For some people it’s exciting, for other its’ boring; but Dubai is definitely a place for shopping and you’ll find there large shopping malls. You can even go skiing in a mall – isn’t it crazy!
Dubai is the best known place in the UAE.
People often say that “they go to Dubai” instead of “they go to the United Arab Emirates”, and treat Dubai as a separate country.
Abu Dhabi exists since 1761, but the real development started about 200 years later, and many modern buildings/places are actually “a few years old”.
Do you agree with me to call the Emirates as a country of crazy ideas?
They have been able to make many of their wishes come true.
Personally, I’m not impressed by artificial islands or modern architecture, but, I would be really impressed if they make some ecological projects.
The flag of the UAE was designed in 1971,
and each of its colors has a few meanings, that all together make it a very important symbol.
E.g., colors stand for courage, strength, hope, love, peace, honesty, etc.
One may say that you can visit the United Arab Emirates all year round.
It may be truth, but I recommend to avoid summer months, i.e., June, July, August, because it’s very hot there. Even air-condition is almost everywhere, you may feel exhausted because of the heat.
And I think, it’s nice to escape cold December and enjoy warm days in the Emirates. 🙂
When I think “gold”, two countries come to my mind, it’s Thailand and the United Arab Emirates.
What’s your association?
When you’re in Dubai, visit the Gold Souk and you’ll understand my second choice. 😉
The United Arab Emirates consists of seven independent city-states: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Umm al-Quwain, Fujairah, Ajman and Ra’s al-Khaimah.
Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan was the 1st President of the United Arab Emirates (until his death in 2004). He is often called as the “Father of the nation”.
Welcome to United Arab Emirates!
In November, I’ll show you my travel impressions from the UAE.
I can promise lots of sunshine. 🙂