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Monday, September 16, 2002

So I'm here...
But what sort of place is Dubai?

Things your just have to know about Dubai #1...
Geography: The second largest of the seven emirates which make up the United Arab Emirates, Dubai is located on the southern shore of the Arabian Gulf. It has an area of some 3,900 square kilometres. Outside the city itself, the emirate is sparsely inhabited and characterised by desert vegetation.

Things your just have to know about Dubai #2...
Economy: Oil contributes just 20 per cent of economic production. Trading, manufacturing and services — including tourism — now dominate the economy.

Things your just have to know about Dubai #3...
Local Time: The UAE is four hours ahead of GMT.

Things your just have to know about Dubai #4...
Population: The population of Dubai was estimated at 1,029,000 in 2001. 70% men and 30% women.

Things your just have to know about Dubai #5...
Temperature: Dubai has a sub-tropical, arid climate. Sunny, blue skies can be expected most of the year. Rainfall is infrequent and irregular, falling mainly in winter. Temperatures range from a low of about 10.5°C/50°F to a high of 48°C/118°F

Things your just have to know about Dubai #6...
Airport: 13 millions passengers pass throught the airport every year. The duty free shopping is open 24 hours a day and if you can't get it at Dubai airport - you can't get it anywhere.

Things your just have to know about Dubai #7...
Alcohol: Alcohol is available in hotel and club restaurants and bars. However, restaurants outside the hotels are not permitted to serve alcoholic beverages.

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