Welcome to Dubai – an exclusive futuristic city in the planet. The world’s fastest-growing city, Dubai, has transformed from a small trading center to become one of the world’s most glamorous, spectacular, and futuristic urban destinations.
Dubai is the exotic jewel of the United Arab Emirates; Bordered by deserts and beaches, Dubai provides stark contrasts, from intriguing Islamic culture to the ultra-modern, high-tech metropolis of the 21st century. The city is a magnificent expression of an incredible vision and an uncompromising statement of success and opportunity. Dubai has something for everyone, from vacationers seeking a relaxing break away from the pressures of work, to business travellers looking for a new exciting experience. The emirate is an international conference, exhibition and leisure destination.
Area: 3,885 sq. kms.
Population: 3,080,738 as per the Dubai Statistics Center website as on Jul 2018.
Local Time: GMT+4 hours.
Language: Arabic is the official language. English is widely spoken and understood. Hindi, Urdu, Farsi, and other languages are widely used by the large expatriate population.
Climate: Temperature ranges from 10°C/50°F to 40°C/118°F. During April the average temperature is expected to be 25°C/87°F.
Currency: The local currency is UAE Dirham and is tied to the US dollar at an exchange rate $1 = Dhs 3.675 (fluctuating).
Business Hours: The weekend is Friday and Saturday. Government offices are open from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm. Private Sector office hours vary, but are generally from 8:00 AM to 06:00 PM. Shops remain open from 9:00 am to 11:00 PM. Shopping Malls, Department stores, boutiques, souks and many food shops remain open on a Friday, apart from prayer times (between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm), while larger shops re-open on a Friday afternoon at around 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.