Welcome to Dubai, a unique destination that is both a business hub and a tourist hotspot. From the tranquil desert to the busy souks, Dubai offers endless attractions for visitors. In just one day you can experience it all - from rugged mountains to golden dunes, from sandy beaches to lush green parks, from dusty villages to luxurious residential districts and from ancient houses to modern shopping malls.
The Ideal Setting
Dubai enjoys a strategic location on the globe and is easily accessible from Europe and Asia. Few destinations take more than eight hours direct flying time to or from Dubai.
With a range of hotels to suit every taste and budget, you can stay at the only 7 star hotel in the world or the most affordable budget hotel.
Apart from being a tourist favourite and a business hub, Dubai is also known as a Shopper's Paradise. It is the world's second most favourite shopping destination. From Duty Free to gold or electronics to textiles, you will never run out of options.
The Celebrations Never End
With its eclectic taste for local and international events, Dubai is also known as the sporting capital of the Middle East. The country hosts numerous sporting activities and sophisticated entertainment shows, along with conferences and exhibitions all year round.
Dubai has an active nightlife. From elegant cocktail lounges to modern pubs, western-style lounges and restaurants with live bands to suit every taste.
A Rich Heritage
Recent archaeological discoveries reveal a vibrant past for Dubai. Several artefacts unearthed from Al Sufoh and Jumeirah are on display at the Dubai museum, suggesting hint at civilised settlements dating back to the 3rd millennium B.C. Many historic buildings and sites around the country, such as the Al Fahidi Fort, Sheikh Saeed's House, and the Bastakiya offer a glimpse of a bygone era.
'What is good for business, is good for Dubai'. This philosophy by Dubai's ruling dynasty has helped it emerge as a global commercial hub with the best infrastructure and a world-class business environment. A strategic location, tax-free living and a strong economic outlook makes it ideal for multi-national companies aiming to capture markets across Asia, Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean.
A Flourishing Market
Dubai has prospered thanks to a large market valued at more than $17 billion in domestic imports annually - one that has more than doubled since 1989. It is an accessible market served by more than 170 shipping lines and 120 airlines.
Marketing Made Easy
A highly organised business environment that's low on restrictions, has made Dubai's economy fairly liberal. It encourages international companies to establish themselves here by offering the advantages of a highly developed economy. World-class facilities include highly developed transport infrastructure, reliable power and utilities, state-of-the-art telecommunications, a sophisticated financial and services sector, aided by a free enterprise system.
Dubai's highly acclaimed Jebel Ali Free Zone and the Airport Free Zone provide numerous benefits including 100% foreign ownership and control, no custom duties, renewable 15-year guarantee of no taxation, and flexible investment options.
With the absence of corporate taxes, income taxes, foreign exchange controls, trade barriers, and presence of many cost saving measures, Dubai creates the perfect business environment offering a competitive advantage.
A Life Enriched
Dubai is known for its superior and luxurious lifestyle with plush residential and commercial spaces with world-class education and medical facilities. One would be spoilt for choice when it comes to shopping, entertainment, fine dining, and other leisure facilities in Dubai.