Dubai (/duːˈbaɪ/ doo-BYArabic: دبي‎, romanizedDubayy [dʊˈbajj]Gulf Arabic pronunciation: [dəˈbaj]) is the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the capital of the Emirate of Dubai.[5][6][7] Established in the 18th century as a small fishing village, the city grew rapidly in the early 21st century into a cosmopolitan metropolis with a focus on tourism and hospitality. Dubai is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations[8] with the second most five-star hotels in the world,[9] and the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa.[10]

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