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Dubai Autodrome

December 1st 2011 09:25
The Dubai Autodrome is the region's first fully integrated motorsports facility. The complex, a part of the Union Properties Motorcity development, not only includes an FIA sanctioned 5.39km circuit, which offers six different configurations, but also incorporates a Race & Driving school and a CIK approved Karting track.

Officially inaugurated in October 2004 when it hosted the final round of the FIA GT Championship, the Dubai Autodrome is designed to accommodate all types of motosports events from world class to local. This multi-purpose complex also serves as an ideal setting for concerts and corporate events, whether conferences, seminars, or motoring exhibitions.


Dubai Autodrome


Dubai Beaches

April 22nd 2009 06:04
Dubai has a number of excellent beaches and beach parks.

Dubai's main beaches run along Jumeirah Road. In truth, it is one long beach divided up by hotels and private clubs, interspaced by a few public access beaches. The Jumeirah beaches have soft white sand that slip into the shallow warm turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf.

There is also a public beach at Al Mamzar Park on the Deira side of the Creek.


Dubai Beach


Dynamic Tower Dubai

February 19th 2009 02:11
The Dynamic Tower in Dubai is the first Building in Motion to be constructed in the world, and it will herald a new era of architecture and become a symbol of Dubai, the city of the future.

The developer is Rotating Tower Dubai Development Limited of Dynamic Group.

Created by revolutionary architect Dr David Fisher, the mixed use Dynamic Tower offers infinite design possibilities, as each floor rotates independently at different speeds, resulting in a unique and ever evolving structure that introduces a fourth dimension to architecture, Time.


Dynamic Tower Dubai

Dynamic Tower Dubai


The Hatta Village, or Dubai Heritage Village, is constructed around an old settlement and is a recreation of a traditional style mountain village set in an oasis. The Dubai Heritage Village helps you discover the old world charm of barasti or palm leaves and mud houses. There's a large central fort and tower which overlooks the Dubai Heritage Village. Other added attractions of Heritage Village are falaj, an oasis and vegetated seating areas where you can cool your heels.


Dubai Hatta Village Heritage Village


Old Bastakiya District In Dubai UAE

December 24th 2008 04:48
The old Bastakiya district, in Dubai, UAE, is a step back in time to the days before electricity and air-conditioning, where traditional courtyard houses were cooled by wind towers. It gives a glimpse of the way Dubai used to be.

Old Dubai was famous for its wind towers that lined the Creek on both sides, and today the narrow lanes festooned with the distinctively Arabian architecture is a popular historical attraction that has been marked for tourists to delight in.

The old Bastakiya district with its narrow lanes and tall wind-towers gives a tantalizing glimpse of old Dubai. Immediately to the east of Al Fahidi Fort is the largest concentration of traditional courtyard houses with wind towers.


Old Bastakiya District In Dubai UAE


Camel Racing In UAE

December 15th 2008 14:26
The former president of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed, endorsed camel racing and provides financial support for citizens who are caretakers of camels. Camel races take place on an annual basis, mostly during the late October to early April racing season and periodically throughout the year.

The races generally take place on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays throughout the winter season or on 5-day races held in the UAE's larger centres. Two races are the norm, with the morning race beginning at 7:30 AM and the afternoon race at 2:30 PM.

The UAE has 15 racetracks across the country with spacious and well-kept stadiums for viewers. They are located on city outskirts, complete with rest tents, connecting roads, electricity, water, telephone lines, equipment for live television and radio broadcasts, a team of doctors, stand-by ambulances, and print transmission capabilities.


Camel Racing Dubai UAE
Camel Racing Dubai UAE


The World Islands in Dubai

December 2nd 2008 10:33
The World Islands is a man-made archipelago of 300 islands constructed in the shape of a world map, four kilometres off the coast of Dubai, UAE. Like Dubai's Palm Islands, they are built mainly using sand dredged from the sea.

All the artificial island projects are being developed by Nakheel Properties and were originally conceived by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai.


World Islands Dubai UAE
World Islands in Dubai, UAE

Palm Islands World Islands Map Dubai UAE
Map of Palm Islands and World Islands in Dubai, UAE


The Palm Islands Dubai

November 30th 2008 22:48
The Palm Islands are the world's three largest man-made islands, built in the shape of palm trees. They add 120 km to Dubai's coastline, and are so large they can be seen from space with the naked eye.

The project is being undertaken by Al Nakheel Properties (Nakheel Corporation), which is also the company planning the Nakheel Tower, planned to be the world's tallest building at over one kilometre high. Al Nakheel is also responsible for the man-made islands in the shape of the world.


Palm Jumeirah Island Dubai UAE
Aerial View of Palm Jumeirah Island, Dubai UAE

Palm Islands Jumeirah and Jebel Ali Dubai UAE From Satellite
Palm Islands Jumeirah and Jebel Ali Dubai UAE From Satellite



August 23rd 2007 19:50

The World's Tallest 7 Star Hotel.

Guess where it is ..?? Again in Dubai, the City of Wonders..!!

The Burj Al Arab is one of the rarest of jewels that can be found in the world. One of the most luxurious hotels in the world, it has earned the name of being the first 7 star hotel; and so far the tallest Hotel in the world.

The name Burj Al Arab in Arabic, meaning "Tower of the Arabs"; has become an iconic symbol of Dubai. The hotel resembles a dhow (Arabian sea vessel) with a billowed out sail. Construction of this massive hotel, began in 1994 and was opened to the public in 1999; after 5 years. These five years saw the taking shape of the first of its kind, hotel built out into the Arabian sea, which was to become the symbol that the Emirate of Dubai, would be eventually identified with.

Burj Al Arab, Dubai
Burj Al Arab - Tower of the Arabs, Dubai. UAE.

More of this wonder to be contd...


Burj Dubai (Interior)

August 20th 2007 18:17

Inside Burj Dubai

The interiors of the Burj Dubai would be lavishly designed by Giorgio Armani. The entire 200 plus floors interiors by Armani would make it one of the most posh and luxurious towers on earth. Another jewel within this tower would be the first of its kind "Armani Hotel."

Corporate offices, private apartments and hotel suites is what the Burj Dubai be entirely made off. To reach the 200 floors, the tower needs super fast elevators. And thus the world's fastest elevator, 56 of them; would be ferrying people up and down this historic tower.

Burj Dubai
The World's Tallest Tower - Burj Dubai

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