The emirate of Dubai is located on the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, and is 3885 km ² and a population of 2.035 million now before Abu Dhabi is the most populous emirate of the UAE. The ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE. The dominant center of the emirate is the city of Dubai. The emirate covers from there into the interior between Abu Dhabi and Sharjah in the southwest to the northeast.
The capital of the emirate of Dubai is the city of Dubai, which is sometimes referred to distinguish from the Emirate of Dubai as a city. Since about 85% of the inhabitants live in the capital of the emirate, here played out almost the entire economic, social, cultural and political life of the emirate.
Dubai is known for its many spectacular construction projects such as skyscrapers, shopping malls, artificial islands and theme parks.
The appearance of the Emirate differs from the larger emirate of Abu Dhabi, among other things, that in Dubai the roads and highways are not planted with date palms and shrubs. For this, the routes are wider and the buildings higher than in the other Emirates.