Emirates Palace

The Emirates Palace is a luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Emirates Palace situated on 1.3 km of private white sandy beach and surrounded by 85 hectares of beautifully landscaped gardens, with 114 domes that are 80 meters high. It is only 30 min drive from Abu Dhabi airport and 1.5 hours drive from Dubai airport.

Many of the suites offered are furnished in gold and marble. The main central area houses an expansive marble floor, balconies and a large patterned dome above, picked out in gold. The topmost floor has six Rulers’ Suites which are reserved solely for Emirati royalty and dignitaries. The hotel also contains a large conference centre.

The Emirates Palace offers 394 rooms and suites. All the rooms are very spacious (smallest surface area : 55 m2) and luxuriously appointed with opulent Oriental details like gold leaves mingled with contemporary facilities like air-conditioning, in-room safe, mini bar (large choice of complimentary soft drinks), touch screen remote control lights and TV. Guests can surf freely on the Internet with the interactive plasma screen TV. All the rooms are also fitted with a bathroom with separate shower, a balcony, a dedicated butler service, an office area and turn down service. Fresh fruit, flowers and mineral water are offered every day.

Overall, the hotel has 302 rooms and 92 suites. But, the hotel has 16 Palace Suites on the sixth and seventh floors. 22 three-bedroom suites are reserved for hosting Heads of State or Government, recently for example, Prime Minister Tony Blair and Chancellor Angela Merkel. The cost of staying begins at $400 per night for the Coral Room (floor space of 592 square feet) in the low season; and The Palace Grand Suite (7319 square feet) is the most expensive at $11,500 per night.
-Coral Room (55 m2)
With a view of the park and the garden.
Designed for 2 adults and 1 child under 12

-Pearl Room (55 m2)
With a side sea view.
Designed for 2 adults and 1 child under 12

-Diamond Room (55 m2)
With a sea-facing view.
Designed for 2 adults and 1 child under 12

-Khaleej Suite (110 m2)
Features a living room and a separate bedroom, a jacuzzi, a walk-in closet and a roomy balcony or terrace. Complimentary limousine transfers to/from the airport of Abu Dhabi.
Designed for 2 adults and 2 children under 12

-Khaleej Deluxe Suite (165 m2)
Bigger than the Khaleej Suite and includes a dining room.
Designed for 2 adults and 2 children under 12

Dubai Metro feeder bus routes map

Take a look at the feeder bus route maps from Road Transport Authority to decide which bus service you need to take.

Click on the links to open the feeder bus route maps in PDF

Article Source: Dubai Metro Bus

Al Rashidiya Metro Station (MS)

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Dubai Airport Terminal 3 Station

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Trade Centre MS

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Financial City MS

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Burj Dubai MS

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Business Bay MS

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Burj Al Arab MS

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Mall of the Emirates MS

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Nakheel MS

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Dubai Internet City

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Marina MS

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Dubai Radio Stations

Dubai is well served by terrestrial radio (AM & FM) with a enormous variety of stations distribution in the languages usually spoken in the city; Arabic, English, Hindi, Urdu, Malayalam and Filipino. The FM band is particularly crowded, with a new station every 2 or 3 MHz apart, some from neighboring Emirates and countries in the Persian Gulf. Due to crowding of the FM band, there is often interference between stations.

General standards have improved greatly in the past few years and many stations are now at par with leading stations in major metropolitan cities in the world. However, the media in Dubai and the UAE is still heavily government regulated. Most stations, even those privately owned, are often still government controlled. In particular, all radio stations must cease normal broadcasting in the event of the death of a Sheikh or close relative of a Sheikh. This normally happens for a period of 3 days to a week, or more, depending on the standing of the deceased.

Dubai radio is the essential guide to surviving Dubai’s hectic traffic with most stations placing importance on frequent traffic updates during the day, mostly from listeners. The use of SMS as a communication is also common in Dubai radio and TV stations in events such as competitions.

