Introduction Copyright 2011 FUJITSU 2 The project: The task: Imagine the other 52 LIFEBOOK4Life Insiders have the chance to visit you. Become the Fujitsu tourist guide of your home town/region and create a day schedule for your fellow project members.
City facts & day schedule for “DUBAI” Copyright 2011 FUJITSU 2 City facts: Schedule: City: Dubai Country: United Arab Emirates Population: 2,262,000 State: Dubai Emirate Other facts: Better known for it‘s thirst to be the best and own the best, Dubai boasts several record breakers in Guiness Book of World Records including World‘s Tallest Building and World‘s Richest Race
Copyright 2011 FUJITSU <ul><li>Wild Wadi (Water Theme Park)-Themed around the tale of Juha, a known character from the Arabian folklore, the waterpark boasts 30 rides and attractions. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.jumeirah.com/en/hotels-and-resorts/wild-wadi/ </li></ul><ul><li>Ski Dubai is the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East and offers an amazing snow setting to enjoy skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing, or just playing in the snow. </li></ul>Young or old, there is something for everyone, from the beginner to the snow sport enthusiast. Ski Dubai is a unique mountain-themed attraction that offers you the opportunity to enjoy real snow in Dubai all year round. http://www.skidxb.com/home.aspx <ul><li>Chillout is a spell binding place with its ice sculptures, seating arrangement and illuminated interiors,all at a chilling temperature of -6°C. The interior consisting of Chadeliers,curtains and paintings apart from other structures are entirely carved out of ice.The tables, chairs,plates and even the glass in which mocktails are served are made up of ice.At -6°C its just the right place to get closer!!! </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.chilloutatdubai.com/ </li></ul>
Copyright 2011 FUJITSU <ul><li>Grand Mosque Jumeirah is a dominant landmark of Dubai city. Built in the medieval Fatimid tradition, this stone structure is a tribute to modern Islamic architecture. While strolling through the Mosque at sunset, you will be washed in shadows by this elegant formation.. Considered to be one of the most attractive mosques in Dubai, the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding organizes visits to the Jumeirah Mosque for non-Muslims, aimed at promoting cultural understanding and first-hand experience as an insight to the Islamic religion. </li></ul><ul><li>Al Bastakiya is a historic district in Dubai. It is one of the oldest residential areas in the city of Dubai. Al Bastakiya is named after the Bastak region of Iran,from where many of the residents </li></ul>emigrated. The emigrants are mostly Arabs that have migrated to Iran throughout history, then moved back to Arabia later.The locality lies along Dubai Creek and includes narrow lanes and wind towers, as well as the Al Fahidi Fort, the oldest existing building in Dubai. What makes Al Bastakiya unique is its architecture. The wind tower, called barjeel , is in every house of Al Bastakiya. Moreover, the doors of the houses are related to cultural behaviors. For example the main door of the house is large where as the inner door is short, and this is because when men entering the house they should bend down not facing women directly.
Copyright 2011 FUJITSU <ul><li>Heritage Village incorporates a small museum displaying ancient artifacts from several archaeological sites dating as far back as 550BC. The Village also displays and sells traditional crafts, pottery, woven goods and Bedouin jewellery.There is a small souq (market) where the visitor may have coffee and traditional Arabic bread, dosa. There are also remains dating from the 6th ccntury which were found at one of the most significant sites in theUAE, the Jumeirah archaeological site. </li></ul><ul><li>The Diving Village displays historical features on what was once the major industry of Dubai, pearl diving. </li></ul><ul><li>Al Fahidi Fort which incorporates Dubai Museum. The fort, built in the late 18th Century has been, in the past, a seat of government, the ruler’s main residence, a military barracks and prison and now provides the starting point for a walking tour of the ancient Bastakiya district. The fort now provides a fascinating insight into days of old, with many interesting archaeological finds displayed in cavernous underground rooms including spears, armour, khanjar knives and cannons, many of which are inscribed with the maker’s name. </li></ul><ul><li>Al Shindagha , is a neighborhood in the traditional centre of the city of Dubai From 1912 to 1958, the then ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum, lived in the area — his residence in Al Shindagha is now open to the public as a museum. </li></ul>
Copyright 2011 FUJITSU <ul><li>Burj Khalifa </li></ul><ul><li>* Tallest structure ever built: 828 m (2,717 ft) (previously Warsaw radio mast – 646.38 m/2,121 ft) </li></ul><ul><li>* Tallest extant structure: 828 m (2,717 ft) (previously KVLY-TV mast – 628.8 m/2,063 ft) </li></ul><ul><li>* Tallest freestanding structure: 828 m (2,717 ft) (previously CN Tower – 553.3 m/1,815 ft) </li></ul><ul><li>* Building with most floors: 160 (previously Willis Tower – 108) </li></ul><ul><li>* Building with highest occupied floor in the world: 160th floor </li></ul><ul><li>* World's highest elevator installation, situated inside a rod at the very top of the building </li></ul><ul><li>* World's fastest elevators at speed of 64 km/h (40 mph) or 18 m/s (59 ft/s)(previously Taipei 101 – 16.83 m/s) </li></ul><ul><li>* Highest vertical concrete pumping (for a building): 606 m (1,988 ft)(previously Taipei 101 – 449.2 m/1,474 ft) </li></ul><ul><li>* The first world's tallest structure in history to include residential space </li></ul><ul><li>* Highest outdoor observation deck in the world (124th floor) at 452 m (1,483 ft) </li></ul><ul><li>* World's highest mosque (located on the 158th floor) </li></ul><ul><li>* World's highest installation of an aluminium and glass façade, at a height of 512 m (1,680 ft) </li></ul><ul><li>* World's highest swimming pool (76th floor) </li></ul><ul><li>* World's highest nightclub (144th floor). </li></ul>
