Lifestyle and Dubai Attractions
Dubai is a bustling centre of excellence, recognized as the commercial
capital and tourism centre of the region, and one of the most cosmopolitan
cities in the world. It is a city of contrasts, where outstanding
modern architecture and soaring skyscrapers stand alongside traditional
Arabic buildings and suburban villas. Dubai's many and varied attractions
provide visitors with a unique experience. Choose between clean, peaceful
sandy beaches, towering sand dunes, barren rocky-mountains, velvety,
green, PGA-standard golf courses, fascinating winding roads, brand
new shopping malls, ancient Arabic forts and modern five star hotels,
condo hotels and condominium residences. Timeless majesty of the desert
contrasts with a spectacular nightlife of restaurants and nightclubs.
The city has a strong service-driven economy, offering every business
amenity from banking to telecommunications. International trading
and industrialization are encouraged by the provision of seaports
and specialist free trade zones. Recent projects, such as Dubai Media
City and Dubai Internet City, are bringing 21st century technology
and communication to Dubai in the world's first Free Zone dedicated
to e-business. In October 2003, Dubai was voted safest holiday destination
in the world by Condé Nast Traveller magazine, which boasts
of a readership of two million high-spending, well-traveled individuals.
Dubai bagged the award – for the second year in a row –
ahead of cities such as Stockholm, Bangkok, Madrid, Las Vegas and
Berlin. This global acclaim is a new addition to our achievements.
Dubai is a destination of choice for business and leisure travelers
around the world. Dubai hotel establishments played host to over 4.76
million guests in 2002, a 31.15 percent increase compared with the
previous year. The first quarter of 2003 witnessed a 5.15 per cent
increase in visitors to Dubai compared to the corresponding period.
Dubai real estate is considered by many to be one of best property
investments available in the world. More than a shopping stopover
or a beach holiday, Dubai is a phenomenon, a Muslim, Arab society
reinventing itself with all the ethnic diversity, economic energy,
and architectural ambition of early 20th-century Los Angeles, Manhattan,
and Chicago. Burj Al Arab is the hotel aficionado’s Mount Everest,
wrote the magazine. The population of Dubai is estimated at around
1,204,000 people. Dubai is made up of more than 130 nationalities,
bringing a richly cosmopolitan character to the city. Owning a Dubai
condo or condo hotel will provide you with residency to U.A.E. along
with an unparalleled lifestyle.
Dubai offers a multitude of attractions for visitors. From the majesty
of the desert and its surrounding mountains to five-star hotels and
beaches and from original old houses complete with wind towers to
modern, high-tech buildings and shopping malls, there’s something
for everyone. International businesses are attracted by Dubai’s
cosmopolitan approach, while visitors enjoy the relaxed, luxurious
lifestyle. Followers of sport appreciate the many world-class events
held here such as the Rugby 7s, the Desert Classic golf tournament,
ATP and WTA Tennis Championships and the Dubai World Cup - the richest
horse race in the world. A comprehensive list of annual events is
available in the International Events section. On Dubai’s historic
Creek you can see numerous dhows that still sail to and trade with
other countries. You can join the activity on the Creek by taking
one of the many abras (water taxis) that constantly carry residents
from market to market. Alternatively, you can rent an abra for your
own private Creek tour and marvel at the contrast of old and modern
buildings along the waterfront. At the far end of the Creek, past
Garhoud Bridge, is a wildlife sanctuary that houses thousands of migrating
birds including the Greater Flamingoes, which can be seen at most
times of the year. For a more exhilarating mode of transport, rent
a jet ski near Garhoud Bridge and see the sun setting near the Dubai
Creek Golf and Yacht Club. Jet skis can also be rented at many of
the beachfront hotels. For a slower pace, visit Creekside Park with
its beautiful landscaped gardens and scenic foliage, or walk along
the Corniche promenade on the Deira side of the Creek towards Maktoum
Bridge. We offer many Dubai properties next to the many activities
and attractions of Dubai. Real estate investors and those seeking
to experience the Dubai lifestyle will find spectacular properties
including Dubai condos, villas and condo hotels in the choicest locations
The annual Dubai Shopping Festival extravaganza has rapidly become
an internationally-known event, with thousands of bargains, prize
draws, shows, promotions and some of the world's lowest prices. A
whole area of Dubai is dedicated to the Global Village where stands
from several different countries sell local handicrafts, clothes,
food and pottery. This festival is one of many events that draws tourists
and new residents to this magnificent city. These events help to market
the city, drawing even more tourists and new residents all pushing
towards a skyward movement in the Dubai real estate market.
