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ABOUT DUBAI

The most populous city in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai is also one of the most rapidly-developing and most exciting and vivacious cities in the world.

With almost constant sunshine and a growing reputation as an essential place to do business, Dubai has continued to attract world attention through innovative real estate projects such as the world’s tallest building – the Burj Khalifa, and the globally-famous sail-shaped hotel, the Burj al Arab. The city boasts a number of world-class sports events, conferences and enormous construction and development across various industries.

Strategically located between Europe, Asia and Africa, Dubai is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. The city is known to be a low-crime and politically-stable one.

The city is unusual in that its population is comprised mainly of expatriates with the largest group of expatriates hailing from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and members of other Asian communities.


Entertainment and Sport

Dubai has many shopping malls - the vast Dubai Mall which hosts both an aquarium and ice skating rink, the Mall of the Emirates with the world’s first indoor alpine skiing slope, Ski Dubai. There is also the Ibn Battuta Mall, which is the largest themed mall in the Middle East and features impressive courts including China, Persia, India, Egypt, Tunisia and Andalusia. For the more adventurous shoppers, the traditional souks are a must-see.

Dubai also has a vibrant and diverse nightlife, with many state-of-the-art nightclubs and bars in all corners of the city. It also offers a great range of activities from water sports in the sea to dune bashing in the desert.

Dubai is also host to some of the world’s best sporting events. Apart from the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, Dubai’s impressive portfolio of world-class events includes the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament, the Dubai Rugby Sevens and the Dubai World Cup, an annual horse racing event with over US $27 million worth of prize money hosted in the outstanding Meydan racing complex. The FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup and the FINA World Swimming Championships are the two new events in Dubai’s growing portfolio.


Currency

Dirham is the currency of Dubai. Interestingly the Dubai currency symbol is displayed as both AED and Dhs in many places. The Dirham is fixed against the US Dollar at the rate of Dhs. 3.67. Dollars are widely accepted in souks and shops. Other exchange rates (subject to change): UK: 5.99 AUS: 3.29 EURO: 5.05.


Language and Religion

The official language is Arabic but English, Urdu and Hindi are widely spoken. Islam is the official religion of the emirate, while there are also minority Hindus, Sikhs and Christians.


Dress Code

The Islamic dress code is not compulsory, unlike in neighbouring Saudi Arabia. Most Emirati males prefer to wear a kandura, an ankle-length white shirt woven from wool or cotton, and most Emirati women wear an abaya, a black over-garment covering most parts of the body. This attire is particularly well-suited for the UAE's hot and dry climate. Western-style clothing is, however, dominant because of the large expatriate population, and this practice is beginning to grow in popularity among Emiratis.


Climate

Dubai has a very hot arid climate. Summers in Dubai are extremely hot, windy and dry, with an average high around 42 °C (108 °F) and overnight lows around 29 °C (84 °F). Most days are sunny throughout the year. Winters are warm with an average high of 23 °C (73 °F) and overnight lows of 14 °C (57 °F). Precipitation, however, has been increasing in the last few decades with accumulated rain reaching 250 mm (9.84 in) per year.[35] Dubai summers are also known for the high humidity level, which can make it uncomfortable for many.


Economy

Today, Dubai is an important tourist destination and port but is also increasingly developing as a hub for service industries such as IT and finance, with the new Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

The property boom is largely driven by mega-projects, whether off-shore such as The Palm and The World or inland such as the Dubai Marina, the Burj Dubai Complex, Business Bay and the Dubai Sports City amongst many others.


Drinks

Dubai water is drinkable but bottled water is available and is reasonably priced.
 
 
Burj Khalifa

VENUES

Welcome to Skydive Dubai

The intense wait, a racing heartbeat, a raging adrenaline rush, moments of insanity, then a strong gust of wind, shooting down at 210 km/hr.