Copyright 2011 FUJITSU Burj Al Arab Burj Al Arab Atrium <ul><li>The Burj Al Arab or Tower of the Arabs is a luxury hotel located in Dubai. At 321 m (1,053 ft), it is the second tallest hotel in the world. The Burj Al Arab stands on an artificial island 280 m (920 ft) out from Jumeirah beach, and is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge. It is an iconic structure whose shape mimics the sail of a ship. </li></ul>
Copyright 2011 FUJITSU <ul><li>Atlantis, the Palm is a resort at Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. The resort is modelled after the Atlantis, Paradise Island resort in Nassau, Bahamas. The five star resort also includes a water Aquaventure theme park (160,000 square meters) and also has a Dolphin Bay (45,000 square meters) in which guests can swim and interact with dolphins at Atlantis. </li></ul>
Copyright 2011 FUJITSU <ul><li>The Dubai Mall is the world's largest shopping mall based on total area and sixth largest by gross leasable area. Located in Dubai, it is part of the 20-billion-dollar Burj Khalifa complex, and includes 1,200 shops.Dubai Mall opened on November 4, 2008, with about 600 retailers, marking the world's largest-ever mall opening in retail history. </li></ul><ul><li>The Dubai Mall has recorded a visitor turn-out of more than 60,000 tickets sold for the Dubai Aquarium and Discovery Centre in the first five days, following its opening. The ten million liter aquarium tank is the largest suspended aquarium in the world.The Dubai Mall hosted over 37 million visitors in its first year of operation, and attracts more than 750,000 visitors every week. </li></ul>
Copyright 2011 FUJITSU The Palm Jumeirah is in the shape of a palm tree. It consists of a trunk, a crown with 16 fronds, and a surrounding crescent island that forms an 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) long breakwater. The island is 5 by 5 kilometres (3.1 by 3.1 mi) and its total area is larger than 800 football pitches.The crown is connected to the mainland by a 300-metre (980 ft) bridge and the crescent is connected to the top of the palm by a subsea tunnel.Over the next few years, as the tourism phases develop, The Palm Jumeirah is touted as soon to be one of the world’s premier resorts. The Palm Island is the self-declared 'Eighth Wonder of the World'. The island doubled the length of the Dubai coastline.
Copyright 2011 FUJITSU <ul><li>Skydive Dubai -The landscape and views in Dubai are second to none, many skydivers that come here make a first jump at our DZ as a solo, to fully experience The Palm, to "take it in"... It's that impressive! But the palm is not the only thing you will see, the World Islands, the skyline, the Burj El Arab "the sail" 7 star hotel, the Dubai marina and it's slew of luxury yatches, the Arabian sea, J.B.R. even downtown and the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world are to be seen from the sky, in fact, camera flyers regularly fit it ALL in one single shot </li></ul>
Copyright 2011 FUJITSU <ul><li>Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is the result of a close relationship between Ferrari and Aldar Properties . The dream to create a multi-experiential theme park, which reflected the brand values of passion, technical innovation and excellence of Ferrari have been brought to life under the roof of the world’s largest indoor theme park. </li></ul><ul><li>The realisation of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi has only been possible through the close bond which has been created between these two visionary industry leaders. </li></ul><ul><li>Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is not just a theme park, but an immersive experience that will spark the Ferrari spirit within every guest. </li></ul><ul><li>This is the place where the passion and soul of Ferrari comes to life. When you step into Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, you become a part of the Ferrari story, in all its passion, thrill and glory </li></ul>Formula Rossa :The thrill of Rosso Strap yourself into the F1™ cockpit and hold onto your soul as you blast away. You’ll accelerate up to 240km/h and see what 4.8 Gs really feels like. You’ll scream over the track and 52 meters into the sky before flying through the chicanes, inspired from some of the most famous race tracks in the world, and across the finish line, with an adrenaline kick worthy of the Grand Prix. Needless to say, you’ll have to wear safety goggles for the duration of the ride, just like every other racer that takes on Grand Prix speeds. It’s the world’s fastest roller coaster in all its F1™ glory. G-FORCE :The height of acceleration At the heart of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, inside the enormous crystal funnel, you’ll find the tower of speed. It’s the centerpiece of both design and thrill. Bring the whole family, or those brave enough to feel the acceleration rush of a F1™ racecar and the rocket-force Gs that go with it. Strap yourself into a custom Ferrari style seat as you’re launched 62 meters into the sky. Take a moment to catch your breath, enjoy the eagle-eye-view from the highest point on Yas Island, before plummeting back to earth. With all the varying ride scenarios, you’ll never know what to expect next.
Copyright 2011 FUJITSU <ul><li>This will be a day to have a blast Arabian style. Wot’s on the cards?? </li></ul><ul><li>Desert Safari </li></ul><ul><li>Dunebashing in the dirtbikes,buggies on in 4x4 </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional Henna painting by the locals </li></ul><ul><li>Photography in National Attire </li></ul><ul><li>Falconery Display </li></ul><ul><li>Camel farm visit and Camel Riding </li></ul><ul><li>Evening show by professional Belly Dancer </li></ul><ul><li>Shisha ,soft &hard drinks and Arabic food for dinner </li></ul><ul><li>Overnight camping till dawn </li></ul>