Dubai picAbout Dubai, UAE

One of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the Arabian Peninsula is Dubai. Located on the southern shore of the Arabian Gulf, Dubai is an international success story due to its economic development. At present, Dubai is the trading hub of the region and is extending its success into tourism and knowledge-based industries.

Dubai has become one of the top tourist destinations in the world. The tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa, is a grand centerpiece of Downtown Dubai, Dubai's new urban masterpiece. The area is surrounded by hotels, must-visit shopping destinations, and a world of entertainment options.

Language

The official language is Arabic, both Arabic and English are commonly used in business and commerce. Hindi and Urdu are also widely used in this part of the world.

Currency

The UAE Dirham (AED) is the official currency of Dubai. The exchange rate is: USD 1 = AED 3.67 approximately.

Time Zone

GMT +4 hours

Visas

Visa requirements for travel to Dubai differ from country to country. Contact the UAE Embassy in your country of residence for more information.

Climate

Dubai has a sub-tropical, arid type of weather where rainfall is infrequent and irregular. Falling mainly in winter, it amounts to some five days a year on an average. Temperatures range from a low of approximately 50 degrees Fahrenheit in January to a high of approximately 118 degrees in July.

Suggested Dress Code

Most aspects of the business culture are conservative. Lightweight summer clothing is ideal with a wrap, sweater, or jacket for air conditioned premises. Women are usually advised to dress modestly.

Emergency Phone Number

Police and Ambulance Services: 999