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Social Impact of Tourism on Dubai

  • Date Submitted: 04/09/2013 10:20 AM
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Dubai enjoys an arid subtropical climate, with blue skies and sunshine all year round. The hottest months are between June and September whereas the coolest time is between December and March. There is very little rainfall in Dubai, but when showers do fall it is mainly in the cooler months.
 
Dubai, with an area of 3,885 square kilometers, is the second largest emirate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Situated on the banks of the Dubai Creek, a natural inlet from the Gulf which divides the city into the Deira district to its north and Bur Dubai on its south; the city ranks as the UAE's most important port and commercial center.
 
The UAE has 700 kilometers of coastline, of which 100 kilometers are on the Gulf of Oman. Along the Arabian Gulf coast there are offshore islands, coral reefs and sabkha, or salt-marshes. Stretches of gravel, plain and barren desert characterise the inland region.
 
To the east, a range of mountains lies close to the Gulf of Oman and forms a backbone through the Mussandam Peninsula. The western interior of the country, most of it in Abu Dhabi, consists mainly of desert interspersed with oasis. (dubai.ae, 2013)

Green Dubai
UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has announced the launch of a long term national initiative to build a green economy in the UAE under the slogan "Green Economy for Sustainable Development".
The new strategy aims to establish the UAE as a world leader in green economy and a center for export and re-export of products and green technologies. It also aims to maintain a sustainable environment to support long-term economic growth.
The initiative includes a wide range of programmes and policies in the areas of energy, agriculture, investment and sustainable transport in addition to environmental and constructional policies to raise the quality of life in the UAE.
In this context, Sheikh Mohammed stressed that the UAE, under the...

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