Dubai is the business and tourism hub of the UAE. The city offers a number of exciting attractions, including:
Dubai is a city that's going through rapid change. The local economy is booming and it's become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. With a population of over 2 million people, there are many things to do here for locals and tourists alike.
The local culture is unique compared to other parts of the Middle East or North Africa: many residents speak English as their first language, with Arabic being spoken mostly by older generations still living in traditional neighborhoods like Deira or Al Shindagha (which means 'new city'). You'll find plenty of places where you can get an authentic Arabian meal.
The Dubai Mall, which is the world's largest shopping center, Jumeirah Mosque and Fountain, a major landmark in the city, and Burj Khalifa, a skyscraper that was once the tallest building in the world.
Popular neighborhoods include Deira (home to many hotels), Naif (lots of apartments), Business Bay (great views from high-rises) Al Rigga Road/Al Mankhool Road (a nice mix between residential and commercial areas) Al Sufouh Road/Al Wasl Road/Jumeirah Beach Road area near Palm Jumeirah Island—all these places will give you access to some great restaurants and shops too!