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Despite a lack of oil, Dubai's ruler from , Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum , used revenue from trading activities to build infrastructure. Private companies were established to build and operate infrastructure, including electricity, telephone services and both the ports and airport operators.
This was followed by the Ambassador and Carlton Hotels in Early the next morning in heavy seas off Umm al-Quwain, an explosion tore out the second class cabins and started fires. The captain gave the order to abandon ship but two lifeboats capsized and a second explosion occurred.
A flotilla of small boats from Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman and Umm al-Quwain picked up survivors but in all lives were lost in the disaster.
In the British Political Agent noted that "Many new houses and blocks of offices and flats are being built More and more European and Arab firms are opening up and the future looks bright. In , with expenditure on infrastructure projects already approaching levels some thought imprudent, Sheikh Rashid approached his brother in law, the Ruler of Qatar, for a loan to build the first bridge crossing Dubai's creek.
This crossing was finished in May and was paid for by a toll levied on the crossing from the Dubai side of the creek to the Deira side. BOAC was originally reluctant to start regular flights between Bombay and Dubai, fearing a lack of demand for seats.
However, by the time the asphalt runway of Dubai Airport was constructed in , opening Dubai to both regional and long haul traffic, a number of foreign airlines were competing for landing rights. After years of exploration following large finds in neighbouring Abu Dhabi, oil was eventually discovered in territorial waters off Dubai in , albeit in far smaller quantities.
The first field was named 'Fateh' or 'good fortune'. This led the emirate to grant concessions to international oil companies, thus leading to a massive influx of foreign workers, mainly Asians and Middle easterners. As part of the infrastructure for pumping and transporting oil from the Fateh field, located offshore of the Jebel Ali area of Dubai, a number of 50, gallon storage tanks were built, known locally as 'Kazzans',  by welding them together on the beach and then digging them out and floating them to drop onto the seabed at the Fateh field.
These were constructed by the Chicago Bridge and Iron Company , which gave the beach its local name Chicago Beach until the Chicago Beach Hotel was demolished and replaced by the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in the late s. Dubai had already embarked on a period of infrastructural development and expansion. Oil revenue, flowing from onwards supported a period of growth with Sheikh Rashid embarking on a policy of building infrastructure and a diversified trading economy before the emirate's limited reserves were depleted.
Critically, one of the first major projects Sheikh Rashid embarked upon when oil revenue started to flow was the construction of Port Rashid, a deep water free port constructed by British company Halcrow. Originally intended to be a four-berth port, it was extended to sixteen berths as construction was ongoing.
The project was an outstanding success, with shipping queuing to access the new facilities. The port was inaugurated on 5 October , although its berths were each pressed into use as soon as they had been built.
Port Rashid was to be further expanded in to add a further 35 berths before the larger port of Jebel Ali was constructed. Port Rashid was the first of a swath of projects designed to create a modern trading infrastructure, including roads, bridges, schools and hospitals.
Dubai and the other 'T rucial States ' had long been a British protectorate where the British government took care of foreign policy and defence, as well as arbitrating between the rulers of the Eastern Gulf, the result of a treaty signed in , the 'Exclusive Agreement'. The decision was to pitch the coastal emirates, together with Qatar and Bahrain , into fevered negotiations to fill the political vacuum that the British withdrawal would leave behind.
Over the next two years, negotiations and meetings of the rulers followed -often stormy- as a form of union was thrashed out. The nine-state union was never to recover from the October meeting where heavy-handed British intervention resulted in a walk-out by Qatar and Ras Al Khaimah.
In , Dubai joined the other emirates to adopt a uniform currency: During the s, Dubai continued to grow from revenues generated from oil and trade, even as the city saw an influx of immigrants fleeing the Lebanese civil war. The Gulf War of had a negative financial effect on the city, as depositors withdrew their money and traders withdrew their trade, but subsequently, the city recovered in a changing political climate and thrived.
Later in the s, many foreign trading communities—first from Kuwait , during the Gulf War, and later from Bahrain , during the Shia unrest—moved their businesses to Dubai.
Large increases in oil prices after the Gulf War encouraged Dubai to continue to focus on free trade and tourism. The emirate of Dubai shares borders with Abu Dhabi in the south, Sharjah in the northeast, and the Sultanate of Oman in the southeast. Hatta , a minor exclave of the emirate, is surrounded on three sides by Oman and by the emirates of Ajman in the west and Ras Al Khaimah in the north.
