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United Arab Emirates

Time difference: GMT + 4
Currency: Dirham
Exchange Rate: £1 = 5.92 AED (approx)
Flight time from UK: 6½ - 8 hours
International Dialling Code: 00971

Justifiably described as one of the most exciting places in the world, Dubai’s building ambitions are unparalleled. Recognising its finite oil production, the forward-thinking Sheikh Maktoum Al Maktoum and his brother and successor, Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum’s plans for diversification have been a staggering success.

World famous constructions on this former desert strip include the 7* Burj Al Arab, the three Palms and The World. It is home to the Burj Dubai which promises to be the tallest building in the world when it is completed later this year. Work continues on Dubailand, set to become the largest tourist attraction on the planet, with its 55 hotels, the biggest mall ever created, theme parks, sports stadiums and plenty more. There is an underground hotel on the way and many more equally astounding projects are en route. The pace of growth and the sheer ambition of Dubai is breathtaking.

Neighbouring emirate, Abu Dhabi, is the name of many people’s lips right now and is threatening to steal Dubai’s thunder. Its ambitions are no less lofty, with the first Middle Eastern Guggenheim Museum, the large scale creation of eco-friendly developments, the reconstruction of the Central Market and a further 40 billion dirhams earmarked for tourist investment.

This growth is rubbing off on the UAE’s neighbours with Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and Saudi Arabia all expanding their infrastructure, offering plenty of opportunities for construction specialists.

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