The Journey of Dubai from desert to the Sky

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Dubai always existed in the world map, but we got acquainted to the city only a few years back. Dubai without boasting and shouting became the eye candy of the world in less than 20 years.

Dubai from desert to the Sky

Dubai always existed in the world map, but we got acquainted to the city only a few years back. Dubai without boasting and shouting became the eye candy of the world in less than 20 years. The whole world was shocked, surprised, and experts began studying the Dubai turnaround from being a small Bedouin fishing village to one of the world’s most prominent city. Many Americans who studied the exponential growth of Dubai commented that everything and everyone in Dubai is laborious, has an architectural understanding, sky-high aspirations and mostly are brought in from some other place.

From time immemorial cities of the world have been learning from the west about developments, Dubai suddenly broke that mundane chain. The world now looks up to Dubai in every way possible for development, be it effective channelization of resources, planning, construction, or execution. The biggest learning Dubai offers is to how to treat its guests. The hospitality of Dubai while preserving its cultural ethics, is unparalleled and it has a big role to play in the continuous boon in its tourism.

History of Dubai

Was Dubai always so big? No. around 800 members of the Bani Yas tribe settled on the banks of the Dubai creek centuries ago in 1833. Slowly the tribe led by the Makhtoum family became the center of the sea trade in the region, thanks to the Dubai creek.

In 1950s, the then ruler of Dubai, his highness Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, further strengthened the trade and business port of Dubai. When the crude oil was discovered in the year 1966, instead of splurging the new found abundant money, the visionary ruler invested everything in the development of the city’s infrastructure. Starting with the basic amenities like the schools, hospitals, telecom network, roads to the advanced development like the Dubai international airport, the man made Jebel Ali harbor and so much more. The pace was frenetic. Before the world realized, Dubai was on its way to become a metropolis.

The Modern Dubai

The world started taking notice of Dubai when it built the Dubai World trade center. While the oil export was in full swing, the leaders of Dubai knew that the oil supply is limited and that the economy and the future of the emirate cannot depend on it for a long time. The idea of developing Dubai into a tourism hub was born. In 1971 when the United Arab Emirates was formed with an aim to safeguard the interests of its people, Dubai did not look back and continued to grow at a frantic pace. The leadership and the vision to protect the interest of the coming generations and reduce the dependency of oil led Dubai to become a home of the impossible imaginations.

The World records of Dubai

The twin towers of Dubai are the tallest residential building in the world

Dubai’s JW Marriott Marquis hotel is the world’s tallest hotel

Dubai holds the world record of having the longest handmade gold chain in the world known as the ‘Dubai Celebration Chain’. It is 5 kilometers long and has over 4 million links. It took a 100 craftsmen and 45 days to make the chain.

Dubai has the tallest man made building in the world- Burj Khalifa. It holds many other world records like the highest and fastest elevator in the world, the highest observation deck and many more for its construction.

Dubai smashed all world records with its new year’s fireworks display in the year 2014, with over 400,000 fireworks across 400 locations of the 100km shoreline of Dubai. The firework celebration was even visible from space.

It holds the world record for the highest skydive base jump and the smallest parachute jump as well.

Dubai holds the world record of parading 58 luxury cars to a distance of 3.2kms.

It holds the world record of the having the biggest themed water fountain in the world- the Dubai fountain.

It has two of the world’s biggest malls- The Dubai Mall and the Mall of Emirates.

Dubai has the world’s first indoor ski resort with the only such resort in the entire Middle East till date.

Dubai holds the unbelievable world record of having the world’s biggest natural flower garden- The Miracle garden with over 45 million flowers across 22 species. The flower arrangement is changed every season.

The under construction Dubai land is touted to be the world’s biggest entertainment project in the world.

Dubai has the world’s largest suspended acrylic aquarium that holds 10 million liters of water and is home to over 33000 aquatic animals.

It has the world’s most luxurious 7-star hotel- Burj Al Arab, built on a man-made island in the sea.

Other famous tourist attractions of Dubai

Dubai Desert Safari:

The Dubai desert safari tour packages are famous worldwide for their wide variety of excursions and exceptional hospitality. The Dubai desert safari includes dune bashing in a 4x4, quad biking, exclusive photography, overnight camping, dinner with entertainment, shopping for souvenirs and even pick up and drop service.

Dubai Dolphinarium:

The first fully air-conditioned exotic habitat to five cute dolphins and a seal, the Dubai Dolphinarium is one of the most visited attractions of the city. The live shows of the dolphins and seal includes, dancing, acrobatics, public interactions and photo sessions with them.

Dubai Shopping Festival:

The Dubai shopping festival has been instrumental in putting Dubai’s name prominently on the world map. The festival goes on for a month and has the best of discounts on almost all the best of world brands. The variety spans from pin to planes and the whole city of Dubai glitters in festive mood for the whole month. The city welcomes millions of visitors from all over the world during this month and the number is increasing manifolds every year.

Dubai Souqs:

The traditional souqs (markets) of Dubai has not lost their charm in the wake of the modern malls. The gold, spice, perfume and the textile souqs are the most famous souqs of Dubai and witnesses a continuous flow of visitors from around the world. The gold souq of Dubai has over 10 tons of gold on display every day.

Dubai is continuously striving to create bigger and better attractions and surpass their own benchmarks. Another striking feature is that Dubai has only 15% of the local population, the rest 85% are expats who are living in this Arab emirate and working hard to develop and expand it further. Dubai is a great example of sheer dedication and visionary excellence of its leaders, and is a city that’s in the bucket list of almost every traveler.

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