Discovering Dubai, the new Babylon of Middle East
Skyscrapers arising from emerald waters of the Persian Gulf, Maybachs and Bentleys, Indian butlers opening the way to Arab sheikhs and emirs, international businessmen hurrying from one bank to an asset manager office, get a glimpse of Dubai. If you wish to visit this modern Babylon of Middle East, forget about hotels unless you are yourself an emir or a millionaire as a room in one of Dubai six stars hotels can well cost you 3.000 dollars a night... And forget about the 7 stars hotel Burj Al Arab, unless for a tea or a drink at night. For your holiday rent an apartment in Dubai,in one of the huge towers overlooking the Marina Yachting and the Persian Gulf and just feel at home in fabulous vacation rentals across the desert and the sea.
Skyscrapers, sheikhs and international businessmen
Nothing is too much in Dubai. Never enough money, never enough business, never enough power. Legendary town sitting across two natural environments, the sea and the desert, as well as across two different coexisting cultures, a deep religious Muslim tradition and a western lifestyle for business and trade, Dubai shows everywhere its dual identity which makes it one of the most fascinating places in the world. Book vacation homes for your holiday in Dubai across the Burj Khalifa tower (829.9 metres high) with its 30.000 flats, studio apartments, loft, penthouses and 9 hotels and meet every day oil tycoons and Arab monarchs in the entrance hall of the huge building. Dubai is far from having finished expanding on the Persian Gulf and keeps on building higher and higher towers mainly under the direction of Lebanese building contractors helped by Indian or Syrian workers who are far from receiving social benefits and insurance coverage. This is Dubai too, the most modern and contemporary town of the world within a very old fashioned social frame.
Lifestyle in Dubai, exclusive shopping, skiing, desert tour, rich expatriates and emirs
Most of the expatriates you will meet in Dubai left Lebanon, UK, the USA and European countries to settle here looking for better pay scheme and a brand new start in a growing and dynamic country where the words debt and unemployment simply do not exist. English is currently spoken all over Dubai including in public information on the streets and in the buildings. Local monarchy and government keep solid and confirmed political relationships with both UK and the USA organizing regularly big parties for all expatriates working in Dubai who enjoy a special tolerance within a Muslim country. With the shortage of oil trade, Dubai has learnt that trade of goods and retail is the best key to a wealthy future and encourages all companies who wish to make business in the area to come and show their products and skills organizing the best trade fairs of the world for this purpose. Dubai has the biggest seventy commercial centers and malls of the world where you can simply find everything you want from any world brand. The Dubai Mall, which is the most important one is visited every day by thousands of tourists who come here just for shopping in its exclusive boutiques. You could also go to the Mall of the Emirates to enjoy skiing in the biggest indoor slopes of the world: Ski Dubai. It is a great place to go during your Dubai vacations: it is so funny to rent out ski jackets, socks and gloves to go ski while you were in T-shirt with 40° Celsius outside few minutes ago. After you could take a rest in your Dubai apartment or in your amazing pool villa nearby the city center, in one of the most exclusive expatriates' residences as Arabian Ranches. Then visit old Dubai and the stunning Gold Souk, an ancient souk market with more than 250 local jewelers, where you will be able to buy diamonds or any precious rocks for almost half the price than anywhere else in the world, from Europe to United States. When you are tired of shopping have a break and drive to the Desert Conservation Reserve where you can hire a camel and tour the desert like Lawrence of Arabia, accompanied by an Indian guide and butler who will even serve you a dinner under a tent in front of a beautiful sunset on the golden sand. If you wants some adventure, go for a Jeep tour in the desert and enjoy a real desert safari while dune bashing on Dubai gold sand. Golf lovers will find everything they need in Dubai where golf greens are the most reputed of the world and offer interesting opportunities for socials and business leisure. If you are staying in a house with pool in Arabian Ranches Dubai, you could also enjoy their specific Arabian Ranches Golf Club. Walk around downtown before heading for a drink in a club along the sea or at the Marina Yachting and feel how pleasant is living in a billionaire country where everything you see speaks about gold, oil and wealth.
Dubai weekend by night
Dubai nights are not very different from New York and Los Angeles nights. With a rich display of the best restaurants along the sea or on the top of its incredible towers and skyscrapers Dubai can be proud of employing the most selected personnel in all fields of hospitality and leisure attracted here by the huge payment schemes proposed by the emirates wealthy employers. You can have diner in one of Jumeirah's restaurants, at The Palm (Atlantis), or at the Mango Tree or the Rivington grill while watching the famous Dubai Fountain show. If you consider the number of disco clubs, lounge bars and night clubs in Dubai you will quickly understand how western lifestyle is totally applicable to this Arab monarchy with only some slight differences related to opening hours and age of clients. All clubs close at 3 am and only clients above 21 years old are welcome. Movie stars and VIP, red carpet top models and studs from all over the world come to party in Dubai the new Babylon of the Middle East where the most selected Dj work hard all night long to keep the vibes alive. After a short night in your apartment in Dubai, whilst you are still asleep after dancing the night out you will not hear the Muezzin calling for the prayer from the top of a Mosquee early in the morning. Get the Dubai pulse and enjoy.
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