Here is the list of radio stations

1.    104.4 Virgin Radio Dubai
2.    Al Arabiya – 99.0 FM
3.    Al Khaleejiya – 100.9 FM
4.    Al Rabea FM – 107.8 FM
5.    Channel 4 FM – 104.8 FM
6.    City 101.6 FM
7.    Coast 103.2
8.    Cool 94.7
9.    Dubai 92 – 92.0 FM
10.    Dubai Eye 103.8
11.    Emirates Radio 2 – 99.3 FM
12.    Gold FM – 101.3 FM
13.    Hit 96.7
14.    Hum FM – 106.2 FM
15.    Noor Dubai 93.9
16.    Quran AD – 88.2 FM
17.    Radio 1 – 104.1 FM
18.    Radio 4 FM – 89.1 FM
19.    Radio Asia – 1269 AM
20.    Radio Shoma – 93.4 FM
21.    Radio Spice FM – 105.4 FM
22.    Russian Radio UAE – 96.3 FM
23.    Sharjah FM 94.4
24.    Suno 1024 – 102.4 FM
25.    The Deep Radio Channel
26.    Uaq FM – 97.8 FM
27.    Pervoe Radio FM

Dubai Dolphinarium – Dubai

Dubai Dolphinarium is an amazing place, where you are guaranteed to meet some of the most beautiful animals that inhabit our oceans and have lots of fun with them. Dubai Dolphinarium provides you with the best family entertainment in Dubai. Dubai Dolphinarium, which distances 4,900 square meters, will offer both UAE residents and visitors the chance to enjoy created presentations of dolphins and sea lions.

The Dolphins and Seals Live Show is one of the chief attractions at our Dubai Dolphinarium. The events are full of strange info about marine mammals and their life and inspire the visitors to help us to ensure the upcoming protection of our marine ambassadors – the seals and dolphins. Greatly interactive and talented Bottlenose Dolphins – Senya, Sousha and Marfa- are performing wonderful shows and orders based on their natural performances. Born with an enduring smile, lively and kind bottlenose dolphins are a remarkable visual and emotive experience for people of different ages.

The Dolphins are so very much familiar to huge crowds that they seem to do better when there is a full house. They are very fast and perfect swimmers. Their steering dimensions are in millimeters while our measurements are in decameters.

The Fur Seals have their own character and are one of the most nimble swimmers ever to grace the ocean. The Fur Seals appearance brings an element of fun and their humorous gestures bring an easy smile to any visitor’s face. The move like spring coils without any effort through the water. They can turn on a dime. However, you will not see this in the program because the seals are so funny on land. They are so proficient in all they do that you will be pleased. If they were in the water there would almost be nothing to see as they stay under water for an excessive amount of time. The wonderful Dolphins and Trainer Finale Water Play is one of the highlights of the Dolphin Show. And when visitors have finished enjoying our presentation they can also have a personal photo session with our fantastic animals to create a wonderful memory that they can home with them afterwards. There is a lot of programmers and exciting interaction with the Dolphins happening at Dubai Dolphinarium. It is our aim to provide a solid family entertainment and education about Dolphins, Seals, and other marine life.

As part of the educational aspect of the project, the dolphinarium will offer special programs for schools and large organizations. Children will be encouraged to think about conservation. Visitors will also have the option of swimming with dolphins with a supervisor for 20-30 minutes. The dolphinarium will be open six days a week and will accommodate 1500 guests.

Christmas Celebration around the World

Christmas marks the festive season which continues till the New Year. Christmas- an anniversary of the birth of Jesus Christ celebrated normally on December 25 as a national and sacred holiday for Christian around the world.
Christmas Day celebration-Christmas Day is celebrated as a main festival and public holiday in countries around the world. Christians celebrate Christmas in many ways. The day is one of the most important for the attending of church services. Delicious meal is traditionally an important part of the holiday’s celebration, and the food varies greatly from country to country. Everyone will decorate their home for Christmas. Here are some tips for Christmas Decoration

Here is a brief look at what different countries do differently on Christmas.
a. Dubai

b. Russia

Most associate Christmas with 25th December. However, to this day, the festival is celebrated in many parts of Russia on January 7th, since churches in the country still follow the old Julian calendar for religious festivals.

c. Latvia
Latvia is perhaps the only country where Christmas is celebrated over the course of 12 days, instead of the usual three days in rest of the parts of the world. On each day of Christmas, presents are kept under the tree, which are opened only at the end of the festival. Another tradition which is typical of Latvia is the Christmas feast. Instead of turkey or chicken, it typically consists of brown peas with bacon and sausages.

