Monday, February 29, 2016

21 Cool Facts About Dubai


Dubai is a huge city with several district articles containing sightseeing, highest buildings, luxury hotels, fancy restaurants, nightlife and accommodation listings have a look at each of them. It is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates and became one of popular place to visit. It is rather like an independent city-state and is the most modern and progressive emirate in the UAE, developing at an unbelievable pace in the tourist and trade sectors especially. If in USA they have New York as a City never sleep, well in Asia they have Dubai ^^. Bellow you can find the list of cool facts about Dubai :

  1. Emirates are provided with free education, free medical and free housing. However, lately their subsidies have been cut back and they have been encouraged to get jobs (mainly government and tourist positions).
  2. Oil was discovered in Dubai in 1963, but today oil accounts for just a small portion, about 11%, of Dubai’s revenues. Tourism and trading are much bigger components of their economy.
  3. Dubai is one of seven states that comprise the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a country formed in 1971 from individual sheikdoms.
  4. Foreigners make up most of Dubai’s population. The local people, called Emiratis, are just 15% of the total population.
  5. Dubai is apparently the fastest growing city in the world. In 1991, Dubai had just one tall building and it was at the edge of the edge of the desert. Now they have over 400 high rises.The tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, is in Dubai. It has 164 floors.
  6. 0% Crime. The crime rate in Dubai is so low. Virtually it is 0% across Dubai. That is why this city is considered one of the safest cities on earth. The law is so strict in Dubai. On the other hand, the people of Dubai are maintained with full of the morality. Dubai is considered the fifth safest city in the world
  7. Dubai asked Disneyland to consider building a resort here and Disneyland turned them down, saying Dubai was too small. So Dubai decided to construct its own theme park called Dubailand. When it opens, Dubailand will be twice the size of Disneyworld in Florida and is expected to be the largest tourist draw in the world, with 200,000 people daily. They have signed deals with Marvel Comics, Universal Studios and others.
  8. Even though Dubai is in the middle of a desert and it is very flat, you can ski indoors at the Mall of the Emirates. Dubai has an indoor ski slope, which daily produces 6000 tons of snow.
  9. There is no standard address system in Dubai or there are no street address in Dubai. And it making delivery services a challenge.
  10. There are hundreds of mosques in Dubai and the call to prayer can be heard throughout the city. Hotel rooms have arrows pointing in the direction of Mecca just in case.
  11. 0% Income Tax. There is no personal or income taxes in Dubai. One has so many opportunities to become rich and wealthy in Dubai. The residents of Dubai are not supposed to pay their personal income tax. So the income tax is totally 0%. For this reason you can earn a lot of money and save it.
  12. Between 15 and 25% of the world construction cranes are currently in Dubai. In Dubai a new skyscraper is built everyday.
  13. Dubai has many man-made islands. They have one in the shape of a large palm tree and it is home to Atlantis, the Palm, a resort with hotels, restaurants and private residences. We visited a water park, Aquaventure, at the top of the Palm. (also recomended : Palm Island an AmazingArtificial Islands in Dubai).
  14. The train station Khalid bin Al Waleed Train station does not look like ordinary train station it looks more like a 5 star hotel
  15. The most luxurious hotel in the world is in Dubai and it’s called the Burj Al Arab. It bills itself at a 7-star hotel and is build on a man-island just off the coast. You can't enter the island without a reservation.
  16. Arabic is the official language, but most of the locals speak English (as their first choice).
  17. The above ground metro station opened in Dubai 2009. It consists of 42 stations and was built in just 18 months. They built an entire system is less than two years. Woooww....
  18. During the summer, the temperatures reach 120degrees and don’t fall below 100 even at night. Even the bus stops are usually air-conditioned.
  19. Dubai is one of the most visited city in the whole world and world’s largest Horses can be found in Dubai
  20. Modesty standards are encouraged, but a wide range of dress is tolerated. There is such a thing as a “burq-kini” for those who wish to be covered up in lycra on the beach.
  21. All sorts of American fast food restaurants have branches here including KFC, Burger King, Subway and Dunkin Donuts.


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