Dubai is the second largest city of the United Arab Emirates, located on the east coast of the Arabian Gulf , it stretches around 72 kilometers along the coast , with an area around 3885 km, equivalent to 5% of the UAE.
The population of Dubai city is about 1.4 million, and geographically Dubai divided into two parts, the Gulf of Dubai Creek and southern section called "Bur Dubai".
Dubai is characterized by its bright sun, magical desert, fascinating beaches, luxury markets, Impressive heritage area, and unique architecture, which receives every year millions of visitors from all over the world.
The establishment of Dubai dates back to 1833 when people group belongs to the Bani Yas tribe, led by Al Maktoum settled in the creek area.
At the beginning of the twentieth century, Dubai has become distinctive port and destination for traders, at that time the total population was about 20,000
Later, a bold decision from His Highness Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al-Maktoum to raze the bottom of the creek and clean it, led to increasing the number of ships in the harbor and thus increased the volume of goods imported to Dubai, to become an important trading center and pioneer station for re-export.
1966 was important in the history of Dubai because of the discovery of oil, where Sheikh Rashid invested oil imports in the improvement of the infrastructure for the development of Dubai, So he constructed schools, hospitals, modern ports and airport.
By 1971 Dubai joined the united Emirates Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain and Fujairah, in the following year Ras Al Khaimah joined to the Union of Emirates in 1972.
From that time Dubai has taken a strategic decision to become an international tourism destination which is achieved through huge investments over years in the tourism industry
Dubai is unique and has a lot to attract tourists and investors from all around the world, there is a wide range of hotel projects, towers and residential complexes which mix between the Islamic ancient architecture and the modern equipment and designs.
In sport field, Dubai also worked to become a pioneer in international sports events hosting, such as: "the Dubai Desert Classic golf champion" one of the leading competition activities of the Golf Pro Organization, and "the Dubai Tennis Championships" that is one of the activities of the Association of Tennis Professionals