Sunday, December 20, 2015

15 photos of what life is like in the United Arab Emirates' biggest city.


DubaiKamran Jebreili/APA view of Dubai from the Persian Gulf.



The skyscrapers of the Marina and Jumeirah Lake Towers districts have been described as having "Manhattan-style" architecture and amenities.

The skyscrapers of the Marina and Jumeirah Lake Towers districts have been described as having "Manhattan-style" architecture and amenities.
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The real-estate market is similarly hot. Recently, a 12,400-square-foot apartment in the downtown area of Dubai came on the market for $15.25 million.

The real-estate market is similarly hot. Recently, a 12,400-square-foot apartment in the downtown area of Dubai came on the market for $15.25 million.
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Apartment complexes in the Marina generally have luxurious accommodations with skyline pools and concierge services.

Apartment complexes in the Marina generally have luxurious accommodations with skyline pools and concierge services.
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The 50-million-square-foot waterfront neighborhood has more than 150 high-rise buildings.

The 50-million-square-foot waterfront neighborhood has more than 150 high-rise buildings.
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Many of the skyscrapers have been built by migrant workers from India.

Many of the skyscrapers have been built by migrant workers from India.
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According to the AP, foreigners far outnumber the locals in Dubai.

According to the AP, foreigners far outnumber the locals in Dubai.
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Source: AP

Temperatures rarely drop below 75 degrees Fahrenheit during the day, making it a perfect place to exercise outside.

Temperatures rarely drop below 75 degrees Fahrenheit during the day, making it a perfect place to exercise outside.
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Swimming is always an option.

Swimming is always an option.
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Jet skis and motorboats are often seen off the coast.

Jet skis and motorboats are often seen off the coast.
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This gym overlooking the city doesn't have a bad view either.

This gym overlooking the city doesn't have a bad view either.
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Before dinner, you can take a sunset cruise around the Marina with fellow tourists.

Before dinner, you can take a sunset cruise around the Marina with fellow tourists.
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"Dintertainment" has become a popular trend in the city — restaurants providing not only food, but also entertainment like cabaret shows and karaoke, have increased.

"Dintertainment" has become a popular trend in the city — restaurants providing not only food, but also entertainment like cabaret shows and karaoke, have increased.
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Thanks to the wide range of cultures that have flocked to Dubai, an enormous array of food can be found in the city.

Thanks to the wide range of cultures that have flocked to Dubai, an enormous array of food can be found in the city.
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Dubai is kid-friendly, too, with fun activities like the Dubai Aquarium and a recently opened 1,200-square-foot trampoline park inside the Mall of the Emirates.

Dubai is kid-friendly, too, with fun activities like the Dubai Aquarium and a recently opened 1,200-square-foot trampoline park inside the Mall of the Emirates.
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Dubai's Department of Tourism has reportedly set a goal of 7% to 9% annual growth in tourism, aiming for 20 million tourists by 2020. Given the stunning skyline, numerous nightlife options, and incredible food, that shouldn't be an issue.

Dubai's Department of Tourism has reportedly set a goal of 7% to 9% annual growth in tourism, aiming for 20 million tourists by 2020. Given the stunning skyline, numerous nightlife options, and incredible food, that shouldn't be an issue.
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1 comment:

Pentilium5 said...

That kind of night life got?