About Dubai

United Arab Emirates is a federation of seven emirates - Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm AL Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah. Spurred by the discovery of oil in the late 1950s, a visionary programme of development has evolved the UAE into a modern and stable state with exemplary infrastructure, excellent facilities, and a very low crime rate.


Sunshine, shopping, seaside, sports and safety - five of the key ingredients that have earned Dubai a growing reputation as one of the world's most attractive and rapidly developing leisure destinations.

Long established as the trading and commercial hub of the Middle East, the city combines the excitement of a bustling business centre, entertainment, leisure and cultural and hub all rolled into one.

Located at the cross-roads of Asia, Europe and Africa, Dubai attracts tourists from the world over. An intriguing land that combines old-world souks and modern shopping malls, rolling sand dunes and championship golf courses, remote Bedouin villages and an array of five-star hotels, Dubai defies easy definition.