Until 1971, it was a member of the Trucial States, after which it gained independence and began to develop without any external influence. Despite disasters such as a smallpox epidemic and a major fire, the site continued to attract traders and rebuilt over and over again. For a long time, Dubai has been in the shadow of the modern capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi
, but later an oil field was found near the city, and it brought prosperity to its residents.
Dubai began to develop rapidly and overtook the capital in terms of technological indicators. Today there is the first-built public metro in the region and a monorail. Technology has allowed Dubai to create several artificial archipelagos. The most recognizable one is the iconic Palm Jumeirah
, a fully-developed project with various luxurious hotels, a shopping mall and other destinations. Another notorious project is The World Islands, currently under construction. It will resemble all continents of the Earth in its shape, full of hotels, private villas, theme parks and more.
Dubai is home to the world's tallest skyscraper Burj Khalifa
, the world's largest Aquarium, Jumeirah Public Beach and a sail-shaped hotel Burj Al Arab
. In addition, Dubai boasts an indoor ski resort Ski Dubai. For a city where the temperature does not drop below 14 ° C even in winter, this is really cool! Also, tourists are very fond of Bur Dubai
, oldest parts of the city, which dates back to the 1900s, with sand-colored buildings, authentic museums and mosques. Here you will see the historic Al Fahidi district
with its charming quiet streets and houses, an old corniche, Gold Souk
and Spice Souk
, as well as Textile Souk.
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