How everything started
Dubai, with an area of 3,885 square kilometers, is the second largest emirate in the UAE. Situated on the banks of the Dubai Creek, a natural inlet from the Gulf which divides the city into the Deira district to its north and Bur Dubai on its south, the city ranks as the UAE's most important port and commercial center. Dubai enjoys an arid subtropical climate, with blue skies and sunshine all year round. The hottest months are between June and September whereas the coolest time is between December and March. There is very little rainfall in Dubai, but when showers do fall it is mainly in the cooler months.
Today, Dubai is home to over 80 different nationalities who live and work in the thriving city in a variety of fields and industries, each one contributing to the city's booming economy in his own individual way.
The city also boasts some of the world's most remarkable landmarks such as Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower in the world, Dubai Mall, the world's largest mall, stellar attractions such as the Dubai Aquarium, Dolphinarium, Global City, Miracle Garden and many more. Those who wish to take in a bit of nature will also enjoy a desert safari, dune bashing, dhow cruising along the magical Dubai Creek, or just lounging around at the beach.
The city is now gearing up to host the upcoming World Expo 2020 with a variety of projects that will promise to thrill residents and visitors.