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M y Dubai. By Syed Abdul Samad 7BB . Introduction to Dubai.

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m y dubai

My Dubai

By Syed Abdul Samad 7BB

introduction to dubai
Introduction to Dubai

Dubai is a magnificent city in which to live in. It is one of the main tourist attractions in the world. It consists of the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa, the luxurious Burj Al Arab, the Palm Jumeirah and lots more. Although it is small, it has the most amazing locations to go to and is extremely safe.

the sheikh of dubai
The Sheikh of Dubai

The sheikh of Dubai is Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. He is also the prime minister of UAE. He has done a lot for Dubai. He has built the metro, Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab etc. He has invested billions of dirhams for the development of this country. He is the 3rd of Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum's 4 sons. His current wife is Princess Haya bint Al Hussein who has built a school for girls in Rashidiyah. He has also helped other countries by building hospitals, schools and other sorts of useful facilities.

local dresses
Local Dresses

The local dress for men is:

  • Kandura: it is a long white cloak that locals wear in UAE.
  • Guthra: the guthra is the headscarf worn by the locals. The most popular colors are the plain white or the red and white checks.
  • Egal: The Egal is the black rope that fixes the headscarf in place.
  • Ghafiyah: this is the hat which Muslims wear when praying.
  • Kerkusha: a small like string hanging from the neck.
  • Bisht: similar to a jacket and is worn on top of the kandura.
  • Faneela: like a vest worn under the kandura.
  • Woozar: a piece of white cloth which is tied around the waist under the Kandura.
  • Na-aal: the sandals that are worn with the kandura.
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Local Dresses

The local dress for woman is:

  • Abaya: a long black gown worn by the UAE National Females
  • Shela:it is apiece of material used to loosely cover their head.
  • Hijab: it covers the head, to ensure that the hair is not exposed, usually with one or two pieces of material.
  • Burqa: The Burqa actually represents two items: the covering of the head except for a slit for the eyes and the metallic coloured object used to cover part of the face.
  • Gishwa:it is athin black veil that covers the face of the female.
  • JelabiaMukhawara: this is similar to a gown in some great colours. It is worn to weddings or special occasions.
  • Gafaaz: these are basically gloves to ensure that all of their skin is covered.
famous places of dubai
Famous places of Dubai

There are many famous places to visit in Dubai. These places are listed in details on the next slides.

the burj khalifa
The Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world ay 829.84. construction on this project started on 21st September 2004 and was officially opened on the 4th January 2010. the main contactor for this project was Samsung C&T.

The total cost for the project was around 1.5 billion dollars. On March 2009, Mohamed

Ali Alabbar, chairman of the project's developer( Emaar properties) said the cost of office space at Burj Khalifa reached US$4,000 per sq ft and the Armani residencies in Burj Khalifa was US$3,500 per sq ft.

palm jumeirah
Palm Jumeirah

The Palm Jumeirah is an artificial archipelago and is created by the Nakheel properties. It increases Dubai’s shoreline by 520 km.

The Palm Jumeirah is shaped like a palm tree. It consists of a trunk, a crown with 16 fronds, and a crescent surrounding the island, forming an 11 kilometre breakwater. The island is 5x5 kilometres and its total area is larger than 800 football pitches. The crown is connected to Dubai by a 300-metre bridge and the crescent is connected to the top of the palm by a subsea tunnel. The Palm Jumeirah declares itself as the Eighth Wonder of the World'. The island doubles the length of the normal Dubai coastline

burj al arab
Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab is a 7 star hotel located on the Palm Jumeirah. At 321m long and is the 4th tallest hotel in the world. It is connected to the main land by a private curving bridge.

  • Burj Al Arab was designed by Tom Wright. The construction was managed by Rick Gregory. The project costed 650 million dollars It was built to resemble the shape of a dhow.
  • Because the hotel is located on an artificial island, the builders drove 230, 40 metre piles of concrete into the sand. Then they created a surface layer of large rocks, which is surrounded with a concrete honeycomb pattern protects the foundation from erosion.
references
References
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammed_bin_Rashid_Al_Maktoum#Early_life_and_education
  • http://www.grapeshisha.com/about-uae/uae-clothing.html
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burj_Khalifa
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_Jumeirah
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burj_Al_Arab