Dubai Itinerary

Dubai is an emirate within the United Arab Emirates (UAE). A city within the emirate is also named Dubai. The emirate is located south of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula and has the largest population with the second-largest land territory by area of all the emirates, after Abu Dhabi. Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the only two emirates to have veto power over critical matters of national importance in the country’s legislature. Dubai is the second largest Emirate in the United Arab Emirates and probably the most well known.

Under the guidance of Shaikh Mohamed bin Rashid bin Maktoum, it has forged a reputation as one of the most important and vibrant cities in the Middle East.

Cosmopolitan Flavour

Dubai’s cosmopolitan flavour is matched by the city’s many restaurants and entertainment venues, which provide a truly international array of choices for the visitor.

Geography

Dubai is split down the middle by a creek which runs through the centre of the old part of town.

Visa Information

Regulations in the UAE are complicated and subject to change. Check with your local UAE Embassy or travel agent prior to leaving to be sure.

Facts For The Visitor

Climate: Dubai has a year round sunny climate with rain a very rare occurance, happening only a few times a year. The winter months (November to March) are the most suitable for tourists, with the weather averaging a pleasant 30C and humidity on the low side.

Lifestyle And Leisure

Dubai has something for everyone. From genteel activities in the sunshine to extreme sports and major professional events – all played out in some of the best sporting facilities in the world.

History and Leaders

Dubai began life as a small fishing village. It expanded in the early 19th century when large numbers of the Bani Yas tribe settled there.

The population had to depend on the sea for their livelihood. It provided fish, pearls and trade. The hamlet soon turned into a small trading port based around the mouth of the Creek.

Dubai Essentials/Facts

Dubai is one of seven emirates in the UAE, all of whom share the same currency, languages, religions telephone dialing codes and customs.