Date: 18 October, 2014
Travel Plan Dubai tailored our Dubai City Tour. Its an experience that cannot be put in words and all I can say is Superb. Especially that Desert Safari was out of the wo...
Date: 17 October, 2014
Creatively conceived and Superbly delivered!!
We used the services of the company for end-to-end weekend holiday visit to dubai. This involved hotel booking, transportation, site tours ...
Date: 11 January, 2014
TRAVELER: Norberto & Rosanna.
COMMENT: Abdul has been an excellent guide and despite the short time of our stopover, he has managed to show us some of the most amazing spots in Dubai. We ...
Date: 11 January, 2014
TRAVELER: David Luckey.
COMMENT: good afternoon. we recently had a private 6 hour tour of dubai with Bash on our recent stop over in dubai on 11 january. just wanted to say thank you for ...
Date: 30 October, 2013
TRAVELER: Begay Atkinson, California, USA.
COMMENT: Bash was an excellent guide and driver; knowledgeable, helpful and pleasant. We only had 6 hours and wanted to see as much of Dubai as...
Date: 26 October, 2013
TRAVELER: Kathy Mare, johannesburg, South Africa
COMMENT: On arrival at Dubai, we were met by our guide Abdul who was on time, friendly and vastly knowledgeable about his Country and City...
Date: 19 October, 2013
TRAVELER: Sinqobile Pasipanodya, London, U.K.
COMMENT: Many thanks. amazing what knowledge he had. We finished seeing Abu Dhabi 2 hours early as we had a very early start and he offered t...
Date: 09 February, 2013
TRAVELER: Betty A Earll.
COMMENT: Bash did an excellent job showing us the wonderful sites in Dubai. He was knowledgeable about the area and shared some interesting details. He was flexib...
Date: 11 January, 2013
TRAVELER: Jerry (Jerome) Meach.
COMMENT: Basheer was very knowledgeable about Dubai. It was Friday and he was late because of the prayer. Tour was actually longer than contracted. We were...
Date: 01 January, 2013
TRAVELER: Yatin Patel, U.S.A.
COMMENT: Our family absolutely loved the tour. Basheer had put together for our layover in Duabi. He was very knowledgeable about the history, economy, gover...
United Arab Emirates is considered to be one of the safest and the most beautiful countries in the world. The UAE perfectly combines the conventional and modern values of East and West and synchronize with different nationalities and cultures. Such an act makes this country comparable to other advanced nations in the world. It is an unbelievable fact that the present United Arab Emirates (UAE), positioned in the Arabian Peninsula's South East corner, was only a desert land even during the 1950s. The shoreline of the country dotted with ridges and coral reefs, was helping the local population to survive with natural pearls, fishing, camel herding and oasis farming. The thriving natural pearl industry of the region suffered a setback in 1930, when Japan introduced cultured pearls in 1930.
The Portuguese lead by Vasco de Gamma was the first to come to the region in 1498 on their way to India. The British, who landed here in 1820, signed a treaty of peace with nine Arab sheikhdoms, to safeguard their trade route to India from pirates. The truce signed gave the name to sheikhdoms as Trucial States. The British after giving independence to India in 1947 continued their influence in the gulf region for its oil potential.
The discovery of oil in the other kingdoms had encouraged the ruler Sheikh Shakhbut Bin-Sultan Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi, to enter into an agreement with Iraq Petroleum, for the discovery of oil in the region. The desert conditions created problems in inland oil exploration. The oil exploration agreement of Abu Dhabi with the British Petroleum helped in the discovery of oil in the Umm Shaif field at a depth of about 8,755 feet in 1958. The discovery of oil in other places followed it. The finding of oil 1960 in Dubai further helped the region to introduce progressive reforms.
The decision of the Al Nahayan family to substitute the ruler Sheikh Shakhbut Bin-Sultan Al Nahyan with his brother Sheikh Zayed in 1966 also helped Abu Dhabi to make rapid progress.
In the year 1971, the British announced their intention to leave the country due to unfavorable economic conditions in the region. Among the nine trucial states, the kingdom of Bahrain and Qatar chose to go independently on their own. This had enabled the formation of UAE on 2nd December 1971. Initially only Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Umm al-Qaiwain, Ajman and Fujairah joined the federation and Ras Al Khaimah linked with the federation in February 1972.
The newly formed federal state was formally known as Dawlat al Imarat al Arabiyya al Muttahida or better known as the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi and the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai took most of the initiatives to form the federation. Each of the seven Emirates was given a single vote to cast in the deliberations and resolutions of the council.
His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
Sheikh Rashid bin Zayed al Maktoum (1914-1990)
The official UAE flag, separated into four rectangular parts, comprises of red, green, white and black colors. The flag was first hoisted on 2nd December 1971 by late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan to announce the beginning of the new state. The 02nd December 1971 signifies the formation of Federation of UAE and it is celebrated every year as National Day.
The highest constitutional authority known as the Federal Supreme Council consisting of the rulers from seven emirates was formed as the top most legislative and executive authority. The council also frames general policies and approves the statute laws to be followed. A Ministerial Council for Services was established in 2006 to perform the role of executive council in the cabinet. This council implements the general policies of the UAE government, while following the operations of the federal government.
The UAE holds around 10% of world’s known oil reserves and it contributes to nearly 30% of its income. The UAE no more depends on gas and oil reserves, presently its investments in the construction, real estate, tourism and trade sectors contribute to its growth. Especially Dubai with comparatively less oil reserves has diverted its attention to real estate, construction and tourism trade and achieved a rapid progress.
Arabic is the official language of the United Arab Emirates. English, Hindi, Farsi are other widely spoken languages.
The name of the currency is Dirham. One Dirham is divided into 100 fils.
Affordable short tours for every one any time
Location : Sharjah, U.A.E.
For avid tourists who look forward for the thrill of desert and for the natural lovers
Location : Dubai, U.A.E.
Dinner with feeling of old splendors of the Arab world & the totally contrasting modern Dubai
Location : Dubai, U.A.E.
Abu Dhabi City Tour - 8 Hours package to visit Capital City
Location : Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.