Dubai has something for everyone, from vacationers seeking a relaxing break away from the pressures of work, to active tourists looking for a new, exciting experience, to business persons needing the latest in technology and amenities. The emirate is an international conference, exhibition, and leisure travel destination.
Lying on the calm, blue waters of the southern Gulf and flanked by majestic desert, Dubai offers year-round sunshine and five-star luxury along with the adventure of a unique Arabian experience.
Twenty nine years ago the southern coast of the lower Gulf was a barren, under-populated land comprised of several autonomous states. Today, as the United Arab Emirates, it has become a dynamic, modern society with the infrastructure of contemporary twenty-first century life.
The great wealth derived from the UAE’s oil and gas production has given the country one of the highest per capita incomes in the world. This income has been invested over the past twenty years in construction and development which have proceeded at an amazing rate. All of the original settlements have become dynamic urban centers and Dubai has grown into a large, cosmopolitan city. Rural villages have been reconstructed; many nationals (natives of the UAE) have acquired homes which feature the modern conveniences of major urban lifestyles.