Dubai Story - History
An incredible journey
In just three decades Dubai has grown from a humble fishing village and trading dock to a world renowned tax-free business haven. What was once a sun-scorched village occupied by pearl divers and traders is now a highway to the world.
Under the visionary leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai and Vice President of the UAE, a sophisticated free enterprise environment has been created. World-class infrastructure, ultra-modern facilities, a highly developed financial sector and a Westernised business approach, Dubai is now well established as an economic powerhouse alongside London, New York, Hong Kong and Tokyo.
A highway to the world