Glitz, glamour, extravagance – the things that pop into mind when thinking about Dubai. It’s a city which has risen seemingly overnight from the barren sands of the Arabian Desert. It’s the economic capital of the UAE, home to more than 200 nationalities. Dubai is also a city of superlatives. It has the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, the world’s biggest mall, the Dubai Mall, and the world’s largest collection of man-made islands, and the world’s longest fully-automated metro.
Dubai is a tourist’s delight, with one of the world’s most luxurious hotels - the Burj al Arab, glistening beaches, and an awe-inspiring skyline. Though sun, surf, sand and shopping are the main attractions, visitors can also be awed by advancement in the fields of education, industry, trade, and technology. Dubai has carved a niche for itself as a leader and trend-setter. Within a generation, it has become a force to be reckoned with in the global economy.
Consequently, Dubai is one of the most diverse cities in the world. Upwards of 90% of the population was born elsewhere. Expatriates from all over the world converge here. With its stunning architecture, international cuisine, breathtaking natural beauty and much more, Dubai is quickly emerging as an international tourist destination.