Learning About The History Of Dubai
Dubai Holidays Written by admin on 2008-09-29

One of the seven emirates (politics and government of the United Arab Emirates), Dubai is one of the most populated cities in the United Arab Emirates. Its located in the Middle East along the southern coast of the Persian Gulf and has a population of about 1,400,000.
Written accounts document the existence of the city for at least 150 years prior to the formation of the UAE. Dubai shares legal, political, military and economic functions with the other emirates within a federal framework, although each emirate has jurisdiction over some functions such as civic law enforcement and provision and upkeep of local facilities.

The city profits from such activities as trade, real estate and financial services and is said to have a multi billion dollar revenue! In the early 19th century, the Al Abu Falasa clan (House of Al-Falasi) of Bani Yas clan established Dubai, which remained a dependent of Abu Dhabi until 1833.
Two catastrophes struck the town during the mid 1800s. First, in 1841, a smallpox epidemic broke out in the Bur Dubai locality, forcing residents to relocate east to Deira. Then, in 1894, fire swept through Deira, burning down most homes

Main language: Arabic: English is also widely spoken.
Type of government: Federation of emirates
Government leader: Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahayan, President
Political subdivisions:7 emirates
Economy: Oil contributes just 20 per cent of economic production. Trading, manufacturing and services – including tourism – now dominate the economy.

Subject to change according to the sighting of the moon
Hijra New Year: Year 1424 began 4 March 2003
Prophet’s Birthday: A significant day for many Muslims
Israa’ Wal Miraaj: The Prophet’s miraculous night journey to Heaven
UAE National Day: 2 December, The official establishment of the United Arab Emirates
Eid Al Fitr: Feast of Fast Breaking at the end of the month of fasting
Eid Al Adha: Feast of Sacrifice; occurs during the pilgrimage to Mecca, commemorating the example set by Prophet Abraham
Accession Day: The day Shaikh Zayed Al Nahayan become ruler of the UAE

Average Temperatures (In Fahrenheit):
High Low
January – March 80F 54F
April – June 97F 65F
July – September 103F 77F
October – December 92F 58F

Some major landmarks for this city include Al Bastakiya, Al Fahidi Fort, Bait Al Wakeel, Burj Al Arab, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Deira Clock tower, Deira Twin Towers, Dubai Gold Souk, Dubai Hyatt Regency, Dubai Spice Souk, Dubai World Trade Centre, Emirates Towers, Etisalat Tower 1 , Falcon Roundabout, Fish Roundabout, The Gate, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Naif Square, National Bank of Dubai, Saeed Al Maktoum House and Ski Dubai.

There is literally thousands of activities to do and places to visit in this incredibly beautiful city! Between the sandy coastlines, beautiful weather, amazing locales and intriguing entertainment spots and activities you will want to visit Dubai every chance you can get!

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