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Dubai Emirate

Dubai Emirate

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Dubai is a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The emirate of Dubai is located south of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula and has the largest population with the second-largest land territory by area of all the emirates, after Abu Dhabi.

The emirate of Dubai shares borders with Abu Dhabi in the south, Sharjah in the northeast, and the Sultanate of Oman in the southeast. Hatta, a minor exclave of the emirate, is surrounded on three sides by Oman and by the emirates of Ajman (in the west) and Ras Al Khaimah (in the north). The Persian Gulf borders the western coast of the emirate.

Dubai lies directly within the Arabian Desert. However, the topography of Dubai is significantly different from that of the southern portion of the UAE in that much of Dubai's landscape is highlighted by sandy desert patterns, while gravel deserts dominate much of the southern region of the country.

Dubai is one of the busiest ports in the United Arab Emirates, and is considered to be the commercial capitol of that nation. The harbor is divided into three sections.

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World island (Dubai)

The World or World Islands is an artificial archipelago of various small islands constructed in the rough shape of a world map, located 4.0 km off the coast of Dubai.The World islands are composed mainly of sand dredged from Dubai's shallow coastal waters, and are one of several ...
15 Oct 11

Palm Jebel Ali (Dubai)

Palm Jebel Ali is located near Jebel Ali port. It is the most eccentric of the  three islands at 50 km from downtown Dubai.With 17 palms, it will host marinas, Sea Village (themed amusement park and aquatic), residences ...
14 Oct 11

Palm Jumeirah (Dubai)

The Palm Jumeirah, under construction since June 2001, consists of a tree trunk, a crown with 16 fronds, and a surrounding crescent island that forms an 11 kilometer-long breakwater. The island itself is 5 kilometers by 5 kilometers. It will add 78 kilometers to the ...
15 Oct 11

Dubaï Marinas

Dubai Marina is the name of a district in the heart of what might be called the New Dubai. it is located on the seafront, 30 km southwest of the downtown city of Dubai, close to Palm Jumeirah.Dubai Marina is a spectacular 3.5km man-made canal, which runs parallel to the coastline ...
15 Oct 11

Palm Deira (Dubai)

The Palm Deira is an artificial archipelago under construction, located alongside Deira town.The largest of the three Palm Islands, Palm Deira on completion will cover an area greater than the city of Paris. Featuring 8,000 two-storey houses, villas, and town homes, it is a ...
15 Oct 11

Jebel Ali Port

Mina Jabal Ali (Mina Jebel Ali) is a large artificial harbor and industrial harbor located about 21 miles SW of Dubayy.
Covering over 134 square kilometers (52 square miles), Port Jebel Ali is the biggest man-made harbor in the world and the biggest Middle East port. Its ...
14 Oct 11

Mina Rachid port (Dubai)

Khawr Dubai, a narrow river, extends 3 miles E, from a point just N of the N breakwater protecting the main deep-water harbor, to a bridge. 
Above the bridge, the channel spreads into several swampy lagoons. Mina Rashid, comprising the main cargo terminals, ...
14 Oct 11

Khalid Port (Sharjah)

Department of Seaports and Customs owns and controls the emirate’s three ports (the Port of Hamriyah, Khor Fakkan, and Khalid). The Gulftainer Company Limited was formed in 1976 to operate and manage the Sharjah Container Terminal at the Port of Khalid and the terminal at Port of ...
14 Oct 11

Saadiyat island (Abu Dhabi)

Saadiyat Island is a large, low lying island of 27 km², 500 metres off the coast of Abu Dhabi island to be developed.
Saadiyat Island’s Cultural District will house the world’s largest single concentration of premier cultural assets, including the Lord Norman Foster-designed ...
6 Oct 11

Ajman port

The Port of Ajman is located on the Gulf coast approx 8km NE of Sharjah, on the S side of the entrance to Khawr Ajman.General overview: Numerous fishing vessels and dhows operate from the port, Containers and general cargo are handled here.The entrance channel has been dredged ...
12 Oct 11

Al Hamriyah (Ajman)

Al Hamriyah is a village about 7 miles SSW of Umm al Qaywayn. The tower of a new fort, with a flagstaff and a white minaret, are conspicuous. There is a creek at the S end of the village which connects at HW with Khawr Ajman. The creek was dredged (2004) ...
12 Oct 11

Yas island (Abu Dhabi)

Just off Abu Dhabi city, this emerging entertainment destination is within a 30 minute drive of the UAE capital and 50 minutes from Dubai. Here you'll find the fabulous Yas Marina Circuit - the world class motor sports race track which hosts the annual Formula 1ª Etihad Airways ...
6 Oct 11
Local Area

UAE - Persian Gulf

The approaches to the S coast of the Persian Gulf are generally shallow, with a few offshore reefs and islands. Inside the 40m curve, which comprises roughly the area of Great Pearl Bank, the depths are irregular because of the reefs and shoals which extend offshore for many miles ...
8 Oct 11

Persian Gulf - Arabian Gulf

This inland sea of some 251,000 km² is connected to the Gulf of Oman in the east by the Strait of Hormuz; and its western end is marked by the major river delta of the Shatt al-Arab, which carries the waters of the Euphrates and the Tigris. Its length is 989 kilometres, with ...
18 Oct 14

Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean is the third largest of the world's oceanic divisions, covering about 20% of the Earth's water surface. It is bounded on the north by Asia (including the Indian subcontinent, after which it is named); on the west by Africa; on the east by Indochina, the Sunda Islands, ...
6 Apr 12

Ajman Emirate

Ajman (also spelt Ujman) is one of the 7 emirates constituting the UAE. With an area of just 260 km², Ajman is the smallest emirate by area. Its seat of governement is Ajman, which is bordered on its north, south, and east by Sharjah. Located along the Persian Gulf, ...
12 Oct 11

Umm Al Qaywayn emirate

Umm Al Quwain  is one of the 7 emirates between Ajman and Ra's al Khaymah on the West coast of the United Arab Emirates.It covers  an area of 800 square kilometres and stretches from the beautiful, lush green coastal mangroves lining the ...
10 Oct 11

Sharjah Emirate

The emirate of Sharjah comprises the city of Sharjah (the seat of the emirate), and other minor towns and enclaves such as Kalba, Dibba Al-Hisn and Khor Fakkan. Sharjah is the third largest emirate in the United Arab Emirates, and is the only one to have land on both the Persian ...
14 Oct 11
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