Where is Dubai Located? What Country is Dubai in? Is Dubai a Country? These are some of the questions that peoples often ask about Dubai. Lots of peoples have misconceptions about Dubai. Mainly, Amercian, Britsh, and European residents have WRONG information about Dubai. Some of them think Dubai is a country, and other considers Dubai is part of Saudi Arabia. Dubai is neither a country and nor region of Saudi Arabia. In this post, you will get complete details about Dubai.
What Will You Learn?
- Where is Dubai?
- Who’s the King of Dubai?
- What’s the currency of Dubai?
- Is Dubai Safe for Tourists?
Where is Dubai Located?
Dubai is one of the seven emirates which make the United Arab Emirates. Yes, you heard right. Dubai is not a country. Its an Emirates of the UAE.The UAE founded in 1973 when all seven emirates came together and decided to merge themselves into a single country. Before 1973, they were independent states. Others Emirates of the UAE include Sharjah, Abu Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al Khaimah, Ajman and Umm Al Quwain. Dubai is not a capital of the UAE. Abu Dhabi is the capital of the UAE. Although the UAE is a Muslim country, Dubai is very far from traditional Islamic rules. Here rules are not sticks as in others Emirates. Being a modern city and world top ten most popular tourist destinations, Dubai welcome tourists from everywhere and has tourists friendly rules. You can wear the bikini at certain places and non muslims also can drink alcohol.You might be surprised Only 20 % of the whole UAE population consist of locals. According to a statistic report, 21% of whole UAE population is Pakistanis, over 240,000 British, and 40,000 American expats live in UAE. Other nationalities Indian, African, Canadian, European and Philippines also reside here in a great quantity.
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What’s the currency of Dubai?
Dirham is an official currency of Dubai. Officially it symbol is AED (stand fo Arab Emirates Dirham). However, Dh and د.إ also used to represent it. 1 AED equal to 0.27 Cent, 30 PKR, and 0.19 British pound. You can check latest conversion rates by going here.
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Who’s the King of Dubai?
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is currently king of Dubai. He’s also vice-president and prime minister of the UAE. He was born 15 July 1949. He is the man behind Dubai development. Unlike other Muslims princess, He is open mind and has a soft heart, not for Islamic traditions but non-Islamic traditions too. He is considered one of the wealthiest Muslims princes. According to Forbis 2009 report, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum net worth is $6 billion.
Is Dubai Safe for Tourists?
Yes, In fact, Dubai is one of the safest city on the planet. If it’s not safest why it’s getting a continually top position in tourist destinations? It’s even safe for solo woman’s travelers. You can wear a bikini and lay on the beach. No one dares to take your pictures unless you allow him to do. However, unlike western cities here public affection is STRICTLY prohibited.You cant make love or kiss at public places. Best time to visit Dubai from October to April.
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I hope now you’ve cleared your misconceptions about Dubai. If you want to ask something, ask me in Comments.