Standing tall at 828 metres in Downtown Dubai, the sky-piercing Burj Khalifa is the … [37], Despite a lack of oil, Dubai's ruler from 1958, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, used revenue from trading activities to build infrastructure. This is a list of the most important cities of the United Arab Emirates, in alphabetical order: . It is an architectural icon. Art Dubai, the growing and reputable art fair of the region is as well a major contributor of the contemporary art scene's development. Dubai enacted an Electronic Transactions and Commerce Law in 2002 which deals with digital signatures and electronic registers. Show Prices. Records of the area where the emirate and city of Dubai is situated are very rare for any period before the 18th century. [55] Border disputes between the emirates continued even after the formation of the UAE; it was only in 1979 that a formal compromise was reached that ended disagreements. [127] The Constitution of the United Arab Emirates provides for freedom of religion. [265], While there are more UK curriculum based schools in Dubai than any other, more students attend an Indian curriculum school, which tend to be considerably larger, and lower cost. 1 The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is not officially recognized by the United Nations, recognized only by Turkey; see Cyprus dispute. Port Rashid was to be further expanded in 1975 to add a further 35 berths before the larger port of Jebel Ali was constructed. [142] Dubai's property market experienced a major downturn in 2008[143] and 2009 as a result of the slowing economic climate. 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. A female slave was caught in the act of starting one such blaze and was subsequently put to death. 2. [93], On 3 September 2020, The Guardian reported that hundreds of thousands of migrant workers lost their jobs and were left stranded in Dubai, due to oil price crash and COVID-19. American University in Dubai is one of the six UAE universities featured in QS World University Rankings 2014/2015. Dubai’s economy relied heavily on fishing and pearl diving until the mid-20 th century when Dubai struck oil in 1966. [236], 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. [185], Dubai is trying to build an inclusive, barrier-free and a disabled-friendly city by the time it hosts Expo 2020. [181], The main site of Dubai Expo 2020 will be a 438-hectare area (1,083 acres), part of the new Dubai Trade Centre Jebel Ali urban development, located midway between Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Public hospitals in Dubai were first built in the late 1950s and continued to grow with public health initiatives. [citation needed], A total of 18 schools offer British primary education up to the age of eleven. [99], As per Gulf News, Dubai Police stated that the crime in Dubai is reduced by fifteen percent during 2017. Dubai, the largest city in the United Arab Emirates. Dubai is a city, state, and emirate in the United Arab Emirates, a country in the Persian Gulf. Currently only the Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai claims to offer parallel streams in different languages - bi-lingual English/French or English/ German. "[193] The hotel opened in December 1999. The Dubai World Cup, a thoroughbred horse race, is held annually at the Meydan Racecourse. [45], After years of exploration following large finds in neighbouring Abu Dhabi, oil was eventually discovered in territorial waters off Dubai in 1966, albeit in far smaller quantities. [122] There are other Arab nationals, including GCC nationals. Oil accounted for 24% of GDP in 1990, but had reduced to 7% of GDP by 2004. [168] 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. Free parking. [20] Archaeological finds in the emirate of Dubai, particularly at Al-Ashoosh, Al Sufouh and the notably rich trove from Saruq Al Hadid[21] show settlement through the Ubaid and Hafit periods, the Umm Al Nar and Wadi Suq periods and the three Iron Ages in the UAE. [46], The flat sandy desert gives way to the Western Hajar Mountains, which run alongside Dubai's border with Oman at Hatta. Special offer. The sale and consumption of pork is regulated and is sold only to non-Muslims, in designated areas of supermarkets and airports. 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. 2 December 2005, On the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Legal System. [171] Dubai alone has more than 70 shopping centres, including the world's largest shopping centre, Dubai Mall. Pool. [246] The Dubai Desert Rock Festival was also another major festival consisting of heavy metal and rock artists but is no longer held in Dubai. With the number of educational institutions increasing rapidly, and having students from all around the world, it is crucial for existing & new teachers to attain the necessary permits &qualifications . Dubai Attractions | Find out about Dubai’s biggest attractions, including visitor and ticket information. Find out more on Visit Dubai. The owner of seven hotels in the country, including the Waldorf Astoria on the man-made island Palm Jumeirah, Habtoor stated that Dubai's economy cannot afford to wait for the vaccine, before resuming the major activities. [114][115] Approximately 85% of the expatriate population (and 71% of the emirate's total population) was Asian, chiefly Indian (51%) and Pakistani (16%); other significant Asian groups include Bangladeshis (9%) and Filipinos (3%). Large increases in oil prices after the Gulf War encouraged Dubai to continue to focus on free trade and tourism. However, time and again, huma… [42], Construction of Dubai's first airport was started on the Northern edge of the town in 1959 and the terminal building opened for business in September 1960. 