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Dubai is the largest and most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and is the capital of the Emirate of Dubai. Located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf, Dubai is a global city and the business hub of the Middle East. It is also a major global transport hub for passengers and cargo.
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Key Facts & Information
- Many theories have been proposed as to the origin of the word “Dubai.” One theory suggests the word was used to describe the souq, which was similar to the souq in Ba.
- An Arabic proverb says “Daba Dubai,” meaning “They came with a lot of money.” According to Fedel Handhal, a scholar on the UAE’s history and culture, the word Dubai may have come from the word daba, which means “to creep,” referring to the slow flow of Dubai Creek inland.
- Ahmad Mohammad Obaid traces it to the same word, but to its alternative meaning of “baby locust” due to the abundant nature of locusts in the area before settlement.
- In 1973, Dubai joined the other Emirates to adopt a single, uniform currency: the UAE dirham. As oil prices increased, Dubai focused closely on developing free-trade and tourism.
- In 2000, the Dubai Financial Market was established.
- With thousands of companies moving offices to Dubai, the demand for residential real estate was unprecedented. In 2002, The Crown Prince of Dubai made a commitment to allow foreign nationals to own a property freehold within the Emirate.
- This was followed in 2006 with the publication of the lands law allowing foreign nationals the right to register their freehold property.
- Dubai has a hot desert climate. Summers in Dubai are extremely hot, windy, and humid, with an average high around 41 °C and overnight lows around 30 °C in the hottest month, August.
- Most days are sunny throughout the year. Winters are comparatively cool with an average high of 24 °C and overnight lows of 14 °C in January, the coolest month.
- One of the world’s fastest growing economies, Dubai’s gross domestic product is projected at US$107.1 billion, with a growth rate of 6.1% in 2014.
- It is estimated that Dubai produces 50,000 to 70,000 barrels of oil a day and substantial quantities of gas from offshore fields.
- Dubai is also known as the City of Gold because a major part of the economy is based on gold trades, with Dubai’s total gold trading volumes in H1 2011 reaching 580 tons, with an average price of US$1,455 per troy ounce.
- Transport in Dubai is controlled by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), an agency of the government of Dubai, formed by royal decree in 2005.
- The public transport network has in the past faced congestion and reliability issues which a large investment program has addressed, including over AED 70 billion of improvements planned for completion by 2020, when the population of the city is projected to exceed 3.5 million.
- In 2009, according to Dubai Municipality statistics, there were an estimated 1,021,880 cars in Dubai. In January 2010, the number of Dubai residents who use public transport stood at 6%.
- Dubai’s landmark building is the Burj Khalifa, which at 829.8 meters is the tallest building in the world and the most famous of the city’s points of interest.
- For most visitors, a trip to the observation deck on the 124th floor here is a must-do while in the city.
- The Dubai Aquarium houses 140 species of sea life in the huge suspended tank on the ground floor of the Dubai Mall.
- There are different activities that help tourists have a closer look at the sea life. Glass bottom boat tours are particularly popular. Cage snorkeling and shark diving activities are also offered.
- The Burj Al-Arab is the world’s tallest hotel, standing 321 meters high on its own artificial island on the Dubai coastline. Designed to resemble a billowing dhow sail, the exterior of the building is lit up by a choreographed, colored light show at night.
- Dubai Mall is the city’s premier mall and provides entry to the Burj Khalifa, as well as the Dubai Aquarium.
- There is also an ice-skating rink, gaming zone, and cinema complex for more entertainment options. The most famous of these are the annual Dubai Shopping Festival in January and February.
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