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City of Gold

Feb 27, 2008
Dubai's geographical proximity to India has to a large extent been responsible for making it a port of call for foreign tradesman. The "Jabel Ali Port" is supposedly one of the largest man made ports of the world. Dubai is said to hold some of the most amazing architectural structures of the world. This has been reason enough to provide Dubai with the opportunity to cater to a large number of tourists every year. The Western section forms the locality of "Bur Dubai". Much of Dubai's real estate boom has been concentrated to the west of this region i.e. along "Sheikh Zayed Road".

Though the whole of Dubai has a lot to offer to it's visitors, the Sheikh Zayed Road, one of the main arteries of Dubai, is considered to be the most happening place of Dubai. If one aspires to get the real taste of Dubai, then this is the place for them. Some of the famous landmarks like "Port Rashid", "Jabel Ali", "Burj Al Arab", "Palm Jumeirah" and theme based free zone clusters such as "Business Bay" are all located in this section. To add a star to this ever so charming city, although Arabic is the official language of Dubai, Persian, Malyalam, Bengali, English, Urdu, Tamil and even Hindi are widely spoken by the people here. The official currency of Dubai is "Dirham".

Dubai is known to have quite a number of shopping malls like "Marcato Mall", "Ibn Battuta Mall" and "Mall of Emirates" to name a few. However, one of the star attractions of Dubai which is the chief reason why the city get's to see million's of tourists teeming into the city every year is the "Dubai Shopping festival".

This month long event is usually scheduled during the first quarter of the year. Tourists from all across the world are lured not only for Dubai's tax free shopping, but also for all the events that take place during the festival. The event is marked by heavy discounts on merchandise and fireworks which make the skyline sparkle like gold making it literally seem like a "city of gold".

Well, for all those who prefer to sit back and experience the luxury of this city, Dubai has some of the best hotels to offer. The "Burj Al Arab" is a luxury hotel , used exclusively as a hotel. It is the tallest building and stands on an artificial island out from Jumeirah beach, connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge. It's an iconic structure designed to mimic the sail of a boat. Some of the other sought after hotels of Dubai are "Grand Hyatt Hotel", "Jumeirah Emirates Tower Hotel" and a few more.

Dubai also has a lot to offer to it's young visitors. The "Falconcity of Wonders" is one of the star attractions for the children. It's a project to build a city in Dubai with replicas of the Seven Wonders of the World added to the modern wonders such as Eiffel Tower. It is believed that when viewed from the space the city will form the shape of a falcon.

There is also something for the music lovers in Dubai. Dubai is known for it's "Bedouin" folk music. A famous band of Dubai is the "Sandwash Band", known for it's groove core music, which typically features themes about lustful relationships.

Though Dubai is believed to be a land of deserts, one step on this land is enough to wash out this premonition. All these attractions only add more hue to this already colorful city. The city has to offer something to every body who comes onto this land.
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