2. [27], In 1833, following tribal feuding, members of the Al Bu Falasah tribe seceded from Abu Dhabi and established themselves in Dubai. [38], BOAC was originally reluctant to start regular flights between Bombay and Dubai, fearing a lack of demand for seats. Oil changed everything for this sleepy town and eventually transformed it into the mega city it is today. Dubai is the second most expensive city in the region and 20th most expensive city in the world. Previously, alcohol was only accessible for the locals with special licences. 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. These policies saw a movement of merchants not only directly from Lingeh,[30] but also those who had settled in Ras Al Khaimah and Sharjah (which had historical links with Lingeh through the Al Qawasim tribe) to Dubai. Please note these are the population numbers of the cities, and not the emirates, often with the same name. The emirate of Dubai shares borders with Abu Dhabi in the south, Sharjah in the northeast, and the Sultanate of Oman in the southeast. [224], There are two major commercial ports in Dubai, Port Rashid and Port Jebel Ali. Dubai Festival City is one of the most famous must-visit tourist places in Dubai. Population figures are updated to the latest officially released numbers and the capitals are shown in bold. Dubai Creek played a vital role in sustaining the life of the community in the city and was the resource which originally drove the economic boom in Dubai. Abu Dhabi; Ajmān; Al Ain; Al Awdah; Al Fahlayn; Al Fulayyah; Al Fara' Al Ghabah; Al Ghabam; Al Ghashban; Al Hamraniyah; Al Hamriyah; Al Haybah; Al Hayl; Al Hayr; Al Hayrah [209] In 2006, the Transport authority announced the construction of 500 air-conditioned (A/C ) Passenger Bus Shelters, and planned for 1,000 more across the emirates in a move to encourage the use of public buses. Non-Muslims do not appear before the Sharia Court. 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. One of the largest city in United Arab Emirates, Dubai city is marked with biggest construction of the world, and changes its persona with new built ups almost every day. The satellite view shows Dubai (City), a major port and the largest city of the United Arab Emirates.The city is situated within the Arabian Desert at the coast of the Persian Gulf about 120 km north-east of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.Dubai city is the capital of Dubai Emirate, an absolute monarchy and one of the seven emirates which constitute the UAE. 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). Dubai is also known for the historical souk districts located on either side of its creek. [83][84][85][86] The mistreatment of foreign workers was a subject of the difficult-to-make documentary, Slaves in Dubai (2009). [116] A quarter of the population (local and foreign) reportedly traces their origins to Iran. [159] 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. Road was also called "The Emerald Necklace" (in a press release or news item in April 2004, no further references to the name seen since, except for repeat stories using the original report)? [233][234], Dubai is known for its nightlife. Thu, 24 Dec 2020 Thu, 24 Dec 2020. [92], Defamation on social media is a punishable offence in Dubai with fines up to half a million dirhams and jail term for up to 2 years. [241] Shisha and qahwa boutiques are also popular in Dubai. Of course, I will update that. The first phase of the airport, featuring one A380 capable runway, 64 remote stands, one cargo terminal with annual capacity for 250,000 tonnes of cargo and a passenger terminal building designed to accommodate five million passengers per year, has been opened. [8] It is also a major global transport hub for passengers and cargo. [188], The completion of the Khalifa Tower, following the construction boom that began in the 1980s, accelerated in the 1990s, and took on a rapid pace of construction during the decade of the 2000s, leaves Dubai with the world's tallest skyline as of 4 January 2010[update]. [219] UK-based international service company Serco is responsible for operating the metro. [59], Dubai is situated on the Persian Gulf coast of the United Arab Emirates and is roughly at sea level (16 m or 52 ft above). Dubai Opera opened its door on 31 August 2016 in Downtown Dubai with a performance by Plácido Domingo. 08/19/2020 6:04 am. The population density is 408.18/km2 – more than eight times that of the entire country. #3 Best Value of 1,399 places to stay in Dubai. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was Dubai's fourth trading partner globally and first in the GCC and Arab world with a total trade value of $14.2 billion. Any act of spreading discord among employees will be punishable by imprisonment, and in all cases, foreigners will be deported. Latitude and longitude coordinates are: 25.276987, 55.296249. In fact, it's like nowhere else on the planet. [116], Major holidays in Dubai include Eid al Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, and National Day (2 December), which marks the formation of the United Arab Emirates. Oil changed everything for this sleepy town and eventually transformed it into the mega city it is today. The High Speed Rail will serve passengers and cargo. [9], Critically, one of the first major projects Sheikh Rashid embarked upon when oil revenue started to flow was the construction of Port Rashid, a deep water free port constructed by British company Halcrow. [223], 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. In addition, there is a Ladies and Families taxi service (pink roofs) with female drivers, which caters exclusively for women and children. Its inspections truly matter, and there is no doubt that school quality has improved as a result of their implementation. 