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Fun Facts About Dubai

Fun Facts About Dubai!

We all know how great Dubai is. It is one of a kind among several world-class destinations. Its attractions have no match. You must have read many blogs about Dubai’s charms, but this time let’s dig a little deeper to find out some fun facts about this city.

The 85 % population of Dubai is based on immigrants.

Many big countries have a large population of immigrants, but Dubai has taken a step further. 85 % of the total population is based on expatriates, only 15 % of the rest are Emiratis. This population has both white-collar and blue-collar jobs. But the basic population is based on the labourer. Most of the workers building the Dubai’s ever-increasing number of skyscrapers, migrated to the United Arab Emirates from South Asian countries ( Pakistan, India and Bangladesh), hence they now consist of more than 50% of the Dubai’s population.

Dubai has Robot camel jockeys

Have you heard about camel races? It is just like horse races with camels instead of horses. The importance of this game in Dubai is high. Camel racing to Dubai is what hockey is to Canada and football is to America.

Previously, the catch to this race was that given the sizes of camel, only children could participate in these races. And since the children of residents of Dubai are not allowed to participate, children from less privileged countries were trafficked illegally to race camels. Once, this issue was raced on the international level, the local government had to take action and put a stop on it. They decided to give up on the jockeys but not on camel racing and came up with a brilliant solution. They started building child-sized robot jockeys to replace children to race camels. The prices range from 300 to 10,000 $. But money has never been an issue for Emiratis.

The robot jockeys are a new thing for the rest of the world, hence its always entertaining for the tourists to visit and enjoy these races.

A climate control city is being built in Dubai.

Yes, you read it right. We are talking about a weather-controlled city.

Since the weather is pretty hard on Dubai as it is built in the middle of a desert. This should not come up as a surprise. Hence, they decided to build a city of 4.45-kilo meter square whose boardwalks will be air-conditioned connecting the various sections of the city. Just to get an idea, you should know that the area of Monaco is 2.02-kilometre square. Hence the artificially climate-controlled city is 2.25 times the size of Monaco which is amazing.

Up until 2015, Dubai had no proper address system.

No proper address system means no postal addresses, no zip codes, no area codes and no addresses at all. No idea how they were managing since Dubai has been growing at a crazy rate. Probably, they were so busy building, innovating and modernizing the city, they did not find the time to introduce a proper address system.

If you are wondering how they got packages delivered or got mail, the method they used is quite funny. In place of the postal address, people would draw a map to their house in a designated space or write out specific instructions such as ‘ after crossing the white mosque, take the second street to the right, green door’. It was only in 2015 when they paid attention to this issue and allotted a 10-digit number known as Makani number to help in identification.

No income taxes in Dubai:

The best part of living in Dubai is that there are no income taxes. This means that if you move to Dubai, apart from the very attractive pay package you will not have to pay any income tax at all. This helps in saving a lot of money in a short period of time if you come to Dubai to earn.

But, sadly, it is also very easy to spend in Dubai. Especially if you are a shopaholic. We do not see you saving a lot. But on the positive your side you will get to enjoy the most.

Dubai is not called the City of Gold for fun:

There are literally ATMs in Dubai that spit out gold bars. According to the records, 40%  of the total trading of physical gold happened in Dubai and that gold weighted more than 354 elephants together. Crazy? Right. There is an abundance of gold in Dubai, makes it look like its being distributed free of cost but that is not the case sadly.

The most expensive hotel in the world which is also the only alleged seven start hotel of the world, the Burj Al Arab is decorated with actual gold. One of its suites, the Royal suite, has pillars made of 24-carat gold.

The best, biggest and largest of everything:

The thing about writing about Dubai is that you get to write words like ‘the largest, the biggest, the only’ a lot. It seems like Dubai has this crazy goal of having the biggest and best of everything. It has the most luxurious hotels, the highest building in the world: Burj Khalifa ( it can be seen from 95 km away), the largest mall, the largest man-made island etc. This city owns the biggest aquarium, the largest choreographed dancing fountain, the most expensive hotel, the longest automated rail network, the largest indoor ski park etc.

And they are not planning to stop any time soon. There are so many projects under development at the very moment. With hundred plus skyscrapers already, many more high buildings are under process. They have a habit of breaking their own records.

If you are planning to visit this amazing city anytime soon, we assure you that it will leave a unique impression on you regardless of you liking it or not.

Also, do not forget to take Dubai safari tour, it is one of its kind and an amazing experience.

