Dubai is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The emirate of Dubai is ruled by the Al Maktoum family, which has held power in the region since the early 19th century. The current ruler of Dubai is Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is also the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE.
The Emirati government is a constitutional monarchy, with the ruler of each emirate serving as the head of state. The government is responsible for the administration and development of the emirate, and the ruler has the final say in all matters of governance.
Dubai has a developed economy based on trade, tourism, and financial services, and the government has invested heavily in infrastructure and development projects. The city is known for its modern skyline, luxury shopping, and vibrant nightlife.