Dubai is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates on the Arabian Peninsula and is one of the wonders of the modern world. It is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf and is one of the seven emirates that make up the country. The city of Dubai is located on the emirate's northern coastline and heads up the Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman metropolitan area. Dubai has emerged as a global city and business hub of the Middle East. Dubai having expanded along both banks of the Creek, Dubai is divided into two parts - Deira on the northern side and Bur Dubai to the south, as well as the top tourist destination of Jumeirah. Dubai is preserved some of the most intriguing historical attractions.