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

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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

Best Beaches in Dubai

Dubai is land of sun and sand, so beaches form the most attractive part of its beauty. The city’s main beaches consist of the long stretch of Jumeirah Beach Park and the Al Mazmar Beach Park which is an artificial park cum beachfront. You can enjoy lazing out at the beach, surfing the waters or reveling in some ardeline rush of watersports. Dubai is an excellent place to visit during the winter months when the temperatures are pleasant enough to enjoy the beaches. During summers, the beaches look deserted during the day and all tourists flock in the evening. Just avoid getting out to the beachfront when temperatures reach their peak of 40 degree Celsius. But otherwise there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy water sports, relax and take pleasure in a laid back holiday.

Jumeirah Beach Park

Jumeirah Beach Park is the first beach park in Dubai and is one of best known beaches in Dubai with crystal white sand and turquoise blue water. Actually it’s a single soft unending carpet of sand dispersed with hotels, clubs and public access areas. The beach park is an ideal location for people of all ages as a picnic spot with kid’s recreation area, games area and restaurants / food courts jewelling the area. For a family picnic you can get together at the picnic tables, have a small barbecue, children can play at the kid’s area while you can relax or swim at the beachfront. Alert lifeguards, special swimming pools and showers are available whenever you are in the mood to swim. There’s even a small amphitheatre to showcase live musical or stage performances. Palm promenades and small wooden seats complete the picturesque view. If you want to visit this God gifted marvelous place, then Dubai government charges Dhs 2 per person or Dhs 20 per vehicle. The park is open from 8.00am to 9.00pm daily with Saturday’s and Sunday’s especially reserved for women and children.

Al Mazmar Beach Park

The conceptualization behind Palm Islands, World Islands have always surprised us and the same idea takes over behind the construction of the man made Al Mazmar Beach Park. An all-in-one beach projects its amusement, relaxation and pleasure all at one place. Covering 106 hectares its includes huge expanses of green coverage, an amphitheatre, numerous swimming pools, kid’s play areas, picnic and barbecue spots, lagoons and several beaches served by alert lifeguards and all the necessary luxury options. Al Mazmar Beach Park is not just about lazing at the beaches or playing watersports but also includes enjoying the different green zones, relaxing under the trees, laying out the picnic basket, flying the kites or playing football. Colors merge together at the Al Mazmar Beach Park which is open from 8.00am to 11.00pm daily except Thursday’s and Friday’s. Wednesday’s are reserved for women and children.

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Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, is a hotel and resort that opened in 2008 in Dubai. The entire resort is aquatic themed, and is based on the Atlantis resort located in Nassau, Bahamas. The hotel has 1,539 rooms, including suites and super suites. Rooms boast views of The Palm or the Arabian Gulf, as well as elegant decor, queen or king-sized beds, and full or French balconies.

One of the most unique things about Atlantis The Palm is the variety of waterparks and marine encounters available at the hotel. At Dolphin Bay, guests can interact with dolphins in a number of ways, including touching, petting, hugging, and even swimming with them. Guests can also purchase photos of themselves with the dolphins for a memorable experience they’ll never forget.

As for waterparks set on the premises, Aquaventure is one of the largest in the Middle East, with 42 acres of water slides, river rides, rapids, and even a private beach. There’s also The Lost Chambers, a giant underwater world with an aquarium filled with 65,000 different marine animals. The Lost Chambers was designed to look like the lost city of Atlantis. Guests can visit The Lost Chambers and feed Cownose Rays in Shark Lagoon. For the ultimate experience, guests can go diving in The Lost Chambers and swim alongside sharks, guitarfish, rays, and a variety of other marine life.

For guests who want to dive somewhere other than The Lost Chambers, the on-site Atlantis Dive Centre offers an accredited PADI 5-star dive center. Divers can enjoy a variety of different dives, including shipwrecks, the Musandam, man-made reefs, and a number of other places around Dubai. The Atlantis Dive Centre also offers courses for divers of all experience levels, from beginners to advanced divers looking to become instructors.

Guests won’t have to go far at Atlantis The Palm to have an excellent meal. The hotel boasts 13 different restaurants, ranging from casual dining at places such as Saffron, The Edge, Kaleidoscope, Splashers and Waves, Shark Bites, and Platos, to award winning cuisine and fine dining at Nobu, Ossiano, Rostang, and Ronda Locatelli. For an extraordinary dining experience for those special occasions, Atlantis The Palm is home to Seafire Steakhouse, Levantine, and Nasimi Beach. Guests who want to party will find no shortage of things to do in Dubai, but many of the city’s hottest clubs are located right at Atlantis The Palm. Barazura is the perfect place for drinks while overlooking The Palm.

Visitors looking to relax and unwind after a long flight should check out ShuiQi Spa. This spa offers a number of services and amenities, from massages and pedicures to aromatherapy and facials. Services such as Ionithermie are available to enhance, firm, and tone various parts of the body, including the derriere, thighs, and tummy. The spa also has a fitness center and a salon on the premises, perfect for those who want to exercise during their stay or need a haircut or color for a special night out in Dubai.

Article source: Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

Dubai Outlet Mall

Dubai Outlet Mall (DOM) is a shopping mall, part of Dubai Outlet City (DOC) in Dubailand. The mall opened in August 2007 and is situated on the Dubai-Al Ain Road (Route 66) near the Dubai Bypass Road interchange, after Dubai Academic City. Developed by Al Ahli Holding Group, Dubai Outlet Mall is the only ‘Value’ concept mall in the Middle East and home to over 1200 of the world’s premium and top fashion brands in 240 stores.

Dubai Outlet Mall is the first and only “Outlet” concept mall in the Middle East and North Africa. Outlet Mall is the vital value shopping destination where you can snap up discounts of between 30% – 90% on the majority of products available in the 240 stores on offer, 365 days of the year. Savvy shoppers can luckily hit the mother seam of quality goods at outlet prices by visiting the Dubai Outlet Mall; the largest retail outlet mall on earth.

One of the most general Gift Vouchers in town is the Dubai Outlet Mall Gift Vouchers because of the added bonus that the value of your gift will go so much additional with all the discounts and offers in the mall. Gift Vouchers can be spending in over 200 contributing top brands name stores at Outlet Mall. Vouchers are accessible in different denominations of AED 25, AED 50, AED 100 and AED 500 and you can buy gift vouchers now from the Customer Service Desk on the first floor near Center Court.

Every Monday is a Half Price Monday at Outlet Mall, where contributing stores highlight merchandise that is discounted 50% OR MORE from the original price, and create a market atmosphere all around the mall. Make sure you don’t miss out and bag the best bargains around on your preferred brands every Monday at Outlet Mall.
Dubai Outlet Mall is the first shopping mall formed and offered a 1-day-every-week promotion of “Half Price Mondays” in UAE.

To take benefit of additional added value offers and discounts for tourists, ask your Hotel Caretaker or Tour Operator to authenticate the Outlet plus Card leaflet and present it at the Dome Customer Service Desk on arrival at Outlet Mall. You will be provided with an Outlet plus Card, valid for one day, and the list of participating stores at Outlet Mall.

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.

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.