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Old Posted Feb 27, 2014, 3:58 PM
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Madinat Jumeirah (literally the town of Jumeirah) is the largest resort complex in the Emirates, inaugurated in 2004. It is built in Middle Eastern style, situated between Jumeirah Beach and Jumeirah Road (the intersection where it changes name to Al Sufouh Road. It consists of large buildings in traditional style, that has been oversized. The architect designed the complex to resemble the historic Arabic windtower houses in the Bastakiya and Heritage Village historic districts, but much larger, and without the limits of the technology that was available then.

Madinat Jumeirah contains two luxury boutique hotels -Mina a'Salam and Al Qasr, canals, small lakes with tourist boats, 29 summer houses -called Dar Al Masyaf, landscaped gardens with palms, 40 restaurants/bars, a theater, an exhibtion hall, stores, bridges and a souk (Arabian market) that occupies a large part of the complex. It is home to the Dubai Film Festival and the Art Dubai International Fair. The Madinat Jumeirah is a very nice area, very pedestrian friendly and definately worth to visit even if it is a bit touristy. Especially the architecture is definately worth checking out!

Madinat Jumeirah with the Mina A'Salam (harbour of piece) and Burj Al Arab hotels in the background and an abra (old ship) to the right.

Madinat Jumeirah is illuminated by neon at night.

The entrance to the Souk Madinat Jumeirah

You can watch tons of pics from the Madinat Jumeirah on the link below:
Website about my travels in USA and Europe:

All my diagram drawings - more than 700!:
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