One of the well-known countries in the Middle East in the UAE, and when you are visiting this place, can you exclude Dubai from your list? Never! This city one of the most well-known ones in the whole world. So, when you are touring UAE, you must step foot in Dubai, and check out all the mention-worthy places in there.
However, when one visits Dubai, they get mesmerized by its shine, and wealth, but have you ever wondered, how it will be the perfect thing, if you know about the facts about Dubai, while you explore the town?
Of course, it will be fun and your knowledge will be appreciated by the people you are travelling with. Thus, here, in this article, you will get to know about 10 such facts about Dubai.
1. Dubai police cars are expensive ones
Have you ever seen a Lamborghini police car? Hoping not, but in Dubai, you will get the entire opposite picture, because, here, you will get to see expensive police cars, and they are like Mercedes, Lamborghini, and other well-known brands.
2. Dubai Desert Safari
When you are in Dubai, you must go to desert safari, and it’s the most thrilling and adventurous thing on the whole tour. There are three types of safari available in the Dubai desert, such as evening, overnight safari and morning desert safari. You will get straight 20 minutes of dune bashing and you can even take the quad bike if you are feeling the adrenaline rush. Also, the creature of sand, camel riding should be on your list too. After you finish exploring the sand, you will be welcomed at the desert camp, where you can enjoy exotic belly dance with delicious foods and drinks.
3. No income tax in Dubai
You must know that Dubai is the place where most of the rich people live, and you got the whiff by the tall buildings and the shine of the city. There is another fact here, that the residents here, do not have to pay income tax. Surprising isn’t it! They have zero policy for taxes, and this is one of the best things about Dubai. So, are you now planning to live here?
4. Burj Khalifa
This is the tallest building on earth, and your neck might get sprained when you try to see the tip of the building. The height is 2,700 feet and has two observation decks, nine luxury hotels of the city, Las Vegas-inspired fountain, and several restaurants.
This 21st-century marvel should be the first in your UAE travel list. You have to book tickets to enter the building, and you must do it beforehand.
5. Palm Jumeriah
This is Dubai’s amazing artificial architectural wonder, this place was built by land reclamation, and it extends to the Persian Gulf. This architectural wonder resembles a palm tree with a circle around it, and this will be perfectly visible if you are having the helicopter tour in Dubai.
This place is one of the main tourist places in the city and the UAE. You will get Lost Chambers aquarium, Aquaventure waterpark in Palm Jumeriah. Dubai’s Palm islands have 94 million cubic meters of sand, and the surprising fact is the amount of sand and rocks used here, it would circle the world at least three times!
6. Almost 85% population is foreign
If you are thinking of living in Dubai, you can always do that, because 85% of its population is filled with foreign people. In estimation, it has been stated that 15% of the population are Emiratis, while the other half are from other countries. Most of the workers here from Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan these people are now 50% of the entire population.
7. Burj Al Arab
The building was first established in 1999, and this is one of the most expensive and premium hotels in Dubai. The shape of the building is like the sail of a boat, and this iconic place has shiny limousines and a private helipad for their rich guests.
If you are interested to know about the luxury part of the hotel, then, you will get a very attractive fountain, expensive 203 suites, and a shiny lobby. The building is 180 meters high, and its interior is made of actual gold! If you are thinking of visiting the restaurant inside Burj Al Arab, you will have to make a reservation beforehand.
8. The Dubai Mall
Your shopping spree will always find its destination in Dubai Mall. This is one of the largest shopping malls in the entire world, comprising 502,000 square meters. You will get 4 floors, 1200 shops, so your legs will not get rest at all.
While you are in the mall you will get to see a huge walk-through aquarium, a big ice rink, and do not worry about the parking space, because the mall has 14,000 of it! This mall was voted the best by the shopping experience of the tourists.
9. Longest Automated Metro
Dubai has the longest automated metro in the world. This ride covers a distance of 74.6 km and has 79 trains, that recently serve the green and red lines. Also, the speed of the metro isn’t something you can ignore, it’s 90km per hour! Talking about fast.
10. miracle garden is the largest flower garden
If you love flowers, then you must visit the Miracle gardens. This is one of the major attractions for tourists in the city. You will get to see 250 million plants and 50 million flowers. The garden is huge and has a space of 72,000 square meters.
Lastly, for the love of gold, you have to visit Dubai, because the city loves it, and your eyes will get the best view of all the jewellery displayed in millions of gold shops in Dubai.