By the 1960s, Dubai's economy was based on revenues from trade and, to a smaller extent, oil exploration concessions, but oil was not discovered until 1966. Dubai has recently attracted world attention through many innovative large construction projects and sports events.The city has become iconic for its skyscrapers and high-rise buildings, in particular the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.
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It is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf and is the capital of the Emirate of Dubai, one of the seven emirates that make up the country.
There are no official standard for numeric date format, although the traditional format is the most widely used. 'month name' yyyy and in handwriting d/m-yy or d/m yyyy are also acceptable.
Short format: dd/mm/yyyy (Day first, month number and year in left-to-right writing direction) in Afar, French and Somali ("d/m/yy" is a common alternative).
Gregorian dates follow the same rules but tend to be written in the format (Day first, month number, and year in right-to-left writing direction) in Arabic language.