United Arab Emirates Travel Information
Despite the ups and downs in the last decades in the Middle East, Dubai continues to develop its grandeur and pomp to attract tourists from all over the world. The high rise buildings, modern hotels and shopping malls along with the suburban heritage concentration make the city a tantalizing place for holiday makers seeking a luxury holiday in the sun. The region is just asking to be explored and car rental is essential to make the most of your stay.
Dubai offers both luxurious and moderate cost hotels for tourists of different income level. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray built with a Turkish theme, with a theatre and expanded spa, and the One & Only The Palm are both situated on the Western Crescent of Palm Jumeirah and are just two of the luxury hotels being developed there.
The historic Bastakiya and the local ecologically sound houses alongside Dubai Creek, once cooled by wind towers before electrification and air conditioning are now restored as the Bastakiya district. Small art galleries, plenty of cafés sprinkled around, a modest museum and a street market every Saturday add flavour of a Bohemian quarter to the area. Car rental makes this part of the city easy to reach and is ideal for bringing back all those souvenirs.
The 828m (2,717ft) high Burj Khalifa with the world’s first Armani Hotel, a mall, fitness centre and restaurants is the tallest building in the world. The highest public observation deck can be found on the top of the 124th floor and this floor offers unparalleled views of the city and makes the building a must-see attraction for those with a head for heights.
The children’s city is housed in Dubai Creek Park with its 7,700sq m (82,882sq ft) development is designed to appeal to both local and international children as they find out more about the human body, space and science in general as they visit different zones in it. The Dolphinarium in it is perfect for a touch of amusement and to get closer to these fascinating creatures. Nature lovers can head for Dubai creek, a natural seawater inlet dividing the city which has retained its natural charm. A wild life sanctuary with a large number of birds, yacht clubs, boutique hotels and golf courses provide amusement for tourists no matter what their personal taste.
Dubai Museum is housed in the historic Al-Fahidi Fort built in about 1799 and exhibits old weapons and tools for pearl-diving and a variety of military artefacts, some of which were recovered from the 3,000- to 4,000-year-old graves at Al-Ghusais, the huge wooden ship beached outside. Dubai car rental services have been designed to be easy to arrange, convenient and comfortable, saving money as well as time.