City Seasons Dubai Hotel 2 27th St - Port Saeed - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
One of the wealthiest of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates, which was founded in 1971 after achieving independence from Great Britain, is the city and capital of Dubai, also called Dubayy. Dubai is also one of the most inhabited places in the world. The name Dubai has been the subject of various theories. One believes it has to do with the daba, a type of locust that inhabits the region, while another believes it has something to do with a market that once stood close to the city. Dubai, which is frequently viewed as the Middle East's leading entrepôt, has recently been likened to Singapore and Hong Kong. 13.5 square miles in area (35 square km). (Projection for 2017) 2,919,178. In Dubai, where booming commerce coexists with sun-seeking tourists, skyscrapers, ports, and beaches are all present. It boasts a sizable expatriate population and a generally accepting atmosphere, giving off the vibe of being in the Middle East.. Religions do not play a significant role in city life. Although Islam is the predominant religion in Dubai, there are also churches and Hindu temples. Administrative effectiveness and business-friendly policies have spurred amazing growth in Dubai, a city with a low crime rate. Criticizing Dubai's autocratic government and ruling class, however, is not accepted, and a culture of covert corruption still pervades. Small expanses of sandy beaches in Dubai's western region are a boon to the local tourism sector. Because there aren't any natural offshore islands, Dubai's rulers encouraged developers to build massive man-made islands off the city's coast in order to expand the city's meagre seafronts. Palm Jumeirah, which resembles a palm tree, is the most well-known of these. Others consist of the "World" islands, a collection of tiny islands positioned so that, when seen from above, they resemble a world map. The Persian Gulf's southern beaches are where Dubai is located, straddling a natural inlet known as Dubai Creek. The early city's emphasis on fishing, pearl diving, and maritime trade made the area the centre of Dubai for more than a century. The oldest structures in Dubai are those that line the creek; the majority of them are two floors tall or less, and they date mostly from the 1960s. Some far older structures in the Bastakiyyah neighbourhood have undergone restoration, and many of them retain the distinctive wind tower design that Persian traders imported in the early 20th century. Skyscrapers line Sheikh Zayed Road in the new city centre. The Emirates Towers, which were constructed in the late 1990s and early 2000s and contain a hotel and government offices, are notable among these. The Burj Khalifa, which was named after the president of the United Arab Emirates and emir of Abu Dhabi, Khalifa ibn Zayed Al Nahyan, is a futuristic arch-shaped structure close to Sheikh Zayed Road. It is also home to the Dubai International Financial Centre, which at the time of its formal opening in 2010 was the highest skyscraper in the world. Several wealthy suburbs, the most of which are home to big villas, can be found to the west of the skyscrapers.