Dubai is one of the few cities in the world that has undergone such a rapid transformation – from a humble beginning as a pearl-diving centre – to one of the fastest growing cities on earth. Dubai today is a tourism, trade and logistics hub and has earned itself the reputation of being the ‘gateway between the east and the west.’ It is also considered as the dynamic nucleus of the Arabian Gulf region.
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Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran
Jabal Hafeet at 1,249 meters (4,098 ft)
85% of the expatriate & 71% of the emirate’s are Asian, Indian (51%), Pakistani (16%), Bangladeshis (9%), Filipinos (3%) Somalis numbering around 30,000 and Iran.
* Dubai: 20th most expensive city in the world.