Busan City Hall

City Government

Dubai : Northeastern part of the UAE, off the Persian Gulf


  • Location: Northeastern part of the UAE, off the Persian Gulf
  • Population: 2,000,000
  • Area: 4,114km²
  • Climate: Sub-tropical and arid climate
  • Department: Customer and Partners Relations Department
    • Address: Dubai Municipality P. O. Box 67, Dubai, UAE
    • Department: Public Relations & Organizations Dept.
    • Telephone: +971-4-206-4749
    • Dubai Municipality Portal: http://www.dm.gov.ae/

At a Glance

Dubai is one of the seven emirates that make up the UAE. It is located on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Gulf. Located between 25°16′ North and 55°18′ East, Dubai stretches along the Arabian Gulf coast for 72 km and has a total area of 4,477.39 square kilometers. Dubai shares its borders with Abu Dhabi in the south, Sharjah in the northeast, and Oman in the southeast.

According to the 2020 study conducted by the Statistics Centre of Dubai, the population of Dubai is approximately 3,402,864. The emirate of Dubai has the highest population density in the UAE and enjoys a rich cultural diversity with over 200 nationalities.

Dubai’s landscape is a combination of sandy desert and shallow shores and coral reefs. The waters of Dubai are home to more than 300 species of fish. Historically, the rich marine life of Dubai has provided its inhabitants with a considerable source of income.

Dubai Creek is one of Dubai’s major landmarks and has played an important role in the commercial growth of Dubai. Serving as a natural harbor, the Creek divides the city into two main sections; Deira and Bur Dubai.

Dubai was established as a fishing village in the 18th century. In 1833, Al Maktoum family established the Emirate of Dubai, and Sheikh Maktoum bin Butti Al Maktoum became the Ruler of Dubai.

Busan Metropolitan City and Dubai Municipality signed a sister city agreement on November 13, 2006 during Busan Mayor Hur Nam-sik’s visit to Dubai.