Jumeirah, meaning beautiful in Arabic, is a residential neighborhood near the coast in Dubai. It has low-rise private homes, with expensive, detached properties. There are also more modest townhouses where immigrants tend to live. Jumeirah is also popular with tourists.
Mirdif’s population consists of Europeans, South Asians, and other Emirates. This is a sophisticated, high-end community is connected to to the whole city. It has mostly European-styled private villas.
Downtown Dubai, used to be known as Downtown Burj Dubai, is a large mixed-scale complex. It includes some of the city’s major landmarks. Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall hold the status of the tallest and largest. There’s also the impressive Dubai Fountain. Downtown Dubai comprises high-rise residential towers and the Emaar Square.
Downtown Dubai is a popular neighborhood area with lots of tall apartment buildings.
Transportation - Many tourists, and people that live there use Dubai’s public transportation. One of the most effective ones is the Dubai Metro, a driverless rail system that can transport passengers from the Dubai Airport to popular tourist attractions. One of the restrictions on the metro is eating and drinking. Another popular public transportation is taxis. In Dubai taxi fare is cheap, and the taxis are well maintained. A helpful app was created to pinpoint a person’s location and find the nearest taxi.
Dubai taxis are more convenient and have cheaper fare than other taxis.
The Dubai Metro system is high-tech and modern.
Camel Racing in action, with the crowd cheering the participaters on.
Sports/Recreation - Dubai is filled with adventurous sports and activities to watch and to do. Camel racing is a cultural, heritage sport. It is played during the winter time, from October to March. There is no admission fee, and the prize for winning is usually a considerable amount of money. These races take place on certain racetracks. This activity is fun to watch and cheer on. Golf is another major sport. There are many exotic, impressive golf courses around UAE as a whole. There are also coaching facilities, that train some incredible golf players. Last but not least the most popular national sport in the UAE, soccer, or football. There are many stadiums where soccer is played, and it is widely watched throughout the Dubai and the UAE.
A high-class golf course near downtown Dubai.
Arts/Culture - In Dubai there is an arts and culture government authority, and they preserve cultural scene and heritage. This program was established in 2008 by the ruler Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. One reason was to manage arts and culture infrastructure. The culture in Dubai, and UAE as a whole is diverse. It is influenced by Persian, Arabian, Islamic, and other cultures. These are shown in Dubai’s art, architecture, attire, cuisine, and lifestyle. Dubai hosts an annual art fair that showcases not only Dubai’s, but other countries artworks also. This fair expresses Dubai’s love for art and culture, and shows how the modern Dubai came to be.
Heritage/Cultural Site to visit
Art exhibit at Dubai Art Fair
Restaurant on observatory of a hotel in Dubai.
Food - Just like everything else Dubai has multicultural cuisine, and chefs from around the world. These intricate dishes can be found in small cafes or fancy restaurants. One of the most popular foods is falafel, and it can be served in different platters or dishes. This food is made from a combination of chickpeas and spices. This fried dish originally came from the middle east, one of the cultures shown in Dubai. Shawarma is a widely eaten dish in Dubai, and is found in many restaurants around the city. It is made up of lamb or chicken meat, varieties of vegetables, and flavorful sauces. There are different variations of this dish from place to place. Tabbouleh is a great vegetarian dish in Dubai. The salad is made of tomatoes, green onions, and cucumber, and it’s flavored with fresh mint and lemon juice. This dish is known to quench hunger in a balanced way. The dessert Mahalabiya is a well-known dessert that is suitable with all age groups. This pudding is made from pistachios and rosewater. Other than these traditional dishes, Dubai provides almost every type of cuisine you could think of. Restaurants with these dishes can be found in the malls of Dubai and around downtown.