Dubai is the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the capital of the Emirate of Dubai, which is the most populous of the United Arab Emirates' seven emirates. Established in the 18th century as a modest fishing hamlet, Dubai evolved fast in the early 21st century with a concentration on tourism and luxury, boasting the world's second most five-star hotels and the world's tallest structure, the Burj Khalifa, which stands 828 metres (2,717 feet).
Dubai Gulf Arabic pronunciation is the most populated city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the capital of the Emirate of Dubai, the most populated of the 7 monarchies which together form the United Arab Emirates. Established in the 18th century as a small fishing village, the city grew rapidly in the early 21st century with a focus on tourism and luxury, having the second most five-star hotels in the world, and the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, which is over a half a mile tall. The city has a population of around 3.4 million (as of 2021).
Dubai is a city of skyscrapers, ports, and beaches, where big business takes place alongside sun-seeking tourism. The new city center is a string of skyscrapers lining Sheikh Zayed Road. Notable among these are the Emirates Towers, which were built in the late 1990s and early 2000s and which house a hotel and government offices.
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