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Dubai is the largest and most populous city in the UAE. There are approximately 2,780,000 residents from over 200 nationalities, plus countless tourists and traders on any given day.
The state-of-the-art technology and infrastructure, tax-free living and a strategic location in the centre of the major trading continents, make Dubai the ideal to place to do business.
The by-product of this is a dynamic prosperity—the reason that Dubai is one of the leading luxury holiday destinations in the world.
Extravagance abounds in this captivating city-state. There is a rich Arabic culture that underpins local life in the city, but all are welcome and encouraged to explore and enjoy Dubai to the absolute fullest.
History and Culture
Dubai has a rich, Arabic cultural heritage. While it is now more known for its intriguing mix of deserts, beaches and luxurious manmade feats, the culture of the Emirati people still have a major role to play.
The Al Maktoum family have reigned there since 1833—the current ruler being His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bi Rashid Al Maktoum.
In addition to being the Crown Prince of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan is also the Chairman of Dubai’s Executive Council and, like his predecessors, has wisely and progressively led Dubai into prosperity.
What to do in Dubai
Dubai’s excellent infrastructure attracts international investors in areas of trade, transport, tourism, industry and finance. Because such a broad range of sectors are both present and thriving in Dubai, there are plenty of things to do and see, no matter how unique your particular interests are.
Observe the astounding blend of 21st Century comforts and old-world charm throughout the city-state. Wander between overflowing trade souks or buy big brands in modern shopping malls.
Go on a safari through the desert or assess the lay of the land from incredible, record breaking buildings like the Burj Khalifa.
Dubai has engaging activities for children, couples, business travellers and more. Splash around at Wild Wadi Water Park, learn local history and cultural heritage 8th Century fort that houses the Dubai Museum, play golf on your choice of at least 9 championship courses or visit The World—a man-made archipelago of 200 islands designed to roughly reflect a map of the globe.
Do more in Dubai. Whether you want 7-star luxury, Michelin Star food, retail therapy or a glimpse at some of the most impressive world-firsts in architecture and technology, Dubai is the perfect destination for you.
- Country: United Arab Emirates
- International Airport: Dubai International Airport
- Population: Approximately 2.78 million
- Government: Absolute monarchys
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Dubai uses Coordinated Universal Time which is 4 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+4).There is only one time zone in the country.
In Dubai, the official currency is Arab Emirate Dirham (AED).
Arabic and English
Visa / Passport
People from different nationalities have to satisfy different criteria to get a valid visa to enter United Arab Emirates (UAE).
If you are a citizen of one of the following countries:
Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Brunei, Canada, China,
Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany,
Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Kuwait, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia,
Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, New Zealand,
Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia,
Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and Northern Ireland (Except the
British overseas citizens), Vatican.
Upon your arrival to UAE airports, the visas will be granted to you. This also
includes those who hold visas in their passports or entry stamps from other
countries and visa is valid for a one (1) month stay in the UAE. However, if you
are going to stay longer, you have to contact the immigration officer at the
airport or the local immigration office in the UAE and apply for the same.
Americans and the citizens of GCC
countries i.e. the Gulf Cooperation Council, which includes Bahrain, Oman,
Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, do not require a visa to visit the UAE.
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