Dubai is situated on the northern coast of Persian Gulf and faces the Arabian Desert which makes it an important trading area. It is basically humid and hot in Dubai so it is best not to go there during summer. This city used to be called Dubai town by its settlement during 1799 but was renamed Dubai by Sheikh Maktoum bin Buti al Maktoum in 1833. The progress of this city began when oil was discovered in this place in 1966. Now its current ruler Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum aims to make Dubai the world's top tourist destination.Dubai is one of the most developed and richest city not only in the United Arab Emirates, but all over the world.Dubai is considered a shopper's paradise having numerous shopping malls including the massive Dubai Mall. One of biggest festivals in the city is the Dubai Shopping Festival which is held every January and features great bargains, entertainment and fireworks. The biggest religious event in Dubai is the Ramadan which is celebrated in different days every year and during the end of this Muslim festival, people celebrate for days. Get ready to be amazed by Dubai's architecture headed by the towering Burj Al Arab and Rose Tower. Other magnificent structures include the Grand Mosque, Jumeirah Mosque, Dubai Opera House and Dubai Clock Tower.The best way to get around Dubai is by riding a taxi because of its extensive taxi system. Another alternative is the bus for those who want a cheaper ride and the metro is still currently being developed.