Where is Dubai and how to get there
Dubai located on the Persian Gulf coast in a North-easterly direction from the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, near the border with the province of Sharjah. The total length of the city along the shore is about 134 kilometers. Dubai can be divided into five major areas: Comareira, Bur Dubai, Dubai, Down town Dubai and Dubai Marina. The city has an advantageous location at the crossroads of transport and trade routes to Europe, Africa and Asia.
Direct flights to Dubai are from almost all European capitals and major cities of the world. Flights from Russian Federation shall adopt one of the two main airports – Dubai international airport and Sharjah airport, located in neighboring Emirate. In the period of the hot season also is the international airport of Abu Dhabi.
Dubai airport is the largest complex of its kind in the UAE. Sending and receiving international flights are from terminal 1. To get to the city by taxi or take the metro, it is necessary to proceed to the terminal No. 3
Dubai international airport is widely known among foreign visitors of the Emirate for its excellent duty-free shop..
International airport the neighboring province of Sharjah receives planes in those days, when the main airport of Dubai is unable to cope due to heavy load. To get from Sharjah airport to downtown airport taxi, the journey takes about half an hour.
What to see in Dubai
Modern Dubai combines high technology and old world charm. Next to modern apartment blocks and skyscrapers of the business center side by side historic neighborhoods are filled with charm of the time when life in Dubai was a measured course. The government of the Emirate sensitive to the city's history and the achievements of its residents. Guests of Dubai can visit the historical and ethnographic museums, a reconstructed village of fishermen and, of course, colorful Oriental markets, located on the dusty narrow streets of the old quarters. For shopping in Dubai, provides excellent conditions, and multifunctional shopping centers of the city can safely be attributed to a number of popular tourist attractions.
Burj Khalifa – the tallest building in the world. Its height is 828 meters. A skyscraper made in a futuristic design and looks like a giant stalagmite.Special attention deserves the amazing architecture of Dubai, and in particular is widely known for the Burj Khalifa, the luxury Burj al Arab, artificial archipelago The World and the Palm Islands, and Jumeirah mosque is one of the most beautiful mosques in the United Arab Emirates.