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Dubai is the second largest emirates consisting the United Arab Emirates. The UAE consist of seven emirates with the capital Abudhabi the other emirates are Sharjah, Fujairah, Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain. Dubai and Abudhabi being the most significant of the 7 emirates.
Here’s your quick guide to some basic facts and figures about Dubai – a city of infinite promise and endless opportunities. Dubai is a tax free city and one of the fastest developing city in the world. Tourism is an important part of Dubai, As of 2011, Dubai was the 7th most visited city of the world with 8.6 million visitors a year. Dubai is expected to accommodate over 15 million tourists by 2015 Dubai has been called the "shopping capital of the Middle East".Dubai alone has more than 70 shopping malls, including the world's largest shopping mall, Dubai Mall
Under the visionary leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai and Vice President of the UAE, a sophisticated free enterprise environment has been created. World-class infrastructure, ultra-modern facilities, a highly developed financial sector Dubai is now well established as an economic powerhouse alongside London, New York, Hong Kong and Tokyo.
World records and achievements:
Dubai is the second most expensive city in the region, and 20th most expensive city in the world.
Dubai Mall the world's largest mall. In 2011, Dubai Mall became the world's most-visited shopping and leisure destination, and attracted more than 54 million visitors and surpassed 50.2 million visitors to New York City and any landmark in the world
Dubai $4.3 Billion airport terminal 3 is the largest airport terminal in the world with total capacity of over 62 million passengers
Dubai boast the 8th wonder of the world with the Palm Jumeirah
Dubai Burj khalifa is the tallest tower in the world
The Dubai Metro is also the world’s longest automated driverless train system
World’s largest water fountain in Dubai dwarfs the Bellagio fountain
Ferrari theme park is home to Formula Rossa the world's fastest roller coaster
World 7th stars hotel with Burj Al arab
Dubai mall Aquarium earned the Guiness record for the world's "Largest Acrylic Panel", and it is the largest suspended aquarium in the world
Dubai Word cup
Dubai Shopping Festival
Dubai Tennis opens
Dubai rugby 7
The Dubai Golf Championship
Abudhabi Grand prix
Over the last few decades an innate culture of entrepreneurship and a host of free-zones have established Dubai as the commercial nucleus of the region. Fast-track administration, efficient infrastructure and streamlined licensing processes have attracted international corporations and savvy investors around the world