Dubai is the second largest and most populous emirate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is located on the southeast shore of the Persian Gulf. Duabi came into existence on June 9, 1833. The state was founded by Sheikh Maktoum bin Butti Al-Maktoum when he convinced around 800 members of his tribe of the Bani Yas to follow him to the Dubai Creek. Dubai remained under the tribe’s control when the United Kingdom agreed to protect the Sheikhdom in 1892. Dubai joined as the second emirates of UAE after the independence in the year 1971. Dubai’s geographic location is very strategic which made it one of the trading hub and it has become a very significant regional port for the world trade.
Dubai has become a cosmopolitan city and a cultural and business hub for the Persian and Middle East region. Its strategic geographic location also makes it a major transport hub for cargo and passengers. Traditionally, Dubai economy was based on oil industry, but due to the western style of business model now the Dubai economy thrives on aviation, tourism, financial services and real estate. Dubai drives it symbolism from its high rise buildings and skyscrapers, in specific the tallest building of the world i.e. Burj Khalifa. Dubai also attracts people to its man-made islands, largest shopping malls and hotels.
Dubai is well known for its warm hospitality and rich cultural heritage and the Emirati people are very generous and welcoming to the visitors. With its beautiful beaches, enthralling deserts, Luxurious hotels, fascinating heritage attractions and flourishing business community, Dubai receives millions of leisure and business travellers from around the world.
In Dubai all visitors are welcome. However, Islam is the way of life and therefore tourists should adopt a certain level of cultural and religious sensitivity for the duration of their stay.
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