City of Dubai is the largest city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Many historians believe that the word Dubai may have come from the word Daba (which means "to creep"), referring to the slow flow of Dubai Creek inland.
Burj Khalifa, the tallest man-made structure in the world, is in Dubai, UAE. It also holds the world records for most floors in a building (163), world's highest restaurant (At.mosphere restaurant on the 122nd floor), world's highest nightclub (on its 144th floor) and world's longest elevator travel distance (504m). The Fountain at the Burj Khalifa is the most powerful and biggest automated fountain in the world. It can shoot water 130 metres high — as high as a 50-storey building.
World's tallest man-made structure
World's tallest man-made structure
The 1,165-foot-tall J W Marriott Marquis Dubai in UAE is the world’s tallest hotel. It consists of two 77-floor twin towers with 1,608 rooms and offering over 8,000 square metres of indoor and outdoor event space, four Presidential suites, a banquet hall, an auditorium, 18 Shops, 19 Restaurants and a spa. Designed by architect Ashok Korgaonkar, the two top floors are occupied by Vault, one of the hotel’s 15 lounge bars and restaurants and a swimming pool can be found on the mezzanine level between floors 6 and 7.
One of the two national airlines od UAE, Emirates Airline has its hub at Dubai International Airport. It operated the current longest non-stop scheduled commercial flight in the world covering about 14,200km (8,824 miles) between Dubai and Auckland, New Zealand
The Burj al-Arab (meaning 'Tower of the Arabs') is a luxury hotel located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the third tallest hotel in the world. Burj Al Arab stands on an artificial island 280 m (920 ft) from Jumeirah beach. The shape of the structure is designed to look like the sail of a ship.
The Dubai Metro system was opened at 9 pm on 09/09/09 by HH Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The Red Line and Green Line are operational, with three further lines planned. The Red Line, at 52.1 kilometres (32.4 mi), is the longest driverless single metro line in the world.
World's largest natural flower garden, the Dubai Miracle Garden is located in the district of Dubailand, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It has over 109 million natural flowers in 60 different varieties, including petunias, geraniums and marigolds.
Dubai International Airport (DXB) is the world's busiest airport by international passenger traffic. It is also the 3rd busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic, the 6th busiest cargo airport in world.
The Palm Jumeirah in Dubai is the world’s largest artificial island and is visible from space. It added 520 km of shoreline to the Dubai
Princess Tower in Dubai is the tallest residential building in the world.
Tallest residential building
The Dubai World Cup, an annual thoroughbred horse race, is the world's richest horse race. Its string of nine races carry a total prize money of over US$27 million. Its venue, the Meydan Racecourse, has the longest grandstand in the world (1.6 km)
Dubai World Cup
Dubai Duty Free is the busiest travel retailer in the world, with sales of more than 1.5 billion US Dollars (In a typical year, it sells about 2000 tonnes of chocolates among other things)
Dubai Duty Free
|Area||3,113 Sq. km|
|Population density||644 per Sq. Km (Rank: 110)|
|Emir||Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum|
|GDP (PPP)||$105 billion|
|GDP (PPP) Per Capita||$44,000|