Thousands of tourists, mainly from the Gulf region, come to Dubai
during the summer months. Hotels and restaurants have great offers
and deals, while daily activities for children take place in most
Areas of Historical Interest
Catch a glimpse of old Dubai by wandering through the Bastakiya district.
The narrow lanes and traditional courtyard houses with cooling wind
towers give a fascinating insight into traditional life.
The museum is housed in Al Fahidi Fort, which once guarded the city's
landward approaches. Built around 1787 it has served as a palace,
garrison and prison. In 1970 it was converted to an innovative and
imaginatively designed museum that depicts Dubai’s history by
showing how people lived during pre-oil days. The areas depicting
typical scenes from traditional Arabian houses, schools and mosques
as well as the spice souqs and people at work offer sounds and smells,
as well as the visual delights. The desert and the animals that inhabit
it are presented in an interactive way that is fun for both adults
and children. A huge room is dedicated to marine life and the activities
of the pearl divers.
One of the largest and most beautiful of Dubai's numerous mosques
is Jumeirah Mosque, a spectacular example of modern Islamic architecture.
The mosque is built of stone in medieval Fatimid tradition with twin
minarets and a majestic dome. It stands as a city landmark and is
worth visiting, especially at night when it is fully illuminated.
The Grand Mosque near the Ruler's Court in Bur
Dubai boasts the city's tallest minaret at 70 meters. The Grand Mosque
has 45 small domes in addition to nine large ones, making it a dominant
landmark and place of worship.
& Diving Villages
Go back in time and experience some of Dubai's heritage. The heritage
village located near the mouth of the Creek has potters and weavers
working on their crafts, along with dancers, Arabic restaurants and
many other traditional pursuits.
The zoo in Jumeirah houses a variety of imported animals alongside
indigenous Arabian species, including the Arabian Wolf, which is no
longer found in the wild. Regional birds of prey can be found in the
This unique amusement and water park near the Garhoud bridge is set
in 18-hectares of land. It features water rides, speed slides, a roller
coaster and a power cart track. It also has a water mist show and
water cinema, with videos projected onto a thin film of water.
This children's entertainment centre in the Deira City Centre shopping
mall is a unique indoor site with fairground rides ten-pin bowling,
a variety of electronic games and even a mini pitch and putt.
Situated in Wafi shopping mall Encounter Zone houses a number of rides
and games as well as the Crystal Maze horror chamber, exciting 3-D
films, a roller coaster simulator and the Komet ride which shoots
around tracks at the top of the building.
Next to the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, this 12-acre water park combines
thrilling rides, a surf area, a wave pool and many more water activities
for all ages. The park is themed in the style of Sinbad and ancient
Arabia, set in a created wadi setting.
and Picnic Areas
Numerous public parks and gardens around Dubai offer a peaceful respite
from urban life. Popular with families, they offer attractive picnic
spots and children's play areas with a variety of entertainment facilities.
The largest of the city's parks are Jumeirah Beach Park, Dubai Creekside
Park, Mushrif Park, Al Mamzar Park and Safa Park.
Dubai's restaurants provide cuisine of every nationality possible,
ranging from typical Arabic food, European, Indian to Far Eastern
and American - the list is endless. Whether it's fine dining or fast
food you want, Dubai has an outstanding choice of restaurants to choose
from. Almost all of the condo residencies and condo hotels that we
offer have several restaurants and cafes inside. Local and Arabic
food is available in the ritziest hotels to the humblest cafés.
Locally caught seafood is plentiful and the quality is unbeatable.
Only restaurants in hotels, condo hotels and leisure complexes are
licensed to sell alcoholic beverages. There are numerous international
fast food chains such as McDonalds, Burger King, Kentucky Fried Chicken,
Pizza Hut, Round Table Pizza and Pizza Corner. Theme restaurants such
as TGI Friday's, Planet Hollywood, Hard Rock Café and Henry
J Bean's can also be found around the city. These western names provide
a sense of home and comfort to many westerners and helps to promote
new real estate investors and non residents to purchase Dubai property.
Dubai has a lively after-dark scene. The young at heart can dance
the night away at numerous nightclubs around the city where popular
DJs keep the music flowing. There are also Middle Eastern, Indian,
Filipino and Asian nightclubs where singers and dancers perform regularly.
Major international entertainers come to Dubai regularly while theatre
groups sometimes perform here as part of their world tour. Major dance
groups from Europe and Asia and ballet and opera companies from around
the world are regular visitors to the Emirates, as are a stream of
international comedians. Cirque Du Soliel has also just signed on
to perform a show in Dubai.
