With its majestic desert kingdoms, dramatic mountain ranges and sweeping fertile plains, the Arabian Gulf offers an exotic mix of enticing destinations, including cosmopolitan Dubai.
This ever-innovative land is where the ancient and modern meet between the golden sands of the desert and the warm blue waters of the Gulf, with glorious sunshine, glittering souks, soaring skyscrapers and, of course, a choice of world-class hotels. Championship golf courses, camel and horseracing, international rugby, sand-skiing or more traditional pursuits, such as falconry, are all here, as are sumptuous spas, designer boutiques and umpteen bars and restaurants. The more adventurous can join a 4WD desert safari and even learn how to skydive. And the prominence of the English language makes every UK visitor feel at home, while Dubai's vibrant atmosphere and constant sunshine ensure it really does take pride of place in the warm heart of Arabia.
Ramadan, which is observed for one month each year, is a period of fasting when the pace of life is slower, public areas are busier and there are certain restrictions, for example, consuming food in public, drinking alcohol and use of restaurants. In 2013, Ramadan will be celebrated for one month from 9th July.
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