Dubai Guide

Dubai is the second largest area with an area of 4,114sq. km., which is 5 percent of the UAE without the islands.

Dubai’s older districts cover an area of 1500sq. m. and is called the ‘Pearl of the Gulf’ and the ‘Jewel of the World’ because of its heritage and history. This article is Dubai Guide for you.

Dubai Population

The population size of the emirate of Dubai is estimated to be 3,355,900 individuals at the end of 2019; of whom 2,331,800 are males and 1,024,100 females.

The higher proportion of males in Dubai community (229 males per 100 females) is attributed to the fact that the majority of expatriate workers are males who are not accompanied by their family members.

For a daily update on the population, you can check the population clock on the website of Dubai Statistics Center.

According to Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Centre. the estimated population of UAE nationals as of 2010 in the emirate of Dubai was:

Males: 84,245

Females: 83,784

Total: 168,029

Location and Geography

The emirate is located on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula, on the southwest corner of the Arabian Gulf. It shares its borders with Abu Dhabi south and Sharjah in the northeast. It shares its international border with the Sultanate of Oman in the southeast. Dubai is about 16m. or 52ft. above the sea.

Dubai city is the capital of the emirate. It is characterized by the historic creek, which divides the city into:

Deira in the north
Bur Dubai south

In 2016, a new addressing system was launched which involved dividing the emirate into 14 districts.

Dubai has several sandy beaches on its western side, a mangrove at the eastern end of the creek, many deserts in the interior and western regions, and wadis in the Hatta region.

Dubai Location And Geography

Dubai Economy

The Dubai Creek was a natural harbor; this has helped Dubai become a center for fishing, pearls, and the sea trade. By the early 20th century, Dubai had grown into a thriving port city.

The discovery of oil in 1966 changed the state of the state and its way of life. The first oil shipment to Dubai in 1969 was followed by a period of rapid development that laid the foundations of modern society.

Dubai was the first to establish Islamic banks around the world with the opening of the Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) back in the 1970s, in addition to the launch of the Dubai Financial Market (DFM), which is Shari’a’s first parallel exchange.

In the 1980s and early 1990s, Dubai decided to emerge as a major international tourist destination.

Dubai’s economy no longer relies on oil. Now we are very different; greater reliance on trade, services, and finance, and a thriving business community. Dubai’s GDP has reached about AED338 billion since 2014.

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Governor of Dubai, unveiled Dubai Plan 2021 in 2014. The program aims to strengthen Dubai’s position as a leading player in the global economy and one of the top five commercial, commodity, financial, and tourism institutions.


Dubai has world-class hotels, modern buildings, entertainment and restaurants, traditional markets, shopping centers, and sporting events.

Some of the most popular tourist attractions are the Hatta Wadis, the Burj Al Arab cruise hotel, which is also a seven-star hotel, and the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest hotel.

Top 10 Family Tourist Attractions In Dubai

Top 10 Family Tourist Attractions In Dubai

Ruling family

Dubai was founded in 1833, when another 800 members of the Bani Yas tribe, led by the Maktoum family, were settled by the Dubai River. Since then, the Al Maktoum family has taken control of Dubai.

The eighth ruler from the Al Maktoum own family, the late H. H. Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, ruled Dubai from 1958 to 1990. He guided the emirate with compassion and understanding. He realized what became important to convert Dubai into the cosmopolitan, rich city it’s miles from today.

H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the Deputy President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. He became Ruler of Dubai on January 4, 2006, following the death of his brother and then-ruler, H. H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

List of Dubai Government’s departments – The Official Portal of Dubai Government