From the desert to the biggest growing city on planet earth. That’s the miracle of Dubai!

Nowadays, as you probably know, Dubai is a cosmopolitan oasis, a futuristic cityscape that towers over the Arabian Desert. However, all of its development was constructed in the last few years.

Dubai was established in the 18th century as a small fishing village. Its real boom started in the 1960s, with the discovery of oil that brought in immigrants, expats and a huge demand for new buildings, turning Dubai into a modern, vibrant metropolis. Among its skyscrapers lies Burj Dubai (Khalifa), the tallest building in the world at 2,716.5 ft (828 metres).

It still has a very rich Arabic-Islamic culture, however the leisurely hotels and many tourist attractions make the traditional culture difficult to maintain at times. This makes the everchanging architecture, government, economy and culture of Dubai very interesting.

Dubai is a unique destination for business and leisure. More and more attractions are being created to attract more visitors. From budget to luxurious accommodations and hotels, fine dining restaurants, shopping, nightlife, sight seeing tours, desert adventures and sandy beaches. The best time to visit is between November to April when the temperatures are between 24-35 degrees Celsius. Also,

Also, in the United Arab Emirates the standard voltage is 240 V. The standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets that are used are of type G.

Below are some shocking photos showing the before and after:

Dubai, United Arab Emirates — A view of clock tower in Deira, Dubai.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates --- A view of clock tower in Deira, Dubai. --- Image by © Farhad Berahman/arabianEye/Corbis


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