d. France

Christmas is usually associated with beautiful lights and a whole lot of decorations in shops as well as households. However, in France, the decorations are usually muted. Although there is the Christmas tree in most households, there is not much else apart from a few lights and other pieces of decoration. However, with increasing exposure to US culture around the globe, Christmas decorations in France too are going more elaborate, slowly but gradually.

e. Germany

Apart from the usual Christmas decorations, a feature of Christmas decorations in Germany is the wooden frames with lighted candles surrounded by leaves, which is also called Adventskranz.

f. Hungary

Christmas celebrations in Hungary are almost the same as that in England or the US. However, in Hungary, kids leave their shoes by the main door of the house instead of hanging empty socks by the bedside. These shoes are then filled with presents in red bags by friends and family. An interesting Christmas tradition in Hungary is the golden birch which is placed next to the Christmas tree for kids who do not behave well. It is a fun tradition which is usually done to remind children that they should behave well in order to get gift from Santa.

Christmas Celebration around the World

Dubai International Airport Shopping

Dubai has developed to an internationally important city. Duty Free at Dubai Airport is available at Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. And it’s understood that business grow from US$20 million in 1984 to US$1.1 billion in 2008. This rise in trades at Dubai Airport Duty Free has seen the retail space grow from 7,000 square meters to 15,000 square meters with the inauguration of the new Emirates Terminal 3 at Dubai Airport in October 2008.

In any occasion that you are visiting Dubai or you acquired the chance to drop by the Dubai airport, do not ever miss the chance of taking the advantage to experience Dubai Airport Shopping. Shopping to nearly any site in the world is rare as well as very thrilling. And Dubai Airport Shopping is among of those world spots that each customer will truly find it very thrilling to shop at. At the Dubai airport itself there are lavish as well as very comfortable shopping spots such as the Duty Free wherein shoppers can shop introduced products till they wanted to.

Dubai Airport Shopping is very well famous by its electronics as well as jewelries. All of the latest releases on electronics are here. It consists of the newest in cellular phones, laptops, tablet computers etc. In addition to that, all of the most desired jewelry design is here. Jewelries here are made as well as designed by well-known jewelers across the world. It is the finest option to shop at airport shopping since majority of their products are on sale that is certainly intended for travelers as well as country visitors who wish to have something for their loved ones as they go home.

Airport shopping in Dubai is also outstanding when It comes to estimating, there prices are strangely lesser compared to the goods that are for sale at major UK and US shops. Most of these products that are comparatively inexpensive when it comes to estimating comparison are electronic products such as iPad, iPhone, Laptops, Tablet computers and some other in demand electronic products. Dubai Duty free is open 24 hours a day. The majority of stores are located in the departure area, although there is also a smaller section in arrivals.

Dubai International Film Festival 2012

The 2012 Dubai International Film Festival is an exciting international film event that highlights independent films, filmmakers, and scriptwriters from around the world. The Dubai International Film Festival‘s aim is to help filmmakers reach the widest possible viewers, allow the international film community and overall public to experience the influence of cinema and promote their city as a main film making center. They are known for being a varied international film festival that supports developing and well-known directors.The festival will be held from December 7 to 14.

The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) launched seven years ago and the influence it has had on the region’s film industry has been huge. This week-long film festival serves as a platform where native and international directors, film-makers, writers and actors can come organized to share ideas and creativeness through workshops and seminars to help each other attain success in the county market.

Dubai International Film Festival is held in every December, this major international festival charms ability and celebs from all over the globe. It holds openings of normal and regional films, shorts and documentaries – often on topics hardly tackled away in the world. In recent years, DIFF has also started showcasing African and Asian film skill.

DIFF also receives films that have been submitted to other international festivals to help native talent gain global appreciation and to more highpoint the growing film industry in the Middle East. This groundbreaking film festival in the Middle East has launched a varied range of awards and also, the Dubai Film Market, a programmer which enables assistance between local film-makers in order to bring scripts to screens. Many of its awards support up-and-coming young, local film makers and provide them with seed money and valuable industry influences.

For visitors, DIFF is a festival like no other where film is used to cross limits, typecasts and ideas, transporting a varied collection of stories from local GCC countries to life. For industry professionals, this festival is a precious week for networking and ahead support from programs and creativity related with the Dubai International Film Festival.