View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Monday, September 10, 2007

UAE: “The Russian Emirates.”

Russia Today has posted an article about how Russians are feeling so much at home in the UAE that they have commenced the construction of the first Russian Orthodox Church on the Arabian Peninsula.

Writer, Svetlana Kurakina claims that:
* 500,000 Russian tourists visit the UAE every year
* 10,000 Russians have made the UAE their home
* Some are amazed at Dubai’s blue sky and bright sun [Wow, it must be dark and polluted in St Petersburg!]

Check out why Russians are attracted to Dubai like moths to the light.

Svetlana Kurakina, ‘Russians Feeling at Home in the UAE’, Russia Today, September 9, 2007.

Image: Dubai skyline.