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Dubai is one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is located south of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula and has the largest population with the second-largest land territory by area of all the emirates, after Abu Dhabi.[5] Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the only two emirates to have veto power over critical matters of national importance in the country's legislature.Dubai is situated on the Persian Gulf coast of the United Arab Emirates and is roughly at sea level (16 m/52 ft above). The emirate of Dubai shares borders with Abu Dhabi in the south, Sharjah in the northeast, and the Sultanate of Oman in the southeast. Hatta, a minor exclave of the emirate, is surrounded on three sides by Oman and by the emirates of Ajman (in the west) and Ras Al Khaimah (in thenorth). The Persian Gulf borders the western coast of the emirate.
Dubai lies directly within the Arabian Desert. However, the topography of Dubai is significantly different from that of the southern portion of the UAE in that much of Dubai's landscape is highlighted by sandy desert patterns, while gravel deserts dominate much of the southern region of the country.[31] The sand consists mostly ofcrushed shell and coral and is fine, clean and white. East of the city, the salt-crusted coastal plains, known as sabkha, give way to a north-south running line of dunes. Farther east, the dunes grow larger and are tinged red with iron oxide.[25]
Main article: Climate of Dubai
Dubai has a hot arid climate. Summers in Dubai are extremely hot, windy and dry, with an average high around40 °C (104 °F) and overnight lows around 30 °C (86 °F). Most days are sunny throughout the year. Winters are cool and short with an average high of 23 °C (73 °F) and overnight lows of 14 °C (57 °F). Precipitation, however, has been increasing in the last few decades with accumulated rain reaching 150 mm (5.91 in) per year.[35]
See also: Culture of the United Arab Emirates

A traditionalsouk in Deira
The Deira Clock Tower is an important landmark in the city.
The UAE culture mainly revolves around the religion of Islam and traditional Arab, and Bedouin culture. In contrast, the city of Dubai is a highly cosmopolitan society with a diverse and vibrant culture. The influence of Islamic and Arab culture on its architecture, music, attire, cuisine and lifestyle are very prominent aswell. Five times every day, Muslims are called to prayer from the minarets of mosques which are scattered around the country

Arab food is very popular and is available everywhere in the city, from the small shawarma diners in Deira and Al Karama to the restaurants in Dubai's hotels. Fast food, South Asian, and Chinese cuisines are also very popular and are widely available.
Dubai es unode los siete emiratos de Emiratos Árabes Unidos (la EAU). Es localizado el sur de Golfo Pérsico sobre la Península árabe y tiene la población más grande con el territorio de tierra segundo más grande por el área de todos los emiratos, después de Abu Dhabi. [5] Dubai y Abu Dhabi son los dos únicos emiratos para tener el poder de veto sobre los asuntos críticos de importancia nacional en lalegislatura del país.
Dubai es situado sobre la costa de Golfo Pérsico de Emiratos Árabes Unidos y está aproximadamente al nivel del mar (16 pies de m/52 encima). El emirato de Dubai comparte fronteras con Abu Dhabi en el sur, Sharjah en el noreste, y el Sultanato de Omán en el sudeste. Hatta, exclave menor del emirato, es rodeado sobre tres lados por Omán y por los emiratos de Ajman (en el oeste) y RasAl Khaimah (en el norte). Golfo Pérsico confina la costa occidental del emirato.
Dubai miente directamente dentro del Desierto de Arabia. Sin embargo, la topografía de Dubai es considerablemente diferente de él de la parte del sur de la EAU en tan la mayor parte del paisaje de Dubai es destacado por el modelo de desierto arenoso, mientras el merecido de grava domina la mayor parte de la...
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