Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Palm Grand Massive Firework Opening

Dubai is a beautiful city to visit. It is a cosmopolitan city that has been exposed to innumerable cultures. The number of languages spoken is one of the many proofs that show the cosmopolitan nature of the Dubai city. Despite this the city has succeeded in conserving its rich culture and heritage.
Among the seven emirates in the UAE Dubai comes second in terms of its size. Situated in the North-Eastern part of UAE it reaches the old village of Hatta.When to Go: The city could be the perfect getaway when if you are looking for sunshine and warmth. The period between November and March is said to have the best climate and therefore the best time to visit Dubai. The early months of the year also have the attraction of the Dubai Shopping Festival where you can shop till you drop.Getting There & Around: You can easily get to the city on direct flights, as the city has an excellent international airport that is rated among the world's 10 best airports. You can get flights from important cities of the world.Getting around the city is also easy as you can conveniently avail of the rented cars, comfortable and reasonable taxis and numerous public buses.Accommodation in Dubai: Being in a major tourist city you can get varied lodging options to choose from. You can access the airport from any point of the city. However, staying at Bur Dubai, located at the heart of the city, will help you to commute to the other parts of the city with greater convenience. Plenty of hotels can be found here. Things to do in Dubai:You will find the city beautiful with plenty of attractions like the Museum, Creek, Jumeira Mosque, Wonderland, Wild Wadi, Desert Safari, Wonder Bus, etc.You can also shop extensively at the contemporary shopping complexes. Shopping is not a new trend here. You can enjoy shopping at the conventional 'bazaars' or souks too. While all of the freehold developments on the Dubai property market are ambitious, the most widely recognised and interesting developments at the moment are clearly the Palm Jumeirah and Palm Jebel Ali. While the former is almost complete, and already home to residents, the latter is still under construction, and as it is 50% larger than the original, the Palm Jebel Ali is going to add even more recognition to the Dubai property market as a haven for originality. The Palm projects involve the creation of the world's largest two man-made islands that will feature a large selection of freehold properties, retail units and feature hotels. Located just off the coast of the city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, the two palm tree shaped islands are visible from outer space and are expected to contribute to the city's position as a premier global tourist destination, in addition to the various other projects that are shaping Dubai's freehold property sector.The project will create a large number of residential, leisure and entertainment opportunities, all within a unique and inspiring setting. The Palm, Jumeirah will feature some of the leading hotels in the city, in addition to luxury beachfront villas and shoreline apartments. The Palm Jebel Ali will accommodate approximately 2000 Signature Villas, Garden Homes and Town Homes, together with several luxury apartment buildings and 1,060 Waterside Homes. Construction on the Palm Jebel Ali is slightly delayed but is currently ongoing, but both island sites are already reclaimed from the sea. The Palm Jumeirah project was several months delayed from a completion date of 2006, but the residents that have already moved in are already enjoying the lifestyle it offers. Demand has been so strong that outline plans for a third Palm Island, off the shoreline of Deira, Dubai, are in hand to include more residential properties, and also some commercial property. The Palm Jebel Ali is going to extend on the original Palm Jumeirah by featuring more entertainment facilities to attract tourists and residents. With a scheduled water park, and a full shopping complex, the Palm Jebel Ali is sure to achieve the same amount of success as the Palm Jumeirah. The Palm Jumeirah, located about 15 kilometres east of the Palm Jebel Ali, is in the final phases of completion, construction having commenced in June 2001 and due to finish in early 2009. Work on the Palm Jebel Ali was started in October 2002 and was expected to conclude in late 2007, but this has been pushed back several years due to some adjustments after problems encountered with the original Palm Island.The islands are built in the shape of date palm trees, with a 300-metre-long 'trunk' bridge to the land, a crown with 17 fronds and a surrounding crescent island to serve as a breakwater. Whilst the Palm Jumeirah is designed as a luxury residential area, the half-as-large-again Palm Jebel Ali will serve as more of an entertainment destination, with a theme park and six marinas in addition to the Palm Jebel Ali properties available. The islands are being built in the shallow waters of the wide continental shelf found off Dubai, using millions of cubic metres of sand dredged from the approach channel to the Jebel Ali port, adjacent to the artificial island named after it. This approach channel is being deepened to 17 metres, and its route can be made out as darker than the water around it. Note also the sediment discolouring the water at the top of the image, possibly connected to this ongoing dredging activity. .

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