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Nuran Marina Serviced Residences

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Nuran Marina Serviced Residences are located immediately adjacent to the marina and giving residents good access to the commercial areas of Jebel Ali, as well as Internet and Media cities. It is also well located for the shopping malls and golf courses. Nuran Marina Serviced Residences is one of five blocks in the Al Majara Residences and consists of 90 apartments, ranging from Studio Executive to Three Bedroomed Premier. The complex has a swimming pool and well equipped gym as part of the on-site Hayya! Health Club.

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Hotels in United Arab Emirates
UAE hotels are now renowned for being modern state of the art innovations that stand out globally. Landmark UAE hotels include the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai and the Emirates Palace hotel in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.



Cranley now lists most 5 star hotels in UAE and most 4 star hotels in UAE with free hotel reports providing detailed hotel information, independent ratings and hotel reviews including many photos, to a level not seen before in the world of independent travel. Cranley is indeed becoming the most comprehensive guide on premier UAE hotels and included on the site are now several of the most popular UAE beach hotels, UAE holiday hotels and business hotels including UAE apartment accommodation for the longer-term business traveller. Some excellently located UAE budget hotels are also listed such as the Novotel and Ibis hotel which are located immediately adjacent to the World Trade Centre in Dubai.



The number of prestigious UAE hotels will undoubtedly continue to grow with several construction plans in place to build out emerging landmarks such as the Jumeirah Palm and The World islands as well as UAE hotels in some of the emerging Emirates such as hotels in Ras Al Khaimah. Indeed Ras Al Khaimah hotels may soon be on the planning schedules of more and more leisure and business travellers.



As prices continue to rise and availability becomes ever tighter for Dubai hotels and Abu Dhabi hotels, then hotels in Sharjah are also a good option as the Emirate is closely located to Dubai, although travellers should note that no alcohol is served in any Sharjah hotels.



With UAE hotels growing in popularity in line with growing UAE tourism growth, UAE hotels take advantage of the strategic position of the UAE between Europe and the Far East and as the travel hub of the Middle East, combined with the luxury and business amenities that travellers from the west are accustomed to.
Background

The UAE is a constitutional federation of 7 autonomous Emirates formed in 1971 with its capital in Abu Dhabi. The 7 Emirates are Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Fujairah, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Ajman.

Although each Emirate maintains a large degree of independence, the UAE is governed by a Supreme Council of Rulers made up of the seven emirs, who appoint the president and prime minister. The Emirates are bordered to the north by the Arabian Gulf and Musandam Peninsula, to the southeast by Oman, to the south and west by Saudi Arabia and to the northwest by Qatar. The terrain is that of a flat, barren coastal plain merging into rolling sand dunes of vast desert with mountains in the east. Its natural resources are petroleum and natural gas.

The UAE has an open economy with a sizable annual trade surplus and its per capita GDP is on par with those of leading Western European nations. Since the discovery of oil in the UAE in the 1950’s, the UAE has undergone a profound transformation to a modern state with a high standard of living. The country’s growing business sector and its tourist industry have also helped to fuel a construction boom. Showpiece property schemes, chic hotels and skyscrapers are now the signature of cities such as Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

With its sun, sand, sea, sports, shopping, top-class hotels and restaurants, traditional culture and welcoming environment for tourists, the UAE has today become one of the world’s fastest growing tourist destinations. The UAE hosts some major international sporting events and boat, horse and camel racing, football and rugby are popular spectator sports. Shopping is a major attraction for travellers with state-of the art shopping malls and traditional souqs (markets) selling leather goods, gold, brass and silverware. To preserve the emirates’ traditional lifestyle, museums and heritage centres have been established throughout the UAE.

The total UAE population is estimated at 3.1 milllion (UN, 2005) of which about 75% are non-nationals and expatriates. The major religion is Islam. The UAE is one of the most liberal countries in the Gulf with other cultures and beliefs well tolerated. The UAE’s international time is GMT+4 and its international dialling code is +971. Its national internet domain address ends in .ae and mobiles are operated on a GSM 900 network with ETISALAT being the only current network operator.

