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.
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?
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.
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.
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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