About Dubai

Dubai boasts an enviable location within an eight hour direct flight to 75% of the world’s population.

DUBAI provides access to the rich MENA market. MENA, “Middle East and North Africa”, acts as a bridge between vibrant Asian economies, Eastern Mediterranean partnership opportunities and Africa’s significant potential for development. This rapidly developing region boasts a population of over 2 billion people and a combined GDP of US$ 6.7 trillion.

Dubai is located on the Eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, in the south west corner of the Arabian Gulf. It is extremely well known for its warm hospitality and rich cultural heritage, and the Emirati people are welcoming and generous in their approach to visitors. With year-round sunshine, intriguing deserts, beautiful beaches, luxurious hotels and shopping malls, fascinating heritage attractions and a thriving business community, Dubai receives millions of leisure and business visitors each year from around the world.

The local currency is the dirham, which is pegged at AED 3.67 to 1 US dollar. Dubai is tolerant and cosmopolitan and all visitors are welcome. However, Islam is a way of life in the city, and therefore tourists should adopt a certain level of cultural and religious sensitivity for the duration of their stay.