Dubai is one of the 7 “Emirates” that come together to make the United Arab Emirates. It’s closest neighbor is Abu Dhabi, which is the capital Emirate and another popular tourist destination.
Arabic is the official language of Dubai, with English being spoken by many as well.
Dubai is a destination for the world’s biggest things, and that also includes the world’s biggest shopping mall. The Dubai Mall spans 5.9 million square feet, has over 1200 shops, a full-sized ice skating rink, a luxury hotel and 120 places to eat. The Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building, and is situated in the heart of Dubai. It stands at 830 metres tall (2722 feet). The Palms Jumeirah Island is the world’s largest man-made island. It’s even visible from space!
Dubai is such a modern, bustling city, it’s crazy when you realize just how close the desert is twenty minutes from the heart of the city, you can be in the Arabian Desert.