Located in Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates, Ski Dubai is an indoor ski resort that includes runs, jumps, rails, lifts, and the world’s very first black diamond run.
No matter what the temperature’s doing outside, things are always well chilly inside at Dubai’s Chillout lounge.
Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Sharjah, Umm al-Quwain (and eventually Ras al-Khaimah) all promptly signed into a union called the United Arab Emirates, electing Sheik Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan as president.
The federation is governed by hereditary monarchies, and things have been peaceful, and prosperous, ever since.
Be sure to remove shoes when entering places of worship. Be conservative in engagements with members of the opposite sex.
Even fleeting glances or interactions can be interpreted as bearing flirtatious overtones.
Refrain from public displays of affection: people have been arrested for kissing or embracing in public.
Head out for a snorkel in Sandy Beach, Fujairah, or delve a little deeper still on a diving expedition.In what was an unusual move given the recent discovery of the 'black gold', 1968 saw Britain decide that the area was no longer worth protecting.The British naval forces withdrew in 1971, and, as Iran and Saudi Arabia quickly started laying claim to Emirati territory, the seven sheikdoms realized they’d stand a better chance by banding together.Truth is however, those who consider the country little more than a proverbial pit stop are missing out.Beyond Abu Dhabi’s skyline and in between Dubai’s shopping malls, a whole range of real world adventures await.