In only a few decades, Dubai has grown from its humble beginning as a pearl-diving center to one of the fastest growing cities on earth. The most populous of the United Arab Emirates, Dubai is home to just over 2 million people from more than 200 nationalities, making it one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. The city is characterized by its stunning contemporary architecture, including Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest at more than 2,700 feet. Also impressive are the Palm Islands, two man-made islands in in the shape of palm trees, where you’ll find luxury hotels, marinas, theme parks, and high-end shopping. Here in Dubai, the sun shines almost every day.