Saturday, January 6, 2007
Dubai Sports City
When we hear Dubai, we normally associate it with oil and the hotel, the Burj Al Arab. In fact, revenues from oil account for only 6% of Dubai's gross domestic product. A majority of the revenue is derived from foreign investment and increasingly from tourism. After Abu Dhabi, Dubai is the most populous and second largest emirate of the United Arab Emirates.
A friend recently swung by Dubai after a tour of Egypt. He had dinner at the Burj and took in a tour of the hotel as well. Besides the hotel, what fascinated him also was the vast choice of property in Dubai. While many people are interested in the artificial Islands like Dubai Marina, 'The Island' and 'the World', his interest is in the dubai sports city. Who knows, Dubai may be his holiday address.