Dubai is the largest city in the United Arab Emirates, and is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf. The city is a major trade hub for the middle east, and tourism is one of the major contributors to its economy. With elaborate contemporary architectural masterpieces and many of the world’s largest skyscrapers, the city is truly a modern wonder to behold.
Dubai lies within the Arabian Desert, and has a hot desert climate and coarse sand terrain. Even winters are warm and sunny, with average highs of 24°C and overnight lows of 14°C. More than half of Dubai’s population are Indian born, and only 15% of the city is made up of UAE nationals. With so much diversity in the city, Dubai is a haven of multiculturalism and is the gastronomic capital of the region.