Discover the extravagant luxury, high-tech facilities and old world charm of Dubai. This United Arab Emirates (UAE) state is located on the eastern coast of the Arabic Peninsular, in the southwest corner of the Arabian Gulf. Renowned, worldwide, as a booming centre of international trade and innovation, Dubai has fast become one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. Only in Dubai can one gaze upon, and travel up, the world’s largest freestanding structure (the Burj Khalifa), shop in both exclusive designer malls and traditional trade souks and indulge in feasts inspired by the flavours of the world while staying in a 7-star hotel!
Dubai is the largest and most populous city in the UAE. There are approximately 2,780,000 residents from over 200 nationalities, plus countless tourists and traders on any given day! The state-of-the-art technology and infrastructure, tax-free living and a strategic location in the centre of the major trading continents, make Dubai the ideal to place to do business. The by-product of this is a dynamic prosperity—the reason that Dubai is one of the leading luxury holiday destinations in the world! Extravagance abounds in this captivating city-state. There is a rich Arabic culture that underpins local life in the city, but all are welcome and encouraged to explore and enjoy Dubai to the absolute fullest!
HH Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum- Vice President of UAE
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and ruler of the Emirate of Dubai. Since his accession in 2006, after the death of his brother Sheikh Maktoum, he has undertaken reforms in the UAE's government, starting with the UAE Federal Government Strategy in April 2007.
He is responsible for the growth of Dubai into a global city, as well as the launch of a number of major enterprises including Emirates Airline, DP World, and the Jumeirah Group. Many of these are held by Dubai Holding, a company with multi-diversified businesses and investments. Sheikh Mohammed has overseen the development of numerous projects in Dubai including the creation of a technology park and a free economic zone, Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City, the Dubai International Finance Centre, the Palm Islands and the Burj Al Arab hotel. He also drove the construction of Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.