Four craziest facts about Dubai

Four Craziest Facts About Dubai

Dubai is not like your usual destination for vacations. It is as crazy as it gets. Dubai is not called the best vacation destination in the whole world just because of the beaches and sands. It has few of the most crazily attractive things which you are not going to find in other destinations.

The craziest and strangest thing about Dubai is that it was not even a properly maintained city until the late 1960s. The city was pretty much desert and few buildings. So, it is not hard to believe that it is built artificially, which is even more interesting. A fully air-conditioned, modernly built city with the biggest skyline of the world in the middle of a desert is a wonder.

Despite the heat factor, not only that it is considered one of the most popular travel destinations of the world, but it is also one of the most comfortable places to lead a life in. There is more to Dubai than just some tourist attractions.

It is not a very big city area wise. Who knew 60 years ago that a small town with no apparent attraction will grow into this big, vibrant tourist attraction in the Middle East? It is not just a travel destination; it has become a business and cultural hub of the area. Despite being modernized on a large scale, Dubai is still attached to its roots. Visiting Dubai will not only leave you shunned by the extra-terrestrial modern architecture, luxurious hotels and man-made islands, it will also take you to the sandy times of Dubai with cultural music, souks and vintage buildings.

The shopping experience in Dubai is out of this world. I am not sure that you will like your own shopping malls very much after visiting Dubai. Not only shopping but also the sight-seeing is mind-blowing. You do not need to go somewhere to see the modern architecture. Just look up and there it is. A sky full of high-end skyscrapers, among which stands the world’s tallest building: the Burj Khalifa. It is crazy tall like 830 meters tall. Not this with over a hundred buildings in this mighty skyline, the number is increasing every few years. There are many more projects going on which is not hard to believe since the economy is going crazy with high tourism and real estate. Why would there be an end?  The development of innovative and over the top projects is never-ending.

So, we thought of sharing a few mind-blowing, crazy facts about Dubai which will leave you stunned for a while.

  1. The Gold used in Burj Al Arab:

It is quite impossible to not know about Burj Al Arab if you know about Dubai since it is one of the major attractions there. But I bet you did not know there was real gold used in the decoration of this hotel. Well, now we at least know why is Burj Al Arab said to be the only seven-star hotel in the world. It is not our everyday luxury hotel. It is over the top, one of the most expensive hotels in the World. One of the suites here: the royal suite has pillars decorated with 24-carat gold leaves. In general, it is said that around 1790 square meters of 24-carat gold leaves are used in the interior decoration of Burj Al Arab. Do you know that with that much gold, you could cover four thousand two hundred and sixty-five paintings of Mona Lisa?

  1. The number of cranes in Dubai

Yes, you read it right. We are talking about the cranes used in construction. You are definitely thinking how crazy that could be. Well, it is crazy enough my friend. With all the ever-growing architecture in Dubai, it is not hard to imagine that there must be an awful lot of cranes in Dubai. But did you know for every three cranes in the whole world, one is in Dubai? Yes.  That is roughly one by four part of all the cranes in the world. No wonder Dubai Is growing at a crazy rate, we can surely see why now.

  1. The sand in man-made Palm tree Island

It does not take a genius to understand that many of Dubai’s attractions are man-made. One of which is a man-made island which has a shape of a Palm tree. You must be thinking; this is the crazy part. But it is not. It’s the quantity of sand which is used to fill up the entire island. Believe it or not, it took a massive 94 million cubic meters of sand to construct the Palm island. Of course, it is a pretty big number, but unless you are a civil engineer or someone related to construction, it is a little hard to feel the massiveness. So, we will tell you in a layman’s language, consider the Empire State building ( Have no idea what it is? Look it up on Google), fill it completely with sand. Now that will be only 37 million cubic meters of sand. The quantity that the whole Palm tree island took will be enough to fill this building two and a half times.

  1. The zero per cent crime rate.

There is a place on earth with zero per cent crime rate? No way. That’s exactly how we responded when we came across this fact for the first time. How is that even possible? With so many tourists coming in every day and not one with stolen luggage or a fraud or a scam complaint? How are they even managing? Well, for starters, the cop cars of Dubai police include cars like Ferrari FF, Lamborghini Aventador and Aston Martin One-77 etc.

Honestly saying, I don’t see a thief going very far with this kind of car-chase. Now we know why the crime rate is practically negligible. Walking hassle free at a tourist destination is dream come true.

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