Dubai Information

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DUBAI HISTORY

1833 – Dubai was formally established by Sheikh Maktoum bin Buti al Maktoum when he persuaded 800 members of the Bani Yas tribe, living in what is now part of Saudi Arabia, to follow him to the Dubai Creek by the Al Abu Falasa clan of Bani Yas.

1892 – Dubai came under the protection of the United Kingdom against the Ottoman Empire.

1930 – Pearl industry collapsed due to World War I and many residents starved or migrated to other Persian Gulf1950 – Electricity, telephone services and an airport was established in Dubai

1971 – Oil was discovered in Dubai after years of exploration following large find in neighbouring Abu dhabi. Britain left the Persian Gulf and Dubai, together with Abu dhabi and five other emirates formed theUnited Arab Emirates .

1973 – Dubai adopt a uniform currency, the UAE dirham

View of Dubai Desert


GEOGRAPHY

The city is situated on the Persian Gulf coast of the United Arab Emirates and lies directly within the Arabian Desert. Dubai shares borders with Sharjah in the northeast, the Sultanate of Oman in the southeast and Abu dhabi in the south. Dubai covers an area of 1,588 sq mi.
Dubai has natural inlet, the Dubai Creek which runs northeast-southwest. The southern section of the city forms the town of Al Aweer and the eastern section forms the locality of Deira. The Palm Deira is located north of Deira and the Dubai International Airport is located south of Deira.


CLIMATE

Dubai has a very hot humid climate. Summers in Dubai are extremely dry, hot and windy with the average climate temperature of 40 degrees during daytime and lowers around 30 degrees in the night. Climate during winters are warm with an average high of 23 degrees and lowers around 14 degrees in the night. The best months to visit Dubai are from November to March.
Dubai Climate

DUBAI LANGUAGE AND RELIGION
Dubai official language is Arabic but due to vast population of expatriates, English language was commonly used. You will hear other languages as well like Urdu, Hindi, Malyalam, Farsi, Punjabi and Tagalog.
The official religion in Dubai is Islam but other religions are also welcome in the city like Buddhists, Hindus, Baptists, Christians and other religious sectors.
Jumeirah Dubai Mosque