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Dubai is the capital of Emirate of Dubai and the largest city of the United Arab Emirates in the eastern Arabian Peninsula, on the Persian Gulf coastal line. Founded in 1833 as a fishing settlement, the city became a notable touristic destination for visitors all around the globe in '80s and '90s. "The Burj Khalifa," towering almost 830 meters, the unique 7-star hotel "Burj al Arab," the world's biggest botanical garden, the"Dubai's Miracle Garden," and the largest human-made island "The Palms Jumeirah" are some landmarks of Dubai. "OliOli," the "Museum of Illusions," the "Etihad Museum," and the"Dubai Museum" are among the cultural sites of the city. Cricketer Amjad Javed, weightlifter Khadija Mohammad, and footballer Abdulaziz Hussain were born in Dubai.