[161] In effect, the benchmark stock index of Dubai dropped the most among all the Gulf nations, where the DFM General Index lost as much as 1.3 per cent. Free Wifi. The project was an outstanding success, with shipping queuing to access the new facilities. [83][84][85][86] The mistreatment of foreign workers was a subject of the difficult-to-make documentary, Slaves in Dubai (2009). The Dubai Metro is the first urban train network in the Arabian Peninsula. Imārat Dubayy) is one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates. [196] The garden uses retreated waste water from city's municipality and utilises drip irrigation method for watering the plants. [118] The other Dubai-based stock exchange is NASDAQ Dubai, which is the international stock exchange in the Middle East. Dubai is mainly divided into 9 sectors which are then divided into 226 communities, which are listed below. [235], The International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA), the world's leading events trade association, has crowned Dubai as IFEA World Festival and Event City, 2012 in the cities category with a population of more than one million. Port Rashid was to be further expanded in 1975 to add a further 35 berths before the larger port of Jebel Ali was constructed. The Burj Al Arab (Arabic: برج العرب, Tower of the Arabs), a luxury hotel, is frequently described as "the world's only 7-star", though its management has never made that claim but has claimed to be a “five-star deluxe property.” The term "7-star hotel" was coined by a British journalist to describe their initial experience of the hotel. [274], By the end of 2012, there were also a total of 1,348 medical clinics, 97% of which are operated privately. Dubai signed the General Maritime Treaty of 1820 along with other Trucial States, following the British punitive expedition against Ras Al Khaimah of 1819, which also led to the bombardment of the coastal communities of the Persian Gulf. Winters are comparatively cool, though mild to warm, with an average high of 24 °C (75 °F) and overnight lows of 14 °C (57 °F) in January, the coolest month. We've never used it in our advertising. [266] There are 64 schools that offer a variation of a UK curriculum style secondary education,[267] either a pure GCSE and A Level offering, or increasingly I/GCSE up to 16, and then the IB Diploma post-16. [179] The event will bring huge economic benefits by generating activities worth billions of dirhams and may create over 270,000 jobs. m. and is called 'Pearl of the … King, Geoffrey R.", "Modernity and tradition in Dubai architecture. [41] The water company (Sheikh Rashid was Chairman and majority shareholder) constructed a pipeline from wells at Awir and a series of storage tanks and, by 1968, Dubai had a reliable supply of piped water. Area Manager vacancy in Dubai, UAE with Amazon.ae. Non-Muslims do not appear before the Sharia Court. Dubai is positioned at 25°16′11″N 55°18′34″E / 25.2697°N 55.3095°E / 25.2697; 55.3095 and covers an area of 1,588 sq mi (4,110 km2), which represents a significant expansion beyond its initial 1,500 sq mi (3,900 km2) designation due to land reclamation from the sea. Hotel website. Dubai has no natural river bodies or oases; however, Dubai does have a natural inlet, Dubai Creek, which has been dredged to make it deep enough for large vessels to pass through. Most days are sunny throughout the year. It's world's fastest-growing free zone and been nominated as "Global Free Zone of the Year 2016" by The Financial Times fDi Magazine. [24] After the spread of Islam in the region, the Umayyad Caliph of the eastern Islamic world invaded south-east Arabia and drove out the Sassanians. This page was last edited on 23 December 2020, at 23:44. The port was inaugurated on 5 October 1972, although its berths were each pressed into use as soon as they had been built. [60] The sand consists mostly of crushed shell and coral and is fine, clean and white. The venue is a 2000-seat, multifunctional performing arts centre able to host not only theatrical shows, concerts and operas but also weddings, gala dinners, banquets and conferences. Lorimer notes the transfer from Lingeh 'bids fair to become complete and permanent',[30] and also that the town had by 1906 supplanted Lingeh as the chief entrepôt of the Trucial States. ", https://www.uaeinteract.com/uaeint_misc/pdf/perspectives/06.pdf, "Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates", Environmental Development and Protection in the UAE, "Climate in Dubai across the year. Dubai (/duːˈbaɪ/ doo-BY; Arabic: دبي‎, romanized: Dubayy [dʊˈbajj], Gulf Arabic pronunciation: [dəˈbaj]) is the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the capital of the Emirate of Dubai. A liquor permit is required to purchase alcohol; however, alcohol is available in bars and restaurants within hotels. km., which is about 5 per cent of the UAE without the islands. Large increases in oil prices after the Gulf War encouraged Dubai to continue to focus on free trade and tourism. This led to an acceleration of Sheikh Rashid's infrastructure development plans and a construction boom that brought a massive influx of foreign workers, mainly Asians and Middle easterners. Marhabaan and welcome to this beautiful footage of Dubai, U.A.E. This is a list of communities in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The crucial policy shift came as the United Arab Emirates witnessed severe economic crisis that led to a drop in alcohol sales by volume in a decade. [159] On 6 May, Dubai's businessman from the hospitality sector, Khalaf Al Habtoor stated that the coronavirus pandemic left the economy and his companies “bleeding”. [268], Dubai has a very active education regulator, the KHDA, which is best known for its school ratings, but actually has a wide mandate[269] when it comes to school improvement in the emirate. [35] In that same year, the prior monetary union with Qatar was dissolved and the UAE Dirham was introduced throughout the Emirates.