Dubai is a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife scene. Burj Khalifa, an 830m-tall tower, dominates the skyscraper-filled skyline. At its foot lies Dubai Fountain, with jets and lights choreographed to music. On artificial islands just offshore is Atlantis, The Palm, a resort with water and marine-animal parks.
Area: 4,114 km²
Local time: Wednesday 8:15 AM
Weather: 33°C, Wind S at 11 km/h, 65% Humidity
Population: 3.137 million (Oct 8, 2018)
Nominal GDP: 2016 estimate