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Geography of Dubai

The Dubai GeographyLocated on the Persian Gulf, between Sharjah and Abu Dhabi, Dubai is one of the seven emirates that comprise the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Geography of Dubai is as interesting as the emirate itself is.Dubai is located in the Persian Gulf coast of UAE and above 52 feet of Sea Level. Dubai is surrounded by the mainly UAE emirates.The Dubai is only touched international border with the Sultanate of Oman. The Dubai Geography is very different from the other emirates.

Area of Dubai

Dubai is bordered with the Abu Dhabi from the South, Sharjah from North East. Dubai is located on the geographically coordinated on North 25.2697° and east 55.3095°.Dubai has an area of about 3,885 sq km, making it the second largest emirate after Abu Dhabi. One of the most interesting geographical features of Dubai is the Dubai Creek, a natural inlet in Persian Gulf, dividing the city into two parts - the Deira to its north and Bur Dubai to its south.


Neighboring Gulf States

The unique location and geography of Dubai allows it to connect to all neighboring Gulf States, as well as South Asia and East Africa by sea or land.The UAE has 700 km long coastline of which 100 km are on the Gulf of Oman, which connects the country to the Arabian Sea. Dubai is also a major stopover for flights from Asia to Europe and vice versa.

Desert Landscape

Dubai has a primarily desert landscape with extensive sand dunes, oases, and wadis (dry river bed). There are also some spectacular offshore islands, coral reefs and sabhka, or salt marshes. That's not all about Dubai geography. Visitors will be surprised to see a range of mountains lying close to the Gulf of Oman. For more information on Dubai geography, you can click on relevant links on this page.

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