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About Dubai

Dubai, where exotic glamour of the orient coalesces with ardent urbanity beckons people from different parts of the world with its fervent charm. Dubai is one of the seven constituents of United Arab Emirates. Dubai city is the main city of the emirate. Perfect knowledge about Dubai will give your exploration of this beautiful city a wholesome thrust. History of Dubai is very interesting. Pre-Islamic Dubai has many towns which were trading hubs between the orient and the occident. The pre Islamic people of Dubai worshipped ‘Bajir’ or ‘Bajar’. The main powers were the Sassanians and the Byzantine empires. With the spread of Islam Umayyad Caliph invaded the region and ousted the Sassanians. Many Umayyad period artifacts have been excavated from the Al-Jumayra region. Dubai is first mentioned in Abu Abdullah al-Bakri’s “Book

of Geography”in 1095. Abu Abdullah was a geographer. Mention of Dubai as a pearl industry is found in Gaspero Balbi’s writing in 1580. Gaspero Balbi was a pearl merchant of Venice.

Dubai was established by Al Abu Falasa clan claiming lineage from Bani Yas clan. Till 1833 Dubai remain dependent on Abu Dhabi. Al Maktoum dynasty took over Dubai leaving Abu Dhabi in 1833. Dubai became an independent emirate from then. The Trucial States and Dubai entered into a maritime truce in 1835 with Britain and signed a “Perpetual Maritime Truce” with Britain after two decades.
The Exclusive Agreement of 1892 made Britain the protector of Dubai from the Ottoman Turks.Dubai gradually became a center of trade and export. In 1971 Dubai and six other emirates after Britain leaving the Persian Gulf formed United Arab Emirates in 1971. Dubai lies between Saudi Arabia and Oman bordering the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. Dubai has borders with Sharjah, Sulatanate of Oman and Abu Dhabi.The geographic co ordinates are 5400E and 24 00N. Total area of Dubai is 82,800 square kilometers. Dubai is located on the Arabian Desert. Dubai has a landscape of pearly sands dominating the southern parts.
Dubai is full of natural and man made wonders. The Dubai Creek, a water inlet divides Dubai into two parts, to the south Bur Dubai and to the north Deira. Each part bask with attractions. Some of the popular tourist attractions in Dubai are Bait Al Wakeel, Dubai Creek, Gold Souk, Grand Mosque and other attractions.

About Dubai

Geography of Dubai
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Resorts and Spas in Dubai

Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa Hotel Dubai
Fujairah Rotana Resort & Spa, Fujairah, Dubai
Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa Hotel Dubai
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Restaurants in Dubai

Da Vinci’s
Buddha Bar
Ibn Battuta Shopping Mall
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