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  • The Making of Dubai

    The desert is one of the harshest environments on earth, and it's a testament to the ingenuity of man that people managed to settle in Dubai in... Read more

  • Dubai and the United Arab Emirates

    Dubai is an emirate, similar to such principalities as Monaco and Lichtenstein, and maintains a feudal form of hereditary rule that's been held by... Read more

  • Big Dreams Become Reality

    Dubai has experienced astonishing growth and economic success over the past 20 years. In the 1980s, there was nothing here that would attract anyone... Read more

  • People

    Well over a million people live in Dubai but only 17% are native Emiratis. From the very early days, the country has used foreign workers to oil the... Read more

  • Dubai's Engineering Miracles

    The rush of groundbreaking developments in Dubai makes it easy to forget it started less than 15 years ago. Dubai began its first foray into... Read more

  • Doing Business in Dubai

    The entire UAE has a liberal outlook and is committed to free trade. The country has a modern business infrastructure with high-quality, high-tech... Read more

  • Perfect Days and Nights

    Dubai has only recently started thinking about highlighting its history, but the handful of attractions it does have give a clear view of what the... Read more

  • Women in Emirati Society

    First, let's clear up one of the most common misconceptions about women in Dubai—they can and do drive. Women have more freedom here than in other... Read more

  • Grown Up & Dressed Up

    Bars and clubs have age limits and you'll need to show ID if you look underage. You have to be 21 to order drinks or stand in bar areas where... Read more

  • Al Maktoum International Airport

    Work has already begun on the Al-Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central, which will be the largest in the world when completed. Just... Read more

  • Coming Soon to Jebel Ali

    Jebel Ali will undergo a complete transformation over the next decade. Dubai Waterfront is the emirate's most imaginative land reclamation project... Read more

  • The 4 C's

    The price of diamonds is determined by four factors, also known as the 4 C's—color, cut, clarity, and carat weight. Diamonds are cut into... Read more

  • National Dress

    Dress codes in Dubai are the most liberal in the Gulf region, but Emiratis still maintain a modest appearance in public. Women wear the abaya, a... Read more

  • Arabian Tidbits

    Modern Emirati cuisine is a mixture of dishes found around the Middle East, leaning heavily on dishes that originated in Lebanon and the Levant. The... Read more

  • Barter Your Way to a Bargain

    Malls in Dubai work on a fixed-price system—though it's possible to get a small discount simply by asking if the ticket actually denotes the best... Read more

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