Dubai is the second largest in the United Arab Emirates, after the neighboring Abu Dhabi. To distinguish it from the emirate, the main city is sometimes known as the city of Dubai. Dubai is divided into nine sectors, and each of these is subdivided into communities.
Dubai city is divided in two parts, some of the oldest parts of the city, and another mixture of ancient and modern. To the north of the Creek, the area is home to the spices, fish and gold souks. On the south side of the Bur Dubai Creek is an area with a strong influence in India. Many expats who live in the area of Jumeirah, where there is a good choice of schools and high quality accommodation.
The city is one of the fastest growing in the world and major construction projects constantly add to its impressive set of skyscrapers and buildings of high technology. The evolution of the city from a collection of some of the Bedouin settlements Creek, a modern city with more than500 skyscrapers, and has been spectacular. The rulers of Dubai have adopted for the development of their responsibilities seriously, which results in a well-managed and carefully thought out, designed to meet all the modern amenities needed.
Dubai is the most important member of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. The city has grown along the coast and has more than 50 kilometers of extension, bordered to the north by Sharjah, and Jebel Ali to the south.
The History of Dubai:
Dubai was originally a fishing settlement. In 1830 a branch of the tribe of Bani Yas of the Liwa oasis led by the Al Maktoum family which continues to govern the emirate until today.
The traditional activities included the grazing of sheep and goats, cultivation, fisheries and the search for pearls. In addition, the inhabitants were devoted to the trade. At the beginning of the 12th century, Dubai was known for having the largest souks of the Gulf Coast.
The Culture of Dubai:
It is very different from what used to be a decade or two ago. The enlargement of the strait that divides the city into two parts, the southern part called Bur Dubai has a traditional culture in Dubai and the Northern zone, Deira has occupied a bustling and culture.
The culture of Dubai is a cosmopolitan city. With the arrival of a large number of foreign population that includes, Persians, Indians, etc. Culture in Dubai has become a world reference with Islam as its official religion is Muslim.
Music: Opportunities for listening to classical music performed in Dubai are very limited. The main places of welcome visiting orchestras and musicians from all over the world, although the proceedings are far from regular. Many hotels employ a pianist to spice up the lobby, which is often closer to the classical music as is Dubai. Arab clubs (see Dance) are the main venues of the traditional Arabic music.
What to See in Dubai:
Dubai is a city that has a large number of cultural visits but, however, there are many points of monuments interest. Find below top monuments of Dubai:
Dubai is a natural estuary that penetrates several kilometers on land. On its banks settled the first inhabitants of Dubai.
The Dubai Museum:
The Museum reflects the entire history of the city, from its foundation and primitive economy up to its most important future projects.
From the point of view of tourism the Jumeirah Mosque is the most important mosque in Dubai. The visits to the interior of the mosque are guided and last for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
The Dubai Fountain:
Dubai Fountain has surpassed records becoming the world’s largest fountain. If you visit Dubai you must experience.
Burj Khalifa :
It is the tallest building in the world with a height of 828 meters. In the construction of the building have been involved more than 12,000 people in 30 countries. He was formerly known as Burj Dubai (Dubai).
Burj Al Arab –
The Burj Al Arab is a luxury hotel with a height of 321 meters, being the fourth tallest hotel in the world.