In less than 40 years, Dubai has transformed itself from a local trading community into one of the most inspirational, exciting and successful cities in the world. Dubai's progress continues to make global headlines and its attraction as a destination for tourists and businesses alike is now legendary. With a diverse, multicultural population, Dubai offers its residents and businesses a unique environment, enriched with the cultures of more than 190 nationalities and a quality of life and work unrivalled in the Middle East. It is a bustling metropolis with a combination of Emirati heritage, Arabic vitality, Western spontaneity and Asian ambition.
With an indigenous population of just 170,000, the number of Dubai expatriate residents now stands at more than two million, thanks to its lifestyle appeal and investment incentives. The tax-free policies and penalty-free repatriation of earnings have enormous benefits on both a personal and business level, with outstanding opportunities for private savings and professional profits. As thousands of new businesses are discovering each year, Dubai is the perfect gateway between East and West and the lynchpin for the region's imports and exports market – one of the most lucrative in the world