[54]. [223], There are two major commercial ports in Dubai, Port Rashid and Port Jebel Ali. A longer-term assessment of Dubai's property market, however, showed depreciation; some properties lost as much as 64% of their value from 2001 to November 2008. Some schools, such as The American School of Dubai, also offer the curriculum of the United States. D Long, B Reich. Other major languages spoken in Dubai due to immigration are Malayalam, Hindi-Urdu (or Hindustani), Gujarati, Persian, Sindhi, Tamil, Punjabi, Pashto, Bengali, Balochi, Tulu,[122] Kannada, Sinhala, Marathi, Telugu, Tagalog and Chinese, in addition to many other languages. The sale and consumption of pork is regulated and is sold only to non-Muslims, in designated areas of supermarkets and airports. Search for more Area Manager jobs in Dubai, UAE and other Middle East countries. [205], Five main routes – E 11 (Sheikh Zayed Road), E 311 (Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road), E 44 (Dubai-Hatta Highway), E 77 (Dubai-Al Habab Road) and E 66 (Oud Metha Road, Dubai-Al Ain Road, or Tahnoun Bin Mohammad Al Nahyan Road)[206] – run through Dubai, connecting the city to other towns and emirates. The import of gold to India had been banned and so the trade was characterised as smuggling, although Dubai's merchants were quick to point out that they were making legal deliveries of gold and that it was up to the customer where they took it. The Emirati country code and United Arab Emirates area code chart below gives you the necessary information for calling Emirati cities. There are more than 3000 taxis operating within the emirate making an average of 192,000 trips every day, carrying about 385,000 persons. [259] The medium of instruction in public schools is Arabic with emphasis on English as a second language, while most of the private schools use English as their medium of instruction. Private companies were established to build and operate infrastructure, including electricity, telephone services and both the ports and airport operators. 126,737 reviews. Much of Dubai's real-estate boom is concentrated to the west of Dubai Creek, on the Jumeirah coastal belt. Dubai is also the headquarters for several print media outlets. Area Codes Search Notes. [158] It was reported that in order to bolster its finances and overcome the impact of coronavirus on its economy, Dubai was in talks to raise billions of dollars of debt privately, where it was seeking loans of 1 billion dirhams ($272 million) to 2 billion dirhams from each lender. East of the city, … This was to change with PM Harold Wilson's announcement, on 16 January 1968, that all British troops were to be withdrawn from 'East of Aden'. Hatta, a minor exclave of the emirate, is surrounded on three sides by Oman and by the emirates of Ajman (in the west) and Ras Al Khaimah (in the north). [262] Currently, 15 schools[263] have introduced the IB Career-related Programme that can be combined with a vocational qualification such as a BTEC. In 2018, the country topped the list for the fourth year in a row with a total spend of $30.82 billion. It borders the emirate of Dubai and emirate of Sharjah to its north. [29], In 1901, Maktoum bin Hasher Al Maktoum established Dubai as a free port with no taxation on imports or exports and also gave merchants parcels of land and guarantees of protection and tolerance. The United Arab Emirates (UAE; Arabic: ... Dubai has an area of 3,885 square kilometres (1,500 square miles), which is equivalent to 5% of the country's total area, excluding the islands. [218] UK-based international service company Serco is responsible for operating the metro. Dubai also hosts the traditional rugby union tournament Dubai Sevens, part of the Sevens World Series Event pictures of Rugby 7 Dubai 2015. [41], On 7 April 1961, the Dubai-based MV Dara, a five thousand ton British flagged vessel that plied the route between Basra (Iraq), Kuwait and Bombay (India), was caught in unusually high winds off Dubai. There are 34 Indian curriculum schools in the emirate,[265] most of which offer the CBSE, and just a handful the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Indian syllabus. Area 13.5 square miles (35 square km). … Estimates at the time put the volume of gold imports from Dubai to India at around 75% of the total market. On 5 April 2020, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the building of one of their Temples in Dubai. The decision was to pitch the coastal emirates, together with Qatar and Bahrain, into fevered negotiations to fill the political vacuum that the British withdrawal would leave behind. Dubai also – like its neighbours on the Trucial Coast – entered into an exclusivity agreement in which the United Kingdom took responsibility for the emirate's security in 1892. Precipitation, however, has been increasing in the last few decades, with accumulated rain reaching 