Call Us: Dubai +971 4 3573399
                  Iran +9821 88709065
Discovering UAE
Contact us
Tel:    00971 4 3573399
Mob:  00971 507484742
Email: reservations@pttdubai.com
Welcome to the United Arab Emirates (UAE)!
The UAE’s exceptional rise to development and economic stability is one of the many things that can be said about the country. If you were to come and visit the UAE, the translucent evidences are immediately available upon entering the country’s hemisphere. The welcoming sight of the state-of-the-art architectures, landscapes and infrastructures express the accelerated growth and imminence. All of these speak about the richness of the promises waiting to be discovered and experienced. However, despite its incredible surge to be one of the world’s best, the development evolved and strongly adhered to the country’s unique culture, values and heritage .
Geography
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is situated along the south-eastern tip of the Arabian Peninsula with a land area of about 83, 600 sq. km (32,400 sq. miles). Qatar lies to the north-west, Saudi Arabia to the west, south and south-east, and Oman to the south-east and north-east . Geographically-wise, UAE is adjacent to almost all Middle East countries equally known for similar culture and religion. Its strategic location in the Peninsula serves as a gateway for a wide array of world trade and travels within the Gulf Region.
The Seven Emirates and Government
The country is divided into seven (7) Emirates, namely; Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Qaiwain. Abu Dhabi, the capital, has the largest land area with almost 26,000 square miles while Ajman has the smallest Emirate with 100 square miles land area. The form of government in UAE is Federal, Presidential, Absolute Monarchy.

The seven (7) emirates are headed each by a Ruler, which in turn, compose of the federation and form the Supreme Council . The Supreme Council elects the President (Head of the State) and the Prime Minister (Head of the Government) while the Cabinet is formed by election or by appointment, the Federal National Council (FNC). Succession to be the Ruler of an emirate is essentially hereditary to the Crown Prince. Today, His Highness Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan is the President while His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid al Maktoum is the Prime Minister.

There are three (3) branches of government: legislative, executive and judiciary. However, the FNC’s functions, to a certain degree, are consultative as the legislative and executive powers are accorded to each emirate. Each emirate may independently establish and implement its own laws accordingly, in adherence to the country law, values and heritage. Meanwhile, the judiciary power is an independent body headed by the President of the Supreme Court, who, together with four (4) other judges is appointed by the Rulers of the seven (7) emirates.
Population
UAE has an estimated 8.2 million population . Of which, 0.94 million are nationals while 7.3 million are expatriates. Most of the expatriates are Arabs, Africans, Asian, Europeans and Americans. The influx of migrants can be attributed to the opportunity and demand of work opportunities starting from the rich oil reservoir, infrastructure and tourism.
Economy
The oil and gas exports are very instrumental for the country’s unprecedented rise to economic prosperity. The country, however, did not rely solely to it to establish economic surge. The authorities broaden their approach to the economy by creating and opening business areas and opportunities for foreign investors. These diversification approaches further enhance the economic gains, widening the visions incorporating technology into tourism, logistics, trade and investment sectors. The construction of the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, for instance, has made the country gateway and international center. Despite the change of equation, however, the government employs transparency and dynamic regulations to give the small and medium enterprises a chance to stand and complete with otherwise established and large companies.

Of the seven (7) emirates, Dubai typifies the historic rise of the country into global prominence. Formerly, Dubai was known only for fishing, pearling and sea trade. The dawn started in the 1950s when a major rejuvenation of the ports was done and transformed the emirate as the most important trading and export hub in the country. Coupled with the discovery of oil reserves and eventual exports in 1960s, the revenues were utilized to drive significant development in infrastructures, schools, hospitals, telecommunication networks, etc. The succeeding decades heighten the seemingly improbable growth in all aspects. These include skyscrapers, state-of-the-art airport, exclusive hotels, parks and beaches, gigantic and comprehensive shopping malls, sporting and leisure parks.

As part of the visionary headship in the government, the implementation of the zero tax on personal and corporate income, and low import duties and expatriate-friendly environment, has made the city a compelling model of economic vitality and diversity. Ultimately, this has made Dubai the centre of tourism, trade, etc., with unparalleled and remarkable strides.
Culture and Tradition
As disparity in the population count suggests, UAE is a multi-cultural country. However, despite diverse backgrounds of its population, the country is able to maintain its precious and heralded cultural identity which is closely associated with the religious belief and practices. It is difficult to imagine how the country is able to combine tradition and modernity, but tradition is very much alive and existent. Practically everywhere, you will find mosques and domes. Most Emirati males wear kandura, an immaculate and gleaming white garment with a headdress called ghuttura locked with the black coil called agal.

For women, a prestine black garment called abaya that covers the whole body, coupled with the scarf (sheyla) embellished with traditional crafts and designs. Some women wear a leather mask (burgaa) or a very luminous veil called niqal.

