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Dubai ~ Honeymoon

The United Arab Emirates consists of 7 states, including those of Dubai and Abu Dhabi and has a population of just over 3 million people. From the timeless tranquillity of the desert to the lively bustle of the souk, Dubai offers a kaleidoscope of attractions for visitors. The emirate embraces a wide variety of scenery in a very small area. In a single day, the tourist can experience everything from rugged mountains and awe-inspiring sand dunes to sandy beaches and lush green parks, from dusty villages to luxurious residential districts and from ancient houses with wind towers to ultra-modern shopping malls.

Arabic is the official language, although English is widely spoken. The local currency is the Dirham, which is pegged against a US dollar at 3.65 Dirham. The climate in Dubai is hot and humid in the summer with daytime temperatures in excess of 35C. The winter months, from December to February offer warm pleasant daytime temperatures averaging 25C.

Tourism is quickly becoming a major industry and the continued investment and innovative development are continuing to entice visitors back year after year. The now infamous Palm Island developments are now nearing their final stages and will open in 2006 adding a further 120 km of beachfront to Dubai’s coastline. Each island will incorporate up to 40 boutique hotels, 2,000 residential villas, 2 marinas, shopping complexes and cinemas.

A host of other exciting projects are currently under construction including Dubai Marina, Festival City, Arabian Ranches and of course the most ambitious being “The World”– a group of 200 man-made islands clustered in the shape of a world map will soon rise from the waters of the Arabian Gulf.

Golf has become a major attraction with some of the finest courses including Emirates Golf Club – Majlis and Wadi courses, Emirates Hills Mongomerie course, Dubai Creek to mention but a few.

The emirate is both a dynamic international business centre and a laid-back tourist escape; a city where the sophistication of the 21st century walks hand in hand with the simplicity of a bygone era. These contrasts give Dubai its unique flavour and personality; a cosmopolitan society with an international lifestyle, yet with a culture deeply rooted in the Islamic traditions of Arabia. Since earliest times, Dubai has been a meeting place, bringing together the Bedouin of the desert interior with the merchant of the city and the sea-going fisherman.

We offer many possibilities for tailor-made holidays. Subject to availability and flight schedules you can combine any of the areas to create an itinerary that suits your personal taste, requirements and budget. The options we include are some of the most popular. Our experienced travel professionals will gladly tailor-make any itinerary to suit your requirements.

Dubai ~ Honeymoon

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