Dubai culture today is very different from what it used to be a decade or two ago.
The narrow widening creek divides the city into two parts, the Southern part called Bur Dubai has a traditional culture in Dubai and the Northern area, Deira has a busy and bustling culture. The Al Shindagha tunnel which runs under the creek connects the two halves of the city.
The Dubai culture is a cosmopolitan one. With the influx of great number of foreign population which includes, Persians, Indians,Baluchis etc ,the culture in Dubai has become a global one. With Islam as its official religion , Culture in Dubai is essentially a Muslim one but the presence of Hindus, Christians,Sikhs etc cannot be ignored and their presence has left an undeniable mark on the Culture in Dubai.
Like religion, language Culture in Dubai is also diverse and although Arabic is declared to be the official language of Dubai, other languages of the world co-exist with it. The schools are also not biased regarding language and many of them teach foreign languages to the children.
Dubai culture is essentially very colorful and vibrant. The Dubai shopping festival and the Dubai International Film Festival are an integral part of the culture in Dubai.