Dubai is a city in the United Arab Emirates. The emirate
of Dubai is located on the southeast coast of the Arabian
Gulf and is one of the seven emirates that make up the
country. It has the largest population in the UAE
(2,106,177) and the second-largest land territory by area
(4,114 km2) after Abu Dhabi. Dubai acts as a region
gateway, re-exporting goods from around the world to the
large markets of neighbors
Today, Dubai has emerged as a cosmopolitan metropolis that
has grown steadily to become a global city and a business
and cultural hub of the Middle East and the Arabian Gulf
region. It is also a major transport hub for passengers and
cargo. Although Dubai's economy was historically built on
the oil industry, the emirate's Western-style model of
business drives its economy with the main revenues now
coming from tourism, aviation, real estate, and financial
As of 2012, Dubai is the 22nd most expensive city in the
world, and the most expensive city in the Middle East.
Dubai has also been rated as one of the best places to live in
the Middle East, including by American global consulting
firm Mercer who rated the city as the best place to live in
the Middle East in 2011
As part of its efforts to introduce advanced systems in
waste management, Dubai Municipality is all set to
implement the ‘Duty of Care’ system, which requires
waste management companies to follow a new set of
regulations starting from the collection point right up to
the disposal units or treatment facilities.
The implementation of the programmer is part of the
authority’s move to ensure a clean and environmentally
friendly city that matches global standards. by 2018, 25%
of the waste generated in Dubai would be recycled, and by
2026, they would be able to recycle 98% of the waste
In Dubai there are many green spaces and one of the most
famous green space in the middle east is Alnakhla island (
Palm Island ) .
The Palm Islands are an artificial archipelago (islands) in
Dubai, off the coast in the Arabian Gulf. They will establish
three islands, Each settlement will be in the shape of a
palm tree, topped with a crescent. The settlements will
have a large number of residential, leisure and
entertainment centers. The Palm Islands will add 520
kilometers of beaches to the city of Dubai.
Five main routes (Sheikh Zayed Road), (Sheikh Mohammed
Bin Zayed Road), (Dubai-Hatta Highway), (Dubai-Al
Habab Road) and (OudMetha Road) – run through Dubai,
connecting the city to other towns and emirates.
Additionally, several important intra-city routes, such as (Al
Maktoum Road/Airport Road), (Baniyas Road), (Sheikh
Rashid Road), (Al Dhiyafa Road now named as the 2
December street), (Jumeirah Road) and (Al Khaleej/Al
Wasl Road) connect the various localities in the city. The
eastern and western sections of the city are connected by Al
Maktoum Bridge, Al Garhoud Bridge, Al Shindagha
Tunnel, Business Bay Crossing and Floating Bridge.
The Public Bus Transport system in Dubai is run by the RTA.
The bus system services 140 routes and transported over
109 million people in 2008. By the end of 2010, 2,200
buses in service across the city. In 2006, the Transport
authority announced the construction of 500 air-conditioned
(A/C) Passenger Bus Shelters, and planned for 1,000 more
across the emirates in a move to encourage the use of public
All taxi services are licensed by the RTA. Dubai licensed taxis
are easily identifiable by their cream bodywork color and
varied roof colors identifying the operator. Dubai Taxi
Corporation, a division of the RTA, is the largest operator
and has taxis with red roofs. There are four private
operators: Metro Taxis (orange roofs); Network Taxis
(yellow roofs); Cars Taxis (blue roofs); and Arabia Taxis
Dubai Taxi Corporation
In addition, Dubai Taxi Corporation has a Ladies Taxi service.
The Dubai International Airport taxi concession is operated
by Dubai Taxi Corporation.
3000 taxis operating within the emirate .
An average of 192,000 trips every day.
Carrying about 385,000 persons.
Dubai inaugurated its metro network in September 2009,
becoming the first urban metro network to run in the Gulf's
Arab states. The system has eased the daily commute for
thousands of the workers in the emirate.
47 stations, 9 underground
2 transfer stations
87 trains in the metro system
75 kilometers total
5:30am to 01:00am
Salik, meaning open or clear, is Dubai’s road toll collection
system. First launched in July 2007, Salik is a free flow
tolling system that operates without toll booths, barriers or
gates, allowing traffic to move freely through tolling points
at highway speeds.
The heart of the system is the Salik tag which is attached to
the vehicle windshield and utilizes the latest Radio
Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to positively
identify the vehicle as it passes through a Salik tolling
Each time a vehicle passes a Salik tolling point, the toll of 4
dirham ( $1.1 ) is deducted from the customers prepaid
Salik toll account, it is that simple.
The Dubai Roads & Transport Authority has plans for a city of
5.2 million people, up from 2.1 million residents now.
Planners currently work with a three to five per cent growth
rate in mind. Dubai Should clinch its bid for the Expo 2020,
an extra $1.4 billion will be spent on transportation
A further 500 km of roads plus 120 multi-level interchanges
will also be built before 2020 at a cost of around ($12
billion) as transport chiefs in the emirate aim to improve
life for motorists.