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Jacque Moves To Dubai

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates


So, where am I and what's it all about?

Dubai is located on the Arabian Peninsula in the Middle East. More broadly, Arabia is located in the southwestern region of the Asian continent. (Politically,) the Arabian Peninsula consists of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the UAE, Oman, and Yemen. The UAE borders the Persian Gulf, Saudia Arabia, and Oman.

Dubai is one of seven states (emirates) that make up the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is the largest state by population, but not by area (UAE's capital, Abu Dhabi, is the largest by area, covering nearly 86% of the land area of the entire country). The UAE was formed in 1971 after the region's former protector (Britain) left the Persian Gulf that year. In 1973, Dubai joined the other emirates to adopt a single, uniform currency: the UAE dirham, which is currently at about 3.7 per U.S. dollar. Dubai is ruled by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who also serves as the Vice President and the Prime Minister of the UAE.

The weather is lovely and sunny all year (a little too sunny in summer months!) so I intend to spend plenty of time exploring the beaches and working on my golf game. It's between 70 and 90 degrees for most of the year, so those of you looking for a warm weather getaway should keep me in mind. I would love to host you all and play tour guide in somewhat magical city that melds all things old and new and offers something fun for everyone.



permalink written by  wanderlust on June 15, 2008 from Dubai, United Arab Emirates
from the travel blog: Jacque Moves To Dubai
tagged Dubai, History and Move

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