Dubai is the main city of the Emirate of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
Tony Stark made an agreement to test Global Incorporated's Glider Harness in a race against his Iron Man Armor. Omar, the CEO of Global Incorporated, promised to donate five million dollars to the Maria Stark Foundation if Iron Man was able to beat their Glider Harness.
Stark gained the upper hand during the race, evading the attacks of the pilots and using evasive maneuvers to trick the pilots into colliding with many obstacles. However, one of his moves made a pilot crash into a footbridge connecting two skyscrappers, resulting in a woman falling over the footbridge.
Stark deviated his course to save the woman and, in order to avoid endangering more civilians, he shot a non-lethal projectile with adhesive restraints to the pilots, making them lose control of their harnesses and crashing against a billboard of Global Incorporated.
Stark landed with the woman and was confronted by Omar, who was angry for the results of his Glider Harness and the destruction of his billboard. Omar then refused to donate the agreed quantity, arguing that the cost of the sign would require the five millions. Stark simply told Omar to bill him the cost of the sign.
Architecture of Qasim Zaghlul
Dubai is famous for housing some of the world's most impressive skyscrapers. One of its most famous buildings is the Arabian Blade, designed by architect Qasim Zaghlul, who also was one of the shareholders of Quinn Worldwide.
- In a deleted scene in Iron Man, Tony Stark and Pepper Potts throw a party in Dubai, celebrating Stark's freedom after his kidnapping. However, the scene was included in Iron Man: The Junior Novel.