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Visit To Dubai And Abu Dhabi.

We, the tourists seven in number, reached Dubai on 22 November

2018 by flight. It is a 4 hours journey by flight. We stay at  hotel,

Fortune Karama, Dubai. After Bus tour of the city, we dine at a

sea-view restaurant at night and enjoy dinner with music and dance.

On 23, November after free breakfast at the hotel and lunch at Green

City Restaurant in Al Nasr Leisureland, we attend the  World Tulu

Sammelana-2018 at Al Nasr Leisure land Ice Pink and Nashwan Hall

under the licence of Rhythm Events Company.

Religious heads like Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, Dharmaadhikari

of Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala,Sugunendra Thirtha

swamiji of Puttige mutt Udupi, Shri Guru Devaananda Swamiji of

Odiyur temple had attended the function.Tulu songs by singer

Guru Kiran was an added attraction.

Dubai is not a country but a city in United Arab Emirates.

U.A.E.is a federation of hereditary absolute monarchies. It is

governed by a Federal Supreme Council made up of the 7

emirs of Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujairah,Sharjah, Dubai,

Ras al-Khaimah and UmmAl-Quwain.

People in the Emirates celebrate Flag day, in which they

reaffirm their allegiance to the UAE flag which is a symbol

of the country’s unity and greatness and represents their

aspirations for a better future.

Political parties are banned. The FNC is the main consultative

body in U A E. There is a 10% Municipality tax and 5% Municipality

tax on rental income.

The name of currency at U.A.E. is Dirham. Notes comes in

denomination of 5,10, 20,50,100, 200 ,500 and 1,000 dirhams.

1.05 Dirham means 19.0234 Indian rupees.

U A E National Day stands for Union Day, the anniversary of

the Union between the 6 Emirates on 2nd December 1971

at Union House(now Etihad museum).

Before its re-creation as the United Arab Emirates in 1971,

the U A E was known as the Trucial States, a collection of

Sheikhdoms extending from the Straits of Hormuz to the

west along the Persian Gulf.

Sheikh Zaved bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founder of the U A E

served as the first President of the U A E, since the formation

of the Federation on 2 December 1971 and as ruler of the

Emirates of Abu Dhabi.

Dubai Miracle garden is only open between October

and April every year since the flowers are very delicate and

cannot sustain the summer heat.The garden has new

attractions and new species of fauna every season adding to

its beauty annually. Miracle garden is the largest natural

flower garden in the world, spread over an area of 72,000

square meters and housing more than 109 million flowers.

Dubai Frame–Senior citizens get free entry.

Other attractions are Dubai Mall and Emirates Mall.

The visit to Burj Khalipha is unforgettable. At 555 meters,

it is currently the highest observation deck in the world.

It takes 1 minute  from the ground to 124th floor which is

the observation deck.

Exhibition  of their stalls by different countries  at Global

Village is attractive.

Dubai Frame opened on 1, January, 2018,is located at Zabeel

Park in Karama.It is 150 meters high.

Dubai Fountain, opened on 8 May 2009  is 150 meters high.

Evening desert Safari  in Abu Dhabi with Barbeque dinner and

belly dance  show at Bedouin camp is another attraction.

We traveled up and over the soft hills of the sand dunes.

Abu Dhabi is home to the world’s second largest population

of dugongs, the only herbivore marine mammals.

We also visited the Grand mosque with ladies fully covered.

-Writer-Vani S Hegde.

 

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