Dubai is an emirate located in the United Arab Emirates. It has the largest population and is the second largest land territory of all the Emirates. The city of Dubai is located on the emirate s northern coastline. It was established formally in 1833 by Sheikh Maktoum bin Buti al Maktoum. It was under clan control when the United Kingdom assumed the protection of Dubai in 1892. Oil was discovered in Dubai in 1966. It led to a massive influx of foreign workers and Dubai has now emerged as a global city and is a busy business hub. It derives its revenue from tourism, real estate and financial services though it was established as an oil economy. Tourists will find car rental very beneficial in Dubai.
It was referred to as Al Wasl by British historians in 1820. Very little is known about Dubai s early inhabitants. It geographical closeness to Iran has made it an important trade location. It was known for its pearl exports till 1930s. Dubai is situated in the Persian Gulf coast and is roughly at sea level. It shares borders with Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Oman and Hatta. It has got a hot and arid climate with extremely hot summers and warm winters.
Dubai is called the shopping capital of the Middle East . It has more than 70 shopping malls including the world s largest mall, Dubai Mall. It gets a large number of tourists from countries within the region and from as far as Eastern Europe, Africa and the Indian subcontinent. Some boutiques, electronics shops, departmental stores and supermarkets operate on a fixed-price basis; there are many others where one can negotiate as much as one wants. Car hire is a great option for those who are doing some serious shopping here and great for carrying all the purchased bargains!
Dubai is known as the City of Gold . The Gold Souk in Deira has approximately 250 gold shops. Dubai Duty Free Company is located at the Dubai International Airport. It caters to the passengers using this airport and these now number hundreds of thousands each year.
Dubai has buildings which are architectural marvels. The Burj Al Arab is a seven star luxury hotel and famous amongst tourists. People come to see this architectural beauty. The culture mainly revolves around the religion of Islam and Arab and Bedouin culture. Make use of car rental in Dubai to see all of these sights and more during your stay in the city.
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