About Dubai, UAE
Located between Europe and Asia, Dubai has become one of the most significant international cities of the 21st century. Dubai is located near the Persian Gulf coastline. It is one of the most populous cities in the UAE and has become a business hub for much of the Persian Gulf region. It is a five hours flight from Europe and three hours flight from most parts of the Middle East.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is made of seven emirates, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain and Fujairah. The capital of UAE is Abu Dhabi. The UAE is bordered by the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and State of Qatar.
UAE has a nice climate in the winter months with lots of sunny days and average temperatures around 26°C. The summer months, when the course will take place, can be much hotter and humid with temperatures around 40°C and potentially warmer the further inland you go. The desert is what makes up the majority of the UAE, with many oases. The northern part of the UAE is mostly made up of mountains. The UAE also has hundreds of islands in the Gulf. With a population of 8.19 million, the UAE is growing at a very quick rate. Besides oil, UAE is a major center for trade, tourism, and investment.
Getting to Dubai
Getting to Dubai is easy! You can fly, drive or take a boat to Dubai depending on where you are traveling from. Over 100 airlines fly to Dubai from around the world. Click here to learn more about the Dubai airport.