Posts Tagged: dubai

Dubai Pearl Museum

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In the city of Dubai, there lies a hidden gem – well, technically, an entire trove of them. Tucked away in Deira, in the headquarters of Emirates National Bank, lies the Dubai Pearl Museum. It is a one-of-a-kind attraction celebrating the UAE’s pearl-diving heritage. Before the oil boom hit the UAE, the area was known […]

Women’s Museum

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While the UAE is a conservative country, it would be wrong to assume that it is one that negates the rights of women. On the country, the UAE has worked hard to promote the opportunities and achievements of its female citizens. Women make up two-thirds of government employees and one-third of the country’s cabinet. In […]

Basic Information About the UAE

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UAE Quick Facts : UAE 101 The UAE is a country that you may have heard about before. Perhaps you’ve heard about the staggering skyscrapers in Dubai or heard about the oil-wealth of Abu Dhabi. Yet, you may not be familiar with the varied details of the country. In this post, we’ll give you an […]

World Records Held By Dubai

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In Dubai, everything is bigger and better. From the world’s tallest building (the 830 meter Burj Khalifa) to the world’s largest shopping mall by total area (Dubai Mall, at 1,124,000 m2), Dubai is a city that loves to think of challenges and figure out ways to meet or surpass them. Here are the top ten […]

Doing Business in Dubai

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Dubai is a country that is very friendly to visitors. It’s great for tourists, as our many walking tours can attest. Doing Business in Dubai is also equally great. Starting up a business in Dubai can be hugely beneficial – you have a prime location in the crossroads of Asia, Europe and Africa, access to […]

Marsa Al Seef – The Creek Dubai

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There’s a new cultural hotspot in Dubai! Marsa al Seef ! Marsa Al Seef, which stretches 1.8km along the Dubai Creek, has just opened its first phase to the public. The area borders the Al Fahidi Historical District. This a region of Dubai that’s very close to us here at Dubai by Foot. In fact, […]

Famous Places to Visit in the UAE

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When people think of the UAE, they automatically think of Dubai – the skyscrapers, the hotels, the shopping malls, the souqs. It is easy to forget that Dubai is just one of the seven emirates that make up the UAE – and that it’s easy for visitors to Dubai to make a trip to any […]

Dhow Cruise on the Marina

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  What is a Dhow? A Dhow is a traditional Arab sea-trading vessel usually made of durable wood. Dhows have been innate part of the Emirati history. The trade of pearls, spices and gold were the largest sources of income for the UAE for many years in the past. When in Dubai, you can see […]

Expo 2020 – Dubai by Foot

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If you’ve visited Dubai Airport recently, you may have seen some signs – “Proud Hosts of Expo 2020”. This might lead people to wonder – what exactly is World Expo 2020? And why should I care about it? In this post, we’ll answer some of the common questions tourists might have about the upcoming Expo […]

Dubai Landmarks

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Iconic and Famous Buildings in Dubai Dubai is known for its incredible skyline of towering skyscrapers, many of which are record-breakers in some form or the other. Most of these skyscrapers feature distinctive architectural features to make them stand out against the already impressive crowd. Any visitor to Dubai with a passing interest in architecture […]