110.7 mm (4.36 in) per year. Current local time in United Arab Emirates – Dubai – Dubai. [76], Alcohol sale and consumption, though legal, is tightly regulated. [87] The Dubai government has denied labour injustices and stated that the watchdog's (Human Rights Watch) accusations were 'misguided'. The population density is 408.18/km2 – more than eight times that of the entire country. The emirate of Dubai shares borders with Abu Dhabi in the south, Sharjah in the northeast, and the Sultanate of Oman in the southeast. Public hospitals in Dubai were first built in the late 1950s and continued to grow with public health initiatives. Because of the touristic approach of many Dubaites in the entrepreneurial sector and the high standard of living, Dubai's culture has gradually evolved towards one of luxury, opulence, and lavishness with a high regard for leisure-related extravagance. Companies in Dubai have in the past been criticised for human rights violations against labourers. Explore Dubai's sunrise and sunset, moonrise and moonset. [91] Most of the low paid labourers are victims of human trafficking or forced labour while some women are even trafficked into the growing sex trade in Dubai, a centre of human trafficking and prostitution. 372 reviews. 61.8 mi from Dubai. [168] The city hosted 14.9 million overnight visitors in 2016, and is expected to reach 20 million tourists by 2020. Points of Interest & Landmarks. The #1 Best Value of 1,385 places to stay in Dubai. [120] There are other Arab nationals, including GCC nationals. Abu Dhabi is the capital of the UAE. [270], The most well-known universities in Dubai are American University in Dubai, Hult International Business School, Al Ghurair University, The American College of Dubai, University of Wollongong in Dubai, British University in Dubai offering courses in Business Administration, Engineering, Architecture and Interior Design. The ruler, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is also the Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and member of the Supreme Council of the Union (SCU). The houbara bustard, striped hyena, caracal, desert fox, falcon and Arabian oryx are common in Dubai's desert. [273], Healthcare in Dubai can be divided into two different sectors: public and private. [131] Although a number of core elements of Dubai's trading infrastructure were built on the back of the oil industry,[132] revenues from oil and natural gas account for less than 5% of the emirate's revenues. [167] As of 2018, Dubai is the fourth most-visited city in the world based on the number of international visitors and the fastest growing, increasing by a 10.7% rate. Each park is uniquely distinct from the other. It is the world's largest flower garden. The capital of the emirate is the eponymous city, Dubai. The disaster was a major setback for Dubai, with many families losing their breadwinner and merchants facing financial ruin. In January 2020, three Sri Lankan expats were fined AED 500,000 each for posting defamatory Facebook posts. Arabic movies are popular in Dubai and the UAE. [28] In 1896, fire broke out in Dubai, a disastrous occurrence in a town where many family homes were still constructed from barasti – palm fronds. During the 1970s, Dubai continued to grow from revenues generated from oil and trade, even as the city saw an influx of immigrants fleeing the Lebanese civil war. This was followed by the Ambassador and Carlton Hotels in 1968. [228][229][230] Annual entertainment events such as the Dubai Shopping Festival[231] (DSF) and Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) attract over 4 million visitors from across the region and generate revenues in excess of $2.7 billion. Oil accounted for 24% of GDP in 1990, but had reduced to 7% of GDP by 2004. The conflagration consumed half the houses of Bur Dubai, while the district of Deira was said to have been totally destroyed. A female slave was caught in the act of starting one such blaze and was subsequently put to death. Port Rashid, Jebel Ali, Burj Al Arab, the Palm Jumeirah and theme-based free-zone clusters such as Business Bay are all located in this section. [41], In 1962 the British Political Agent noted that "Many new houses and blocks of offices and flats are being built... the Ruler is determined, against advice [from the British] to press on with the construction of a jet airport... More and more European and Arab firms are opening up and the future looks bright. However, the topography of Dubai is significantly different from that of the southern portion of the UAE in that much of Dubai's landscape is highlighted by sandy desert patterns, while gravel deserts dominate much of the southern region of the country. Thirteen such services were launched by October 2001, while several other services were expected to be operational in the future. [172] Many boutiques and jewellery stores are also found in the city. [10] A centre for regional and international trade since the early 20th century, Dubai's economy relies on revenues from trade, tourism, aviation, real estate, and financial services. [58] Dubai provided refuelling bases to allied forces at the Jebel Ali Free Zone during the Gulf War, and again during the 2003 Invasion of Iraq. The older districts of Dubai cover an area of 1500sq. DMCC (Dubai Multi Commodities Centre) was established in 2002. [74], The Dubai Police Force, founded in 1956 in the locality of Naif, has law enforcement