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


Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab is the fourth tallest hotel in the world. Burj Al Arab is a luxury hotel situated in Dubai. Burj Al Arab situated on an artificial island 280 m (920 ft) out from Jumeriah beach, and is linked to the mainland by a private curving bridge. The shape of the arrangement is designed to imitate the sail of a ship. Sometimes illustrated as “the world’s only seven-Star hotel”, its star ranking has been often argued.

The beachfront area where Burj Al Arab and Jumeriah Beach Hotel are located was previously called Chicago Beach. The beachfront area where Burj Al Arab and Jumeriah Beach Hotel are situated was formerly called Chicago Beach. The hotel is located on an island of reclaimed land 280 meters offshore of the beach of the former Chicago Beach Hotel. The locale’s name had its origins in the Chicago Bridge & Iron Company which at one time welded giant floating oil storage tankers on the site.

The old name persisted after the old Hotel was demolished in 1997. Dubai Chicago Beach Hotel remained as the Public Project Name for the construction phase of Burj Al Arab Hotel until Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced the new name.

Burj Al Arab was designed by British architect Tom Wright of WS Atkins PLC. The design and construction were managed by Canadian engineer Rick Gregory also of WS Atkins. Construction of the Island began in 1994. It was built to resemble the sail of a dhow, a type of Arabian vessel. Two “wings” spread in a V to form a vast “mast”, while the space between them is enclosed in a massive atrium.

Burj Al Arab is an iconic building of Dubai. Whenever one hears of Dubai, picture of Burj Al Arab immediately comes into one’s mind. Burj Al Arab is 1050 high and the only one, 7 star hotel in the world. His extravagant hotel attracts public attention with its superb interiors, spacious suites and world class luxurious facilities.

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 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.

Christmas Celebration in Dubai

Dubai is a shopping paradise through the year and during festivals the shopping bug becomes all the more powerful. Christmas is no exception and one has to step into some of the malls and marketplaces to get bombed by desirable festive concessions. Although Dubai is an Islamic state, the high numbers of emigrant workers present in Dubai from all over the world gives it a really westernized and multicultural outlook. Add to that the number of visitors that reach in December to get away from the cool winter and you’d find an honest enough reason to really celebrate Christmas in Dubai.

Though it may not be your typical white Christmas people in Dubai take great pains in making for the favored holiday of the year. From Christmas carols, trees and decorations to even artificial snow, the atmosphere is a truthfully magical one. The shopping malls and department stores really go to town with their decorations and seasonal deals making Christmas time the season to be cheerful.

Attractive events are planned for the visitors and different tasty delicacies attended with Christmas songs is on the list of nearly every hotel of the city. Most of the hotels also offer special Christmas lunch for the foodie lovers. Attractive festive reductions wait for you as you enter the malls for doing some Christmas shopping. Nearly every mall and shopping Centre likes Christmas by showing some of the best collections of the season. Wafi Mall is assuredly not to be missed when in Dubai during the festive season. The celebration is noticeable by a Santa’s grotto, Christmas songs and different discounts.

In fact, a Christmas in Dubai is a great opening to bring home priceless holiday keepsakes for a steal. Visitors can take their pick from the season’s best collections. With the world famous Dubai Shopping Festival scheduled to begin from 5th January, 2012, be rest certain that the shopping scene would be frantically gearing up for the festival and anyone spending Christmas in Dubai would get the full advantage of the show.

Palm Islands- World’s Largest Artificial Island

The Palm Islands are an artificial archipelago in Dubai, United Arab. They are constructed by Nakheel Properties, a property designer in the United Arab Emirates. The islands are the Palm Jumeirah, the Palm Jebel Ali and the Palm Deira.

In 1993, construction started on Dubai’s first man-made island, the future home of the Burj Al Arab, Dubai’s famous seven-star hotel. The outstanding construction stands out from the nearby skyscrapers, and its site 919 feet out into the sea keeps its shadow from interfering with a nearby beach resort. The Burj Al Arab’s offshore achievement donated to the construction of an even grande¬r idea: enormous artificial islands.

Sheik Mohammed first drew the palm design as a way to exploit beachfront property. The longest branch on the smallest island spans closely a mile of sea and contains property on both sides. Each settlement will be in the shape of a palm tree, topped with a crescent, and will have a large number of housing, leisure and entertainment centers. The Palm Islands are situated off the coast of The United Arab Emirates in the Persian Gulf and will add 520 kilometers of beaches to the city of Dubai.

The first two islands will include approximately 100 million cubic meters of rock and sand. Palm Deira will be composed of about 1 billion cubic meters of rock and sand. All materials will be mined in the UAE. Among the three islands there will be over 100 luxury hotels, exclusive residential beach side cottages and apartments, marinas, water theme parks, restaurants, shopping malls, sports services and health spas.

The formation of the Palm Jumeirah initiated in June 2001. Shortly after, the Palm Jebel Ali was stated and retrieval work began. The Palm Deira, which is planned to have a surface area of 46.35 square kilometers, was declared for development in October 2004. Building was first intended to take 10–15 years, but that was before the influence of the global credit crunch hit Dubai.

The smallest palm, Palm Jumeirah, accepted its first residents in the summer of 2007 — David Beckham owns a plot. The Palm Jebel Ali, a medium-size island, is structurally complete. And the largest island, the Palm Deira, is still experiencing sea recovery.

Palm Jumeirah is already full with villas and hotels, with some initial purchasers complaining that the plots are more closely spaced than they were led to believe. Buyers are a mixture of long-term inhabitants, vacationists and risk-takers hoping to cash in on skyrocketing prices. When the island is complete, Nakheel expects 120,000 residents and workers plus as many as 20,000 tourists a day. Construction workers lived on the fronds and in fastened cruise ships while building the island.

To ease tourism and make life easier for residents, the six-lane Sub-Sea Tunnel connects Palm Jumeirah to the mainland. Workers used a dam to drain the area and excavate the seabed before rereleasing the water. Developers have plans for a four-stop monorail that will race the length of the palm.

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.