Why Dubai?

 

Dubai ?????, the second largest member of the United Arab Emirates described as the ‘Pearl of the Persian Gulf’is the most rapid growing city in the world, with a population of 1,529,792 in 2007 according to Statistics Center of Dubai. Although Arabic is the official language of Dubai, due to Dubai’s multicultural society there are a variety of other languages spoken, such as Hindu, Urdu and Tagalog. English has a high importance being the lingua franca of the city and widely spoken throughout the Middle East.

 

 

Top Ten Most Interesting Facts about Dubai

 

1.    In Dubai there are no income taxes or personal taxes making Dubai a tax free zone.

 

2.    Dubai has the world’s largest horses on the planet.

 

3.    Burj Dubai ??? ???? in Arabic means “Dubai Tower”; it is the world’s largest manmade structure in the world standing at 818 meters tall.

 

4.    Dubai is the Gold Capital of the world with the Guinness book of World Records for the world’s longest gold chain, which measured at 2.6 miles and bought by 9,600 people.

 

5.    Dubai has the world’s first manmade island Palm Island and has constructed The World a man-made archipelago of 300 islands constructed into the shape of a world map.

 

6.    Dubai real estate is 5 times cheaper than London

 

7.    Dubai has virtually no Crime due harsh punishments.

 

8.    Dubai is fast becoming the sports capital with the Dubai Tennis Championships, Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament and The Dubai World Cup an annual horseracing competition, holding two world records on stakes - $6 million for a single race and $15 million for one race day.

 

9.    The New York Times listed Dubai as its travel choice for partying in 2008. With over a hundred exhilarating nightspots, a vibrant music scene with an endless list of international stars such as, Aerosmith, Santana, Pink, Cold play kylie Minogue and Shakira all performing it is easy to see why.

 

10.           “In the race for excellence, there is no finish line” stated by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum the ruler of Dubai. He is responsible for making Dubai the successful city it is today. With the world class award winning Airline, Emirates