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Transcript of Dubai
Dubai is an emirate within the United Arab Emirates.
It lies in the southeast of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula.
Dubai is located on the emirates' northern coastline.
Dubai lies within the Arabian Desert.
Dubai has a hot desert climate; summers in Dubai are extremely hot, windy and humid while the winters are warm.
Striped hyenas, desert foxes, Arabian Oryxes, sand gazelles, camels and falcons are common animals in Dubai's desert.
The sandy desert supports date palms, desert hyacinths, acacia and gharf trees.
Dubai is a Muslim country.
Arabic is the official language of UAE.
Islam is the official religion of UAE.
Dubai has a foreign population which includes Iranians, Indians, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, and Filipinos.
Dubai is divided into two districts; Deira, the city center of Dubai and Bur Dubai, the historic district of Dubai.
Almost a decade ago, Dubai was just a desert.
Presently, Dubai is city filled with tall skyscrapers, luxurious hotels, fancy beaches, and huge shopping malls.
Dubai interacts a lot with different countries by providing its natural resources such as oil and natural gas.
United Arab Emirates is very rich in oil which Dubai takes part in exporting and distributing to different parts of the world.
Dubai produces about 50,000 to 70,00 barrels of oil in a day.
Tourism is an important part of Dubai because it is one of the major sources that maintains them economically.
Dubai attracts tourists because of its ancient and modern attractions such as the Burl Al Arab, Burj Khalifa, and Palm Jumeirah.
Another major attraction in Dubai for tourists is shopping.
Dubai has about 68 shopping malls and 9 more shopping malls under construction.
Dubai Mall is the world's biggest shopping mall that has an area over 12 million square feet and has 1,200 shops.
Dubai is rated as the best place to live in the Middle East because it has a high standard of living.
Although Dubai has a very hot climate, people would love to settle and live there.
When oil was discovered in 1966, Dubai began to develop into a city.
Not a long time ago, Dubai was just a small village that was known for pearl diving, fishing, camel herding, and trading.
But it wasn't like this before.
Housing in Dubai are quite luxurious but they are costly.
Most housing in Dubai have to be rented due to their high prices.
Dubai also provides great services such as healthcare, medical care and transportation.
Education in Dubai are also costly because most schools are private and international schools.
Groceries, clothing, furniture and communication are some affordable expenses.
Dubai is a great city to live and settle but we would have to face the struggle of living costly.
When we hear or see the word "Middle East", we immediately think of deserts, sand dunes, hot climates, and camels. When we hear the word "Dubai", we immediately think of huge skyscrapers, luxurious hotel resorts, and fancy beaches.
Before I lived and settled in Dubai, I assumed that Dubai was a city filled with shiny tall buildings. Dubai is widely known for its unique architectural design. These qualities are quite attractive, but many people have no idea where the funding to build such things comes from.
In 2009, Dubai faced financial crisis because of the debt created from the construction of "Dubai World".
Dubai is a developing country and its main focus is on economics and finance. Some people feel that Dubai’s financial and economic grow has been at the expense of its Arab culture. Questions remain as to the survival of traditional Arab culture.
Patterns and Changes
Dubai was once a small village in a desert where buildings don't exist yet.
Before Dubai was known for its buildings, it was originally known for fishing, pearl diving, camel herding and trading.
In 1966, oil was discovered and it was relied to maintain and build Dubai's economy.
A few years later after the foundation of oil, Dubai has started planning projects for buildings and little by little, the city starts developing.
Today, Dubai is filled with tall skyscrapers, luxurious hotels, fancy beaches, and gigantic shopping malls.
Almost a decade ago, Dubai was just a small village in a desert and now it is a big city.
"Please watch and observe the changes in Deira Dubai from 2000 to 2011"