Amazing facts about Dubai
Many people have visited the beautiful city of Dubai more than once but how well do you know the city? We shall be detailing some interesting facts about Dubai, some of which you may know but there are also some you may not know.
1. Dubai is the most populated city in UAE
The United Arab Emirates is consists of 7 emirates. They’re Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm AL Quwain, Ras AL Khaimah, Fujairah, and Dubai. Dubai is the most populated in the UAE with an estimated population of about 3.331 million as of the last census in 2019. The Dubai population surpasses that of Abu Dhabi despite the fact they have the largest landmass in the UAE.
Interestingly, roughly 85% of Dubai’s population are expatriates and the remaining 15% are Emiratis. The reason for this is that the major populaces are immigrants who were workers building the many skyscrapers in Dubai. They were mainly from India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.
2. City was once a small village
The modern Dubai cannot be compared to how it was about 50 years ago. The transformation is overwhelming that some people up till now may not believe. Dubai was once a little village in a desert.
However, the answers may have been settled by some tourists as some part of the city is still sandy and hazy showing signs that the city is surrounded by desert. This is one of the reasons the city relies on water for artificial, fountains, pools, etc. However, there are still beaches in Dubai that will make you think you are in a city with an abundance of water.
3. Tallest building in the World in located in Dubai
It is no news that The Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building, the sight of the building is quite captivating, the approximately 2717 feet-building makes it almost 3 times taller than the Effiel Tower located in Paris and almost 2 times taller than the Empire State Building in New York.
Apart from it being the tallest free-standing structure in the world, it also has the highest amount of stories in the world (163 stories). It also has the fastest elevator with the longest travel distance in the world.
The height of the building stands firm among other skyscrapers in Dubai. Standing at the topmost floor of the building will no doubt give you a comfortable view of the city of Dubai and partly beyond.
4. Largest man made island
The palm island is composed of 3 islands namely Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Ali, and Palm Deira. The first construction began in the year 2001 while the last island (Palm Deira) is the latest development still in progress.
As mentioned earlier, the palm island has 94 million cubic meters of sand. This is sufficient to fill 2.5 million empire buildings as the Empire State Building merely has 37 million cubic meters of sand.
You can find the Atlantis Hotel at the apex of Palm Jumeirah.
5. Burj al Arab hotel interior is covered with Gold leaf
The 7-star Hotel, Burj AL Arab is not only magnificent for being the tenth tallest hotel in the world but also that the interior is decorated with 1790 square meters of carat gold leaf.
The Burj AL Arab is 1053 feet tall. Located on an artificial island a few distances away from Jumeirah Beach. It has a private bridge that connects it to the mainland. It has a ship-like structure to mimic a sailing shit.
This comes, as no surprise because the majority of the buildings in Dubai were inspired by great architects with vast knowledge from different countries.
6. Dubai cops use exotic cars for their duty
The luxurious life of Dubai has never been undervaluing. It comes down again to the police workers who cruise a license for government exotic cars while on duty or patrol. Some of the exotic cars include Ferrari FF, Lamborghini Aventador, and Bugatti which all worth about $8.5 million. These cars are cruised to wow the tourists that Dubai is a classy city.
It is also worthy to note that these cars are the fastest in the world, you don’t want to mess with the police force because it won’t take time to get busted.
7. Dubai weather is mostly sunny
Since Dubai is a desert area, the sun shines almost throughout the year. May is the sunniest month in Dubai and the sun shines for over 300 hours throughout the month. It is in this month the city heats up. However, Air Conditioners have been installed in almost every part of Dubai, trains, buses, taxis, buildings, etc.
The major seasons in Dubai are summer and winter, the city is not very familiar with rain and the rainy season is mostly during winter with an average of 25 rainy days in a year. The winter period is March and December.
8. Dubai is tax free
Workers in Dubai have the benefits of saving their salaries 100% free of tax charges. This is very helpful for savings especially for those planning to stay for a short while. But be beware, you can get caught up with the places and activities of Dubai and rather spend money on them.
9. Dubai have machine that dispense the gold
This is one of the fascinating facts about Dubai. ATMs in various countries may dispense cash, but Dubai has a special automated machine that can dispense gold bars. This may sound ridiculous and the doubters may think you are crazy but it is a fact.
10. Dubai practices Islam
Islam is the official religion of Dubai. There are many mosques across the city. They take their religion seriously, in fact, Muslims are unable for the license to take alcohol at all. Only non-Muslims living in Dubai and tourists have the privilege to obtain a license to take liquor at home or a licensed venue.
The bottom line
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