Saturday, January 30, 2010

Tallest Building in the World

In recent news Dubai has built the worlds tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. The Burj Khalifa stands at 2,625 feet and is more than 160 stories, in comparison it is about 7 football fields tall. The Burj Khalifa includes a hotel, condos, offices, and shopping centers.

This building symbolizes the progress that Dubai is making into changing its country into a global tourism center. Dubai's economy success is no longer based solely on its oil reserves, but now it is also successful in becoming a tourism epicenter. The ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is turning Dubai into a tourism destination so that when its oil supply runs out, Dubai's economy is still prospering.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Introduction on Dubai

Dubai is located on the Eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula and is one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates. For 177 years, Dubai has been ruled by the Al Maktoum family. Under thier ruling Dubai has turned into a business and tourism mecca. It is turning into one of the major cities of the world, and has become one of the most wealthiest countries in the world.
Dubai was once a major oil export, but they only have 6 percent of their reserve left. Because Dubai is running out of its oil, it is turning into a major tourism destination. Dubai is currently the largest exporting center of the Middle East. Millions of people visit Dubai each year; because of its beautiful beaches, attractions, and warm and sunny climate it serves as a perfect tourism destination.

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