Dubai is a member of the United Arab Emirates, the cluster of sheikdoms along the Arabian Sea. The city itself is on the west side of the creek; the East part is known as Dayrah. Located at the crossroads between East and West, the emirate's long-standing trading tradition has for centuries brought visitors from throughout the Middle East and neighbouring regions. Now modernized, Dubai continues to attract many with its international facilities and its exotic, yet cosmopolitan lifestyle. Dubai has the best prices in the Arab Gulf states for gold, electronics, perfumes and is a tax-free city. It also has good beaches and excellent resort hotels.
The town was the residence of the British political agent for the former Trucial States from 1954 until 1971. Known as the Venice of the Gulf, Dubai is the chief port and commercial center of the United Arab Emirates. Oil drilling in the area has largely displaced the traditional occupations of pearl diving, fishing, and camel breeding.
Example shore excursions for Dubai:
Mystical Dubai (Included for Air/Sea Guests)
Fascinating Sharjah (optional)
Crown Jewel - Abu Dhabi City (optional)
Oasis Caravan (optional)
Dunes and Sunsets (optional)
Dunes & Wadis (optional)
Hajar Riddle (optional)
Shifting Sands Adventure
1001 Arabian Nights (optional)
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