Luxury Pet Resort in Dubai

Dubai is all about luxury. Not only for human but also for pets. The 7-star luxury resort for pets in Dubai is the latest addition to the luxury list.

Urban Taiils is a hotel where pet owners can book a room and let their pets take a holiday. At the moment the resort is for Dogs and Cats only.

Swimming pool for pets at the pet resort

Swimming pool

 

Let’s look at some facts about this pet hotel.

Hotel Facilities

  • Five types of suites to choose from
  • Plasma TV
  • Indoor gym
  • Outdoor swimming pool
Gym for dogs and cats

Gym

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hotel Services

  • Doggie Daycare
  • Grooming & Training
  • Webcams in all play areas
  • Doggie Boot camp
  • Pet limo
  • Pet Boutique
  • Pet Relocation

Hotel Rates

Junior Suite – 115 Dhs per night
Deluxe Suite – 135 Dhs per night.
Urban Suite  – 145 Dhs per night
Junior Royal Suite – 245 Dhs per night
Royal Suite (only 2 are available) – 395 Dhs per night

Here you go. If you think your pet is stressed and need a holiday then head to Urban Tails.

Dubai Exports and Imports are Booming

As you know, Dubai was highly impacted by the recent global recession. Import and export is Dubai’s main income. It was hit badly by the recent problems in the global economy.

The situation is changing slowly. Let’s see what is happening in Dubai export and import market.

Toward the latter part of 2008, many countries started to feel the effects of the brewing troubles that hit the world economies. Export and import activities were declining; foreign trading transactions were simply on the downturn. Through all these, one economy continued to survive – Dubai’s.

During that period of recession, Dubai even managed to get its non-oil exports increase by almost 40 percent vis-a-vis the previous year (2007). And in that period too, Dubai’s bilateral trade partnership with India remained strong. This is true for both export and import activities.

The six-year period prior to the recession saw brisk Dubai foreign trade activities. For instance, the five-year period ending 2005 had the Dubai government investing close to 11 billion dirham (AED 11bn)) in developmental undertakings. This translated to certain positive effects on the foreign trade of the emirate. In particular, total Dubai foreign trade shot up about 150 percent, from AED 112bn to AED 280bn, between the years 2001 and 2005. The Dubai foreign trade, in connection with the emirate’s gross domestic product (GDP), likewise rose by about 30 percent during the same period.

Being both a free economic zone and a trade hub strategically situated in the Middle East, Dubai is indeed ideal for foreign trade. The Dubai International Airport and Dubai’s two main sea ports (Port Rashid and Jebel Ali Port) boast world-class facilities, which make handling of exports and imports a lot easier.

Already Dubai’s public works and transportation system are first-class. But because improvements and increases in Dubai foreign trade are expected to continue, the government still undertakes numerous infrastructure developments and improvements.

A big part of Dubai’s exports and imports go by sea. Using the figures in the year 2005 as examples, total exports and imports by sea amounted to AED 152bn, which was approximately 54 percent of the total Dubai foreign trade transactions for that year.

Dubai is noted for its production of oil and gas. Ironically, though, this makes up only about 5 percent of its economy. Its non-oil exports represent approximately 80 percent of the total UAE transactions in this area. Some of the traditional products that make up part of Dubai’s non-oil exports include scrap metals, dates, and frozen fish. These products are exported mostly to India, Pakistan, and the neighboring emirates.

Liquefied gases, cement, aluminum ingots, and clothing are some of the manufactured products that Dubai exports, mostly to India, Japan, the United States, and China.

As for Dubai’s free-zone trading transactions, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and India make up the top three destinations, in that order.

Dubai’s import transactions are going briskly as well. In fact, Dubai brings in more than 60 percent of the total requirements of the entire UAE. Some of the countries it deals with in this area include China, India, the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, France, and Germany.

No foreseeable problem is expected to cause a slowing down in Dubai foreign trade activities; thanks largely to Dubai’s strategic location on the Persian Gulf and to its world-class infrastructure.

Customs and Traditions Of Dubai

The local customs and traditions of Dubai are similar to those of the six other states of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Religion has a considerable effect on these, considering Islam’s predominance in this part of the world. But Dubai’s society is not a closed one. In fact, Dubai has successfully mixed modernity with its traditions, and this has become evident with the heightened interest the international community is showing towards this Emirate.

In Dubai, courtesy is an important trait that should not be lacking in a host when dealing with his guests. He has to observe his manners and be polite when speaking. In general, homes in Dubai have two “majalis” (literally, a place of sitting). These majalis are rooms where the owner of the house receives guests. There is one majalis to receive male guests and another one for female guests.

During the celebration marking the end of Ramadan, called Eid ul-Fitr, the sitting arrangement in the majalis is organized based on age. An important part of Dubai customs is the serving of unsweetened coffee that’s special for its aroma. Eating with the right hand is another important part of its customs. A celebration in the majalis is concluded by burning incense and sprinkling rose water on the head of each guest.

Wedding traditions in Dubai involve a great deal of preparations on the part of the bride. It typically goes this way:

  • Only the members of the bride’s family and her other relatives are allowed to see her for 40 days, beginning on the fixing of the wedding date until the day of the wedding;
  • She is expected to have as much rest as possible and to take only the best foods;
  • As the wedding day nears, extracts of jasmine and amber are used to wash her hair; her whole body is lavished with many different kinds of perfumes and traditional oils;
  • On Laylat Al Henna (literally, night of the henna), her hands and feet are decorated with henna. This night is very special for her because it’s a “ladies’ night only.”

Of course, the groom does a lot of preparations, too. But these pale in comparison to what the bride has to go through, which are elaborate and, therefore, take up a great deal of time.

During the week preceding the wedding, family members and relatives express their joy through continuous dancing and singing of traditional songs.

Alcohol is served in hotels and restaurants. Of course, those who drink are not supposed to appear drunk in public. There are traditional water pipes that people in Dubai enjoy smoking while sitting in a restaurant, a cafe, or such other establishments. These are called shisha. The pipes use flavored tobacco (apple and strawberry are two of the favorites).

As for clothing, the men of Dubai wear a white full-length shirt-dress, called khandura or dishdasha. This goes with gutra, a white or red-checkered headdress. Women, on the other hand, wear a long black robe to cover their normal clothing. This robe is called abaya. They likewise wear a headscarf while in public.

Tourists will have no problem communicating in English while in Dubai; this in spite of Arabic being the official language in the Emirate. About 95 percent of Dubai’s population follow Islam. Despite this, Dubai exercises tolerance of communities which observe other religions. Also, tourists and those who observe other religions are not required to wear the traditional clothes worn by the local men and women of Dubai. But they are expected to be dressed appropriately in public.

The local customs and traditions of Dubai are certainly a reflection of the Emirate’s tolerant culture.

 

Dubai Reel Cinemas Ceiling Collapsed

The Reel Cinemas’ ceiling near the entrance collapsed, but no one was injured.  The staff said the incident did not affect the screening of movies scheduled for the night.

Reel Cinemas, which is the largest cinema complex in Dubai is comprises of 22 screens. The cinema complex is located at the popular Dubai Mall shopping complex.

The cinema was crowded at the time of the incident as many blockbuster movies such as Mr Popper’s Penguins, Smurfs, Captain America, Conan the Barbarian and Bodyguard are now showing at the cinemas.

It was not immediately clear what caused the ceiling to collapse.