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[citation needed], Arabic is the national and official language of the United Arab Emirates. [25], An early mention of Dubai is in 1095 in the Book of Geography by the Andalusian-Arab geographer Abu Abdullah al-Bakri. In 2018 and 2019, Valcambi received 83 tonnes of gold from the two companies. The port was not initially a success, so Sheikh Mohammed established the JAFZA (Jebel Ali Free Zone) around the port in 1985 to provide foreign companies unrestricted import of labour and export capital. Dubai is on the migration path between Europe, Asia and Africa, and more than 320 migratory bird species pass through the emirate in spring and autumn. [164] [165], Tourism is an important part of the Dubai government's strategy to maintain the flow of foreign cash into the emirate. [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. In 2014, there were estimated to be 15.54 births and 1.99 deaths per 1,000 people. Dubai’s economy relied heavily on fishing and pearl diving until the mid-20 th century when Dubai struck oil in 1966. FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai. [61], The sandy desert surrounding the city supports wild grasses and occasional date palms. [255] Emirates Media and Internet (a division of Etisalat) notes that as of 2002[update], 76% of Internet users are male. [156], In September 2019, Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum ordered to establish the Higher Committee for Real Estate Planning to study and evaluate future real estate construction projects, in ordered to achieve a balance between supply and demand,[157] which is seen as a move to curb the pace of construction projects following property prices fall. Login or create an account to save your favourites and receive personalised recommendations. The first section, a 10.6 km (6.6 mi) long tram line which serves 11 stations, was opened in 2014. 08/19/2020 8:07 am. In a letter to the Sultan of Muscat in 1911, Butti laments, 'Misery and poverty are raging among them, with the result that they are struggling, looting and killing among themselves.'[34]. [38] An airport of sorts (a runway built on salt flats) was established in Dubai in the 1950s and, in 1959, the emirate's first hotel, the Airlines Hotel, was constructed. [192] A Jumeirah Group spokesperson is quoted as saying: "There's not a lot we can do to stop it. The government subsidises almost 95% of mosques and employs all Imams; approximately 5% of mosques are entirely private, and several large mosques have large private endowments. Dubai is the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the capital of the Emirate of Dubai. [citation needed], A monorail line connecting the Palm Jumeirah to the mainland opened on 30 April 2009. Most days are sunny throughout the year. The table below shows a list of every city in the UAE with a population of at least 10,000, listed in descending order. The Green Line, running from the Etisalat Station to the Creek Station, has 20 stations (8 underground, 12 elevated). My answer to this question is based on the discussion with a local Omani who was serving in the Oman Airforce and was a history buff. This gold was, in the vast majority, re-exported - mainly to customers who took delivery in international waters off India. Submit your funny nicknames and cool gamertags and copy the best from the list. [217] When completed, Dubai World Central-Al Maktoum International will be the largest airport in the world with five runways, four terminal buildings and capacity for 160 million passengers and 12 million tons of cargo.[218]. These include Dubai Fashion 2020,[155] and Dubai Design District, expected to become a home to leading local and international designers. [48], Dubai had already embarked on a period of infrastructural development and expansion. On 5 April 2020, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the building of one of their Temples in Dubai. [240] Similarly, the sale of alcoholic beverages is regulated. Abu Dhabi accounts for nearly 2/3rds of the economy of UAE. Dubai, also spelled Dubayy, city and capital of the emirate of Dubai, one of the wealthiest of the seven emirates that constitute the federation of the United Arab Emirates, which was created in 1971 following independence from Great Britain. [49], Dubai and the other 'Trucial States' had long been a British protectorate where the British government took care of foreign policy and defence, as well as arbitrating between the rulers of the Eastern Gulf, the result of a treaty signed in 1892 named the 'Exclusive Agreement'. Dubai's oil reserves have diminished significantly and are expected to be exhausted in 20 years. It was opened in September 2009. [5][6][7], Located in the eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula on the coast of the Persian Gulf, Dubai aims to be the business hub of Western Asia. Dubai appoints 8 members in two-term periods to the Federal National Council (FNC) of the UAE, the supreme federal legislative body. In 1841, a smallpox epidemic broke out in the Bur Dubai locality, forcing residents to relocate east to Deira. The force is under direct command of Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum. Besides, INTERPOL was also being approached for extradition of the two accused, who were operating from the UAE. [262], Some 36 schools offer an international education using the one or more of the four International Baccalaureate Programmes for students aged 3–19. The conflagration consumed half the houses of Bur Dubai, while the district of Deira was said to have been totally destroyed. [150] 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),[151] and 1st within the Middle East. The second most populous and second largest state of the federation, it is roughly rectangular, with a frontage of about 45 miles on the Persian Gulf. Latest addition to the water transport system is the Water Taxi.[227]. [69], The Dubai Municipality (DM) was established by the then-ruler of Dubai, Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, in 1954 for purposes of city planning, citizen services and upkeep of local facilities. [33], The 'great storm' of 1908 struck the pearling boats of Dubai and the coastal emirates towards the end of the pearling season that year, resulting in the loss of a dozen boats and over 100 men. 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