M y Dubai. By Syed Abdul Samad 7BB . Introduction to Dubai.
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By Syed Abdul Samad 7BB
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 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.
The local dress for men is:
The local dress for woman is:
There are many famous places to visit in Dubai. These places are listed in details on the next slides.
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.
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 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.