Safa Park is a 64 hectare urban park located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is 10.53 km southwest of the traditional center of Dubai along Sheikh Zayed Road. The park is bordered by Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Wasl Road, Al Hadiqa Street, 55th Street. There was some demolition here many years ago. Created in 1975, Safa Park was located on the outskirts of Dubai. Prior to its creation, the area was inhabited by illegal immigrants from South Asia, they lived in makeshift homes without running water. The Dubai government turned its head from these illegal immigrants due to the need for their labor; the immigrants were given amnesty and expelled from the immediate area for the creation of the park. After being a destination for Dubai's residents for nine years, the park went under redevelopment in 1984. Another redevelopment occurred between 1989 and 1992; the first redevelopment included the addition of an indoor playground. The latter development delivered recreational and service facilities to the park.
Today Safa Park is in the center of the city and only 3.05 km from the Burj Khalifa, 5.06 km from the Emirates Towers, 6.27 km from the Dubai World Trade Centre. Due to Dubai's rapid growth, skyscrapers are now approaching the park's doorstep; the park contains three lakes, over 200 species of birds, 16,924 different trees and bushes. Within the park, is grass, a small forest, a hill. A waterfall flows out into a nearby lake. There are four entrances to all from nearby roads. Dubai Fitness challenge was inaugurated by Dubai Crown prince at time Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum; this fitness challenge remains for one month and started on October 20th 2017. The challenge end on 18th of November 2017; the park was closed for one week before challenge for renovation of park. The Safa park have sports activities like Long tennis, Cycling and Volleyball. Flea Market open every first Saturday of month in Safa Park; the Flea market is going popular with time where one can sell unusable items to other people who have use for it.
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Rose Rayhaan by Rotana
Rose Rayhaan by Rotana known as the Rose Tower, is a 72-storey, 333 m hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It was the world's tallest hotel from 2009–2012; the tower was to be 380 m, but design modification reduced it to 333 m. Construction on the tower began in 2004 and was completed in 2007; the design and build contractor was the Arabian Construction Co. On 24 October 2006, the building reached its full height with the addition of the spire. By total height with spire, the hotel surpassed the nearby 321 m Burj Al Arab. Although the building and its inner furnishings were in place in 2007, it did not open until December 23, 2009; the hotel’s form is stylistically varied. The embellished façade is composed of two tones of blue and silver mirrored glass with gold ornamentation. A narrow panel of oculiform gold rings stretches up the center of each elevation; each side of the tower incorporates two convex cylindrical forms. Façade sections flatten towards the top and reach up into an elaborate sculptural peak of intersecting petals, a visual reference to the building’s informal name, “The Rose.”
This floral element crowning. A spire extending up from the roof is the ultimate pinnacle of the tower. Rose Rayhaan by Rotana is one of the first major hotel brands to open in Dubai as alcohol-free; the hotel has a 24-hour coffee shop. Bonyan International Investment Group invested $180 million; the building was completed with 462 rooms and penthouses. It opened on 23 December 2009. List of tallest hotels in the world List of tallest buildings in Dubai List of tallest buildings and structures in the world List of tallest buildings in the United Arab Emirates Media related to Rose Tower at Wikimedia Commons Rose Rayhaan by Rotana – Dubai official website
Dubai World Trade Centre
The Dubai World Trade Centre, is a skyscraper in Dubai, UAE, erected in 1979. It is a purpose-built complex for exhibitions; the building is featured on the 100 dirham bank note. With over 1.3 million square feet of covered exhibition and event space, comprising 21 halls and over 40 meeting rooms across 3 floors, Dubai World Trade Centre hosts over 500 events annually. In 2015, the venue welcomed over 2.74 million visitors. Built in 1979, the Sheikh Rashid Tower, as it was known back was amongst the earliest skyscrapers to be constructed in Dubai. Renamed after the late Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the 39-story Sheikh Rashid Tower no longer stands alone as it did when it was first built. Over the years, the Dubai World Trade Centre has been extended to include Exhibition Halls, Sheikh Rashid Hall and Maktoum Hall as well as the Al Mulaqua Ballroom, Sheikh Saeed Halls, Za’abeel Halls and the Trade Centre Arena. In addition, commercial buildings have been added including the Convention Tower and the One Central development with several mixed-use buildings.
