Dubai is one among the seven emirates that constitute the United Arab Emirates, with a population of 2,414,841 (2015 estimate) and a significant proportion of expats. Dubai enjoys a reputation as a leading financial hub of the Middle East, and also conveniently serves as the perfect business link between Europe, Africa and Asia. Although Dubai’s major revenue comes from trade, tourism and oil reserves, finance sector, in the recent past, has flourished rapidly, contributing significantly to the economy. Dubai displays integration of Western-style business model with traditional ethos; thus it is the most forward-looking of the seven emirates and the meeting point of Far East, Middle East and West. With world-class infrastructure and business-friendly policies, Dubai attracts foreign investors globally, emerging as a distinguished trade centre in the Arabian Gulf region. Dubai’s pioneering initiative to establish specialised free trade zones (FTZ) also contributes to its ongoing economic prosperity. FTZ offer overseas investors several benefits, including 100% ownership and tax exemption. Tourism is one of the cornerstones of Dubai’s meteoric rise as a financial centre, predicted to contribute nearly 38% to the GDP by 2020 along with aviation. With some of the unique and stunning attractions like Burj Khalifa, Palm islands, Burj Al Arab and Infinity towers, very few cities can compete with Dubai’s architectural marvels and futuristic buildings. Being “the commercial capital of the Middle East”, the city draws big spenders by providing an exclusive and luxury experience, ranging from restaurants, bars, designer labels, jewellery to cars and electronics. Dubai’s renowned private and public beaches with vast stretches of white sand and clear blue water offer a relaxing and family-friendly atmosphere.