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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Dubal 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

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum – Ruler of Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the Prime Minister and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates, Ruler of Dubai. In 1995, Sheikh Mohammed was appointed Crown Prince of Dubai, with a chief objective changing his country into the world’s most luxurious resort and business destination. After the death of his brother in 2006, he took his current positions. Sheikh Mohammed was privately tutored before beginning his formal education, finally attending the Bell School of Languages at Cambridge University in 1966.

In 1995, Sheikh Mohammed was appointed Crown Prince of Dubai, with a chief objective of overseeing the transformation of this small patch of desert into the world the most luxurious resort and business destination. To that end, he helped develop the Palm Islands, the Burj al-Arab hotel, the Burj Dubai skyscraper, the Dubai World Cup and the Godolphin Stables. After the death of his elder brother in 2006, Sheikh Mohammed was named Ruler of Dubai and Prime Minister and Vice President of the UAE.

Sheikh Mohammed has 21 officially acknowledged children: eight sons and thirteen daughters. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has been known for his vast charitable donations. On May 19, 2007, he declared plans to give $US100m to set up the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, an educational foundation in the Middle East, one of the largest charitable donations in history. On February 11th, 2006 UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan nominated Sheikh Mohammed for UAE Prime Minister; the Council accepted this nomination.

Sheikh Mohammed represents active and successful leadership. He is a man who has made promises and kept them; he has maintained on excellence and attained nothing less; he has defined the role of leadership and fulfilled it. Since becoming the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, groundbreaking initiatives have been rolled out at an astonishing rate. A host of other cultural projects were also launched, including the Muhammad the Messenger Museum, the Universal Museums plan and the Mohammed bin Rashid Gardens. Sheikh Mohammed set out his complete world view in his book ‘My Vision’, where he defines his philosophy and his political and economic vision.

He also offers a thorough account of how Dubai and the UAE have been directed to their present-day rank as international centers, well-known for their high excellence commercial and financial services, luxury tourism and their drive towards maintainable human and structural development. Through kindness and dedication, Sheikh Mohammed has achieved notable success while shouldering the great responsibility of leading Dubai and the Federal Government.

Dubai: Public Transportation Information Available on Google Maps

The progressive skill used by the RTA to lift the ability of facilities rendered to public transport users plays a serious role in describing the shape of the public transport network in Dubai, further assimilating mass transit systems.

Amongst the main technologies which the RTA is hopeful public transport travelers to use is the public transport network on Google Maps, which is made accessible for users around the clock, so that inhabitants and companions of Dubai can plan their daily travels through the RTA journey planner (Wojhati), as per the contract made between the RTA and Google.

CEO of RTA Corporate Technical Support Services Sector, Abdullah Al Madani said, “Following its launch on September 9 2011” the metro green line has been uploaded onto Google Maps to allow users to plan in advance their daily travels on all RTA public transport means, thus allowing charming, quick and precise movement to the planned destinations.

“This facility allows users of many kinds of public transport in Dubai to plan their everyday voyages in a charming and cool way at any time they wish through the Google Maps portal by using their computers or smartphones”.

“The ways of the planned drive will then be showed with full details, schedules and the charge of each trip depending on the opinion of source, destination and judgment of the journey. This facility allows inhabitants and companies similar to query about the agendas and ways of dissimilar trips and have them showed in a 3D mode, thus rendering Dubai a foremost global city using this technology among top cities with progressive transport systems worldwide, and at the same time characterizing the RTA vision of providing safe and charming transport for all”