Dubai: A Desert City

Ever wondered how a desert city looks like?

Here is a bird’s eye view of the gleaming metropolis of the city of Dubai in one of the driest places on Earth…

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Some Facts about Dubai:

 1. Dubai is not a country.
2. It is a city located at the Emirate (state) of Dubai.
3. It is not part of Saudi Arabia. It is one of the emirates that constitute the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the eastern Arabian Peninsula. UAE is a country consisting of seven emirates (states): Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Quwain.
4. Dubai is not the capital of UAE. Abu Dhabi is the capital of UAE. Dubai is the commercial center of UAE.
5. UAE is located on the Arabian Peninsula, south of the Persian Gulf.
6. Arabian Peninsula is not part of Africa but is located in the continent of Asia.

 

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10 thoughts on “Dubai: A Desert City

  1. Gorgeous photos as usual! Is this on your humanitarian venture?

  2. Fascinating.

  3. Though a desert city, it does have it’s own indoor ski resort! Are you visiting now, or have you already been? I would be interested to know your impressions…

    • have already been..its a ‘futuristic’ city with amazing architecture starting with their airport!

      • The Editor

        …don’t forget to go the other side of the Creek (a part of the city that can be seen in one of your photos). It’s very different than the part that everyone knows about.

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  5. That second photo really shows the contrast between modern architecture / development and the desert

  6. Love these

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