Dubai is the most popular city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf and is one of the seven emirates that make up the country. Dubai was rated as one of the best places to live in the Middle East and it is the 22nd most expensive city in the world and the most expensive city in the Middle East.
Visitors to Dubai have an extensive choice of places to stay, which offer superb service and facilities and it is paradise for sightseeing. You will be amazed at the diversity of architecture and cultures that this city encompasses, ranging from traditional Arab houses to magnificent modern towers of steel and glass.Dubai is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. It is rather like an independent city-state and is the most modern and progressive emirate in the UAE, developing at an unbelievable pace in the tourist and trade sectors especially.
Dubai is essentially a desert city with superb infrastructure, liberal policies (by regional standards), that became popular for its excellent tourist amenities. Just 5h from Europe and 3hours by air from most parts of the Middle East, the Near East, and the subcontinent of India, Dubai makes a great short break for shopping, partying, sunbathing, fine dining, sporting events, and even a few sinful pleasures. It is a city of superlatives: for the fastest, biggest, tallest, largest and highest, Dubai is the destination. It has the largest immigrant population in the world.
The weekly day off is on Friday. Note that, since September 2006, a harmonised weekend of Thrusday and Saturday has been adopted for the public sector and schools. Government departments, multinational companies, and most schools and universities are now off on Friday and Saturday (after years of a mixed bag of Friday/Saturday and Thursday/Friday weekends). Some local companies still work half a day on Thursday with a full day on Saturday, but larger companies tend to permit relaxation and time off work for their employees on Friday and Saturday. Residents call themselves Dubaites, Dubaians or Dubaiers.