These iconic fashions underlie simplicity and humility, the very core of the country’s culture, tradition and religion. Islam is the official religion and largely being practiced by almost 76% of the total population . As part of the preservation efforts amidst technological advancement, the authorities put restrictions of possible exploits through the use of social media to cause disambiguation on the minds of its populace.
Currency

Meanwhile, the Dirham, often written in abbreviation as AED or Dhs, is the official currency. One (1) US Dollar is equivalent to 3.67 Dhs. The bills are available in 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 & 1,000, while coins or fils are available in .25, .5 & 1 dirham
Language
Arabic, on the other hand, is the official language of the country. But don’t worry though, because almost all of the population speaks English. Road signs, brochures, restaurant/hotel menus, etc. are all written with English translation for easy access and comprehension of the visitors. Other languages being spoken are Urdu, Hindi, Tagalog and other dialects such as Indonesian, Bengali, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, etc.

The ascendency of the country into top economic competiveness is a complete display of efficiency. This efficiency translated into various innovation and development that made the country the centre of tourism, trade and technological innovation in the Middle East. This is a resounding reason, among many others, worth visiting and discovering the secrets of UAE.
Attractions
Beyond the many extravagant man-made structures and innovation across the country, below are the selected trademarks that made the country a standout among others and typify balance between nature and development.

1. Parks

While UAE is characteristically a desert, the country owns renowned parks that stir wonderment worldwide. It may be said that nature has presented itself a precious gift to the country in spite of contraries.

Indeed, the nature has its own way of coping and surviving abysmal global change. But the country turned the change into an opportunity to become even better. The colours of levity abound combined with purity and steadiness to illustrate healthy cosmopolitan living.

Below is the list of the some ‘can’t miss’ parks in the UAE:
a. Safa Park, Dubai
Safa Park is a 150 acre urban park covered with grassy lawns, a little forest and hill to accentuate panoramic views. It is strategically located in the heart of Dubai (bordered by Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Wasl Road, Al Hadiqa Street and 55th Street) with many facilities including playgrounds, washrooms and a fun fair.

The park encages three (3) lakes, serving as a playground to 200 species of birds and a home to almost 16, 924 trees and bushes. The water in the lakes interlocks to sprinkle a fountain and tour the visitors via a boat.
b. Mamzar Beach Park, Dubai
The Mamzar Beach Park, also known as Mamzer or Mumzar Park, with a land area of 106 hectares lies along the shoreline intruding the cities of Dubai and Sharjah. With the massive land area, it has five (5) beaches and an outdoor swimming pool available for both children and adults. Within its enclose are Park Train, Children Games, Leisure Games, Roller Skating Area, Football & Basketball, Chalets & Beaches, Roller Skates, Barbecue Areas, Restaurants, Snackhouses, Ladies Days & Places and children’s play areas with bikes for hire and lanes overlooking the amazing views of Sharjah Lagoons. Also available is the twenty-eight (28) picnic areas furnished with modern barbecue sets, grills, umbrellas and seats facing the beach.
c. Creek Park, Dubai
Creek Park offers a totally different venue with options for exhilirating liesure experiences. Considered as the oldest, the 96 hectares Creek Park has variety that suppliment both fun and learning for the whole family.

The cool breeze that steams from the creek, screened and splayed with fragrance of the loads of plants, trees and maze of the nature’s trail shall welcome you upon entrance. Within the perimeter is the Children City Centre, Dubai Dolphinarium and the large stone amphitheater, connected thoroughly by a pavement that goes along in the up and down landscapes, conspicuous good for roller skating.
To highlight the fun, a cable car is available to view the skyline of the neighboring areas.

Other available amenities include Park Train, Children Games, Children City, Bicycle Rental, Ice World, BBQ, Restaurants, Snack Corners, Palm Trees, Unique Recreational Areas, 3 Heli Pads, First Aid Room and Water Coolers.
d. Khalifa Park, Abu Dhabi
Khalifa Park, also known as Murjan Splash Park, is a 45 hectares park built as a gift to the people of Abu Dhabi from the former UAE Ruler Sheik Khalifa. The park offers almost everything all other parks in the country are known for, except for its water-based children attractions which are truly exceptional and worth a lasting memory for the whole family. This include the Water Play Structure where the children can play and soak in a giant sipping bucket, water guns, crawl tunnel, etc,; Lazy River where you can relax in a tube and ride it around the twists and turns of the parks; Water Balloon Wars; Lily Pod Hop; Surf Wrangler; Bumper Boat Lagoon; etc.
Moreover, the park is within eyeshot of other racks of fun (Abu Dhabi Ice Skating Rink), travel (Abu Dhabi International Airport), hotel (Gulf Hotel, Zwembad Gulf Hotel, Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri) and soliloquy (Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan Grand Mosque).

