Frequently Asked Questions about Dubai
Dubai is located on the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf and is one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates. Thus Dubai belongs geographically to Asia.
Dubai belongs geographically to Asia, but geologically to Africa.
Dubai is the capital of the Emirate of Dubai, which is located in the United Arab Emirates.
Dubai covers an area of around 4,114 square kilometers and is thus the largest emirate in the UAE.
The official currency in Dubai is the dirham (currency code AED or DHS). The currency is divided into Dirham and Fils, where 1 Dirham equals 100 Fils. 1 USD is worth about 3,67 Dirham, and 1 GBP about 4,47 Dh – depending on the exchange rate.
Most people in Dubai speak Arabic. However, the English language is very well spoken in Dubai.
Dubai has an arid, hot climate and the sun can be seen almost every day of the year. In summer the temperatures are between 30 and 40 degrees Celsius. The winter days in Dubai (usually only December to February) are rather pleasant and cool at 14 - 23 degrees Celsius.
The state religion of Dubai is Islam. The majority of Dubai's inhabitants are Sunnis. There are also Hindus, Sikhs, Shiites, and Christians. Dubai is very tolerant of other faiths.
The sheikh of Dubai is Mohammed bin Raschid Al Maktoum. He is the ruler of Dubai and Prime Minister, Minister of Defence and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates.
The sheikh of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, is considered one of the richest people in the world. His fortune is estimated at over 16 billion US dollars. Among other things, he owns the mega yacht Dubai, which is one of the longest motor yachts in the world and cost around 325 million euros.
Areas and Travel Planning
Dubai's Districts and Areas
We inform you here about the different districts of Dubai and tell you which sights you can expect there.
Travel Planning FAQ
Are you planning a trip to Dubai, but still have some question marks in your head? Our FAQ around the topic of travel planning will give you all the answers you need.
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