Dubai is located in the United Arab Emirates on the Persian Gulf. Dubai is one of seven emirates that comprise the United Arab Emirates. An emirate is comparable to a state in the United States and is a smaller governmental region that defers to the national government.
Dubai is a popular tourist destination and commercial hub in the Middle East. The tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, stands in Dubai at 2,717 feet tall. Dubai has typical desert weather, dry and hot. The best time to visit to avoid the extreme heat is January through March.