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Subject: Geography , Society
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In the Persian Gulf is shejkdömet Dubai is one of 7 emirates in the Federal State of United Arab Emirates - which was established in 1971 and is adjacent to Oman and Saudi Arabia.
The city 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, is western culture. Dubai is ruled by Sheikh Mohammed. Högarabiska is the country's official language and English is the tourist site.
Dubai has a tropical climate; gets about 100 mm of rain / year. The temperature is usually between 40 and 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, the Burj Al Arab is the world's only 7stjärniga 'hotel, where the first two floors is located below sea level. The hotel resembles a sail and was built in 18 months. 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, it is located in 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 many other states in the region is not based Dubai's economy on oil. Only 3% of the economy consists of the extraction of oil and natural gas and oil is said to be able to run out within 20 years. Dubai's economy is driven by trade and tourism. Today, the Port Jebel Ali, the largest built harbor in the world.
The desert has been swept away, the small fishing village has become a metropolis - the skyscrapers and highways is growing rapidly. Many foreign companies invest here, people are moving here for both the climate and the job's sake. 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 enjoy 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 time in Dubai. The walls of the Burj al Arab is painted with 24 carat gold. This hotel is 10 meters higher than the Eiffel Tower and has a private helipad, which extends out over the ocean. The currency is the dirham (1 dirham is worth as much as two Swedish crowns). One of the most popular champagnes is Moėt. The time difference is 3 hours between Sweden and Dubai. The beach at the gulf called "Jumeirahbeach".

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