The city of Dubai has seen a rapid transformation from a
small trading settlement of early period to the present most attractive and
rapidly growing commercial hub of the world of 21st century. The highest
standards of economic growth and infrastructure facilities has encouraged
the policy makers of Dubai to join hands with other cities of the world to
foster more growth in terms of economy, trade and tourism in Dubai. In view
of this Dubai Government started signing twinning agreements with
the different cities of the world known as the sister cities of Dubai
from the year 2002. At present Dubai has 13 sister cities having the
twining agreements signed.
Detroit, Michigan, USA
The largest city of the Michigan state of
the United States of America (USA), Detroit is also the major port city on
the river Detroit. It is also known as the world's traditional automotive
centre for housing auto majors of the world like General Motors, Ford and
Chrysler. To take city's industrial recognization on to global map,
Detroit city signed the twinning agreement with Dubai in year 2002.
In year 2006 Dubai inked a twinning agreement
with the largest port city of Spain,
Barcelona. The city's location on the coast of Mediterranean sea
makes it a major centre of commercial activities of the Europe. The signing
of sister cities agreement> between Dubai and Barcelona would pave
the ways for the exchange of mutual expertise in their industrial domains in
forms of official visits by the delegates from both cities.
Located on the river named main,
Frankfurt is the fifth largest city of Germany and also the prime
centre of financial and transportation activities of continental Europe.
Frankfurt is also the hosting city to the major international fairs of the
Moscow is the capital, the largest city and the
center of all major political, economical and cultural activities of Russia.
Moscow has signed the twinning agreements with several cities of the
world to exchange cultural and expertise exchange apart from co-operating
for organizing trade exhibitions.
Gold Coast, Australia
Gold Coast is situated in the south-east of
the Queensland, Australia.
Gold Coast is the sixth most populous of Australia and one of the
most famous tourist destinations in the world. Famous for its long sandy
coast lines, sunny sub-tropical weather, popular surfing beaches and host of
other tourist activities make Gold Coast to attract millions of domestic and
Damascus is the largest and the capital city of
Syria and also is one of the cities in the world, housed with number of
historical sites. The ancient city of Damascus has been listed as the UNESCO, World Heritage Site.
Famous with names like the south-gate of China,
The Flower City and the Five Rams City, Guangzhou is the capital city of Guangdong province of China. The location as a port on the Pearl river makes Guangzhou city a centre of all port based commercial activities of southern China.
The second most populous city in Switzerland,
Geneva houses diplomatic centres of various countries and headquarters of
different international organizations.
Geneva is also regarded as the global city and the world's sixth
most important financial center by the Global Financial Center Index.
Keeping in its vision the all round development
and strengthening of bilateral relationships with its like cities, Dubai
city joined hands and signed a twinning agreement with another
Asian city Shanghai, China. Shanghai is the home to over 20 million
people, that makes this city largest in China.
Istanbul is the largest city of
Turkey that lies in the north-west of the country and surrounded the
natural harbor called the Golden Hom. Istanbul is the city of ancient
castles, mosques, marketplaces, churches and museums making it among the
important centres of European cultural activities.
To get benefits from the expertise and experience
from different cities of the world, Dubai city has signed twinning agreement
with Osaka, Japan in October 2002. The establishment of Dubai Osaka
Partnership Forum is one of the results of this agreement which enhance
the scope of economic objectives and exchanging mutual expertise.
Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
In year 2004 Dubai singed the
twinning agreement with the city of Dundee in Scotland of the United Kingdom to develop common
understanding, exchange of expertise and experience in fields such as
economics, trade, culture, science and technology.
Beirut is the capital and largest city of Lebanon
which lies at the centre of the Lebanon's coast of Mediterranean Sea, making
Beirut a major sea port for all major commercial activities.
The city of Beirut is also famous in the region for its cultural
activities and recently it was counted among the top ten liveliest cities in
the world by the lonely planet list of top ten cities 2009.