Skydive Dubai, the world’s premier skydiving location, neighbouring the luxurious manmade island The Palm Jumeirah and the Dubai Marina. With these beautiful and breathtaking views Skydive Dubai has always been the people’s number one choice for skydiving.

The journey started when H.E Nasser El Neyadi obtained one helicopter, a wind tunnel and started training. Then in 2010, with the honourable blessings of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, The Crown Prince of Dubai, the first international parachuting championship was held in the Palm Drop zone in Dubai. Soon after the name Skydive Dubai was launched by H.E Nasser Al Neyadi.

Skydive Dubai offers a unique experience the moment you walk in. With a drop zone area size of 260000m and a runway area size of 60m x 700m consisting of ¾ water and ¼ land and a gear store with all the necessities and more. Also for those who simply want to relax and enjoy a cup of coffee or a snack, the sea breeze whilst watching the skydivers land will do just that while you explore Skydive Dubai Cafe. Sky dive is a one stop destination for all skydiver, skydiving enthusiast and visitors.

Skydive Dubai operates the drop zone in the highest safety standards under the regulations of the International Air Sport Federation (FAI). The success of Skydive Dubai partially due to the talented and dedicated staff that averages over 7000 jumps and over 10 years experience all of whom are fully accredited by the USPA (United States Parachuting Association) internationally and EAA ( Emirates Aviation Association) nationally.
 
 
Welcome to Skydive Dubai
Welcome to Skydive Dubai

TRANSPORTATION

Since Dubai is one of the fastest growing cities in today's world, making the provision of high quality infrastructure facilities absolutely imperative, and since providing an advanced transport network for the people of Dubai has been high on the government’s agenda, which is evident from its initiatives to enhance the public transport facilities and improve roads across the emirate to make travel safer and smoother, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) was formed by the decree number 17 for the year 2005.

RTA is responsible for planning and providing the requirements of transport, roads & traffic in the Emirate of Dubai, and between Dubai and other Emirates of the UAE, neighboring countries in order to provide an effective & an integrated transport system capable of achieving Dubai's vision & serving the vital interests of the Emirate.
 
 
RTA

VISA & CUSTOM

The kind of visa needed to enter the UAE depends on several different factors such as your nationality, the purpose of your planned visit and its planned duration.

The UAE authorities have taken many steps to make this process as straightforward and easy as possible. Citizens of 39 countries — GCC nationals plus nationals of listed countries — do not require visas prior to arrival.

Citizens of the following countries do not require pre-entry visas to enter the UAE:

Andorra Hong Kong Poland Australia Hungary
Portugal Austria Iceland Romania Belgium
Ireland San Marino Brunei Italy Singapore
Bulgaria Japan Slovakia Canada Latvia
Slovenia Croatia Liechtenstein South Korea Cyprus
Lithuania Spain Czech Republic Luxembourg Sweden
Denmark Malaysia Switzerland Estonia Malta
United Kingdom Finland Monaco United States of America France
Netherlands The Vatican Germany New Zealand Greece
Norway        
visa and custom

TRAVELING HERE

Convenience, speed, and new, modern facilities are just some of the advantages offered at Dubai International airport and Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central. With over 7,000 weekly flights operated by 125 airlines from 260 destinations on every continent (except Antarctica), you have a wide range of options to choose from when flying to Dubai. It’s easy to find a carrier to fit any budget or itinerary.


Emirates The official airline of Dubai, Emirates is an award-winning airline with an extensive, modern fleet offering daily non-stop flights from 140 destinations to Dubai. Visit emirates.com to learn more and to book a flight.


flydubai Looking for low-cost, flexible fares and a great flying experience? Check out flydubai.com. Flydubai flies to and from more than 80 destinations with new ones added all the time.

The official Dubai Airports passenger application offers all the information you need to get around - and get the most out of - both Dubai International (DXB) and Al Maktoum (DWC) airports. get the Dubai Airports app on arrival to help you fly through the airport. - See more at: www.dubaitourism.ae
 
 
Dubai Airports