DUBAI

Dubai is a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture, and a lively nightlife scene. Tourism is an important part of the Dubai government’s strategy to maintain foreign cash flows in the Emirate. Dubai’s attraction for tourists is mainly based on shopping, but in addition, there are other ancient and modern attractions. As of 2018, Dubai is the fourth most visited city in the world, growing at a rate of 10.7% based on international visitor numbers and fastest-growing. The city hosted 14.9 million overnight visitors in 2016 and is expected to reach 20 million tourists. Dubai Fountain at Burj Khalifa Lake, Downtown Dubai is one of the highest buildings in the world.

Dubai is called the “shopping capital of the Middle East”. Dubai alone has more than 70 shopping centers, including Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping center. Dubai is also known for its historic souk districts on either side of its drain. Traditionally, the dhows from East Asia, China, Sri Lanka, and India would discharge their cargo and the consignment would be kept at adjacent docks. Dubai Creek played an important role in maintaining the life of the community in the city and was a resource that originally brought about an economic boom in Dubai. As of September 2013, Dubai Creek has been proposed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Many boutiques and jewelry stores are also found in the city. Dubai is also known as the “City of Gold” because the gold souk in Deira is about 250 gold retail shops.

View of Palm Jumeirah and Burj Al Arab is always a magnificent treat to the eyes. Dubai Creek Park in Dubai Creek also plays an important role in Dubai tourism as it showcases some of Dubai’s most famous tourist attractions such as the dolphinarium, cable cars, camel rides, horse carriage, and exotic birds show.