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About Dubai

Dubai has a reputation for being a visionary city; a first-mover that shapes its own destiny. The spirit of possible and wise foresight of its leaders have been hallmarks of Dubai's economic progress over the past decades. And what was once was a tranquil town has rapidly grown into a premier leisure and business tourism destination, becoming the record-breaking and innovative city it is today - the crossroads of opportunity.

Dubai has emerged as a global hub for financial services, logistics, tourism, hospitality and trade, and is steadily growing other sectors including healthcare, technology and clean energy. The city boasts a strong international reputation as a dynamic, stable and safe destination, offering state-of-the-art facilities, first-class infrastructure and a range of headline-grabbing attractions and experiences, many unmatched by any other city in the world. As Dubai matures in its role as a global knowledge hub, the city is cementing its position as a world-leading business events destination.

Certainly, Dubai has capitalised on its strategic geographic location as the gateway between the East and West and established itself as a rapidly growing global business hub that is home to more than 50 per cent of the Middle East's business events, including many of the world's largest in their sectors.


Arabic is the official language - both written and oral but English is widely spoken; as 75% of the Dubai population are expatriates. UAE is the home to over 200 nationalities that is why English is the second language in all levels of communication.


Abaya and Kandura are the traditional clothes worn by Emirati men and women, respectively; this is due to the strong religious belief of the UAE locals and other Muslim expatriates. These are not necessary to be worn by the non-muslim expatriates or visitors but as a respect to the local culture, it is expected that visitors and expatriates, especially women, to conservatively wear clothes that covers shoulders and knees and everything in between.


United Arab Emirates Dirhams (AED) is the UAE currency. Both cash and cards are widely accepted in all of the transactions in the UAE, but make sure you have AED notes ready when doing cash transactions. 

Things to Do in Dubai

Dubai is a city that must seen to be believed. Record-breaking architecture stands alongside traditional quarters, while manmade islands just out of the striking coastline. To know more, go to

  • Burj Khalifa

  • The Dubai Mall

  • The Dubai Fountain

  • Palm Jumeirah

  • Dubai Creek

  • The Walk and Beach at JBR

  • Dubai Marina

  • Kite Beach

  • Dubai's Desert

  • Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood

  • Dubai Canal

  • Madinat Jumeirah

  • Dubai Opera

  • IMG Worlds of Adventure

  • City Walk

  • Dubai Parks and Resorts

  • Dubai Frame

  • Hatta