spacious and well-kept stadiums for viewers. They are located on city outskirts, with all required support and facilities. Camel racing is supported by the higher class of UAE society, with former President Sheikh Zayed owning 14,000 camels and 9,000 workers for their upkeep. Sheikh Mohammed, the former Defence Minister of the UAE, owned 2,000 camels and maintained a reputation of his own for high performance on the racetracks.
Another interesting event of Dubai is the desert safari which is a feast for the adventure lovers. The beaches of Dubai are having many water sports, adventure sports, and entertainment activities for the tourists.