The Persian Gulf borders the western coast of the emirate. Dubai lies directly within the Arabian Desert. However, the topography of Dubai is significantly different from that of the southern portion of the UAE in that much of Dubai's landscape is highlighted by sandy desert patterns, while gravel deserts dominate much of the southern region of the country.
East of the city, the salt-crusted coastal plains, known as sabkha , give way to a north-south running line of dunes. Farther east, the dunes grow larger and are tinged red with iron oxide. The flat sandy desert gives way to the Western Hajar Mountains , which run alongside Dubai's border with Oman at Hatta. The Western Hajar chain has an arid, jagged and shattered landscape, whose mountains rise to about 1, metres 4, feet in some places. Dubai has no natural river bodies or oases; however, Dubai does have a natural inlet, Dubai Creek , which has been dredged to make it deep enough for large vessels to pass through.
Dubai also has multiple gorges and waterholes, which dot the base of the Western Al Hajar mountains. A vast sea of sand dunes covers much of southern Dubai and eventually leads into the desert known as The Empty Quarter.
Seismically , Dubai is in a very stable zone—the nearest seismic fault line, the Zagros Fault, is kilometres miles from the UAE and is unlikely to have any seismic impact on Dubai. The sandy desert surrounding the city supports wild grasses and occasional date palms.
Desert hyacinths grow in the sabkha plains east of the city, while acacia and ghaf trees grow in the flat plains within the proximity of the Western Al Hajar mountains. Several indigenous trees such as the date palm and neem as well as imported trees such as the eucalypts grow in Dubai's natural parks.
The houbara bustard , striped hyena , caracal , desert fox , falcon and Arabian oryx are common in Dubai's desert. Dubai is on the migration path between Europe, Asia and Africa, and more than migratory bird species pass through the emirate in spring and autumn. The waters of Dubai are home to more than species of fish, including the hammour. The typical marine life off the Dubai coast includes tropical fish, jellyfish, coral, dugong , dolphins, whales and sharks.
Various types of turtles can also be found in the area including the hawksbill turtle and green turtle , which are listed as endangered species. Dubai Creek runs northeast-southwest through the city. The eastern section of the city forms the locality of Deira and is flanked by the emirate of Sharjah in the east and the town of Al Aweer in the south. Much of Dubai's real-estate boom is concentrated to the west of Dubai Creek, on the Jumeirah coastal belt.
Dubai has a hot desert climate. Most days are sunny throughout the year. Precipitation, however, has been increasing in the last few decades, with accumulated rain reaching Dubai has been ruled by the Al Maktoum family since ; the emirate is an absolute monarchy with no elections other than the few thousand Dubai citizens participating in the electoral college for the Federal National Council of the UAE.
The Dubai Municipality DM was established by the then-ruler of Dubai, Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum , in for purposes of city planning, citizen services and upkeep of local facilities. In , Dubai Municipality embarked on an e-Government project with the intention of providing 40 of its city services through its web portal, [dubai. Thirteen such services were launched by October , while several other services were expected to be operational in the future.
The UAE has also appointed a Minister of Tolerance to promote tolerance as a fundamental value of the UAE, a country filled with a diverse range of faiths and ethnicities,  and also a Minister for Youth Affairs.
The Dubai Police Force , founded in in the locality of Naif , has law enforcement jurisdiction over the emirate. The force is under direct command of Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum. Dubai and Ras al Khaimah are the only emirates that do not conform to the federal judicial system of the United Arab Emirates.
The Court of First Instance consists of the Civil Court, which hears all civil claims; the Criminal Court, which hears claims originating from police complaints; and Sharia Court , which is responsible for matters between Muslims. Non-Muslims do not appear before the Sharia Court. The Court of Cassation is the supreme court of the emirate and hears disputes on matters of law only.
Kissing in certain places is illegal and can result in deportation. Restaurants outside hotels in Dubai are typically not permitted to sell alcohol. Human rights organisations have heavily criticised violations of human rights in Dubai. In a notorious case, a Norwegian businesswoman who claimed to have been raped was arrested and sentenced to sixteen months in prison for having extra-marital sex. Some of the , foreign labourers in the city have been alleged to live in conditions described by Human Rights Watch as "less than humane".
