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Amazing photos of Dubai

Last updated on: March 19, 2012 10:25 IST

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Dubai has emerged as a global city and a business hub. Although Dubai's economy was built on the oil industry, the emirate's model of business drives its economy, with the effect that its main revenues are now from tourism, real estate, and financial services, similar to that of Western countries.

Let's take a look at Dubai through the help of some beautiful aerial shots, courtesy Business Insider.

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This is the view of Palm Jumeirah from 500 metres above sea level.

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Dubai is the largest city in the United Arab Emirates and has origins that date to the seventh century.

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Dubai is known for its plentiful attractions. The green below is Emirates Golf Club.

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The Emirates Golf Course is pretty much the only green space in Dubai.

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This is the view across the street from the golf club.

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Dubai is also known for being a shopper's heaven. The Dubai Mall is the largest in the Middle East and features one of the largest aquariums in the world.

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Dubai is ranked second after the United States as the most popular shopping destination, according to Dubai Tourism.

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If you plan to stay awhile, be ready to shell out some cash. Rooms at the popular Burj Al Arab start at $1,000 a night.

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While in town, visit the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, at 2,716.5 feet tall.

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Dubai also has a vibrant night life and music scene.

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Dubai has several nightclubs and places for all-night parties.

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The Dubai Marina is the largest and the most exclusive yacht harbor in the world.

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The United Arab Emirates holds a leading position in gold jewelry manufacturing, and the price of gold is very low in Dubai, making it an excellent souvenir from your trip.

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By the time construction is complete in 2027, Dubai will be home to the largest and most expensive airport in the world.

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Dubai also threw its first film festival, the "Dubai International", as it tries to compete with London, Cannes, and Bollywood in the filmmaking business.

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The average temperature is 95 degrees F in Dubai. Its warm weather and beaches have made Dubai a popular resort destination.

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But the beach isn't for everyone. If you're craving some white stuff, head to Ski Dubai, the first and largest indoor ski resort in the Middle East.

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The Palm Jumeirah from 10,000 metres. It looks like a gigantic tree built off the coast of the Gulf.

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It really does look like a palm tree.

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The Islands of the World is another artificial island group. Here it is from 10,000 meters above sea level.

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This is a spherical panorama of the World Islands.


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