Dubai often referred as the wonders of the modern world was ruled by sand just a decade back and had nothing much to offer visitors. But now the city is the second largest emirate of the UAE and the sand here has been replaced by futuristic skyscrapers, cozy villas and many such magnificent places. The development of Dubai much owes to the ruler of the place Sheik Mohammed who has largely contributed in making this city into a center for international tourism and trade. The total land area which Dubai covers is 83600 square kilometers.
The place is bestowed with all year around sunshine, beautiful beaches, unending desert, luxurious hotels and air conditioned shopping mall alongside heritage attractions and much more to glue millions of tourists every year. The warm and sunny climate makes this place ideal for tourists to be visited all year. When in Dubai one can easily find the influence of Islamic culture that is reflected in the dress and the traditions as well. This goes even deep during the month of Ramadan where the entire place turns into a religious institution for an entire month. English here is widely spoken but Arabic is the native language, the local currency is Dirham or Dhs. Even being an Islamic place but drinking and smoking is allowed in licensed bars. Meanwhile drinking at public places and causing disorder can result in very strict penalties.
|Visa requirements||Visa is required|
|Currency used||AED (Arab Emirates Dirham)|