Emirate of Dubai Attractions
Dubai is the second largest emirate, in terms of size, in the United Arab Emirates. The Emirate of Dubai extends along the Arabian Gulf coast. The population of Dubai is mainly expatriates with the majority from South Asia and the South East Asia. Dubai is the only emirate that has Hindu temples and a Sikh gurudwara.The weather in Dubai is generally good all year except July and August when it can be uncomfortably hot.Dubai has become a popular tourist destination attracting many tourists from around the world to the annual Dubai Shopping Festival and Air Show. Most of the historical sites are on both sides of the creek that runs through the heart of the city. Jumeirah Beach is a major tourism area and the resort town of Hatta is an extremely attractive locations for tourists.Dubai's prominence and prosperity came to light in the 1960's with the discovery of oil but Sheikh Rashid did not want to rely solely on oil so he promoted other industrial ventures. The Aluminium and Cement factory are the result of his persistence.The Jebel Ali Free Zone is located in the Jebel Ali area of the emirate of Dubai. The JAFZ offers lucrative business and tax incentives to corporations. The man-made port was constructed in the 1970's. With 67 berths Jebel Ali is the world's largest man-made harbor and the biggest port in the Middle East.
Hatta, United Arab Emirates
Hatta is an ancient village in the Emirate of Dubai. Nestled in the foothills of the Hajar Mountains, Hatta is guarded by many disintegrating watchtowers on the nearby slopes.Today Hatta is a popular getaway for weekends and public holidays. The humid-free climate appeals to the many tourists, as does its convenient location to the mountains. Another desirable sight for day tourists is the rock pools of Hatta.Wadi Hatta is dammed to form an extensive lake after rains, which then draws weekend crowds as well. The wadi becomes a gorge with a waterfall that can be visited in good weather.
The Hatta Pools are very popular with day tourists as a spot for relaxation and swimming. The Hatta Pools is a group of fissures that run through the valley amid the Hajar Mountains. The Pools are a dramatic sight, hidden from view until you reach them.The multi-layered rocks have been molded by years of the water filling the pools. Swimming is permitted in the Hatta Pools, however lack of rainfall can mean that they are too low.Visitors can get almost to the Hatta Pools by vehicle but within a short distance from the pools, you must walk to reach them. The spring water also hides a waterfall inside the canyon.
Dubai - Al Mumzar Park
Al Mumzar Park is north of the Port of Al Hamriya in Dubai. There are luxury chalets for rent, a swimming pool, an amphitheatre that hosts musical events, and children's play area. There is also a sandy beach and picnic areas.