port city in the United Arab Emirates on the Persian Gulf
One of the emirates of the United Arab Emirates
Capital city of the emirate.
Dubai is a city in the United Arab Emirates, located within the emirate. The emirate of Dubai is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf and is one of the seven emirates that make up the country. It has the largest population in the UAE and the second-largest land territory by area after Abu Dhabi. Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the national capital, are the only two emirates to have veto power over critical matters of national importance in the country's legislature. The city of Dubai is located on the emirate's northern coastline and heads up the Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman metropolitan area. Dubai is nowadays often misperceived as a country or city-state and, in some cases, the UAE as a whole has been described as 'Dubai'. The earliest mention of Dubai is in 1095 AD, and the earliest recorded settlement in the region dates from 1799. The Sheikhdom of Dubai was formally established in 1833 by Sheikh Maktoum bin Butti Al-Maktoum when he persuaded around 800 members of his tribe of the Bani Yas, living in what was then the Second Saudi State and now part of Saudi Arabia, to follow him to the Dubai Creek by the Abu Falasa clan of the Bani Yas. It remained under the tribe's control when the United Kingdom agreed to protect the Sheikhdom in 1892 and joined the nascent United Arab Emirates upon independence in 1971 as the country's second emirate. Its strategic geographic location made the town an important trading hub and by the beginning of the 20th century, Dubai was already an important regional port.
The numerical value of dubai in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of dubai in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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We (would) need another city the size of current Dubai, this suggests that Dubai's development story still has a long way to go.
I want to run for the record, but I don't think I can make that on my third marathon – it's very tough, dubai is a flat course and there's a possibility to run a fast time, but the weather is a little bit hot.
We realized when we were going to gallery openings here in Dubai that we couldn't really see what we enjoyed and when we found it, it was quite overpriced, then we were talking to galleries in Miami and New York and France and those guys were telling us that people from Dubai came over there to buy artworks.
I don't feel there's oversupply, we will see sustainable growth rather than the large jumps seen in the last two years, you need to focus on the fundamentals and Dubai has demonstrated that its financials are very strong -- tourism, trade, the attraction Dubai has globally -- Dubai's real estate market is much more mature than it was before.
Within the next five years, we will have the same amount of large-scale theme parks [ as Orlando ] and there will be eight parks in the UAE by 2019, the infrastructure here in Dubai is far superior to that of Orlando. Dubai has more hotel rooms than Orlando, a bigger food and beverage industry and Dubai’s airport has twice the number of passengers than Orlando’s.
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