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Dubai!

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) consists of seven Emirates’ and Dubai is the most popular destination of them all. It is situated on the southern shore of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula. Dubai is the second largest Emirate after Abu Dhabi and is usually recognised as the ‘Pearl of the Persian Gulf’.

The state of Dubai is commonly referred to as a city because it has been distinguished as the most modern and cosmopolitan environments in the Emirates, especially due to its rapid technological transformation over the past few decades.

Dubai is a landmark for innovation; some might even compare it to the computer game Sim-city where expansion has no limit.

The city boasts remarkable skyscrapers, such as the world’s tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa, (known as the Burj Dubai during construction), and is also in the process of developing one of the most technologically advanced buildings in the world – The Pad. This is based on the idea of an iPod; this residential tower is set to be embedded with the latest gadgets that will have the power to change interior design and window views to almost anything imaginable.

Most recently, on the 4th January 2010, the world's tallest skyscraper has been opened in Dubai, the Burj Khalifa, known as the Burj Dubai during construction.

Although Dubai has been transformed into a man-made hi-tech city, it still has a strong Islamic culture with a stretch of historical buildings by the Creek. Whilst some may view this as a conflict of old meeting new, it is also considered to be a captivating city that offers both extremes; a traditional past interlinked with modern day.

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skating rink in the shopping mall!
skating rink in the shopping mall!
the highest building in the world!
the highest building in the world!
the highest building in the world!
the highest building in the world!
the highest building in the world!
the highest building in the world!
the highest building in the world!
the highest building in the world!
a delicious combination, cutlets w…
a delicious combination, cutlets …
Dubai
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