Informative Speech Outline
Thesis- Today I would like to inform you about some of the amazing places and things Dubai’s city has, such as their main attractions, malls and astonishing hotels. In a 2006 times magazine article, “Inside Dubai Inc. ” by Daren Fonda, “Dubai’s economy is the healthiest in the Middle East, growing at a 16% annual clip and diversifying well beyond oil (which accounts for just about 6% of GDP), Dubai is embracing Tourism as a means of profit”. Transition: First, I would like to explore some of the various attractions Dubai has to offer. II. Attractions A.
Dubai’s Beaches 1. Dubai’s main beaches run along Jumeira Road, it is one long beach divided up by hotels and private clubs. 2. Beaches have soft white sand that slip into the shallow warm turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf. B. Dessert Tour 1. 4-wheel drive through the dessert in the sand dunes of the Arabian peninsula C. Palm Islands 1. Said to be visible from the moon, the largest manmade islands in the world 2. Number of hotels as well as private residences on island- Atlantis 3. Tom cruise and David Beckham have villas D. The world Islands 1.
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The shape of the world on 300 offshore islands E. Burj Khalifa 1. Tallest man made structure in the world. 2. Over 828 meters (2,716. 5 feet) and more than 160 stories 3. Able to build more stories on top if needed to stay tallest in the world Transition: Now that I’ve shown you some major attractions in Dubai, I would like to now tell you about some of the enormous malls. III. Malls A. Diera City Centre 1. One of oldest malls 2. Over 300 shops B. Mall of Emirates 1. Ski Dubai 2. Aquarium C. Dubai Mall 1. Biggest mall in the world 2. Over 1200 shops D. Dragon Mart 1.
Shaped as a dragon 2. Major flea market Transition: I’ve told you about some attractions and the malls, Finally, I’m going to tell you about the hotels in Dubai and also some major possible future hotel projects. IV. Hotels In the article “Dubai continues growth as a tourism hotspot” out of the Travel and Tourism News, October 2010 addition states Dubai “has achieved significant growth in terms of hotel occupancy and tourism arrivals in the first half of 2010, with the number of hotel guests reaching 4,181,326 a nine per cent increase from 3,852,742 guests in the first half of 2009. A. Burj Al Arab 1. Luxury hotel was opened in 1999. 2. The 4th tallest hotel in the world, it stands 321 meters high and is located on a separate artificial island. Built like a sail 3. At night, the hotel’s exterior is lit by a choreographed show of colors that change every half hour. 4. Huge aquariums, dancing fountains 5. Tiger woods hit golf ball off helicopter pad B. Atlantis 1. This luxury resort is situated on 113 acres, and is considered an architectural wonder 2. Prime location, on the crescent of The Palm Jumeirah, known as the 8th Wonder of the World. . This resort features “Aquaventure” – a 42-acre water park; “The Lost Chambers” –fascinating underwater world with over 65,000 fish; 11-acre “Dolphin Bay”, windsurfing and kayaking from its private beach. Shops in an up-scale boutique found in the “The Avenues” C. Future Hotels 1. ‘Da Vinci rotating tower’, one of the most innovative and unique buildings to be built in Dubai and the world. The 250-meter tower will allow each floor to rotate freely allowing the building to shift its shape. Allowing guests to view different angles of Dubai City. 2.
Hydropolis, an underwater resort, aiming to be the world’s 1st luxury underwater hotel, jelly fished shaped dome. According to 2007 Arab- American Business article, “Makin it easy: Dubai’s focus on promoting tourism is paying off” Dubai has invested more than $365 billion in tourism. V. Conclusion A. Summary-All that I’ve told you today makes the city of Dubai seem extraordinary. I’ve told you about the most popular attractions, the enormous malls and the unbelievable hotels. B. Clincher- Now who’s trying to go to Dubai with me?