Dubai, also known as Al Wasl by some historians is regarded as the trade center, connecting the eastern and the western world. There are very few records of the cultural history of this place as the earlier literature was basically oral traditions. Dubai lies within the great Arabian Desert. In the west, it gives way to the Hajar Mountains. The place has no natural water bodies whatsoever. The artificial Dubai Creek allows large carriers to pass through. The eastern wing leads to the city of Deira, which is flanked by the town of Al Ameer in the South and the Emirate of Sharjah in the eastern part.
A desert city with at par infrastructure, it is one of the major tourist destinations of the world. If you want to hire a car, you can see to the arrangements by talking to the hotel people.
Climate of Dubai
Dubai is characterized by hot and arid climate. Summers are extremely dry and windy.Round the year it is hot except during the winterwhich is short and mild. The summers of Dubai can be uncomfortable for tourists, the sticky and sometimes dry weather, ruining the holidays of many.
There are a number of places that you can tour around when you land at Dubai. This is made even easier by the car hire agencies in Dubai that will take care of your local transportation needs. You have the option of choosing cars with or without chauffeurs. The amount you have to shell out also depends on a number of factors that include the type of car you rent, size, distance you intent to travel, and gasoline used.
Places to visit in Dubai
Satwa: The upscale supermarkets can be found here. Popular for gold and textiles, the markets are not jam-packed or crowded, so your shopping is sure to be hassle-free.
Bur Dubai: A place of historical significance, the major attractions are the floating restaurants that are found here.
Karama: Famous for cheap fast food eateries. Also known for cheap shopping outlets, this place is good for striking profit bargains.
Deira: Popular for the spices found here, it is also the financial hub of Dubai.
Downtown Dubai: This part includes the BurjKhalifa which is the tallest building in the world, Dubai Fountain, Dubai Mall which is also the biggest mall in the world and other renowned skyscrapers of the kind.
Dubai Marina: It borders Jebel Ali, the largest artificial port in the world, has loads of restaurants, and also on a frequent basis, open air shows.
Jumeirah: The melting pot of Dubai, this place is host to Europeans, Filipinos to Pakistanis. Majestic villas can be found here. The Jumeirah mosque is the major attraction.
Mirdiff: A commercial-cum-residential district that houses the ‘who’s who’ of the country. The Mirdiff City Centre is the star attraction.
Arabian Ranches and Emirate Hills: Both of them are man-made, and are also characterized by expensive land value.
International city: The housing rent is comparatively cheap and is also known as Chinatown, as it serves host to a number of Chinese business men and women.
The activities in which you can take part in Dubai include Dune bashing, Ski, Golf, Hot air balloon, cruise rides, and the zoo.