The filmmaker explained in interviews how it was necessary to go undercover to avoid discovery by the authorities, who impose high fines on reporters attempting to document human rights abuses, including the conditions of construction workers. Towards the end of March , the government had announced steps to allow construction unions. UAE labour minister Ali al-Kaabi said: Freedom of speech in Dubai is limited, with both residents and citizens facing severe sanctions from the government for speaking out against the royal family or local laws and culture.
Dubai is one of the safest cities in the world. As per gulf news Dubai Police stated that the crime in Dubai is reduced by fifteen percent during However the cases of drugs operation increased by eight percent. The statistics also indicated that murder crimes dropped from 0. Robberies went from 3. Vehicle thefts in were 3. Currently, Dubai is the ninth safest city in the world according to continuously updated crime data.
According to the census conducted by the Statistics Centre of Dubai, the population of the emirate was 1,, as of [update] , which included 1,, males and , females. The population density is Dubai is the second most expensive city in the region and 20th most expensive city in the world.
There is a sizable community of Somalis numbering around 30,, as well as other communities of various nationalities. In , there were estimated to be Arabic is the national and official language of the United Arab Emirates. The Gulf dialect of Arabic is spoken natively by the Emirati people.
Non-Muslim groups can own their own houses of worship, where they can practice their religion freely, by requesting a land grant and permission to build a compound. Groups that do not have their own buildings must use the facilities of other religious organisations or worship in private homes. However, outright proselytising is strictly prohibited under penalty of criminal prosecution, imprisonment and deportation for engaging in behaviour offensive to Islam.
Dubai's oil reserves have diminished significantly and are expected to be exhausted in 20 years. Historically, Dubai and its twin across Dubai Creek, Deira independent of Dubai City at that time , were important ports of call for Western manufacturers. Most of the new city's banking and financial centres were headquartered in the port area. Dubai maintained its importance as a trade route through the s and s.
Dubai has a free trade in gold and, until the s, was the hub of a "brisk smuggling trade"  of gold ingots to India, where gold import was restricted. Dubai's Jebel Ali port, constructed in the s, has the largest man-made harbour in the world and was ranked seventh globally for the volume of container traffic it supports. The government's decision to diversify from a trade-based, oil-reliant economy to one that is service- and tourism-oriented made property more valuable, resulting in the property appreciation from to The Dubai Financial Market DFM was established in March as a secondary market for trading securities and bonds, both local and foreign.
It enables a range of companies, including UAE and regional small and medium-sized enterprises, to trade on an exchange with an international brand name, with access by both regional and international investors. A City Mayors survey ranked Dubai 44th among the world's best financial cities in ,  while another report by City Mayors indicated that Dubai was the world's 27th richest city in , in terms of purchasing power parity PPP.
The Dubai IFC model is an independent risk-based regulator with a legislative system consistent with English common law. According to its research report on the future competitiveness of cities, in , Dubai will have moved up to 23rd place overall in the Index.
Dubai has launched several major projects to support its economy and develop different sectors. These include Dubai Fashion ,  and Dubai Design District, expected to become a home to leading local and international designers. The AED 4 billion first phase of the project will be complete by January Tourism is an important part of the Dubai government's strategy to maintain the flow of foreign cash into the emirate.
Dubai's lure for tourists is based mainly on shopping,   but also on its possession of other ancient and modern attractions. Dubai has been called the "shopping capital of the Middle East". Dubai is also known for the traditional souk districts located on either side of its creek.
Traditionally, dhows from East Asia, China, Sri Lanka, and India would discharge their cargo and the goods would be bargained over in the souks adjacent to the docks.
Dubai Creek played a vital role in sustaining the life of the community in the city and was the resource which originally drove the economic boom in Dubai. Dubai is also referred to as "the City of Gold" as the Gold Souk in Deira houses nearly gold retail shops. Dubai has a wide range of parks like Safa park, Mushrif park, Hamriya park etc. Each park is uniquely distinct from the other.
Mushrif park showcases different houses around the world. A visitor can check out the architectural features of the outside as well as the inside of each house.
On 2 November , four cities had their bids for Expo already lodged, with Dubai making a last-minute entry. The delegation from the Bureau International des Expositions, which visited Dubai in February to examine the Emirate's readiness for the largest exposition, was impressed by the infrastructure and the level of national support. Such as initiating the world's largest solar project,  the real estate upsurge, to focus on the GDP growth and to make Dubai a "Happy Dubai" for the people of the city.
