The Burj Khalifa, known as the Burj Dubai before its inauguration, is a megatall skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the tallest structure in the world, standing at 829.8 m.
Atlantis, The Palm is a UAE luxury hotel resort located at the apex of the Palm Jumeriah in the United Arab Emirates. It was the first resort to be built on the island and is themed on the myth of Atlantis but includes distinct Arabian elements.
The Marina is an artificial canal city and its waterfront is said to be the largest man made water front in the world. The marina yacht club is in charge of all operations that take place in the canal. Residential apartments and skyscrapers illuminate the marina at night.
The Deira Clocktower roundabout is one of the city’s original features, it has been a famous landmark since 1965. This monument is located in the Al Rigga area of Dubai.
Ski Dubai is an indoor ski resort located in the largest shopping center in the world, Mall of the Emirates. It is 22,500 square meters and features an 85 meter high indoor mountain, tube slides, freestyle zone, chair lift, zip wire, slopes and much more.
Palm Islands are three artificial islands, Palm Jumeirah, Deira island and Palm Jebel Ali, on the coast of Dubai , United Arab Emirates. As of November 2014, only Palm Jumeirah has been completed. This island takes the form of a palm tree, topped by a crescent. After completion, Palm Jebel Ali will take a similar shape.
Dubai Burj Al Arab is the only 7 star hotel in the whole world which also sits on a artificial island at the beachfront, with its very own private curving footbridge. This luxurious hotel is 321m in height, located at the top of this structure is a exclusive helipad for guests.
In the 1980s and early 1990s, Dubai took a strategic decision to emerge as a major international-quality tourism destination. Investments in tourism infrastructure have paid off handsomely over the years.Some of the most famous landmarks in Dubai are Burj Al Arab, Palm islands, The World Islands, Ski Dubai, Deira Clocktower and The Marina.
Oil is eventually discovered in Dubai in 1966. In 1969 Dubai exported oil for the first time. It is estimated that Dubai produces 50,000 to 70,000 barrels of oil, a day.The major turning point in the history and fortunes of Dubai was the discovery of oil in 1966.Coupled with the joining of the newly independent country of Qatar and Dubai to create a new currency, the Riyal,after the devaluation of the Persian Gulf rupee which had been issued by the Government of India,it enabled Dubai to rapidly expand and grow. Once the first shipment of oil was made in 1969, the future of Dubai as an autonomous state was secured,and its ability to dictate policy in later years to the UAE was cemented.
Dubai has been growing architecturally as well as economically since 1990 to present. 25 years ago, it was a desert with only a hand full of buildings.Dubai is now crammed with the largest skyscrapers in the world, hotels, investors, Super cars and artificial islands.Dubai is thought to have been established as a fishing village in the early 18th centuryand was, by 1822, a town of some 7–800 members of the Baniyas tribe and subject to the rule of Sheikh Tahnoon of Abu Dhabi.In 1833, following tribal feuding, members of the Al Bu Falasa tribe seceded from Abu Dhabi and established themselves in Dubai. The exodus from Abu Dhabi was led by Ubaid bin Saeed and Maktum bin Butti who became joint leaders of Dubai until Ubaid died in 1836, leaving Maktum to establish the Maktoum dynasty.Dubai signed the first treaty of Perpetual Maritime Truce in 1820 along with other Trucial States, which was followed by a further treaty in 1853. It also – like its neighbours on the Trucial Coast – entered into an exclusivity agreement in which the United Kingdom took responsibility for the emirate’s security in 1892.