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Long a way station for Westerners heading to the Middle and Far East, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has emerged as a destination in its own right. A federation of seven emirates and a constitutional republic, the UAE has become a global economic powerhouse in recent decades, thanks to vast reserves of oil and gas. Today such cities as Abu Dhabi, the capital, and Dubai city are full-fledged centers of international commerce, world-class recreational destinations for the well-heeled, and emerging artistic centers as well.

The UAE is a place where modern, sparkling skyscrapers tower over old minarets, and it seems that the ambition of the federation’s business and political elite knows few bounds.  Dubai, for example, was once running out of coastline, so it simply created huge man-made islands, some in the form of palm trees, others shaped like continents to form a map of the earth, which added over 70 miles of new beachfront to the city. Landmarks include the tallest man-made structure on earth, the Burj Khalifa, an office and residential skyscraper (2,717 feet) in Dubai, as well as one of the tallest hotels in the world, the Burj Al Arab (1,053 feet).  The UAE has the sixth highest per-capita GDP in the world, just ahead of the United States of America, with high literacy rates and life expectancy averages to go with its wealth. 

Long a way station for Westerners heading to the Middle and Far East, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has emerged as a destination in its own right. A federation of seven emirates and a constitutional republic, the UAE has become a global economic powerhouse in recent decades, thanks to vast reserves of oil and gas. Today such cities as Abu Dhabi, the capital, and Dubai city are full-fledged centers of international commerce, world-class recreational destinations for the well-heeled, and emerging artistic centers as well.

The UAE is a place where modern, sparkling skyscrapers tower over old minarets, and it seems that the ambition of the federation’s business and political elite knows few bounds.  Dubai, for example, was once running out of coastline, so it simply created huge man-made islands, some in the form of palm trees, others shaped like continents to form a map of the earth, which added over 70 miles of new beachfront to the city. Landmarks include the tallest man-made structure on earth, the Burj Khalifa, an office and residential skyscraper (2,717 feet) in Dubai, as well as one of the tallest hotels in the world, the Burj Al Arab (1,053 feet).  The UAE has the sixth highest per-capita GDP in the world, just ahead of the United States of America, with high literacy rates and life expectancy averages to go with its wealth. 

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Sir Bani Yas: Staying in Style in the UAE’s Safari Paradise

Sir Bani Yas: Staying in Style in the UAE’s Safari Paradise

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Al Fahidi: Dubai’s Haven of History and Culture

Al Fahidi: Dubai’s Haven of History and Culture

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Yes, there are the skyscrapers, Burj Khalifa, and man-made islands, but there's still some culture left in Dubai, and you'll find it in Al Fahidi.
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Supercar Dubai: Asia’s Premier Destination for Motoring Masterpieces

Supercar Dubai: Asia’s Premier Destination for Motoring Masterpieces

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Bugatti Chiron on desert roads? Mclaren 570S on marble streets? Ferrari 458GT on an F1 circuit? Dubai has supercars galore, and travelers can take them for a spin.
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Underwater Dubai Hotel Experiences You’ll Want to See

Underwater Dubai Hotel Experiences You’ll Want to See

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While most might expect somewhere like the Maldives to be leading the world in underwater hotel experiences (and they are), underwater Dubai will not be left behind.
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Eat Your Way through 5 of Dubai’s Art Hotspots

Eat Your Way through 5 of Dubai’s Art Hotspots

Author : Sahar Sharif
Dubai's art scene has been on the rise for years, and now that it's in full bloom, there's plenty of innovation for art lovers and gastronomes.
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Photographer’s Eye on the Deserts of Dubai

Photographer’s Eye on the Deserts of Dubai

Author : Jordan Hammond
Photographer and Instagrammer Jordan Hammond travels to the deserts outside of Dubai to shoot wandering balloons, shifting sands, and abandoned roads.
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