Dubai is located on the Persian Gulf, to the northeast of the United Arab Emirates. Dubai is the second largest emirate with an urban area of 3885 sq km and the city is roughly 35 sq km. However, it will expand to twice that size with the addition of the man-made islands; the Waterfront, the Palm Jumeirah, the World, the Universe, Dubai land, as well as the construction in the desert.
One of the most fascinating geographical aspects of Dubai is its Creek, which divides the city into two regions. Dubai Creek is made up of a natural 9.5 mile inlet in the Persian Gulf, around which the city’s trade developed. North of the Creek is called Deira, and Bur Dubai refers to the south where it joins the tourist and residential developments of Jumeirah along the coast.
Dubai also has the highest population, sharing its borders with Abu Dhabi to the south, Sharjah to the northeast and the Sultanate of Oman to the southeast.