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Fly Fishing in the Heart of the Arabian Desert

The Emirate of Dubai is the second largest of the seven United Arab Emirates; a country formed in 1971 that is a federation of seven separate emirates (which by definition is a political territory that a dynastic Islamic monarch-styled emir rules). With a population of over 2.1 million, Dubai is the largest of the seven United Arab Emirates. Islam is the official religion of the UAE, and Arabic is the official language, although English, Urdu, and Hindi languages are widely spoken. English is the official language of business and education, and most people in Dubai speak the language.

Size and modern development have been synonymous with Dubai, as the emirate continues to build the first, largest, and biggest construction projects in the world. Dubai’s dynamics are always transient and ever-changing, with a seemingly constant urge to always construct something better and bigger than the previous. First was the city’s famous Palm Island, which the larger World Island soon dwarfed. Burj Al Arab at one time seemed incredibly tall, and then the skyscraper Burj Khalifa cropped up, distancing itself by becoming the tallest building in the world. Dubai constantly dwells in a never-ending effort to magnetize tourists to a world of modern attractions and unheard-of luxuries.

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