Port Rashid is a man made, commercial port in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Dubai is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. It is a desert city with superb infrastructure, liberal policies (by regional standards), that became popular for its excellent tourist amenities. Just 5 h from Europe and 3 h from most parts of the Middle East, the Near East, and the subcontinent of India, Dubai makes a great short break for shopping, partying, sunbathing, fine dining, sporting events.
Attractions in Dubai can be found in its old town such as Dubai Museum, Jumeirah Mosque, Shindagha District, Bastakiya District and the Al Ahmadiya School. In modern Dubai the Burj Khalifa is worth a visit, as is the Dubai Fountain, Dubai Marina and the Palm Islands. There are also endless water sport opportunities at Dubai’s white sand beaches. The Camel Race Track is one of the more unusual attractions, with races being held on Thursday and Friday in the winter. Visitors can also go on a desert safari or dune bashing in a 4x4. There is even a snow skiing centre located in the new Mall of the Emirates.
Things to See & Do
* Old Dubai
* Burj Khalifa – office tower
* Dubai Marina
* Palm Islands
* Dubai Fountain
Cruise Season – Oct - May
Currency – UAE dirham (AED)
Language – Arabic
Population – 2,300,000 approx (Dubai)
Land Area – 4,114 km²(Dubai)
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 971
Port location – Port Rashid is located approximately 5km’s from the city centre of Dubai.
Transport Links - Dubai's main airport is the Dubai International Airport. You can also enter Dubai by using Sharjah International Airport (SHJ) in the nearby emirate of Sharjah and Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) in nearby Abu Dhabi.
The Government of Dubai operates a network of buses linking Dubai city with the capitals of the other six emirates of the UAE. The buses run under the name Emirates Express and operate from various bus terminals in Dubai.