Dubai, the global city and business hub of Middle East is also the largest and the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Tourists have always been attracted by the beauty of Dubai, its sky touching the building, Burj Khalifa is the world tallest man-made structure with a height of 828 meters. Other attractions at Dubai which pull the tourists are: Dolphin Bay, where you can get close to dolphins, touch and swim with them, Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, an underwater tunnel under a huge shark and ray-filled tank, plus a creepy crawly zone with snakes, Dubai Spice Souk, also known as the Old Souk is a traditional market where you can find almost all varieties of spices. Grand Mosque where it can accommodate 1200 worshippers and allows non-Muslim visitors, Motiongate Dubai, the Hollywood inspired theme park, Skydive Dubai, who wish to be adventurous, The Dubai Mall and much more.
Dubai shopping festival which takes place in the month of January-February is a complete family entertainer performed by international celebrities. The most popular food among the Dubai is the shawarma, which is the Arabic equivalent of the Burger. It is meat that has been cooked on a skewer and then cut into thin strips and placed into a kuhbus (pita) bread with vegetables and dressing. American fast food chains like KFC, McDonald's, Starbucks, Chillis, and TGI Fridays has also been set up. A wide range variety of vegetarian food is also available in Dubai for the veg lovers.
There are mainly two airports in Dubai, viz, Dubai International airport and Abu Dhabi International Airport. Apart from air, tram, road, rail, and waterway are also accessible. Usually, the weather in Dubai holds a dry weather. Arabic is the national and official language of the United Arab Emirates. English is used as the second language. Apart from these, other languages like Malayalam, Hindi, Gujarati, Persian, Tamil, Punjabi, Kannada, Sinhala, Marathi, Tagalog, and Chinese are also spoken.
The official state religion of the UAE is Islam. Apart from this, Christian, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist and other religious communities also reside in the city.
Natural Gas and Oil contribute the major revenue for Dubai.