Dubai is one of the seven United Arab Emirates on the sun
drenched Arabian Peninsula and the second largest. It has become increasingly
popular as a tourism hotspot in recent years with first-class hotels,
shopping and beach facilities.
The official language is Arabic; Arabic and
English are commonly used in business and commerce. Hindi and Urdu are also
Dubai is modern hi-tech Arabia. The streets are
clean and futuristic skyscrapers dominate the city landscape. The nightlife is
known as the best in the UAE including lots of live entertainments.
Dubai offers blue seas and fine beaches and there
are lots of them. When developers ran out of beach they built luxury artificial
islands with over 100km of new beach front.
As well as the attractions of state-of-the-art
modern city living and legendary Arabian hospitality Dubai is also hot all year
round. Temperatures peak in the summer at over 40C and rarely fall below 15C in
winter. As a result the best time to visit Dubai for many is November to March
when the climate is extremely pleasant.
Dubai covers 3,885km2 in North Eastern UAE. As
well as tourism the kingdom is known for its international business zone which
has been built into a major player in recent years. Both the kingdom and the
capital are known as Dubai while the capital is also known as Dubai City.