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About Dubai

About Dubai

Dubai is located on the Eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, in the south west corner of the Arabian Gulf. It is extremely well known for its warm hospitality and rich cultural heritage, and the Emirati people are welcoming and generous in their approach to visitors. With year-round sunshine, intriguing deserts, beautiful beaches, luxurious hotels and shopping malls, fascinating heritage attractions and a thriving business community, Dubai receives millions of leisure and business visitors each year from around the world.

Dubai History

Some 800 members of the Bani Yas tribe, led by the Maktoum Family, settled at the mouth of the creek in 1833. The creek was a natural harbour and Dubai soon became a center for the fishing, pearling and sea trade. By the turn of the 20th century Dubai was a successful port. The souk (Arabic for market) on the Deira side of the creek was the largest on the coast with 350 shops and a steady throng of visitors and businessmen. When oil was discovered in 1966, Sheikh Rashid utilized the oil revenues to spur infrastructure development in Dubai.

Dubai City

Dubai is now a city that boasts unmatchable hotels, remarkable architecture and world-class entertainment and sporting events. The beautiful Burj Al Arab hotel presiding over the coastline of Jumeirah beach is the world's only hotel which offers seven star service. The Emirates Towers are one of the many structures that remind us of the commercial confidence in a city that expands at a remarkable rate. 

Dubai also hosts major international sporting events. The Dubai Desert Classic is a major stop on the Professional Golf Association tour. The Dubai Open, an ATP tennis tournament, and the Dubai World Cup, the world's richest horse race, draw thousands every year.

Dubai Attractions

From the timeless tranquillity of the desert to the lively bustle of the souk, Dubai offers a kaleidoscope of attractions for visitors.

The emirate embraces a wide variety of scenery in a very small area. In a single day, the tourist can experience everything from rugged mountains and awe-inspiring sand dunes to sandy beaches and lush green parks, from dusty villages to luxurious residential districts and from ancient houses with wind towers to ultra-modern shopping malls.

The emirate is both a dynamic international business centre and a laid-back tourist escape; a city where the sophistication of the 21st century walks hand in hand with the simplicity of a bygone era. But these contrasts give Dubai its unique flavour and personality; a cosmopolitan society with an international lifestyle,

Source: Government of Dubai

About Dubai

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Jumeirah in Dubai

Burj Al Arab Jumeirah

Burj Al Arab Jumeirah

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Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Jumeirah's first and one of it's most cherished hotels, now fully refurbished, continues to be a favourite for...

Jumeirah Creekside Hotel

Jumeirah Creekside Hotel

Overlooking the Dubai Creek and the city’s stunning skyline, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel provides you with a...

Jumeirah Emirates Towers

Jumeirah Emirates Towers

Jumeirah Emirates Towers is Dubai’s most awarded city hotel that presides at the epicentre of the most powerful...

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

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Madinat Jumeirah Resort

Madinat Jumeirah Resort

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Jumeirah Living World Trade Centre Residence

Jumeirah Living World Trade Centre Residence

The perfect balance between the comfort of a private home and legendary Jumeirah service that come to life in the...

Wild Wadi Waterpark

Wild Wadi Waterpark

Located in Dubai Wild Wadi offers 30 rides and attractions for all the family.

Dubai Restaurants

Dubai Restaurants

Jumeirah Restaurants in Dubai are renowned for their great quality food and creative cuisine

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