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How much to you know about this financial capital of the world? Take our Dubai quiz to test your knowledge and learn about lesser-known aspects of Dubai's culture.

Dubai is one of seven emirates that form what nation?

  • Syria
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Qatar

The main source of Dubai's revenue in the 1980s was:

  • oil
  • gold
  • coal

What is Dubai's Burj Al Arab?

  • the world's largest mall, featuring over 700 stores
  • the world's tallest building, measuring nearly 2,300 feet
  • a seven-star hotel decorated in 22-karat gold

Some trace Dubai's rise to global prominence back to Sheik Mohammed founding:

  • an international chain of restaurants
  • an airline
  • a professional soccer club

What percentage of American stock exchange NASDAQ does Dubai own?

  • less than 1 percent
  • 20 percent
  • 40 percent

A typical "national" man in Dubai is usually dressed in:

  • military fatigues
  • black long-sleeved robes
  • white long-sleeved robes

What percentage of Dubai residents are UAE citizens?

  • about 10 percent
  • about 25 percent
  • about 40 percent

What sport is played on the Dubai World Cup Day, an annual Dubai event with $21 million in prizes?

  • auto racing
  • sailing
  • horse racing

Migrant laborers compose what percentage of Dubai's population?

  • 20 percent
  • 60 percent
  • 85 percent

The "dark side of Dubai" refers to:

  • the involuntary servitude of many migrant laborers and commercial sexual exploitation of women
  • the environmental catastrophe that has resulted from building many skyscrapers
  • the religious and ethnic conflicts that produce outbreaks of violence in the region occasionally