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Languages
Languages spoken:

 

  Arabic (Official Language)
English
Persian
Urdu
Hindi
Airports

Dubai International Airport

Major middle eastern hub served by most airlines operating in the region.

Dubai International Airport

Major middle eastern hub served by most airlines operating in the region.

Dubai International Airport

Major middle eastern hub served by most airlines operating in the region.

Dubai International Airport

Major middle eastern hub served by most airlines operating in the region.

Dubai International Airport

Major middle eastern hub served by most airlines operating in the region.

Dubai International Airport

Major middle eastern hub served by most airlines operating in the region.
Health
You should consider the following health issues when visiting this country:

 

  Malaria
Typhoid
Travellers Diarrhoea
Rabies
Parasites
Tetanus
HIV
Hepatitis
Poisonous Other
Poisonous Snakes
   
Before travelling to the UAE it is advisable to check with your doctor or country’s health authority for the latest information on health issues for the UAE. The notes below are only a guide to some of the issues to look out for. Travellers also need to check UAE requirements, especially when travelling from a high-risk area to the UAE as a certificate of clearance may be required on entry to the UAE for such diseases as cholera or yellow-fever.

Food & Water: Food standards are generally high in cities such as Dubai, but be careful of small roadside café’s. If in doubt, avoid raw salads and vegetables, unpeeled fruit, shoarmas, meat and fish which is not well cooked. Outside of the city it is also advisable to avoid milk and diary products, as milk is often un-pasteurised. It is advisable to wash fruit and vegetables before consumption, as some are treated with chlorine-based agents. Tap water in urban cities such as Dubai is generally safe to drink, but most people tend to drink bottled water. Tap water should be avoided outside main cities.

Heat and Sun: The sun can be scorching throughout the year so there is always the risk of heatstroke, heat exhaustion and sunburn. Adequate high factor sun creams, sunglasses and hats are essential when in the open sun especially for children. Dehydration is a high risk and it is essential to drink large amounts of water in this climate and travellers to the desert particularly should ensure they take with them large amounts of water.

Malaria: Mosquitoes are rarely found in cities. Travellers can however be bitten when camping near mountains, exploring wadis or other more rural outings. Outside the cities it is therefore advisable to use a suitable insect repellent and to cover up to avoid being bitten. Travellers could also be at risk of contracting malaria if visiting the areas of the northern emirates and may need prescribed malaria tablets from their doctor before leaving for the UAE. Always consult your doctor for advice if in doubt.

Typhoid and Tetanus: Vaccinations are recommended for visiting rural area and/or for long visits. Polio has virtually been eradicated in the UAE.

Travellers Diarrhoea: It could take time for some travellers to get used to Middle Eastern food, particularly outside the first class hotels. Gastro-enteritis is quite common, but usually mild.

Rabies: Most domestic dogs in cities are safe, but medical treatment should be sought for rabies if bitten by a dog or other animal. Occurrences of rabies close to the border with Oman have been reported in the past and travellers to the area could require vaccination.

Parasites: It is advisable to wear shoes in rural areas to prevent soil-borne parasites.

HIV: Tourists who are treated in hospitals may be tested for HIV and if positive may be required to leave the country. Sexually transmitted diseases are often more prevalent in large cities and visitors should take the necessary precautions.

Hepatitis: Hepatitis A is transmitted by contaminated food and water and immunization is recommended, especially when visiting rural areas or for long visits. Hepatitis B and C are contracted through sexual contact, the use of un-sterilized needles and blood transfusions. If in doubt, consult your doctor to discuss your risk and the need for immunization (currently only available for Hepatitis B).

Poisonous Other: Bad allergic reactions can occur from spiders, jelly-fish and ants. Travellers are advised to look out for scorpions and avoid insect bytes and tick borne diseases by using suitable repellents, especially for visits outside the major cities.

Poisonous Snakes: A variety of snake species are found in the UAE. Most are not poisonous and it is highly likely you will not see a single snake during your visit. However, if you are out in the country watch out for snakes, including the horned viper found in all the sandy deserts from the coast up to the mountain plains where there is virtually no shade.

Travellers should always take care around swimming pools and the beach. Seat-belts should be worn in cars. If visiting the desert, visitors should always be accompanied by an experienced person.
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