2. Beaches

The beaches are another attraction the UAE is very well known for. Not only are the beaches scenic with white sands and golden blue water, they are certified BLUE FLAG Standard, (The Blue Flag Programme for beaches and marinas is run by the non-governmental, non-profit organisation “Foundation for Environmental Education” (FEE). It certifies and provides official awards nationally or internationally designated bathing area with at least one sampling point for water quality analyses), that is, meet strict criteria for water quality, environmental education, environmental management, and safety and services.
a. Jumeirah Open Beach
Jumeirah means ‘burning embers’. The beach stretches over 1 kilometer shoreline and is open to the public. Facilities include rescue services, swimming pools and seats with sunshades, fields for sand football, beach volleyball, jogging lane and bicycles lane, children's games area, cafeteria and public utilities in the designated areas. Only, nobody is allowed to swim after sunset.
b. Wollongong Beach
Enjoying the heat, sand and splash of the water is more fun when combined with kiting. And there’s no better place than Wollongong Beach in Dubai!
c. Jebel Ali Beach
With complete conundrum of facilities available within the vicinity, your beach experience at the Jebel Ali Beach is surely guaranteed. As many would say, this is the place where the desert merges with the ocean! The long stretch of pristine white sand, pure crystal salt water and caroling splash of water against the sand is surely an experience to behold.

3. Shopping Malls

The shopping malls in the UAE offer another unique experience to the visitors. The malls present a unique blend of fascinating and exciting waves of products where the old and the new, the traditional and the modern, the simple and the sophisticated are put into kaleidoscopic mixture. Below are some of the major malls that can spur lush for shopping:
a. Dubai Mall
The Dubai Mall, considered to be world’s largest shopping mall and entertainment destination, is a quarter for 1,200 retail outlets, foothold of the two (2) department stores and over 160 food and beverages outlets. Added to the burgeoning appeal is its sophisticated interior that truly shows marksmanship and modernity.
b. Mall of the Emirates (MOE)
Mall of the Emirates is another destination for shopaholics and leisure loving people. The Cinestar cinema complex, an enormous games and arcade area complete with bowling alleys, Ski Dubai and mammoth array of shops are just some of the few facets that hard to overlook about MOE. The mall is also attached to the deluxe 5-star hotels, Kempinski and Sheraton Hotels, to the comfort of valued visitors.
c. Ibn Battuta Mall
Named and themed after the travels of the famous Arabic explorer, Ibn Battuta, the strange and unique design of the mall has revolutionized retail and entertainment experience of shopping. The mall has exciting combination of over 275 retailers, 50 restaurants and food outlets, 21 cinema screens together with the only IMAX theatre in the UAE.
d. BurJuman
The BurJuman Mall offers a different impression by combining fashion and residence. This distinctive landmark has an amazing collection of high-fashion luxury brands including Saks Fifth Avenue, Louis Vuitton, Dior, Chanel, Hermes, Valentino, Dolce and Gabbana, Versace, Fendi, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Just Cavalli, etc., Also adjoining the BurJaman is an exclusive and spacious business tower, hotel suites and duplex residences.

4. Skyscrapers

The UAE can be rightly called architectural haven for numerous sophisticated and enchanted buildings and structures. Some of the state-of-the-art structures that are truly breathtaking to the awe of the world include:
a. Burj Khalifa
The iconic Burj Khalifa is the tallest man-made structure in the world. The 829.8 meter (2,772 ft.) high building is a picture of excellent architecture and technological engineering, which is not the most sought after and considered to be most expensive business and residence area in the world.

Because of its massive structure, it is really a sight to behold that it can lift imagination and stir astonishing realization to the limitless geniuses of humanity.
b. Burj Al Arab
As the developer aptly puts it, “the distinctive sail-shaped silhouette of Burj Al Arab is more than just a stunning hotel, it is a symbol of modern Dubai.”

The Hotel looks magnificent on its 321 meters (1,053 feet) height structure imposing like a poaching sail of the ship. A highly acclaimed state-of-the-art structure, indeed, a product of excellent architecture that epitomizes wealth of highly industrialized city of Dubai.
c. Dynamic Tower
Dynamic Tower is a 420 meters, 80 floors structure. It is a self-powered rotating towers moved by the wind turbines and solar panels. Each floor is able to rotate independently, hence, changing the shape of the tower right in the bare eye of the
d. Damac Residenze
Damac Residenze, an 85 storey, 335 meters high, is the fourth-tallest residential building in the world. Its construction and design shows iconic and exquisite architecture, the edges of modern architecture.

