History of Dubai:
Today Dubai is seen as an economic hub, an appealing country, a place that everyone wants to see once in their lifetime. While on the other hand, if we go through its history, it shows a complete contrast of what it is today.
Sand dunes, oases, desert shepherds and roaming nomads were common traits of this land. In 1883, a harbor called Ceek was where some fishermen earned their living by fishing. Alongside of the coast was a large market where business thrived. As population grew in 1930 to 20,000, by 1950, the Creek began to silt. Sheikh Makhtoum decided to build a waterway which made Dubai a huge trading hub.
Thus the today’s lavish Dubai has its history originated from those fishermen on the coast.
Geography of Dubai:
As mentioned earlier, Dubai is located in the Persian Gulf Coast of UAE. While it has its borders touching national Emirates like Sharjah and Abu Dhabi but Sultanate of Oman is the only international state that touches its border. The unique geographical location benefits Dubai in a way that it helps link to all of the Gulf States with the inclusion of South Asia and East Africa.
It has an urban area of 3886 sq km. Since Dubai is basically desert area, so the climate there is warm and sunny. However humidity is found near coastal areas. Population of Dubai is about 1.5 million and it has been growing by 7% each year.