Dubai Present Day

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The estimated population of Dubai is approximately 2.1 million people. Around 80% of those are expatriates…

 

The current ruler of Dubai is His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is also the Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE. Sheikh Mohammed is commitment to fulfilling his father麓s dream of making Dubai one of the leading cities in the world, and his vision has turned Dubai into a dynamic hub of tourism, trade and logistics between the east and west. Sheikh Mohammed is a very popular ruler and probably the best known member of the Maktoum family due to his charismatic personality and love for sport (horse racing in particular).

Population
The estimated population of Dubai is approximately 2.1 million people. Around 80% of those are expatriates, who are attracted by the tax-free working conditions and the relaxed, relatively crime-free lifestyle.

Religion
The official religion of the UAE is Islam and you will find a large number of mosques throughout the city. Unless you are on a guided tour, non-muslims are not permitted entry into mosques.

Local Time
The UAE is 4 hours ahead of GMT during winter months and 3 hours ahead in the summer months during daylight saving.

Language
The official language is Arabic, although English is the most commonly used language in all areas that incorporate tourism and commerce. Hindi, Farsi and Urdu are also widely used.

Weekend
Friday and Saturday.

EDITOR

20th November 2019

 

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