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Dubai

Subject: Geography
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Persian Gulf lies shejkdömet Dubai: one of the seven emirates of the Federation United Arab Emirates - which was founded in 1971, and bordering Oman and Saudi Arabia.

The town of Dubai was 200 years ago a fishing and trading village. The Emirate of Dubai makes decisions and has joint responsibility with other emirates. In Dubai, there is western culture. Dubai is ruled by Sheikh Mohammed. Högarabiska is the official language and English is the language of the tourist.

Dubai has a tropical climate; receives about 100 mm of rain / year. The temperature is usually between 40-54 degrees in the daytime during the summer months, the humidity is about 60%.

Dubai is one of the world's fastest growing cities.

Dubai has the world's tallest building: Burj Dubai, Burj al Arab is the world's only 7stjärniga 'hotel, where the first two floors are below sea level. The hotel resembles a sail and was built in 18 months. Up on the rooftop facilities include a tennis court and the view is said to be beautiful. Dubai also has one of the world's largest indoor ski slopes, the only one of its kind in this part of the world - Ski Dubai, in the middle of a shopping center.

Dubai has the world's largest artificial land masses in the ocean: The Palm and The World - can be seen from the moon.

Unlike several other states in the region is not based Dubai's economy on oil. Only 3% of the economy is made up of oil extraction and natural gas and oil is said to be exhausted in 20 years. Dubai's economy is driven by trade and tourism. Today, the Port Jebel Ali, the largest built port in the world.

The desert has been swept away, the small fishing village has become a world city - skyscrapers and highways is growing rapidly. Many foreign companies are investing here, people are moving here for both the climate and the job's sake. The desert in the Persian Gulf has been transformed into a city of concrete, aluminum and glass.

A trip to Dubai is not more expensive than the Mediterranean. There are many events to choose from. Dubai City is a city where you can sunbathe, swim, shop and indulge in. If you want to "do business" you go to the different markets (silk, cotton, electronics and gold souks). At the beginning of the year many tourists go there to just go shopping, because that's when it's sale period in Dubai. The walls of the Burj al Arab is painted with 24 carat gold. The hotel is 10 meters higher than the Eiffel Tower and boasts its own helipad, which extends out over the ocean. The currency is dirhams (1 dirham is worth as much as two Swedish kronor). One of the most popular champagnes is Moėt. The time difference is 3 hours between Sweden and Dubai. The beach on the Persian Gulf called "Jumeirahbeach".

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