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Location of Dubai
Dubai is the capital city and the second largest among the seven emirates
that collectively make-up the entire United Arab Emirates (UAE). Dubai is
located on the coastal bed of Persian Gulf, resting between Sharjah and Abu
Dhabi (refer to the Dubai map). The emirate of Dubai has Abu Dhabi at its
south, Sharjah in the north-east and Oman in the south-east. Dubai Creek,
running from northeast to the southwest, divides the city into the Deira
district (north) and Bur Dubai (south).
Area of Dubai
The total area of Dubai city is around 3885 sq. km.
that makes it large enough to be the second largest emirate of UAE after Abu
Dhabi. The main geographical pattern of Dubai is highlighted by sandy
deserts as the city lies directly within the Arabian Desert. Although there
is the lack of water bodies in Dubai but it has a natural inlet called Dubai
Creek that also divides the emirate into north and southern part. Dubai
mainly has largely desert covered area but this sandy beauty is also marked
by wild grass, date palm trees, acacia, desert hyacinths which are mainly
found in the plains of the city.
The climate of Dubai is defined as hot, humid and
rough. Being a desert area at large and low on high altitude areas, Dubai
remains irregular in rains and the weather remains hot during most of the
months in a year specially from November to March. The recorded high
temperature remains between 35 ï¿½C to 40 ï¿½C
and the rainfall is recorded higher at 20-25 mm in the months of January to
Dubai Coast Line
The emirate of Dubai, situated at the southern coast of Persian Gulf, has
700 kilometers long coastline around it of which 100 kilometers are on the
Gulf of Oman. Dubai's geographical location ranks it as an important port
and a centre of all major commercial activities of UAE and the Middle East
as well. Dubai has such a unique location at the Middle east that not only
makes it a key transit point of the major sea routes towards Africa and
South Asia but also a main stop over point for flights to & fro Asian
and European countries.