Dubai is a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife scene. Burj Khalifa, an 830m-tall tower, dominates the skyscraper-filled skyline. At its foot lies Dubai Fountain, with jets and lights choreographed to music. On artificial islands just offshore is Atlantis, The Palm, a resort with water and marine-animal parks.
Founded: 9 June 1833
Area: 4,114 km²
Population: 3.137 million (8 Oct 2018)
Local time: Saturday 10:22
Weather: 32°C, Wind NE at 13 km/h, 31% Humidity
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Dubai travel guide
3-star hotel averaging Ksh 5,201, 5-star averaging Ksh 18,714
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Colleges and Universities: American University in Dubai, MORE
Did you know: Dubai has the world’s 10th-busiest city airport system by passenger traffic annually (100,512,627).

Top things to do in Dubai
Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa
160-story skyscraper & observation deck

Burj Al Arab Jumeirah and Burj Al Arab Jumeirah
Luxury hotel with posh dining & beach

The Dubai Mall and The Dubai Mall
Expansive shopping & leisure complex

Palm Jumeirah and Palm Jumeirah
Palm Jumeirah Boardwalk & stylish clubs