Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai is the largest and most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) It is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf and is the capital of the Emirate of Dubai, one of the seven emirates that make up the country. It has a population of 3 million people, the majority being expats and only 23% (2018) being Emirati.
Dubai emerged as a global city and business hub of the Middle East, and has changed dramatically over the last three decades, becoming a major business centre with a more dynamic and diversified economy. Dubai enjoys a strategic location and serves as the biggest re-exporting centre in the Middle East. Its low logistical and operational costs and excellent infrastructure, international outlook and liberal government policies are attracting investors in a big way. Activities such as trade, transport, tourism, industry and finance have shown steady growth and helped the economy to achieve a high degree of expansion and diversification.