Yes, that Dubai, with all those Rolls-Royces, gilded malls, indoor ski area, seven-star hotels. Plus nearby, lower-key Abu Dhabi and Sharja. And of course adventurous 'safaris' out into the wild surrounding dunes. And you don't need to take out a second mortgage to come & see what all the fuss is about.

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Experience different cultures in Dubai's fascinating Riverland complex

The United Arab Emirates - and in particular Dubai - attract more than more than 21 million vacationers per year (quite a few honeymooners among them) - with a rich diversity of sometimes astounding offerings - much of them modern and man-made - and a more liberal atmosphere than in much of the rest of the Middle East (though, for example, women should still take care to dress "modestly," in attire that covers their knees).  Attractions include magnificent skyscrapers like Burj Khalifa…

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Where the wild things are: 6 spots to experience nature in the UAE

When you think Dubai and the UAE, it's mostly manmade marvels that spring to mind - the Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Mall, Palm Islands, and the like. But there is a more "eco" side to the Emirates, as well - and not just parks and gardens like Dubai's Zabeel and Mushrif Parks. Outside the shiny canyons of glass and steel, the desert awaits - some of which has been set aside as nature reserve and beyond desert safaris by camel, jeep, and ATV, there's also a significant amount of ecotourism. Here's a…

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6 of Dubai's top draws

Whether if it’s your first or tenth time, a visit to Dubai always brings a sense of joy and ends up being a mesmerizing experience. With all its fascinating modern buildings, awesome beaches, beautiful man-made islands, and massive malls, Dubai still maintains its rich culture, traditions, and heritage. From the desert safari to simply enjoying a musical evening at the world’s largest dancing fountain, there’s a lot to see and do here. Here are the top half dozen musts: read post

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  • Dear Friends, 
    Ramadan Kareem!!!
    I am working on my Research paper and would like to do this survey to for fact findings. 
    My focus is to find some information from the people who travel to Dubai for Different Business purpose. 
    I consider some of you in the same category as a "Business Travelers". 
    Please take out your few minutes to fill the survey.

    I would appreciate if you can pass on this survey form to your Industry friends who travel to Dubai for Same purpose.
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  • Hg2 checks out The Palm, a brand new resort by One & Only that bucks Dubai's trend with lashings of taste;
  • Pipe dream. Sit and stare in awe at the wonderful water-and light show created by the Dubai Fountain;
  • From the Guardian:

    "A British woman was arrested and charged with indecency after walking through a Dubai shopping mall wearing a bikini.

    A fair arrest?
  • Hey, UAE actually has ecotourism, too! Here's a good example: Al Maha.
  • Abu Dhabi gets a shout-out in this week's Tripatini blog post surveying hot destinations for 2010. Check it out!
  • Here's a great video, comedian Ahmed Ahmed on Dubai, courtesy of Go-Lo member Alazzam:

    Find more videos like this on ITravelpoint Network
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