The shape of the Palm Islands in Dubai pays homage to the date palm tree, which is of significant value to Dubai. The palm tree, known as the "bride of the orchard" in the country, has been a staple source of food and sh... More » Geography Asia South Asia

Aida Cruises has multiple popular itineraries, including the Mediterranean and Asia, Northern Europe and the Canary Islands, Dubai and Western Europe, and Northern Europe and Iceland. Other popular cruises include transa... More » Geography

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has publicly acknowleged two wives, but he may have as many as six wives. Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum is his senior wife, while Princess Haya bint Al-Hussein is his... More »

The currency that is used in Dubai is the UAE dirham, which is identified with either the Dhs or AED currency symbols. As of 2015, the UAE dirham is available in notes of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000. More » Geography Asia South Asia

Dubai is a constituent emirate of the UAE, or United Arab Emirates. Its capital city is also named Dubai. It is the largest city within the federation, housing nearly 90 percent of the emirate's population. More »

A date palm is similar in appearance to a traditional palm tree. It has a thick base and grows more slender as it branches out into fibrous, spiky palm leaves. Bunches of dates grow at the apex of the branches and trunk ... More »

Someone who wants to take care of a pygmy date palm tree should avoid watering it too much, not over prune it and use fertilizers that develop the right soil environment. In addition, it is necessary to ensure that it ha... More »