Dubai (, doo-BY; Arabic: دبي, romanized: Dubayy, IPA: [dʊˈbajj], Gulf Arabic pronunciation: [dəˈbaj]) is the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the capital of the Emirate of Dubai. Established in the 18th century as a small fishing village, the city grew rapidly in the early 21st century into a cosmopolitan metropolis with a focus on tourism and hospitality. Dubai is one of the world's most popular tourist destinations. This can be accredited to Dubai's mix of cosmopolitan lifestyle and local culture, as well as the city's having the second most five-star hotels in the world and the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa. Because of upcoming competition and other reasons, the taller Creek Tower is being built to keep that title.
Located in the eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula on the coast of the Arabian Gulf, Dubai aims to be the business hub of Western Asia. It is also a major global transport hub for passengers and cargo. Oil revenue helped accelerate the development of the city, which was already a major mercantile hub. A centre for regional and international trade since the early 20th century, Dubai's economy relies on revenues from trade, tourism, aviation, real estate, and financial services. Oil production contributed less than 1 percent of the emirate's GDP in 2018. The city has a population of around 3.4 million (as of 2021).
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Pieter Glasbergen888 | Jun 28, 2018
Found the old spice market very entertaining with its old-world unusual charm and high pressure salesmen banter. The smells of ancient spices are intriguing. Be aware these starting prices are high in Aussie speak where you need to bargain hard to get a fair price. Before handing over money ensure you check all items are included the final price!
Lee Seatter | Jul 16, 2018
Like other Souk's we visited, there was certainly amazing sites and smells with non stop persistent sales men trying to make a living. But the perpetual "watch, bags, shoes, tee shirt" pitch got boring fast given the fact it was literally almost shop after shop. If u are local it would be fantastic, fresh meat tourist.. not so much. BUT, I must say we wandered for ages in the back streets and never felt unsafe.
Riaan Wolmarans | Jun 21, 2018
This is a great place to go for that special shopping. You can browse and bargain to your hearts content. Easy to reach from Al Ras Metro station. I promise you, you will find what you want here. We arrived as total strangers but after only a few hours, it feels as if you have been here all your life, truly. I will be back!
Maggie Toy | Jun 28, 2018
What a fascinating and friendly place!of course the stall holders want to sell you 'stuff' that is where they are there for! But they can also teach you so much whilst you're there. The indigo blocks that can be just put in the washing machine to pep up your denim and the amazing lumps of menthol that clear your sinuses just on opening the box.
Paul Brown | Jun 5, 2018
Dubai Spice Souk or the Old Souk is a traditional market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This is a great place to go for that special shopping. You can browse and bargain to your hearts content. Easy to reach from Al Road Metro station. I promise you, you will find what you want here. I will be back!
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