Lonely Planet Dubai & Abu Dhabi (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet Dubai & Abu Dhabi is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Learn about Dubai through lifelike dioramas, shop for dazzling jewellery at Deira's Gold Souq, or join a walking tour of the Bastakia Quarter; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Dubai and Abu Dhabi and begin your journey now!
Inside Lonely Planet Dubai & Abu Dhabi Travel Guide:
- Colour maps and images throughout
- Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
- Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
- Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
- Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
- Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, music, dance, architecture, politics, landscapes, wildlife
- Free, convenient pull-out Dubai map (included in print version), plus over 22 neighbourhood maps
- Covers Deira, Bur Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Jumeirah, New Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and more
The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Dubai & Abu Dhabi , our most comprehensive guide to Dubai and Abu Dhabi, is perfect for those exploring top sights and taking the roads less travelled.
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licensed by the Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (DTCM). They offer a wide choice of tours, ranging from city excursions of Dubai, Al-Ain and Sharjah to more active trips, such as trekking in the Hajar Mountains or overnight safaris. Check the websites for more details and prices. Note that some tours only depart with a minimum number of passengers. If you have a choice, Arabian Adventures has a particularly good reputation and repeatedly receives positive feedback from tourists. Alpha
may not be as culturally active as many other cities (there’s very little theatre, live music or quality cinema), it’s easier to get noticed if you are a budding playwright, actor, musician or film director. The opportunities to travel from Dubai are fantastic, with the Indian subcontinent, Eastern Europe, East Africa and all of the Middle East accessible within a few hours’ flying time. And then there’s the fine dining, the beaches, the desert trips at weekends, the inspiring multiculturalism
everywhere else in the UAE is far more conservative. Work You can pre-arrange work in the UAE, but if you enter the country on a visit visa and then find work, you will have to leave the country for one day and re-enter under your employer’s sponsorship. If you have arranged to work in Dubai, you will enter the country on a visit visa sponsored by your employer while your residence visa is processed. This process involves a blood test for HIV/AIDS and lots of paperwork. Those on a
about the development of education in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The building is lovely: note the exquisite detail, especially the intricate carving within the courtyard arches, the heavy carved doors and the decorative gypsum panels outside the entrance. It remained in use as a school until the student body outgrew the premises in 1963. * * * Creek Crossing Dubai Creek (the Creek) meanders for some 15km from Shindagha to the Ras al-Khor Wildlife Refuge, dividing Deira from Bur
most volatile regions in the world. Best on Film Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011) Tom Cruise scales the Burj Khalifa in this latest ‘Mission’ thriller. Syriana (2005) This political thriller starring George Clooney and Matt Damon was partly shot in Dubai. Duplicity (2009) Spy-themed comedy features exterior shots of Dubai. Naqaab (2007) Bollywood suspense thriller largely shot in and around Jumeirah Beach. Best in Print Arabia (Jonathan Raban; 1979) Fascinating author’s