Situated on the southeastern coast of the Persian Gulf and having numerous district articles with nightlife, sightseeing, accommodation listings and restaurants, Dubai (also called the ‘City of Heights’ or the ‘City of Gold’) is a large city, which is one of the seven emirates that create the United Arab Emirates. Being rather like an independent city-state, Dubai is the most modern and progressive emirate and the most populous city in the UAE, growing at the unexpected speed in the trade and tourist sectors particularly. The emirate of Dubai is bordered by Abu Dhabi to the south, the Sultanate of Oman in the southeast and Sharjah in the northeast.
As Indians are called the fathers of the growth of Dubai, visitors of this vibrant city might think that they are in India or the Philippines instead of being in an Arab country. The Indians provided technology for the development of Dubai when Dubai was in a miserable condition before the searching of oil. Since the establishment of the oil industry, Dubai has drawn the attention of migrants from all over the globe, particularly from Pakistan, Bangladesh, India and the Philippines in search of jobs.
At present, Indians and Filipinos have cast their impression in the emirate: Pakistani bakeshops and Indian restaurants can be seen everywhere while Filipino supermarkets are continuously increasing. Now, Dubai has emerged as a business hub of the Middle East and global city.
As per the latest figures from DTCM (Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing), this tourist destination hosts more than 10 million tourists from all over the world each year.
The national & official language of the UAE is Arabic. The Emirati people natively speak the Gulf dialect of Arabic. English is spoken as the 2nd language.
UAE Dirham (AED) is the unit currency of Dubai along with being the one of all the other emirates comprising Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Sharjah, Fujairah, Umm-al-Quiwain and Ras-al-Khaimah. The hundredth part of 1 UAE Dirham is the Fil.
Dubai has its local time (Standard Time) 4 hours proceeded to GMT/UTC (+4 hours GMT/UTC).
The best time to visit Dubai is between October and April.