By Amanda Lin.

Dubai is the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates and is an international hub for trade, business, and transportation. Dubai is located on the coast of the Arabian Peninsula and has been the site of a small fishing village since the early 18th century, but the modern city was founded in 1833.

  • Dubai

    Dubai: An Introduction

    Dubai is the capital of the Emirate of Dubai, one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates, and the most populous city in the UAE.

  • Tourism and Urban Branding

    Tourism and Urban Branding in Dubai

    In what circumstances did facilities and entertainments for travelers first appear in Dubai? How has tourism affected the cityscape or local economy?

  • Ordered Universe Week

    Dubai: The City as Ordered Universe

    Does Dubai have a single overall plan? When was it made and with what aims? What does Dubai’s development illustrate about the city?

  • Real Estate Week

    Dubai: The City as Real Estate

    How have the location, size, and shape of architecture in Dubai been determined by municipal or state regulation? How have they been determined by the real estate market? How were the two related?