Language - Arabic is the official language. But French and English are often spoken within commercial and business environments.
Population - Dubai is the most populous city in UAE with an estimated population of around 674,101 people. In addition to its native population, the United Arab Emirates is inhabited by a mixture of Arab nationals as well as Asians, Europeans, etc.
Currency - The local currency is the UAE dirham (Dh.) or the Arab Emirate Dirham (AED). A dirham is divided into units of 100 fils. Notes are in denominations 5,10,20,50,100,200,500 and 1000 dirhams while coins come in denominations 1, 5, 10, 25 and 50 fils and 1 dirham. Value of dirhams as has been fixed to USD 1 == Dh. 3.67.
When to go - The best time to visit Dubai is the period between October and May. Mostly the entire UAE has a sub-tropical, arid climate with infrequent and irregular rainfalls. The temperatures range from a low of about 10 degrees Celsius to a high of 48 degrees Celsius. The mean daily maximum is 24 degrees in January rising to 41 degrees in July.
How to get there - Dubai is connected to the world by several major international airlines. The Emirates and KLM airlines have frequent flight schedules to and from Dubai’s international airport.
- Desert Safari - Bash the dunes in a 4WD (Toyota land Cruiser) and ride the roller-coaster of sand dunes in an amazing fashion. Pick your choose from evening or night safari which will allow you to watch the blazing sunset ,ride a camel or get entertained by belly dancers while enjoying your dinner under a canopy of million of stars.
- Dhow Cruise - The beauty of Dubai city can be best witness aboard a traditionally decorated wooden dhow (cabin cruise), as it sails along the Dubai creek under the moonlight sky. A sumptuous buffet dinner with continental and oriental dishes will follow the romantic evening cruise.
- Heritage & Dining Village - A great place to uncover the traditional aspects of Dubai.
- Wild Wadi Water Park - World’s most advanced water theme park designed to offer hours of fun and pleasure to thrill all visitors alike.
- Dubai Museum - Set in the premises of an imposing 19 th century fort, the museum displays a fine collection both from ancient history including copper, alabaster and pottery artifacts found in graves up to 4,000 years old, and from the years before the discovery of oil.
- Dubai Creek - It is an important and a safe harbor for small and medium size ships. A tour of the creek by traditional wooden dhow or cabin cruiser is an imaginative way to see Dubai city.
- Hatta Rock Pools - Nestled in the crags of the Hazar mountain, Hatta Rock Pools unfolds rocky corridors with bursting waterfalls and turquoise pools.
- Grand Mosque - The Grand Mosque is home to the city’s tallest minaret.
- Shaikh Saeed al-Maktoum House - A historic home that has been restored as a museum of the pre-oil era.
- Wafi Center Shopping Mall - This upscale mall is the place to go for brand name items and huge entertainment arcades.
- Ski Dubai - The only ski resort of the Middle East, and an incongruous 25-storey structure rising from the Gulf Emirate’s sands.
- Gold Souk - Dubai’s most famous market, where every shop window is crammed with glittering gold ornaments.