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Dubai: Then & Now

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Though Dubai’s neighbors are taking different steps at defending themselves from foreign cultures and wars, Dubai deems at ingenuousness and respect for the foreign cultures and believes that this is the only way to remain at peace.As the new Dubai mounts itself up, the old Dubai embraces itself towards fading.
With around 80 new apartments placed in the 30-40 storey sky kissing skyscrapers, Dubai now is on a complete high-rise. The Internet City, Knowledge Village and the Media City are all six-lane highways with the glass and stainless-steel buildings.
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Most of the people were shifted to Bastakiya, wherein the houses were made of gypsum, coral and sand. in the 1990’s to guard their homes from expanding and today, the area is festooned with cement and towered houses that welcome the cool breeze. The mazed up streets making their way since 1890’s is the only reminder from the city’s past life.  Adjacent to the town is the Dubai Creek that is adorned with galleries, shopping centers, restaurants and cafes. In a very less time, the city has flourished into a place with spectacular development and endless wealth. Obscure stone and wood decorations on the top of the houses indicated the wealth of a family in the town. Bait Al-Wakeel was one more historic site wherein the very first office building in Dubai was established and the Al Fahidi Fort, constructed somewhere is 1780’s was the oldest building of the city. As the city blossomed itself up, the historic sites faded slowly. But, the government has initiated on promoting and signifying the historic sites that reflect a touchable link to the fast dying precedent Dubai.
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A living metal, glass and stone allegory, Dubai today is lined up with limitless posh sky kissing skyscrapers and glamorous constructions. The enormous Atlantis Hotel along with the magnificent Burj Al Arab is built on their own man-made islands. The Burj Dubai makes its way as the tallest sky scrapper. The Palm Jumeirah is also one of the most beautiful constructions of the city. The big waterfront of the Persian Gulf is shared by the profoundly guarded fortresses of the Port Rashid and the large container ships of the Jebel Ali. Also, not forgetting its past, the old shops of Dubai Creek are nested comfortably in their places.
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A few most fantastic changes have been made in the Khalid bin Waleed Road, Al Maktoum Street and the Creekside. Also, a few more areas are under construction. The Dubai Waterfront, the biggest waterfront, the World Islands that comprise of about 300 man made world shaped islands, the Palm Islands, the biggest artificial islands, Hydropolis, the first underwater hotel, The Burj Al Alam, tallest hotel, Dubailand, twice Walt Disney and is expected to take over the title of No. 1 tourist destination along with a few more tall buildings, the Princess Tower and the Ocean Heights will line over Dubai very soon. Also, the Dubai Metro System will be a completely automated rail system of the world and the Dubai World Central International Airport will be the biggest airport as well as a business airport.

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