Holiday makers looking for a little more action will be surprised to find that Dubai has a very wide range of adventure activities to offer. Most surprising of these is snow skiing, real snow in the middle of the desert, quite an experience. For something a little less strenuous but equally adventurous there are some excellent desert safaris available in a range durations from a single day to several weeks.
Dubai has a long history as a trading port due to its position between Britain and India. In 1971 the federation of the United Arab Emirates was formed where each state has reasonable autonomy. Dubai has and continues to invest its oil revenues in massive infrastructure projects to develop a modern social and economically sustainable environment.
Long associated with business travellers and ex-patriots, Dubai has begun to re-invent itself as a world class tourist destination. The people of Dubai are keen to offer an exceptional level of hospitality, as has been their cultural tradition for many centuries.
When visiting Dubai for the first time most people are delighted to find that this is a destination which exceeds their expectations. Dubai's white sandy beaches are among some of the cleanest in the world, and when combined with the all round sunny climate, make Dubai an excellent choice of winter sun destination. Shopping in Dubai is both modern and exotic, with retail establishments and street markets to suit every taste and budget, from internationally famed boutique outlets to traditional Arabian markets, the visitor is bound to find a bargain or two.
Transport is both inexpensive and reliable. For visitors looking for a Middle Eastern destination, that will give them a taste of Arabia yet allow them to maintain the comforts of home, then Dubai makes a great choice. A city with a long history and fine future, constantly striving to maintain its reputation as a world leading holiday destination.
Dubai is expanding very fast and has many projects that will create the world's tallest building, the world's largest airport, the world's largest theme park and much more. All visitors will notice the building activity that is everywhere, not just on the land but in the ocean to create “The Palm” and “The World” two huge man made islands. And more are on the way.
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As an evolving tourist destination, the government of Dubai has gone to great lengths to ensure that this growing industry is nurtured, the Department of Tourism and Commercial Marketing undertakes regular surveys and audits of new and existing Dubai hotels and resorts, meaning that Dubai is constantly monitored to ensure that tourists are provided with the best experience possible when visiting this enchanting city.
Dubai is the "city of merchants" and has been trading for centuries. Today this has resulted in some of the world's largest and splendid shopping malls and they are much more than shops. The Mall of the Emirates has a ski resort inside!
The ruler and President of the UAE His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan and the ruler of Dubai is His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum who is also the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE.
Jumeirah Beach Hotel has all the facilities you would ever need. Close by in the same area is the Dar al Masyaf hotel where there is plenty to do for guests.