Dubai is one of the seven Emirates (states) that joined together in 1971 to form the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The other members are Abu Dhabi (the capital), Ajman, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain (each Emirate is named after its main city). Dubai is both a dynamic international business hub as well as a relaxing escape for the visiting tourist. It is also a city where the sophistication of the 21st century goes hand in hand with the simplicity of a bygone era. Whilst visitors and residents are encouraged to enjoy an international lifestyle it is important to appreciate the culture of Dubai which is deeply rooted in the Islamic traditions of Arabia.
The United Arab Emirates is home to a rich cultural heritage that has been strongly influenced by the resourcefulness of its people who exploited the harsh environment of the region to the limit. This resilience in the face of extreme hardship was supported by society’s tribal structure, which has bound peoples together since successive waves of migration, beginning over 2,500 years ago, brought Arab tribes to the region. The varied terrain that these peoples inhabited, i.e. desert, oasis, mountains and coast, dictated the traditional lifestyles that evolved over the centuries. Under an age-old social structure each family was traditionally bound by obligations of mutual assistance to his immediate relatives and to the tribe as a whole. Among the tribe an individual’s selfless hospitality was the source of his honour and pride. A common religion, Islam, also provided the cement that held the society together.
Thailand is a country that spread across around 2000 kilometres and is amazingly blessed with natural riches. The variation from the big rivers to the green mountains to green pastures, to long and beautiful beaches, you name it and one can find it in Thailand.
One can have the delight of Thai food which can vary from a tasty mellow to something so spicy that it will being sweat to the brows and tears to your eyes. Usually the hotels in Thailand will have restaurants not only offering Thai foot but international cuisine and ubiquitous steakhouses as well. Apart from the hotels one can find restaurants which offers Thai, Chinese, Indian, French, Italian and the list could go on and on. The Thais rarely eat alone, they have developed a uniquely sociable approach to eating which makes the mealtimes a communal experience.
Malaysia is an amazingly fascinating holiday destination offering something for everyone to enjoy dispite of their age or gender. Tourists are usually surprised to discover the rich and varied in cultural tradition yet, how developed the country is. Malaysia’s long coastline, many coral-fringed islands and a large number of fabulous beaches gives an exotic feeling. And the islands of Tioman, Langkawi and Pangkor are highly renowned resort destinations.
Kuala Lumpur is proud to be the city boasting the world’s tallest twin towers having the hight of 452m and depicting the countries dominant cultures the Malay, Chinese and Indian combined with the colonial legacy of the Moorish and British influences.
Sri Lanka is a stunningly beautiful island destination which offers a rare combination of holiday options from golden beaches to historical ancient cities, lush tea plantations and a variety of wildlife, complemented with vibrant culture. Sri Lanka has had a long history of tourism dating as far back as early 1960’s. Today the destination offers a number of well developed resorts, boutique properties and off the beaten track offers equally popular amongst families, couples and single travellers alike.
A large choice of locally grown tropical and exotic fruits, vegetables and fresh seafood are widely available. Sometimes locals might perceive that you like to eat western types of food all the time. Try and taste delicious local dishes. Most indigenous culinary practices often offer wellness and health benefits. Rice and assortments of fish/meat and vegetable curries, mostly cooked in coconut milk, makes a typical meal. Sri Lanka is the home for spices so remember, to taste ‘Spice & Rice and Everything Nice!!!’
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