Dubai is one of seven emirates in the United Arab Emirates and the capital of the Emirate of Dubai. Although it is not a capital city of the United Arab Emirates, it is the largest and most populous city in the country. It is located on the emirate's northern coastline and lies directly within the Arabian Desert. This amazing city is known as the city of gold, business hub, shopping capital and the most expensive city in the Middle East. Dubai has a hot desert climate and no natural river bodies or oases, but there are many artificial canals and water surfaces. The national and official language is Arabic and the English is used as a secondary.
The population of Dubai is roughly 2,8 million and rising. The Emirati citizens are in the minority both in Dubai and the UAE, the majority of the population are expatriates from all over the world. Dubai is home to around 200 nationalities and that’s why it is often referred to as the most culturally diverse city in the world.
This outstanding city full of skyscrapers and high-rise buildings is home to several man-made islands, the iconic Burj Khalifa, the world's highest building, as well as the Burj Al Arab, the world’s only 7 start hotel and one of Dubai’s most famous landmarks. Dubai is also known as a city of superlatives as it continuously creates breathtaking and impressive records. Apart of already mentioned Burj Khalifa, it has the biggest shopping mall in the world called Dubai Mall, world’s largest indoor theme park - IMG Worlds of Adventure, world’s largest indoor ski area - Ski Dubai and the world's largest natural flower garden featuring over 109 million planted flowers – Dubai Miracle Garden and many others. The Dubai Fountain is the world's second largest choreographed fountain system built on the manmade Burj Khalifa Lake, located in the heart of Downtown Dubai and next to the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall.
Dubai has one of the world's fastest growing economies and expansion of a transportation system. The city has two airports, Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum International Airport and two major commercial ports, Port Rashid and Port Jebel Ali. Metro contains Red and Green line, but there is also a tram from Dubai Marina to Al Sufouh, The Palm Jumeirah Monorail, the Public Bus Transport system, taxi services and water taxi. There are also bridges Al Maktoum, Al Garhoud, Floating Bridge, Business Bay Bridge and one tunnel, Al Shindagha Tunnel, for better city connections.