Where is Dubai?
Dubai is a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates located on the north-eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It is bordered by Abu Dhabi on the south, Sharjah on the north-east, and the Sultanate of Oman on the south-east.
Dubai is the second-largest city in the United Arab Emirates afer Abu Dhabi; it covers an area of 1,588.4 square miles. the Emirate has a population of 2,262,000
Ruler of Dubai
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
On January 4th, 2006, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum became the Ruler of Dubai following the death of Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum. On January 5th, the members of the Supreme Council elected Sheikh Mohammed the UAE Vice President.
The ethnic groups in Dubai
The majority of the population of Dubai is constituted by expatriates mainly of Asian origin. The Asian group consists of people from India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. There is also a sizeable Somali community. The median age in the emirate is about twenty-seven years.
Official currency used in Dubai
The dirham denoted by the ISO 4217 code AED is the official currency of Dubai. It is normally abbreviated as DH or Dhs. The dirham is subdivided into 100 fils. It was adopted as the national currency in December 1971, replacing the Qatar and Dubai riyal.
Official language of Dubai
Arabic is the official language of Dubai but English is the most commonly spoken language
The economy of Dubai
Dubai is a global city with tourism, real estate, and financial services being the major sectors of the economy. The city has large reserves of oil and petroleum. Recently, it has launched many large construction projects that draw a number of laborers to the city. India, Switzerland, United States, Iran, Iraq, and China are the major trading partners. Tourism plays an important role in the economy; the city is home to many shopping malls that attracts shopaholics from all across the globe. Dubai is known as the "shopping capital of the Middle East.
What are the famous places in Dubai?
Dubai is one of the leading tourist destination in the world. Modern sky-scrapers, magnificent architectural buildings, luxurious hotels, and shopping malls invite a million of tourists to the city. Palm Islands, Jumeirah Beach, the Dragon Mart, Dubai Museum, Burj al Arab, and Burj Khalifa are some of the major attractions. The Burj Al Arab is a magnificent hotel built on an artificial island; it stands at a height of 280 meters. Dubai boasts of having the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa at a height of 829.84 meters.
The national day of UAE
The national day of UAE is celebrated on the 2nd of December.
Weather in Dubai-UAE
The United Arab Emirates Climate features extreme heat because of its sandy landscape, although it is cooler in the eastern mountains. Enjoying a sub-tropical climate, UAE weather is sunny all the year round, although the months between June and September
Attractions in Dubai
Parks and Zoos
Lakes and Creek
Bridges and Tunnels
Stadiums and Sports Venues
Exhibitions and trade shows
Traditional Souks and Markets
Museum and recreational places
Natural and Urban attractions
Modern and Historical attractions
Education in Dubai
Encompasses the many levels of primary, secondary and collegiate education catering to various ethnic and linguistic groups. The school system in Dubai does not differ from education in the United Arab Emirates. There are many public and private schools serving Emiratis and expatriates.The Ministry of Education of the United Arab Emirates is responsible for accreditation of schools. The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) was established in 2006 to develop education and human resource sectors in Dubai, and license educational institutes.