The Rise of an Urban Supercity

Written in cooperation with IHG Hotels.

The story of Dubai is one of change and modernization. One of the seven emirates that makes up the United Arab Emirates, the first mention of Dubai was in 1095 in the Book of Geography. In ancient times, it appears few settlements existed in this desert region, but it was a natural pathway for trade between the East and West.

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