Dubai is the largest city in the United Arab Emirates. It is the capital of Emirates of Dubai as well as the populous city in the United Arab Emirates. It is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf and covers the area of around 4,110 sq. km.
Initially, in 1969 the country started generating revenue from oil. Thereafter, the country started generating the huge amount of income from it. Recently in 2015, the estimated GDP of the country was USD 105 Billion (1/3 from the oil). But no more they are just depending upon oil. They have diversified their source of income from other sectors like tourism, aviation, real estate and financial services.
As oil is a non-renewable resource, the country is aiming to grow as a tourist destination. Dubai has marked itself as a tourist destination for shopping. Dubai has more than 70 shopping centers and is regarded as the “shopping capital of the Middle East”. In the year 2013, Dubai was the 7th most visited city in the world based on air traffic and rate of growth. It hosted 14.9 million overnight visitors in 2016 and has expected to reach 20 million by 2020.
Not just for shopping centers, Dubai Creek which is a historical place of Dubai has lots of visitors and has been proposed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other things that excite tourist to visit the country are Dolphinarium, Ski Dubai, Cable Car, Camel Ride, Horse Carriage and Exotic Birds Shows.
Also, Dubai is famous for Burj Khalifa-the world’s tallest building, Burj Al Arab-which is believed to be the only 7-star hotel in the world, Artificial Island-Island made by humans, Dubai Miracle Garden-world’s largest flower garden which consists of 45 million flowers, Cars-estimated total of 1,021,880 cars in which most of them are luxurious cars. In the year, 2020 Dubai will be hosting World Expo where millions of foreigners are expected to visit the place.
If you want to explore more into Dubai, you can enjoy your time in 5-Star Premium Rustar Dhow Cruise, Dubai Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark, the Full Day tour of Abu Dhabi city from Dubai, Dubai Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Desert, Dune Buggies, Private Tour, Desert Safari as well as many other things.