Dubai World Trade Centre added several business divisions to its overall portfolio. Official website 25°13′39.4″N 55°17′19.6″E
Ajman is the capital of the emirate of Ajman in the United Arab Emirates, located along the Arabain Gulf. The foundation of Ajman under Nuaimi rule took place in 1816, when Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi and fifty of his followers took the coastal settlement of Ajman from members of the Al Bu Shamis tribe in a short conflict, it wasn't until 1816 or 1817, that the Ajman fort fell to Rashid's followers and his rule was endorsed by the powerful Sheikh of neighbouring Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah, Sheikh Sultan bin Saqr Al Qasimi. On 8 January 1820, following the sack of Ras Al Khaimah by a British force led by Sir W. G. Keir, Sultan bin Saqr signed the General Maritime Treaty with the United Kingdom on 4 February 1820, followed on 15 March by Rashid bin Humaid at Falaya Fort. An 1822 British maritime survey noted that Ajman had one of the best backwaters on the coast and was a small town with a single fortified building, the ruler's house. In common with many other coastal towns on what became the Trucial Coast, the population was mobile depending on the season – there were as many as 1,400 to 1,700 men of the'Mahamee' tribe living there during the pearl hunting season, many of whom would migrate to Al Buraimi in the date season.
The survey notes that Ajman's ruler Rashid bin Ahmed considered his dominion independent of Emirate of Sharjah, but that Sharjah did not maintain that view though it had no power over Ajman. The survey noted that the inhabitants of Ajman were'mostly strict Wahhabis' and recorded the presence of the ruined village of Fasht down the shore from Ajman town, today the Fisht suburb of Sharjah city. In 1831, the Sheikh of Ajman accepted a subsidy from the Imam of Muscat to join with Sultan bin Saqr of Sharjah against Sohar, but following Sultan's defeat declared for Sohar. In his absence, a part of Bani Yas from Abu Dhabi sacked its date groves. In retaliation, the forces of Ajman committed'daring depredations' upon the cities of Sohar and Muscat; when called upon to provide redress for the actions of his'subject', Sultan bin Saqr disavowed any authority over Ajman and in 1832 a British naval force was sent to Ajman to obtain redress for the raids on the East Coast cities. Ending a conflict between Sharjah and Dubai on the one hand and Abu Dhabi on the other, Ajman signed the 1835 Maritime Treaty in its own right.
In 1840, Humaid bin Obeid bin Subt of Al Heera invaded. Although reluctant to assist Humeid bin Rashid, Sultan bin Suggur of Sharjah sent his son Suggur who, together with Maktoum of Dubai, ejected the invaders and sacked Al Heera in reprisal. In 1843 a further Maritime Treaty was signed between the Trucial Sheikhs and the British and on 4 May 1853,'A Perpetual Treaty of Peace' was entered into by the coastal Sheikhs, including Ajman. A copy of this treaty is on display in Ajman Museum. A further treaty of 1892 bound the Trucial States to Britain. By the 20th century, J. G. Lorimer's survey of the coast of the Trucial States showed Ajman to be a small town of some 750 inhabitants. On 2 December 1971, under Sheikh Rashid bin Humayd Al Nuaimi, joined the United Arab Emirates; the city has more than 90% of the population of the emirate. The area runs directly into the city of Sharjah along the coast to the south-west, which in turn is adjacent to Dubai, forming a continuous urban area. Ajman is home to the Ruler's office, commercial markets, about 50 international and local retail shops.
