Dubai - The city of extremes
Location: In the Desert
Conveniently located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf, Dubai is one of the seven emirates that actually make up the entire country. Lying in the Arabian Desert, Dubai is noted for sharing borders with the following cities: Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and the Sultanate. Dubai is known for it’s flat and sandy desert areas, which ultimately lead to natural habitats, such as: Hajar Mountains, Dubai Creek, and the Empty Quarter.
Business: Plenty of Attractions
When it comes to businesses, Dubai is well known for their tourist’s attractions, including shopping malls. However, Dubai is also noted for their various restaurants and hotels. Hotels are overly popular, largely due to the fact that tourism is so widely trendy. It’s interesting to learn that Dubai has even often been referred to as the “shopping capital of the Middle East.” This can easily be seen, with over 70 shopping centers to choose from, including the world’s largest center — Dubai Mall.
Culture: Popular Food and Clothing
Arabic food is very popular in Dubai. This specific type of food is often served throughout restaurants and hotels. However, other types of food are readily available, such as: fast food, Chinese food, and South Asian cuisine. Other than popular types of food, culture often resolves around religion. Specifically, culture resolves around the religion of Islam, Arab, and the Bedoiun culture. Architecture, music and entertainment, clothing, food, and lifestyles all center around Islamic and Arab influences.
Activities: Fun for Everyone
There’s plenty to do and see in Dubai, including sports. And when it comes to sports, football and cricket top the list. Bedouin folk music is also quite popular, as well as singing and dancing during various times of celebration. The most popular dance is the Yowalah, as it remains to be a tradition amongst young girls. Movies, including Hollywood and Indian types, as well as art galleries are quite common.