Saturday, 12 July 2014

Dubai (UAE) - 12th July 2014

Dubai is the most populous city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and the second largest emirate by territorial size after the capital, Abu Dhabi. Dubai is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf and is one of seven emirates that make up the country. The city of Dubai is located on the emirate's northern coastline.
The earliest mention of Dubai is in 1095 AD, and the earliest recorded settlement in the region dates from 1799. Dubai was formally established on June 9, 1833, by Sheikh Maktoum bin Butti Al-Maktoum when he persuaded around 800 members of his tribe of the Bani Yas, living in what was then the Second Saudi State, to follow him to the Dubai Creek by the Abu Falasa clan of the Bani Yas. It remained under the tribe's control when the United Kingdom agreed to protect the Sheikhdom in 1892 and joined the United Arab Emirates upon independence in 1971 as the country's second emirate. Its strategic geographic location made the town an important trading hub, and by the beginning of the 20th century, Dubai was already an important regional port.

Wildlife in Dubai

Arabian Oryx
Sand Gazelle
Baby Quail
Common Mynah
Red-Wattled Lapwing

Buildings in Dubai
Air-Conditioned Bus Stop
Etistat Tower


Arabian Desert

Falconry Display

Traditional 'Mandi' Food

1 comment:

  1. Great stuff, David, and some wonderful pics. Loved the whirling dervish, the airborn humans, sunsets, etc.


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