Emirates plays host to many international events including:
ATP and WTA Tennis Championships
Classic Golf Tournament
Classic (rally driving in the desert) in February
World Series Racing Championship (EWSRC)
Grand Prix Powerboat Race in November
Rugby 7s in November/December
Surprises June - August
Dubai has earned an international reputation for the excellent quality
and variety of its shopping, whether in the traditional stores, condo
apartment buildings or condo hotels, or in the ultra-modern, air-conditioned
Bargain hunters head for the stores,
where haggling is a tradition. A labyrinth of narrow winding alleys
on the Deira side of the Creek houses the spice and gold stores. Near
the spice store you will be greeted by the pungent and heady aromas
of Arabia, tempting you to buy bargain spices, perfumes, incense and
foodstuffs from around the region. Further along be prepared to be
dazzled by the window displays of rings, bangles, necklaces and jewels
in the gold store. Bargaining with the shopkeepers is expected.
Close by is the antique market
where you can buy brass coffee pots, Arabian chests, daggers, Bedu
jewelry and carvings at excellent prices. If you're interested in
buying textiles or silk, head for Cosmos Lane in Bur Dubai or the
streets of Satwa, where numerous shops sell a vast array of colorful
fabrics. For a genteel experience of an old style store, visit the
the Madinat Store at the opposite end of Dubai along the beach road
and housed within the Madinat Jumeirah hotel complex. Here the traditional
winding streets and old buildings have been recreated to provide an
atmospheric shopping experience – with modern air conditioning.
from the Gulf, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan can be bought from traders
throughout Dubai. In Deira Towers shopping mall, there is a carpet
store where prices are very competitive and bargaining is expected.
For electronic goods head for Al Fahidi Street in Bur Dubai where
the streets are lined with electronics shops. Further out from the
city centre, you will find a bargain or two in Karama, renowned for
its numerous cheap and cheerful shops selling sportswear, household
items, toys, clothes, souvenirs and fashion accessories. For a different
type of shopping experience, head for one of the many modern shopping
malls offering the best of the world's goods at duty-free prices.
Free of tax, many top brand-name products are cheaper in Dubai than
in the countries of their origin. Whether you want to buy fashion
items, cosmetics, jewelry, electronics or CDs, you are sure to find
a bargain in Dubai. All of the Dubai properties that we offer are
nearby the top shopping hubs and malls.
The warm waters of the Arabian Gulf are ideal for sailing, windsurfing,
water-skiing, fishing, snorkeling or scuba diving. Many of the beach
hotels, Dubai condo residencies, condo hotels and specialized beach
clubs offer facilities for water sports and lessons. Alternatively,
use your own equipment on one of the many stretches of public beaches.
On land there are numerous sports you can play or enjoy as a spectator.
There are range of sports clubs and local competitors for children
right up to competitive adult level, e.g. rugby, soccer, ice-hockey,
shooting, go-kart, racing, netball, scuba diving, cycling and many
more. In fact, most sports are catered to the diversity of nationalities
and interest’s that make up Dubai’s population. Dubai
also prides itself on having championship golf courses and annually
hosts the Dubai Desert Classic, attracting many of the world’s
best players including Tiger Woods and Ernie Els. The five main grass
courses are the Emirates Golf Club on the edge of the city, which
boasts two 18-hole courses, complete with water hazards and daunting
bunkers; the Montgomery, another high quality international course
also on the edge of the city; Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club championship
course close to the centre of the city, with water hazards, cunning
dog-legs and a nine-hole par-three floodlit course; Nad Al Sheba Club,
only 10 minutes from the city centre, and the Middle East's only floodlit
18-hole course. For views over the Gulf, Jebel Ali Hotel and Golf
Resort has a nine-hole course, while the Arabian Ranches offers an
authentic desert course. If skiing is your sport try sand-skiing in
the desert using a snowboard. Trips can be arranged by Arabian Adventures.
Also try go-carting, ice-skating, archery, target shooting, bowling,
tennis or off-road driving to name just some of the many activities
on offer in Dubai. We offer many properties, both condos and condo
hotels in Dubai Sports City, Dubailand. Dubai Sports City, will be
an entire section of Dubai dedicated to sports and is sure to put
Dubai over the top as the premier sporting destination.
Dubai has endless stretches of white sandy beaches. You can join one
of the five star hotels' private beach clubs and use their facilities,
or pay a weekend rate which will work out to be more expensive. There
are also plenty of public beaches available for water sports and sun
bathing. Jumeirah Beach Park, open to everybody has a café
and changing facilities. Beachfront Dubai real estate is always in
high demand, and Dubai has many properties in the works including
projects on the Palm Islands and The World project, which are all
under development. We offer several properties including Dubai condos,
condo hotels, villas and townhouses with beach and ocean views as
well as easy beach access.
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