Banking interests include: Emirates National Bank of Dubai, Ajman Bank, Arab Bank PLC, Bank Saderat Iran, Commercial Bank of Dubai. Ajman is home to fishing industry & Seafood Importers/Exporters in UAE. Shopping malls include City Centre Ajman. With capacity to accommodate 1500 companies and serving over 1,000 vessels a year, Ajman Port and Ajman Free Zone are major contributors to the emirate's economy. Exporting to over 65 countries, the Free Zone's companies comprise something like 20% of the UAE's overall industrial units, with some 256 industrial companies operating from the zone. Ajman is continuing the development stalled by the financial crisis of 2007–2008 and once again undergoing a period of growth. Tourist attractions in the emirate, including hotels and cultural destinations are growing rapidly. Tourist attractions include the Ajman National Museum situated at Ajman Fort, the Red Fort and the museum in the inland enclave of Manama. Ajman's corniche is a popular evening and weekend destination for families and features a number of fast food outlets, coffee shops and stalls.
It is home to the'Outside Inn', a popular watering hole with expatriates, as well as to a number of hotels, including the Ramada, Ajman Palace, the Kempinski, the Ajman Saray and the Fairmont Ajman. The natural port of Ajman is located along a natural creek. Ajman is home to Arab Heavy Industries, one of the world's largest ship manufacturing firms; the main airport in the emirate is located in the enclave of Manama, about 60 km east of the city, thus in one of the farthest removed parts of the emirate. However, Sharjah International Airport is only a dozen kilometres away. Colleges and Universities Ajman University, founded in 1988 Gulf Medical university CUCA city university college of Ajman
Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum referred to as Sheikh Maktoum was the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and the emir of Dubai. He was born in 1943 in Dubai to the Al Maktoum family of the Al Bu Falasah tribe, his father Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum became the Ruler of Dubai upon the death of his own father, Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum bin Hasher Al Maktoum, in 1958. Sheikh Maktoum was Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates first from the country's independence on 9 December 1971 until 25 April 1979, when he was replaced by his father, Vice President since 1971. Following his father's death on 7 October 1990, he resumed his position as Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, took over as Ruler of Dubai and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates, he served in all three positions until his death on 4 January 2006. Sheikh Maktoum briefly served as acting President of the United Arab Emirates on 2–3 November 2004 between the death of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and the proclamation and installation of his son Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan as President of the United Arab Emirates on 4 November 2004.
Sheikh Maktoum ran the emirate of Dubai along with his two brothers, Sheikh Mohammed and Sheikh Hamdan of the United Arab Emirates. Internationally, he was known as co-owner of Dubai's Godolphin Stables, which competes in major horse races around the world. Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid al Maktoum died on the morning of 4 January 2006, suffering a heart attack while staying at Palazzo Versace Hotel in Gold Coast, Australia, he was succeeded by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum as ruler of Dubai. His body was buried in Dubai. Timeline of Dubai List of national leaders Official web page of HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum Obituary: Sheikh Maktoum BBC Shaikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum dies Gulf News
Ras Al Khaimah
Ras Al Khaimah, to an extent identified with the historical area of Julfar, is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. The city of Ras Al Khaimah, sometimes abbreviated to RAK City, is the capital of the Emirate, home to most of the Emirate's residents, its name in English means "headland of the tent". The emirate borders Oman's exclave of Musandam, occupies part of the same peninsula, it has 64 km of beach coastline. As of 2015, the emirate had a population of about 345,000. RAK city has two main areas - the Old Town and Nakheel - on either side of a creek, home to mangroves and is framed by the North-Western Hajar Mountains; the emirate consists of several villages and new gated residential developments, such as Al-Hamra Village and Mina Al-Arab. The emirate is served by Ras Al Khaimah International Airport, its geography consists of a northern part and a large southerly inland exclave, a few small islands in the Persian Gulf. Ras Al Khaimah has the most fertile soil in the country, due to a larger share of rainfall and underground water streams from the Hajar.
Ras Al Khaimah has been the site of continuous human habitation for 7,000 years, one of the few places in the country and the world where this is the case, there are many historical and archaeological sites throughout the emirate - local sources cite 1,000 - dating from different time periods, including remnants of the Umm Al Nar Culture. The area of Shimal contains both Umm Al Nar and Wadi Suq burials and a number of notable finds, including one grave that contained no fewer than 18 fine bronze arrowheads. Wadi Suq era graves found at Seih Al Harf in the Emirate in October 2012 held up the construction of the northern spur of the arterial E611 road. Ras Al Khaimah is considered to be the historical area of Julfar, according to Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi, current ruler of Sharjah Emirate, it was founded by Armenians who escaped Persia during the Mongol invasion. Archaeological evidence has however demonstrated that the settlement known as Julfar shifted location over time as harbour channels silted up.
