Dubai also spelled Dubayy, city, and capital of the emirate of Dubai is one of the wealthiest of the seven emirates that constitute the federation of the United Arab Emirates, which was created in 1971 following independence from Great Britain. There are several theories about the origin of the name Dubai. One associates it with the daba—a type of locust that infests the area—while another holds that it refers to a market that existed near the city.

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A city of many faces, Dubai is one of the most exquisite destinations for a traveler. Home to Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower in the world, this global city is known for its lavish architecture, incredible skylines, and a plethora of tourist attractions that break records to be the tallest, longest and biggest. Dubai has abundant opportunities when it comes to adventure activities like Desert Safaris through golden Arabian Dunes, Skydiving over the beautiful Palm Islands, Reef and wreck diving, kite surfing, wakeboarding, etc. To add to the list of boundless adventures this Arabian gem holds, the latest World Expo 2020 is hosted here, making it the centerpiece of post-pandemic travel.

Flaunting its glamorous infrastructure amid the glorious Arabian desert, the city of Dubai was once known to be a barren land. Today, this man-made miracle is filled with shimmering skyscrapers, fancy hotels, shopping malls, and restaurants. Burj Khalifa - the tallest manmade building, Dubai Fountain with jets and lights choreographed to music, Atlantis, the Palm, and an aquarium resort are among the top tourist destinations in Dubai. With the biggest population of all the seven emirates and the second-largest in area, Dubai will overwhelm you with its amalgamation of futuristic marvel and ancient Arabian aura.