About Dubai

It is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf and is the capital of the Emirate of Dubai, one of the seven emirates that make up the country. The city of Dubai is located on the emirate's northern coastline and heads the Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman metropolitan area. Dubai emerged as a global city and business hub of the Middle East. Dubai has a hot desert climate. Tourism is an important part of the Dubai government's strategy to maintain the flow of foreign cash into the emirate. Dubai's lure for tourists is based mainly on shopping.

Things to know when you travel to Dubai


Where to stay?

• Royal Continental Hotel • Fraser Suites • The Westin Dubai Al Habtoor City • St. Regis Dubai Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club • Nassima Royal Hotel • W Dubai Al Habtoor City • Jannah Marina Bay Suites


Where to shop?

• Dubai Shopping Mall • Deira Gold Souk • Global Village • Al Fahidi Street • Bur Dubai Souk • Karama Shopping Center • Wafi Mall


Where to visit?

Dubai Fountains • Burj Khalifa • Dubai Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark • Dubai Miracle Garden • Dubai Marina Yacht Club • Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo