Dubai is one of the most developed and globally known emirates in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The other six emirates are Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Quwain. Officially, Dubai United Arab Emirates formed in 1971 but the evidence shows its existence at least 150 years prior to the formation of the UAE. Nowadays the Dubai city has great significance amongst emirates as it has become main centre of legal, political, military and economic functions. The main revenue resources of the city are trade, manufacturing and financial services.
Archeologists suggest that the city was completely covered with sand about 5,000 years ago. Prior to Islam; Bajir or Bajar was worshipped here as the Byzantine and Sassanian empires were in power. First time, the name Dubai was mentioned in the Book Of Geography by the Spanish-Arab geographer Abu Abdullah al-Bakri in the year 1095. Official documents say that Dubai was established by the Al Abu Falasa clan (House of Al-Falasi) of Bani Yas clan in the early 19th century. Initially, it was dependent of Abu Dhabi until 1833. Pearl export was the prime commercial activity of the city until the 1930s. First World War irreparably damaged it and later on the Great Depression perfectly ruined it. The modernity in form of electricity, telephone services and airport facility were established here in the 1950s. Oil was discovered in 1966 and then it led to a massive influx of foreign workers, mainly Indians and Pakistanis.
Since 2002 the city has significantly grown its infrastructure which has precisely left the impact upon global tourism. Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City and Dubai Maritime City are some masterpiece of modern planning & architecture. The Burj Dubai Tower is the world’s tallest free standing hotels. The Palm Island, the World Islands and Burj Dubai may be proved as some more milestones and identity of Dubai’s skyline.
Rapid growing global attention and tourism in Dubai has raised the importance of the city. Now, the Dubai international Airport is on 17th rank amongst international airports. However, the Dubai World Central International Airport in Jebel Ali is still under construction. The city provides large bus transportation services approximately on 69 routes. It is finely getting assistance with extensive taxi services. Tram and Metro projects are under construction.