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 Emirati 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.
Though oil and fossil fuels are largely the basis of Dubai's economy, its thriving tourism and trade scenario helps it to rake in huge income.Long before petroleum and tourist attractions became the region's prime source of bread and butter, Dubai enjoyed the status as a significant pearl farming centre during the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Dubai is the hottest global tourist destination for shoppers. The world-famous Dubai Shopping Festival attracts millions of tourists every year. Dubai is strategically located midway between the Far East & Europe on the east-west trading routes.
Dubai is well-known as a city of skyscrapers. But little may be known to many that back in 1991, the Dubai World Trade Centre was the only skyscraper in the city. Two decades later now, Dubai is home to more than 400 skyscrapers including BurjKhalifa – the tallest of its kind in the world.Dubai is one of the few cities that is home to a number of one-of-its-kind or first of its kind in the world, such as the tallest man-made structure, only seven-star hotel, tallest hotel, biggest aquarium, biggest mall etc.
Dubai International Airport ranks as one of the world's busiest in terms of transit passengers is linked to more than 145 global destinations. Dubai has no taxes on profits of income. It offers complete freedom of capital movement. Dubai offers an international, family environment and is virtually crime free.
Dubai is one of the seven states making up the United Arab Emirates and it is located in the Middle East at the crossroads of Asia and Europe. Tourism in Dubai is an important part of the Dubai government's strategy to maintain the flow of foreign cash into the emirates. Dubai's lure for tourists is based mainly on shopping, but also on its possession of other ancient and modern attractions. Dubai is more popular than many cities on earth, including Paris, New York and Tokyo. According to Euromonitor, Dubai has retained its crown as the most visited city in the Middle East and landed sixth in the world in the latest global ranking of tourist destinations.
Dubai has been home to the most opulent and luxurious hotels in the world. The UAE hotel market, which has usually been dominated by upscale hotels, now also offers hotels in the mid-market pricing. The wider pricing has helped the market demand to continue to see a rise as this has attracted budget traveller. Dubai Hotels are designed to accommodate business travelers as well as tourists. The hotels also enrich the local social life as they include a wide range of restaurants, bars, shops, and live entertainment. Dubai is expected to have 100,000 hotel rooms by 2020 to cater for the target of 25 million tourists during Expo 2020.
Visitors to the city of Dubai require a visa unless they hold a visa from the rest of the GCC countries. Those visitors who are staying in one of the amazing and luxurious hotels in Dubai will be provided with a visa by the hotel for the duration of their stay.
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