DUBAI

POP: 3.01 MILLION

BARRELS OF OIL IN RESERVE: 4 BILLION

GPS: 25.2048° N, 55.2708° E

AREA: 4,114 km²

CUR: DIRHAM 

Dubai is a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife scene. Burj Khalifa, an 830m-tall tower, dominates the skyscraper-filled skyline. At its foot lies Dubai Fountain, with jets and lights choreographed to music. On artificial islands just offshore is Atlantis, The Palm, a resort with water and marine-animal parks.