Dubai is located on the Eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, in the south-west
corner of the Arabian Gulf. It is extremely well known for its warm hospitality and
rich cultural heritage, and the Emirate people are welcoming and generous in their
approach to visitors. With year-round sunshine, intriguing deserts, beautiful beaches,
luxurious hotels and shopping malls, fascinating heritage attractions and a thriving
business community, Dubai receives millions of leisure and business visitors each year
from around the world.
Having expanded along both banks of the Creek, Dubai’s central business district
is divided into two parts - Deira on the northern side and Bur Dubai to the south -
connected by a tunnel and two bridges. Each has its share of fine mosques and busy
souks, of public buildings, shopping malls, hotels, office towers, banks, hospitals,
schools, apartments and villas.
Outside this core, the city extends to the neighbouring emirate of Sharjah to the north,
while extending south and west in a long ribbon of development alongside the Gulf,
through the districts of Satwa, Jumeirah and Umm Suqeim to new Dubai.
Among four countries of top eight oil producing countries globally are Middle East and
six among top fourteen. Dubai is the most popular and an important global city which
is also an international aviation hub. Oil exports are the reason for almost 85% of
UAE’s economy. Dubai is bolder in diversifying its economy when another Emirate of UAE
depends on oil and gas revenue. It produces 2.9 billion barrels per day and contains
97.8 billion barrels of proven oil reserves. Approximately 4 billion of oil is present in
Dubai reserves which hold second highest oil reserves in UAE. Dubai oil production is
responsible for half of the GDP of Emirates.