A world-class cultural and tourist destination, this global city is known for luxury shopping, authentic fare, ultramodern architecture and striking fountain.
Dubai is the largest and most populous city in the United Arab Emirates, and lies directly within the Arabian Desert. It is the business hub of the Middle East and a major global transport hub for passengers and cargo. It is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf.
The city has attracted world attention through large construction projects and sports events, in particular the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, an 830m-tall tower which dominates the skyscraper-filled skyline. It has the striking Dubai Fountain and the amazing Atlantis Resort is on the man-made Palm Jumeirah Island.
Dubai’s historical attractions include: the Grand Mosque, the Jumeirah Archeological site and the historical Dubai Museum, provides a glimpse of Dubai’s past and traditional Arabian life.
Population:   2.983 million (2018)
Capital:   Abu Dhabi
Currency:   Dirham (AE)