The United Arab Emirates were formed in 1971 when the states of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah came together to form the sovereign state. The UAE now covers 83,600 sq km’s with a population of just over 3 million.
Dubai is the main commercial centre within the Emirates and hosts some of the finest hotels anywhere in the world.
The investment in Dubai has continued to grow and the construction of Palm Island alone has added 120 km’s of beachfront to the beautiful Dubai coastline.
An upmarket winter retreat, Dubai has something to offer everybody. Wild Wadi water park, located adjacent to the Jumeirah Beach Hotel is a major attraction for adults and children alike. Those staying at any of the four Jumeirah International hotels will gain complimentary access throughout their stay.
Golfing is another major attraction, especially during the cooler winter months where you will also be able to experience night golfing on some of the finest courses.There are bargains to be had with everything from Japanese electronics to French and Italian fashion labels and quality jewellery all coming in at great prices when compared to back home. Dubai also hosts some of the world’s largest sporting events including golf’s Dubai Desert Classic and horse racing’s Dubai Cup.
Known as “The Land of Smiles”, Thailand is Asia’s most exotic country, coral islands, exciting nightlife, tempting cuisine, historic culture and friendly, hospitable people, Thailand has something to offer all its visitors.
The Kingdom of Thailand lies in the heart of Southeast Asia, roughly between India and China. It shares borders with Myanmar to the west and north, Laos to the north and northeast, Cambodia to the east and Malaysia to the south. Rivers and canals are busy thoroughfares complete with colourful floating markets. Dark green spreads of tangled jungle make a patchwork with the bright green paddies fields.
Temples in their thousands litter every landscape, and Buddha images are every where. Saffron robed monks abound, adding a calm air of serenity wherever they go.