The paper “ Tourism in Dubai - Dubai’ s Natural Environment, Society, Heritage Resources, Push and Pull Factors, Kinds of Accommodation Available” is a variant of case study on tourism. Dubai is located in the Southwest of Persian gulf. It has the highest population among the United Arab Emirates states with an area of 2,106,177 square kilometers. It is located between the Far East and Europe. The city has more than one hundred shipping lines and over one hundred airlines. It is next to Saudi Arabia (Sampler & Eigner 2008). Dubai is one of the major destinations or emirates of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates.
In the year 1997, the department of tourism and marketing commerce was established in Dubai. The main aim of this department was to increase the tourism rate and market Dubai to the outside world. It aims at attracting many tourists to Dubai by marketing both heritage and natural environment in Dubai (Davidson 2008). Tourism has been a major source of revenue for the government of Dubai and it has also enabled the government to attract foreign currency.
For example in the year 2011, Dubai served a total of 9,000,000 tourists (Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing 2013). Dubai’ s natural environmentThere are various reasons why Dubai is able to attract this large number of tourists. One of the attractions of the tourists is the natural environment, the kind of society found in Dubai and many other tourist attractions. Besides Dubai being next to the coastal region, it has some natural environment which attracts the tourists (Sharpley 2008). The semi-desert climate in Dubai is different from those of other countries.
The semi-desert trees such as Flora and Fauna are good for viewing. The natural harbor of Dubai further is rare to many countries thus it acts as a natural environment that attracts the tourists. In addition, the Persian Gulf is another natural att5raction for tourists in Dubai. The Gulf connects with Oman Gulf. At the cross points of these two Gulfs, they make a good environment that is rare to find in other places. Therefore natural semi-desert environment and the natural harbor provide tourist features (Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing 2013). Society in DubaiThe economy of Dubai is dominated by manufacturing and tourism.
Not only tourism and manufacturing industries are in Dubai, but there are also some other sectors that have started coming up like Agriculture (Davidson 2008). The major exports of Dubai are electronics. Dubai city comprises many people from different cultures, therefore, it is a multi-culture city. The main language which is spoken in Dubai is English although there are some other minor languages. These different cultures make it a diversity city. The city can be traced from its history.
There have been some problems with leadership. Since the economy of the city began to grow tremendously, the system of government changed. It was hard to manage that large number of people (Rugh 2007). The city has a cosmopolitan and multicultural society. The initial population was small but with the arrival of other nationalities starting with the nationals of Iran, the city’ s population grew. There have been reported ethnic clashes. The main cultures in Dubai are Islamic and Arab culture. The society in Dubai can be recognized by the way people live.
For instance, the architecture, the dressing style and the kind of religions help the tourists(Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing 2013).