jurisdiction over the emirate. [236][237] Large shopping malls in the city, such as Deira City Centre, Mirdiff City Centre, BurJuman, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Mall (the world's largest) and Ibn Battuta Mall as well as traditional Dubai Gold Souk and other souks attract shoppers from the region. Dubai. [175], In October 2019, Dubai loosened its liquor laws for the first time in history, under which it allowed tourists to purchase alcohol from state-controlled stores. [38] In 1970 a new airport terminal building was constructed which included Dubai's first duty-free shops. Three teams (Al Wasl FC, Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai FC and Al Nasr SC) represent Dubai in UAE Pro-League. The eastern and western sections of the city are connected by Al Maktoum Bridge, Al Garhoud Bridge, Al Shindagha Tunnel, Business Bay Crossing and Floating Bridge. 1 Spans the conventional boundary between Asia and another continent. p.157, The Middle East and North Africa. [148] Dubai is also an international financial centre (IFC) and has been ranked 37th within the top 50 global financial cities as surveyed by the MasterCard Worldwide Centres of Commerce Index (2007),[149] and 1st within the Middle East. Do not translate text that appears unreliable or low-quality. Dubai also took delivery of over $15 million-worth of watches and over 5 million ounces of silver. [123], Article 7 of the UAE's Provisional Constitution declares Islam the official state religion of the UAE. One can also avail oneself of the tourist water bus facility in Dubai. [234], The city's cultural imprint as a small, ethnically homogeneous pearling community was changed with the arrival of other ethnic groups and nationals—first by the Iranians in the early 1900s, and later by Indians and Pakistanis in the 1960s. Emirate of Dubai. A flotilla of small boats from Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman and Umm al-Quwain picked up survivors, but 238 of the 819 persons on board were lost in the disaster. [121] English is used as a second language. A Blue and a Purple Line have also been planned. Dubai citizens participate in the electoral college to vote representatives to the Federal National Council of the UAE. The Kazzans were an innovative oil storage solution which meant super-tankers could moor offshore even in bad weather and avoided the need to pipe oil onshore from Fateh, which is some 60 miles out to sea. [80][81][82] Some of the 250,000 foreign labourers in the city have been alleged to live in conditions described by Human Rights Watch as "less than humane". Robberies went from 3.8 in 2013 to 2.1 by the end of last year, while kidnapping cases also dropped from 0.2 in 2013 to 0.1 in 2017. Our Business Class Lounge on Concourse B at Dubai International airport is open with temporarily modified services. [222], Dubai has announced it will complete a link of the UAE high-speed rail system which will eventually hook up with the whole GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council, also known as Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf) and then possibly Europe. If you want to go for the beach then the best hotel to go for is one of the madinat hotels. Popular in Dubai right now. Latest addition to the water transport system is the Water Taxi.[226]. [220] An extension to connect to the Red Line of the Dubai Metro is planned. Auto racing is also a big sport in Dubai, the Dubai Autodrome is home to many auto racing events throughout the year. Any person held preaching religious hatred or promoting religious extremism is usually jailed and deported. [95] General crimes have decreased since 2013, registering around 0.2 by the end of 2017. [94], Dubai has one of the world's lowest crime rates,[95] and in 2019 was ranked the seventh-safest city in the world. The filmmaker explained in interviews how it was necessary to go undercover to avoid discovery by the authorities, who impose high fines on reporters attempting to document human rights abuses, including the conditions of construction workers. East of the city, the salt-crusted coastal plains, known as sabkha, give way to a north–south running line of dunes. Dubai. The gold imported from Sudan by Kaloti was from the mines controlled by militias responsible for war crimes and human rights violations in the country. [137] Dubai is also a hub for service industries such as information technology and finance, with industry-specific free zones throughout the city. Examples of Indian curriculum schools include The Indian High School, DPS, DMHS. [135], Dubai's non-oil foreign trade stood at $362 billion in 2014. [citation needed], The government's decision to diversify from a trade-based, oil-reliant economy to one that is service- and tourism-oriented made property more valuable, resulting in the property appreciation from 2004 to 2006. [44], In 1966, more gold was shipped from London to Dubai than almost anywhere else in the world (only France and Switzerland took more), at 4 million ounces. [138] Dubai Internet City, combined with Dubai Media City as part of TECOM (Dubai Technology, Electronic Commerce and Media Free Zone Authority), is one such enclave, whose members include IT firms such as Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HP Inc., Google, EMC Corporation, Oracle Corporation, Microsoft, Dell and IBM, and media organisations such as MBC, CNN, BBC, Reuters, Sky News and AP.