Dubai is famous for its luxury shopping malls, which attract international brands to set up shop. Dubai is also famous for its man-made islands, some of which have their own theme parks.
There are also lots of world-famous restaurants and hotels in Dubai, and while the city isn’t a traditional tourist destination like Paris or London, it’s still one of the most popular destinations in the MENA region.
Dubai is also famous for the indoor ski resort and its man-made beaches.
Finally, Dubai has a reputation for being extremely safe. In fact, Dubai has one of the lowest crime rates in the world, according to Expatistan.com.
Dubai is located in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which is located on the Arabian Peninsula near Saudi Arabia. The country shares borders with Oman and Iran and has a coastline on the Persian Gulf.
The UAE’s official language is Arabic although most residents speak English fluently. As of 2014, approximately 5% of the population of the UAE are non-citizens, making it one of the most diverse countries in both terms of culture and ethnicity in the world.
Dubai is a member of the United Nations, the Council of Arab Economic Unity, and the Gulf Cooperation Council. In 2006, Dubai formed an association with Silicon Valley to support scientific research and develop green technologies.
Dubai has one of the world’s busiest ports in terms of shipping traffic.
As of 2014, there are approximately 2 million people living in Dubai. However that number is often disputed since there are an additional 12 million visitors reported to live in Dubai for at least part of the year. The population density is approximately 1,300 people per square kilometer which makes it one of the most densely populated city in the world.
Dubai is known for its high level of opulence. Dubai is the wealthiest city in the world and in 2014 it had a total GDP that was equivalent to $127 billion, which made it the 11th richest city in the world. There are 16 billionaires living in Dubai, out of a total population of 2 million. The country is ranked in the top 10 countries with the highest per capita income, making it one of the most prosperous countries on Earth.
The UAE has a diverse political system with many different branches and independent laws created by each branch based on Sharia (Islamic Law), Federal or Provincial regulations, and national laws.
Dubai is dominated by conservative Islamic traditions. Islam is the official religion and all laws are based on Sharia, or Islamic Law. Many of the country’s early business decisions were based on Sharia law, which helped it grow to its current size and prosperity. However, there are some critics who believe that the legal system in Dubai should be more secularized and modernized.
US President Franklin D. Roosevelt met Ibn Saud, king of Saudi Arabia in 1945. In 2000, King Fahd bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud named the new airport in Dubai after US president Ronald Reagan when he visited him in 1999 as part of his tour of Persian Gulf states.
In 1972, Dubai became the first city in the world to have a paved road which went through the city.
Dubai is renowned for its modern architecture and it’s considered one of the world’s most architecturally impressive city. The skyline of Dubai has been shaped by a number of tall buildings, including many skyscrapers and man-made islands.
Dubai is known for having some of the world’s best shopping malls, with some of them being very large in size. In fact, there are at least 100 malls scattered throughout the cities with an estimated value of $4 billion.
Built in the 1990s, Dubai’s man-made Palm Islands were designed to represent the two largest trees of Dubai.
Crane operator Red Sea has over 20 crane locations in Dubai, involving major construction projects that are set to begin soon.
World famous Dubai Mall is one of the biggest shopping malls in the world and is home to around 1,500 stores and 80 restaurants.
Dubai Mall is currently being expanded with a new wing that will add 400 stores. It will open in March 2013 with an estimated value of $200 million.
Burj Al Arab Hotel is an iconic landmark in the heart of downtown Dubai and one of the highest buildings in the world at 282 m (951 ft).
It was the tallest hotel ever built until it was surpassed by neighboring Burj Khalifa in 2010.
Burj Al Arab Hotel is the second-tallest hotel in the world and has the world’s highest on-land restaurant, located on its top floor.
There are three different shopping malls called Dubai Mall, namely Dubai Mall, The Dubai Mall and Arabian Mall.
The Persian Gulf is one of the environmentally most important seas in the world since it serves as a habitat for over 700 species of marine animals and more than 70 species of fish, some of them being endangered species.
Dubai is one of the most modern cities in terms of advancements in technology.
The city is home to the world’s first 3D-printed office building, which was built with a robot using a special mixture of cement, gypsum and sand. The building will be located in the Dubai Future Foundation area.
Dubai has some of the fastest internet speeds in the world. The government has its own fiber optic network which it uses to provide internet to all households in Dubai.
Dubai International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the Middle East, and it’s been rated as one of the world’s most efficient airports by international travel magazines.