The UAE with Abu Dhabi as its capital was one vast desert but petro- dollars and latest horticulture techniques have transformed the area into a blooming garden replete with flowers and water filled ponds
The United Arab Emeritus is a glorious place that is not only the most modern place in the world but a treasure house of greenery and flowers replete with ponds and artificial lakes. It's hard to imagine that just about four decades back this entire area which lies on the edge of the great Arabian desert was one vast land of sand dunes, with an occasional oasis. How did this transformation take place? This is a valid question and the secret is the vast wealth amassed with petrodollars by Abu Dhabiand Dubai as the leaders.
The vision of the ruling clans led by Shiekh Maktoum has been a factor in this development.True, vast areas are still a desert, which has its own beauty but large areas in the UAE have been transformed into "green belts" and the cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi has parks, greenery, gardens, and tree lined boulevards that are a sight to behold. The temperature still rises to 45-50 degrees in summer, but the greenery has made the cities livable and a delight for the visitor, tourist, and the work force.
Abu Dhabi has created a veritable green belt at Alain and it also houses the zoo with the most exotic animals anywhere in the world. More on that later. the capital Abu Dhabi has vast gardens and lakes- artificial of course, but its ingenuity at its best.
How did they do it? The work force came from India and Pakistan and then came the horticulturists who imported the soil in vast ship holds from Pakistan Punjab and even trees were lifted from Punjab in Pakistan and planted. Special de-salination plants to filter sea-water and make it potable were set up and now the UAE which has a long coast line has no shortage of water. The result? greenery all around.
Twenty years after Magellan’s Fleet landed in the Philippines Archipelago, the government of Spain has sent another expedition coming from Mexico. This time, the expedition was headed by Legazpi with the sole mission of invading the whole country.
From the mighty stretches of the Karakorum in the North to the vast alluvial delta of the Indus River in South, Pakistan remains a land of high adventure and nature. Trekking, mountaineering, white water rafting, mountain and desert jeep safaris, camel and yak safaris, trout fishing and bird watching, are a few activities, which entice the adventure and nature lovers to Pakistan as tourists..
Raktakarabi resort in Karugram, Shantiniketan is an excellent resort. It had maintained serenity and the natural beauty of countryside.