You may know quite a bit about Dubai but not know precisely where it’s located. There’s a lot of information on the internet including the Dubai maps that show Dubai geography and its nearby areas. The interesting fact is that many people know or have heard a lot about Dubai however do not exactly know where it is located.
If you have read the discussions in the About Dubai City section you must already know that Dubai has created a lot of money due of its free trade zones. It’s in a position to attract many traders and merchants as a result of of its ideal placement on the map of the world.
Its central location makes it a perfect place for several companies to set up distributorships to establish the shortest routes to most of Asia and other continents. Additionally, its location on the Persian Gulf makes it an easy place for traders to converge at the numerous Dubai ports.
Therefore where is it located exactly? It is a peninsula located on the shore of the Persian Gulf region of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It shares borders with Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Oman. The first 2 are Emirates of the UAE while Oman is an independent country.
Dubai is just around sea level (16m / 52 ft. above) and covers an area of just over 4,000 square kilometers or one thousand five hundred square miles (second biggest in the UAE). Its specific grid coordinate location is 25.2697° N 55.3095° E and it falls in the Arabian Desert area.
Because of its location, you can expect Dubai weather to be Hot! Expect its square area to expand as the Emirate continues to build man made islands on water thereby extending the shore lines and its boundaries. Arabian Gulf is located on the other side of Dubai.
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