Excavations of a sizable tell, which revealed remnants of a Sassanid era fortification, indicate that early Julfar was located in the north of the present city of Ras Al Khaimah, not far from other sites of historical and archaeological interest such as'Sheba's Palace'. Hafit abounds in palm trees. Dibba and Julfar, both in the direction of the Hajar, are close to the sea... Like Dibba and the region of Tawam, this region witnessed events relevant to the history of Islam during the Umayyad and Abbasid eras. One of Ras Al Khaimah's most well-known sons, Ibn Majid, was a seaman and navigator, who navigated Vasco da Gama from Malindi to Calicut in 1498. There is considerable debate locally regarding the 18th-century charge of maritime piracy, attracting the British label'The Pirate Coast' to the Eastern Gulf. Local interpretations of the dispute with the British were that the British became aggressive in protecting their trade but this resulted in interference in locals' livelihoods, so they took exception to it.
However, in the early 18th century, the Al Qasimi dynasty established itself in Ras Al Khaimah and Sharjah on the Arabian Peninsula, growing to become a significant maritime force with holdings on both the Persian and Arabian coasts that came into conflict with British flagged shipping. It was the Al Qasimi links to Persia that drew them to the attention of Ahmed bin Said, the Ruler of Muscat, who had wrested control of the coast and interior of Oman back from the Persian forces who had taken it under Nadir Shah and Mirza Taki Khan, the governor of Shiraz. Ahmed bin Said threw 12,000 men under the command of Kandhala bin Saif Al Suwaidi in an attack on Ras Al Khaimah, met at Buraimi by 14,000 men of the Al Qasimi and Na'im, they were defeated, to surrender. He went on to take Khasab and blockaded Ras Al Khaimah, Jazirat Al Hamra and Sharjah; this led to all but Ras Al Khaimah suing for peace in 1763. The Sheikhs of Ras Al Khaimah submitted in 1771, but in 1775 revolted and re-took the towns on the West and East coast, consolidating their gains under the weak rule of Sultan bin Ahmed bin Saeed.
This longstanding war between the Al Qasimi and Muscat pitted them against Muscat's ally – Britain. In the aftermath of a series of attacks in 1808 off the coast Sindh involving 50 Qasimi raiders and following the 1809 monsoon season, the British authorities in India decided to make a significant show of force against the Al Qasimi, in an effort not only to destroy their larger bases and as many ships as could be found, but to counteract French encouragement of them from their embassies in Persia and Oman; the British mounted the Persian Gulf campaign of 1809, in which the Al Qasimi fleet was destroyed. The British operation continued to Linga on the Persian coast which was, like the Greater and Lesser Tunbs islands, administered by the Al Qasimi. By the morning of 14 November, the military expedition was over and the British forces returned to their ships, having suffered light casualties of five killed and 34 wounded. Arab losses are unknown, but were significant, while the damage done to the Al Qasimi fleets was severe: a significant portion of their vessels had been destroyed.
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The Sama Tower is a skyscraper along Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower has 49 floors. Construction began in 2006 and was completed in late 2009; the building was proposed as a supertall building named Al Durrah Tower II. The design was a 330 m twisting tower with more than 75 storeys for residential use, costing about US$140 million; this design was regarded as a major addition to the Dubai skyline, but at the same time, the height of the project was a concern to Dubai’s Department of Civil Aviation. In response to this issue, the project was scaled back to 194 metres with 51 stories. Construction of the project began in 2006; the concrete foundation raft for the building was poured about a year in March 2007 by the Dubai Contracting Company and Ready Mix Beton. Some 10,500 m3 of concrete was poured between March 22 and March 23, which set a new construction record for a continuously poured concrete raft; the old pouring record was held by Ready Mix Beton. List of tallest buildings in Dubai