Dubai is one of seven Emirates of United Arab Emirates, others Abu Dhabi(capital city), Sharjah, Ajman, Ras Al Khaima, Umm Al Quwain and Fujairah. It is a city of contrasts, offering a distinct blend of old and new. Where East meets West. In less than a century the visionary leadership of Dubai's ruling Al Maktoum family, it has been transformed from a small fishing village into a modern vibrant city full of surprises.
Tourism in Dubai is an important part of its government's strategy to maintain the flow of foreign cash into the emirate. Dubai's lure for tourists is based mainly on shopping, but also on its possession of other ancient and modern attractions. It is the most popular emirate of the seven emirates. It is distinct from other members of the UAE in that revenues from petroleum and natural gas account for only 6% of its GDP, major contribution to its revenue comes from tourism.
Taxis and shopping are the glittering jewels in Dubai's tourist offerings. According to thousands of travel junkies, Dubai is ranked third in the best taxi services behind Tokyo and Singapore. According to recent survey, Dubai has become most popular shopping destination in World beating mega cities like Paris, London, New York, Beijing...
Following few posts on tourist attractions in Dubai.