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. Home to three million people, find out how Dubai transformed into a sun-soaked modern metropolis. Dubai Tourism provides insights, tools and resources that help the travel trade promote the emirate as a world leading business and leisure destination. Discover the warm hospitality, rich culinary heritage and proud traditions that make up Dubai's vibrant culture. Every district tells a story – get ready to explore all the highlights in the dynamic city of Dubai. Dubai is the eponymous capital of one of the UAE’s 7 emirates. The city is known for its riches, its glitzy and innovative development and architecture, and its shopping scenes. But Dubai isn’t all about 5-star glam.