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Things to know about Dubai

Explore our Dubai Travel Guide to know that 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. Know More About Dubai!

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About Dubai, The City of Gold

Located on the Eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, in the southwest corner of the Arabian Gulf; Dubai 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.

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Dubai History


Some 800 members of the Bani Yas tribe, led by the Maktoum Family, settled at the mouth of the creek in 1833. Dubai Creek was a natural harbor and Dubai soon became a center for fishing, parking, and sea trade. By the turn of the 20th century, Dubai was a successful port. The Deira Gold 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.

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Things to know about 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 that offers seven-star services. 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 center 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 flavor and personality; a cosmopolitan society with an international lifestyle.

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Things to know about Dubai