12th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
DUBAI FROM ABOVE
View from the airplane of the fast growing city of Dubai.
The emirate of Dubai is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf and is one of the seven emirates that make up the country. It has the largest population in the United Arab Emirates (2,106,177) and the second-largest land territory (4,114 km2) after the capital, Abu Dhabi
Dubai has emerged as a cosmopolitan metropolis that has grown steadily to become a global city and a business, trading and cultural hub of the Middle East and the Persian Gulf region. It is also a major international transport hub for passengers and cargo.
United Arab Emirates,
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