Thursday, December 10, 2009
Dubai Tourism 2010
“Nowhere Like Dubai” is the official slogan of the Dubai tourism department, and unlike most locations that claim this moniker, Dubai truly is like nowhere else on earth. What was originally a small fishing community is now a world-class city that features amazing accommodations and tourist activities.
Although a very new city, many visitors are not aware, until they visit, that Dubai has a rich history and cultural heritage. In fact, archaeologists have found evidence of human settlement in the area from as far back as 4,000 years. More recently, though, the city of Dubai can be traced to around 1830 when it was founded among a string of over fishing locales along the gulf coast. Many prized historical items can be found in Dubai's city museum.
Admittedly, however, most tourists are attracted to Dubai not because of its deep historical roots, but rather to its world renowned sites that truly baffle the visitors' imaginations. Some of these locations include absolutely astounding shopping and entertainment opportunities. There are mind-blowing attractions such as the Dubai Marina, set to be the worlds largest marina and built in the shape of a palm tree, the Burj Dubai which will be the worlds tallest skyscraper at an astounding 2,684 feet (818 meters), and Dubiaiand, an entertainment complex complete with six zones or worlds including the Eco-Tourism, Sports, Retail and Entertainment, and Downtown worlds. Within the city there are thousands of unique dining experiences for every taste and palette.
In just 30 years, Dubai has transformed itself from a regional center to a worldwide one, where visitors from around the world come to take in the fabulous sites, and tickle all of their senses. With a population of over 2 million people, Dubai is truly one of the worlds wonders with its feast of world class offerings.
Photo by Britrob http://www.flickr.com/photos/rpoll/3147786823/sizes/l/