Dubai (in Arabic : دبيّ , transliteration : dubaīy ) can either refer to an emirate (one of seven) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the eastern Arabian Peninsula , or that emirate's main city, sometimes called "Dubai city" to distinguish it from the emirate. LOCATION
EDUCATION The school system in Dubai does not differ from that of the United Arab Emirates . As of 2006, there are 88 public schools run by the Ministry of Education that serve Emiratis and expatriate Arabs as well as 132 private schools.  The medium of instruction in public schools is Arabic with emphasis on English as a second language, while most of the private schools use English as their medium of instruction.
DEMOGRAPHICS According to the census conducted by the Statistics Center of Dubai, the population of the emirate was 1,422,000 as of 2006, As of 1998, 17% of the population of the emirate was made up of UAE nationals . Approximately 85% of the expatriate population (and 71% of the emirate's total population) was Asian , chiefly Indian (40%), Pakistani (15%), Bangladeshi (10%) and others (10%).  About 3% of the total population of Dubai was categorized as " Western ".