Dubai has a rich collection of buildings and structures of various architectural styles. Many modern interpretations of Islamic architecture can be found here, due to a boom in construction and architectural innovation in the Arab World in general, and in Dubai in particular, supported not only by top Arab or international architectural and engineering design firms such as Al Hashemi and Aedas , but also by top firms of New York and Chicago.
It has been described by The Guardian as "the biggest picture frame on the planet", however is also controversial as the "biggest stolen building of all time". It is alleged that the designer Fernando Donis had his intellectual property stolen and was denied credit for the design. A culmination point was reached in with the completion of the Burj Khalifa Khalifa Tower , now by far the world's tallest building at The Burj Khalifa's design is derived from the patterning systems embodied in Islamic architecture, with the triple-lobed footprint of the building based on an abstracted version of the desert flower hymenocallis which is native to the Dubai region.
The Burj Al Arab Arabic: A Jumeirah Group spokesperson is quoted as saying: We're not encouraging the use of the term. We've never used it in our advertising. The tower was inspired by the structure of the desert flower Hymenocallis.
It was constructed by more than 30 contracting companies around the world with workers of a hundred nationalities. It is an architectural icon. The building opened in Dubai is home to several man-made islands, most of which were created in the s and s. It is one of three planned islands called the Palm Islands which extend into the Persian Gulf.
The Palm Jumeirah is the smallest and the original of three Palm Islands, and it is located on the Jumeirah coastal area of Dubai. It was built between and On 14 February , the Dubai Miracle Garden, a 72,metre ,foot flower garden, opened in Dubailand. It is the world's largest flower garden. The garden has a total of 45 million flowers with re-use of waste water through drip irrigation. The bus system services routes and transported over million people in By the end of , there will be 2, buses in service across the city.
All taxi services are licensed by the RTA. Dubai licensed taxis are easily identifiable by their cream bodywork colour and varied roof colours identifying the operator. There are five private operators: In addition, Dubai Taxi Corporation has a Ladies Taxi service, with pink roofs, which caters exclusively for female passengers, using female drivers. There are more than taxis operating within the emirate making an average of , trips every day, carrying about , persons. DXB , the hub for Emirates and flydubai , serves the city of Dubai and other emirates in the country.
The airport was the 3rd busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic handling The airport is also the busiest airport in the world by international passenger traffic. As of [update] , it operated internationally serving over destinations in over 70 countries across six continents. DWC was announced in The first phase of the airport, featuring one A capable runway, 64 remote stands, one cargo terminal with annual capacity for , tonnes of cargo and a passenger terminal building designed to accommodate five million passengers per year, has been opened.
It consists of two lines Red line and Green line which run through the financial and residential areas of the city. The Metro system was partially opened on September The metro comprises the Green Line , which has 20 stations 8 underground, 12 elevated and runs from the Etisalat Station to the Creek Station and the Red Line , the major back bone line, which has 29 stations 4 underground, 24 elevated and 1 at ground level and runs from Rashidiya Station to UAE Xchange Station Jebel Ali.
A Blue and a Purple Line have also been planned. A tramway located in Al Sufouh, Dubai, will run for The first section, a The High Speed Rail will serve passengers and cargo.
Port Jebel Ali is the world's largest man-made harbour, the biggest port in the Middle East,  and the 7th-busiest port in the world. Water bus is a fully air conditioned boat service across selected destinations across the creek.
One can also avail oneself of the tourist water bus facility in Dubai. Latest addition to the water transport system is the Water Taxi. The UAE culture mainly revolves around traditional Arab culture.
The influence of Arab and Islamic culture on its architecture, music, attire, cuisine, and lifestyle is very prominent as well. Five times every day, Muslims are called to prayer from the minarets of mosques which are scattered around the country. Since , the weekend has been Friday and Saturday, as a compromise between Friday's holiness to Muslims and the Western weekend of Saturday and Sunday.
Because of the touristic approach of many Dubaites in the entrepreneurial sector and the high standard of living, Dubai's culture has gradually evolved towards one of luxury, opulence, and lavishness with a high regard for leisure-related extravagance. Dubai is known for its nightlife. Clubs and bars are found mostly in hotels because of liquor laws.
The New York Times described Dubai as "the kind of city where you might run into Michael Jordan at the Buddha Bar or stumble across Naomi Campbell celebrating her birthday with a multiday bash".