20 Amazing Facts About Dubai

Dubai is one of the cities of United Arab Emirates. UAE is one of the richest countries across the planet. Dubai is known for its ultramodern architecture, luxury shopping, and lively nightlife.

Here are 20 facts about Dubai.

 

Dubai is a city with so many rapid changes happening.

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A guy journalist named Omar Borkan Al Gala from Dubai was told to leave Saudi Arabia because he was too handsome.

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The real story is that Omar Borkan Al Gala with his two friends went to Saudi Arabia. Having passed by people celebrating a festival, some girls recognized Omar Borkan Al Gala because of his modeling. These girls got near him and asked for autographs and photos. What happened is the crowd grew and he was surrounded by many girls. A religion officer noticed the commotion and asked Omar Borkan Al Gala to politely leave the festival, not the country. The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vices in Saudi Arabia has rules on limiting and restricting women from interacting with men who are not related to them.

 

The Dubai police fleet uses Ferrari, Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Bugatti Veyron, Chevrolet, and Bentley.

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These are just a few of Dubai’s police cars. They have more than that. These police cars allow police officers to catch speeders who overtake other cars.

 

Dubai has been building the world’s first climate-controlled indoor city of 50,000,000 square foot from scratch.

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All I can say is WOW! This is so cool. This is to be soon an indoor city where the temperature is controlled for the comfort of the dwellers here.

 

Wild animals are allowed to be brought in inside a car.

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This scene is normal in Dubai. Don’t be shocked!

 

Out of 5 cranes, one is located in Dubai.

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Now, Dubai has 909 finished high-rises. Its number is still increasing.

 

The artificial Palm Islands of Dubai has imported so much sand to fill the Empire State Buildings.

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The Palm Island is made of 94 million m3 sand. The Empire State Building required 37 million m3 of sand.

 

The Burj Al Arab uses gold in order to cover 46,265 of Mona Lisa paintings.

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There is too much gold in this building. The interior of Burj Al Arab is being covered by 1,790 m2 of 24-carat gold leaf. Amazing!

 

Only 6% sales of oil constitute in the economy of Dubai.

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Dubai’s economy is more based on tourism and real estate.

 

80% of the people living in Dubai are foreign.

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Most people come from Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh. They come to Dubai to look for well-paying jobs.

 

Instead of people riding in camels, robot take part in camel racing tournaments.

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Now, robots are being used in camel tournaments because they are lighter and they are more flexible. The robot’s prices range from 300 to 10,000 USD.

 

Trading of 40% physical gold happened in Dubai last 2013.

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The 40% of gold weigh about more than 354 elephants. That would be $70 billion physical gold which is 2,250 tonnes.

 

The tallest skyscraper in the world is found in Dubai.

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The tallest building in the picture is the Burj Khalifa which is 2,722 ft high. Residents living in the higher floors of Burj Khalifa see the sun longer than the others.

 

39% of Burj Al Arab hotel have no habitats making these spaces wasted.

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Staying in a royal suite in this hotel costs $20,000. That’s the same amount you need to visit several countries.

 

Aside from having cool police cars, Dubai police has a band that plays drums and bagpipes.

The police bagpipe band performs at various occasions. Though this thing is more like Scottish, they have already adopted and loved it.

The police bagpipe band performs at various occasions. Though this thing is more like Scottish, they have already adopted and loved it.

 

In Dubai, there were only 13 cars in 1968.

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Now, the traffic in Dubai is so dense. In order for cars to fit in the street, they have built double Decker roads.

 

The highest tennis court in the whole world is found in Dubai.

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This tennis court is located on top of Burj Al Arab hotel and sometimes serves as helipad.

 

Even when you are 90 kilometers away, you can still see the Burj Khalifa.

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You can see this high tower on a clear day even when you are 90 km away from it.

 

Dubai’s bus stops are air conditioned and enclosed.

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For some places, this is a luxury. What? These are cool air conditioned bus stops! But in Dubai, this is more of a necessity because of its high humidity and unbearable heat.

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