Dubai is the capital of tourism and business in the Middle East. It has a population of 700,000 making it the second largest of the seven cities that make up the United Arab Emirates. The other six are Abu Dhabi (the capital), Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah, and Fujeirah .
Dubai is a fascinating blend of contrasts. It has influences both from the East and West. Dubai offers superb facilities for sport and fun, such as Dubailand. Dubailand is a theme park that also has endless beaches, golf courses, and safaris.
The culture of Dubai is linked to the Arab tradition, but foreigners are very welcome. There is also a high degree of tolerance, total freedom of religion, and alcohol is served freely in all hotels. Even the western mode of dressing is widespread. Their greatest expressions are poetry, dance, and local art.
Dubai enjoys an ideal climate and offers a broad range of excursions. From a visit to the Creek , a channel which divides the city into two, to the souks, the house of Sheikh Saeed, Al Ahmadu IEH or famous desert safaris. The temperature can range from 10° C to 48° C.
In the many restaurants in Dubai, there are cuisines from around the world. There are hundreds of restaurants scattered throughout the city, apart from the extensive collection of bars and pubs.
Other major attractions of Dubai is the shopping. Modern shopping centers with hundreds of shops in buildings, with cutting-edge designs are some places that Dubai can be proud of.
Dubai has well-equipped hotels such as Le Meridien, Crowne Plaza, Ritz Carlton, Intercontinental, as well as independent hotels like City Center Hotel and the Metropolitan. The quality standards satisfy even the most demanding tourist. This is where the Burj-al-arab or tower of the Arabs can be found (the seven-star rated hotel).