seaside while listening to the serene sounds of
the ocean is a relaxing way to spend the evening.
International cuisine to suit every palate is
offered at International restaurants throughout
Shopping at modern shopping malls, souks, and individual
retail stores is a great way to spend the day.
Dubai is dubbed as the “shopping capital
of the Middle-East,” and it's retailers
offer a variety of merchandise from high-fashion,
gold and jewellery at the Gold Souk, carpets and handicrafts, electronics
Don't forget the Dubai Shopping Festival from January to February and Dubai Summer Surprises from July to August.
have always played a central role in traditional
life in Arabia, however modern horse racing with
local jockeys as well as top jockeys from overseas,
has taken off dramatically over the past decade.
Race meetings are held weekly during the winter
at one of the UAE’s four race courses.
Dubai World Cuphttp://www.dubaiworldcup.com is the world’s richest horse race, is held
in spring each year at new Meydan Race Course http://www.meydan.ae/ . Other races in the World
Cup festival include the UAE Derby, the Dubai
Kahayla Classic for Purebred Arabians, The Dubai
Duty Free, Dubai Sheema Classic, Dubai Golden
Shaheen and Godolphin Mile.
Skiing is a novel and exciting experience, sand
skiing has been attracting a keen band of supporters
both in the Emirates and abroad. The only equipment
you will need is a snowboard. Popular venues are
the large dune on the road between Dubai and Hatta
and the enormous dunes. Trips to the latter must
be organized by one of the local tour operators
who will also provide instruction.
From pleasure and leisure activities for relaxed
moments, to high adrenaline sports for days that
need a boost of excitement, United Arab Emirates
has the ultimate things to do list.
The Burj Khalifa - A Closer Look - Video
A Fantastic Video Showcasing The Burj Khalifa and its Residents (Video in English)
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Video was developed by Coldwell Banker. Our Coldwell Banker agents have a variety of apartments for rent & sale within this tower and can guide you in selecting one that suits you.
in the United Arab Emirates is rooted in Islamic
traditions that form it's National’s lifestyles.
However, the UAE is tolerant and welcoming to
foreigners who do not practice the religion
of Islam. Expatriates are free to practice their
own religion, alcohol is served in hotels and
the dress code is liberal. Women don’t
face discrimination. Courtesy and hospitality
are one of the many virtues of UAE.
official language of the country is Arabic,
however most people communicate in English.
The majority of road and shop signs, restaurant
menus, etc. are in both English and Arabic.
and visitors can dress however they like, but
a good amount of respect for local customs is
appreciated. UAE nationals usually wear their
traditional dress. For men this is the dishdasha
or khandura, a white full-length shirt-dress.
It is worn with a white or red checkered headdress
known as a gutra. In public, women wear the black
abaya, a long black robe that covers their normal
clothes and they also wear a headscarf.
photography is acceptable and expected, but like
anywhere, it is polite to ask permission before
photographing people. It is considered offensive
to photograph Muslim women. Photographs of government
buildings, military installations, ports and airports
should not be taken.
cuisine comprises many types of cooking from countries
like Morocco, Egypt, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Tunisia,
is served in licensed premises like restaurants
and bars located in hotels. It is also served in a few recreational
Shisha pipes are smoked at most establishments.
They are traditional water pipes that use flavored
tobaccos like strawberry or apple. Shisha is usually
enjoyed while sitting at a café or restaurant.
Documentary of Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
A Beautifully Narrated Documentary of Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
This documentary has a cursory look at the beauty of Sheikh Zayed Mosque, as a magnificent architectural edifice. Produced by: Students of COMA N216 - Media Studio I of the Applied Communication Program of the Higher Colleges of Technology - Sharjah Women's College. Students: Maysoon Al Ali, Manar Al Majdi, Fatima Jasim and Tagrid Ali..
take up the largest part of the transportation
in UAE. Cars are divided into two types: own car
or taxis. Buses are next and finally motorcycles.
UAE does not have a railway system as of yet.
taxis is the best way to go around UAE if you
don’t have your own car. It is easy, simple
and taxis do go from one emirate to another with
only simple fare.
Emirates Taxi: +971 4 339 4455 Metro Taxi: +971 4 267 3222 National Taxi: +971 4 339 0002
The table below contains official
taxi fare prices for Sharjah and Ajman emirates:
5 to AED 10
3 to AED 5
7 to AED 15
15 to AED 30
20 to AED 35
Taxis and Buses
The most popular taxi/bus stand in Dubai is the
Deira Taxi/Bus Stand. Taxis and buses travel to
every emirate in the UAE. Dubai Transport Corporation
(DTC) took over the taxi/bus stand in 1997, which
was previously being run by station-wagon cab
owners that were not very clean or comfortable.
The travel rates are given below.
- AED 100
Al Khaymah - AED 230
– AED 100
- AED 230
Al Quwain - AED 120
- AED 230
- AED 190
Ain - AED 230
There are no official taxis in Sharjah, but there
are areas where taxis stop to take individuals
who want to travel to or from Sharjah. The main
taxi area in Sharjah is in Rolla. People from
Ajman who want to go to Dubai will normally stop
in Rolla to change taxis to continue on to Dubai,
and the same way around.
Similar to Sharjah, there are some locations where
taxis will come to take people, such as Al Manama
Dubai is the only city, which has a public bus
transportation system. It is very reasonably priced
(AED 1 to AED 4). The buses are air-conditioned,
and there are separate areas for women.
Motorcycles are generally used by courier services,
as motorcycles have no problems getting through
traffic jams to insure fast delivery, but the
use of motorcycles are very rare, one reason is
because of the weather in UAE.
Dubai Metro - Video
A Majestic Video showing the Old Ways of Traveling to Today's Dubai Metro.
Uploaded by dubaicityvideo on Feb 28, 2011 http://www.facebook.com/DubaiLovers - The Dubai Metro (in Arabic: مترو دبي) is a driverless, fully automated metro network in the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai. Dubai inaugurated its metro network in September 2009, becoming the first urban metro network in the Gulf's Arab states. It is hoped that the system will ease the daily commute for thousands of the Dubai emirate's workers. The Dubai metro is fully integrated within the network operated by the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA). In full operation, Dubai metro is projected to carry approximately 1.2 million passengers on an average day, and 355 million passengers a year.
Most of the institutes have segregated,
conveniently located and cost-effective accommodation
facilities. The accommodation fees vary from institute
type and fees vary: fees may change
4,725/- per term (shared) to AED 7,000/- per term
15,000/- per year (private room with bath &
kitchenette) to AED 4,500/- per year (semi-private
room without private bath & kitchenette)
1,300/- per month, shared-basis, inclusive of
accommodation, food and transportation
Bus transportation is usually available
for student-housing residents at no charge.
Many furnished and unfurnished apartments
are available throughout the Emirates. When you
rent a unit in a private building you will have
to sign a rental agreement or lease that specifies
your rights and responsibilities and those of
the property owner and his agent.
is always a 24-hour pharmacy open in Dubai, as
they rotate for 24 hour duty.
Call +971 4 223 2323
for information on practicing pharmacies for that
pharmacies have regular opening hours from 08:30
to 13:30 and 16:30 to 22:30 Saturday to Thursday.
On Fridays opening hours are from 16:30 to 22:30
and on Friday mornings, some may open from 09:00