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Dubai is the largest city in the United Arab Emirates with the Persian Gulf as capital of the Emirate of Dubai one of the seven emirates that make up the country. It is a global city and business hub of the Middle East and oil revenue helped accelerate the development of the city. The emirate of Dubai shares borders with Abu Dhabi in the south, Sharjah in the northeast, and the Sultanate of Oman in the southeast and covers an area of 4,110 km2 which lies directly within the Arabian Desert.
Dubai has one of the world's lowest crime rates and ranked the eighth-safest city in the world. Arabic is the national and official language of the United Arab Emirates. Dubai has large Christian, Hindu, Sikh, Bahaí, Buddhist and other religious communities residing in the city. Dubai 44th among the world's best financial cities in 2007. Dubai has launched several major projects to support its economy and develop different sectors. These include Dubai Fashion 2020 and Dubai Design District, expected to become a home to leading local and international designers.
The UAE culture mainly revolves around traditional Arab culture. The influence of Arab and Islamic culture on its architecture, music, attire, cuisine, and lifestyle is very prominent as well. Five times every day, Muslims are called to prayer from the minarets of mosques which are scattered around the country.
Dubai's economy today relies on revenues from trading, tourism, aviation, real estate, and financial services.