5. Waterparks

While the country is typically a desert, its bountiful waterparks seemed to have rained over into this water thirsty land. Starting from the rich coastline up to the splashes of fun-clad waterparks, the adventure and amusement will surely not run-out of steam and promises. Below are some of the famed waterparks that could bring exhilarating experience to you travel:
a. Aquaventure Waterpark
The Aquaventure Waterpark is a place of a forty-two (42) acre of fun-filled adventures for all ages. It encages heart-thumping slides that catapult you through shark filled lagoons, uphill water roller coasters, never ending rapid river adventures and up-close animal encounters. Children will surely love Splashers and Dolphin Bay, the designated places only for them. A choice is also afforded for a private beach surrounded by lush tropical landscape excellently suitable for relaxation and un-winding.
b. Wild Wade Waterpark
Wild Wadi offers a thirty (30) stunning and action-filled rides and attraction for a complete fun and adventure. Added to the mix is the stunning and amazing structure of Burj Al Arab to capitulate an hilarious experience.

The concepts and themes of structures and fun are patterned around the tale of Juha, a known character in Arabian folklore.
c. Ice Land Waterparks
The Ice Land Water Parks boasts its 4th consecutive Guinness World Record in preventing child drowning. It is also proud of its clean, safe and complete facilities for family and tourists experience.

Unlike any other traditional water park attractions, Ice Land offers some unique attractions with the Penguin Falls, Worlds Largest Manmade Water fall, Rocky Polar Mountains with the largest assortment of water slides, Penguin Bay World's largest Rain Dance Pool, Aqua Soccer, Coral Isle, a snorkeling pool and other thrilling experiences at the Arctic Wave Pool, Eddy Pond and the Kids Cove a dedicated area for the kids.
d. Dreamland Aqua Park
The Dreamland Aqua Parks has been considered to be the largest waterparks in the Middle East. The park features a delicate combination of the natural resources and architecture with endless variety of programs and events.

Attractions include: joy and fun for children in Aqua Play (that includes 19 games), adrenaline-rush ride thru Family Raft Ride, Wave Pool and Go-Kart Circuit or Bumper Boats.
Our rides are two (2) Kamikaze rides, Black Hole, four Twisting Dragons, Five Giant Slides, a lazy river, Swimming Pools, Space Bowl, Roaring volcano and much, much more.

6. Desert Safaris

Experience a heart-pumping adventure in the golden sand of Dubai desert with satisfaction.

With professional drivers who have stalked the terrains a hundred times, the experience will surely be exhilarating when the steep curves, sharp landscapes are trailed and overcome.
The fitting end to the animating roller-coaster ride is assured with a splendid line up of activities thereafter which include:
Desert dune bashing in 4 x 4 Land Cruiser;
Dune driving;
Sunset Photographic Opportunity;
Camping;
Camel riding;
Open buffet & barbeque dinner with shisha, and;
Artistic shows that features belly dancing, Tanoura shows, Arabic folklore and Puppet show.

7. Cultural Heritage/Landmarks

While the UAE has been making a global name for being a highly technological and industrialized country, the country’s culture and tradition is able to keep a stronghold to be equally existent. The influence of religion is extremely evident that it defines and guides the way of everyday life.

The richness of the culture and traditions are best expressed in the festooned landmarks which also become the cultural identity of the country.
a. Sheik Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahyan Mosque, Abu Dhabi
Founded thru the initiative of the late HH Sheik Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahyan, the former President and founding father of the UAE, the mosque is principally established to unite the cultural diversity of Islam.

The mosque is the fourth largest mosque in the world, equivalent to five (5) football fields.
b. Jumeirah Mosque
Built according to the medieval tradition of the Fatimid, the structure is an evidence of modern Islam architecture. Considered to be the most attractive mosque in Dubai, the city’s centre for Cultural Understanding has opened the mosque for visitor, Muslim and non-Muslim, to promote insight to Islam religion.
c. Atlantis, The Palm
Atlantis is an ocean-themed resort situated in the reclaimed and artificial island of Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. What propels wonderment to this 5-star hotel is its magnificent structure that looks like a protruding gate that opens up to an unearthly paradise.

The structure is also a forefront, among many others, about the technological and architectural ingenuity of the country.
d. Emirates Palace
The state-of-the-art Emirate Palace comprises a stunning number of 400 elegant rooms and suites. Due to its superb outlook that specially being magnified by the colorful lights during nighttime, it is often being mistaken to be the President’s Palace. Most of its interior designs are made up of marble and gold.
e. Dubai Marina
Dubai Marina is a district in Dubai along the coastline. What makes the place stunning is the rhythm of the towering building and structures seemed to cast into the scenic views. The crystal blue water harmonizes the ambivalence, while the floating tiny boats rouse the enchanted eye back to the reality of humanities’ cunning abilities.
Source: Government of Dubai