Photogallery: UAE – The Land of the Future
UAE – The Land of the Future
heading (paragraph): States
No. of pictures: 50 pictures
If you have ever wanted to see the future, plan a trip to the United Arab Emirates, which are located in the eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula on the shores of the Persian Gulf. The seven autonomous emirates form one federation that has managed to make the most of the enormous oil wealth of the last decade. Here you will find quality roads, large ports, breathtaking airports, futuristic city transport, enviable health and education, as well as the architectural gems of the future. From an artificial archipelago in the shape of a palm tree or a world map to the most luxurious hotel and the tallest skyscraper in the world.
Text: Oskár Mažgút
Photos: Tereza Daňková, Sylvie Halouzková, Vendula Hrabinová, Maxim Kucer
I am already looking to see the oasis. It is surrounded with a wall. Inside is the whole irrigation system – concrete channels. The place has high date palm. More than 120 palm species are in the Emirates, only 20 of them, however, have edible fruits. Their fruits are used often as animal fodder.
Climbing high to the sky is the tower of Babylon called Burj Khalifa. The tower reaches up to 828 meters, vain shopping culture in huge shopping malls, the symbol of greed, avarice, gluttony, pride, and extravagant consumerism…
I go on to the district of Bastakiya. This neighborhood preserves the memory of old sea port of Dubai as there are typical Arab houses surrounded with high walls. Hopefully, they will manage to preserve these sights for next generations …
Today I am about to visit Al Ain oasis. Its name means “a spring”. After my journey to the second largest city of the Abu Dhabi emirate, I pass by couple of camel race tracks. These used to be some very popular races.
Huge airport with many shops, cafes, and benches. Can you, however, shop for six hours in a row? Lets answer this important question: Be bored at airport chairs, or set off for a night minitrip in the city? I am for the second option. If adventure then from very beginning. A vacation is about journey. We set off from the airport to Dubai.
It is hard to record what was happening, there was so much. I am traveling again. This time I am about to enjoy the panorama in the luxurious seven star hotel Emirates Palace. Dubai has a fabulous hotel Burj al Arab and Abu Dhabi wants to have a hotel of fairy tales as well. Dubai is reaching high height, the miracle in Abu Dhabi is massively long.
Jeeps were great. First, we were just roaming on the road for half an hour and then headed to the desert. We released some air from the tires so the car wouldn’t jump so much. In a moments notice we were driving down the dunes like we were skiing and not sitting in the car. On dunes’ edges and then up and steeply down… Another dune even higher than the last one.
Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates. It is dominated by high-rise buildings with distinctive shapes and wide boulevards. Abu Dhabi was founded around the middle of the 18th century by the nomadic tribe of Bani Yas.
Are you a lover of modern cities and tall buildings? But at the same time, would you go somewhere where you can relax and maybe even relax by the sea? So this will be your dream destination. A place where you will find luxury, the bustle of the city, an endless offer of all attractions, but also an oasis of peace. It will be a magnificent Dubai!
A city that faces hot temperatures typical for the Persian Gulf area and desert. Abu Dhabi is a great example of power of vast capital of the United Arab Emirates.