About Modern Dubai
Dubai sits along the Persian Gulf coast at sea level. It shares borders with Abu Dhabi in the south, Oman in the southeast and Sharjah in the northeast. Dubai covers 1,588 square miles and lies directly in the Arabian Desert, which accounts for its sandy landscape that is actually finely crushed white coral and shells. The sand dunes to the east are tinted red with iron oxide. The flat desert leads to the Western Hajar Mountains which run along the border with Oman. Dubai has no rivers or oases but it does have the Dubai creek, which is now deep enough for large vessels, thanks to a 20th century dredging project.
The population of Dubai is around 1,500,000, but only about 17% are UAE nationals. The rest of the residents are from India, Pakistan, Bangladeshi and other nations. The average age in the emirate is 27 and 800 new residents are attracted to the city every day. Dubai is considered the 20th most expensive city in the world and the second most expensive city in the region. Arabic is the official language although English and several other languages are spoken in the city.
Dubai in a few words
Dubai has evolved into one of the most exciting cities in the world. Its modern style and ancient heritage are blended together to produce a 21st century showplace that residents adore and tourist can’t seem to get out of their system. Dubai is a mixture of islands shaped like palm trees, as well as the world. It’s the 29th richest city in the world and is a Mecca for shoppers. Dubai is a jewel in the desert that continues to shine thanks to its rich culture, innovated concepts and very deep pockets.
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