Just what is the Dubai Marina? Well, it is a lot of things: water, canals, apartments, hotels, people and shops. Dubai is famous for having the tallest building in the world and the biggest flag. Apparently, Dubai Marina is the biggest marina in the world and is expected to house 120,000 people when it is finished. Yes, there are marinas at Dubai Marina. And they cater for regulars as well as visitors where possible. The Arabian Gulf is often smooth, but it can be surprisingly rough when certain winds blow. Little of this touches you in the Marina. There are four marinas offering different experiences from the exclusive to the more chummy approach and providing for yachts from 8-50 meters. The marinas are under the control of a management team that works hard to cater to the needs of its members.
The Fairmont Ajman is the most recent hotel opened in 2015 by the brand in the Gulf region. The sleek and contemporary resort is prominently situated on the Ajman Corniche and fronts 250 meters of unspoiled, sandy beaches that is perfect for leisure and incentive travelers.
The property features 252 guestrooms and suites, including two luxurious penthouse offerings. Dining options include an all-day dining outlet, with a multi-kitchen format and two private dining rooms, which transform into an à la carte restaurant in the evenings.
Event planners will also be able to take advantage of 2,000 square meters of indoor function space as well as beautiful outdoor facilities. Guests can enjoy a selection of retail outlets and fitness and water sport facilities for leisurely pursuits onsite. Shopping and business districts are located nearby in Sharjah or Dubai.
The Arabian resort in Dubai set across its own private beach, Madinat Jumeirah resort is an authentic recreation of ancient Arabia, capturing the natural beauty of the region. Madinat Jumeirah features two grand boutique hotels, Jumeirah Al Qasr and Jumeirah Mina A’ Salam, 29 traditional summer houses in Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf, 7 Jumeirah Malakiya Villas, over 40 restaurants and bars, conference and banqueting facilities including two grand ballrooms, a 1000-seat amphitheater and the region’s only dedicated entertainment center and multi-purpose venue, Madinat Arena. The facilities are interconnected by 3 kilometers of waterways and landscaped gardens.
The resort also provides extensive leisure and health facilities including Talise Spa and Talise Fitness, as well as Souk Madinat Jumeirah, a traditional retail and dining experience showcasing the best of Arabia.
Al Badiyah Mosque (sometimes written Al Bidyah or Al Bidya) is the oldest extant mosque in the United Arab Emirates. It is located in a small village in emirate Fujairah about 50 km north from region center. This mosque is also known as Ottoman Mosque.
Al Bidyah Mosque is built of stone and mud bricks and is coated in many layers of whitewashed plaster.
Architecturally, Al Bidya Mosque is unique in the UAE and the engineering features are considered a major accomplishment for the period of construction. Its distinctive roof with its four pointed domes is supported by an internal pillar and is unusual for religious architecture in the region.
The prayer has a small mihrab (the niche in the wall that indicates the direction of Mecca) and a simple minbar (the pulpit which is usually situated to the right of the mihrab and consists of a raised platform reached by a set of steps).
A Unique Shopping, Dining and Entertainment Destination at Madinat Jumeirah, The Arabian Resort of Dubai. Souk Madinat Jumeirah is an authentic re-creation of an ancient marketplace with traditional Middle Eastern style and ambience, located in the heart of Madinat Jumeirah The Arabian Resort, Dubai. Visitors enter a world reminiscent of ancient Arabia through sight, smell and sound as sunlight peeks in through the wood carved archways showcasing intricate Arabic architectural design.
Set in a prime location with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean on one side and the Hajar Mountains on the other, Le Meridien Al Aqah is a 5-star hotel offering lavish facilities. The hotel’s guest rooms are very spacious and all offer views of the sandy beach. These rooms also feature an over-sized luxurious bathroom, with separate walk-in shower and bath tub. Many of the rooms have private balconies.
Leisure facilities at the hotel include a large free-form swimming pool, a luxurious spa offering a range of treatments, a fitness center and a water sports center.