Dubai needs no introduction. It’s replete with dazzling, cosmopolitan destination complete with gleaming skyscrapers, thousands of foreigners and some of the most luxurious hotels in the world. The City of Luxury has mesmerised everyone with its stellar lifestyle.It’s global, glitzy, and growing like crazy. The tiny economy has developed into a world city that is a business and cultural focal point in the Middle East, and it has the attention of the world. Here are 11 sublime facts about Dubai you probably don’t know:
ATM’s are not only for cash
There are ATMs in Dubai that dispense gold bars!
Dubai Police Swag
The stylish Dubai police fleet include Lamborghini, Ferrari, and Bentley.
Best Spa destination in the world
Dubai is known for its signature spa experiences. You can choose from the internationally acclaimed Turkish hammams and day spas to 24-carat gold facials. There’s no better way to unwind than a relaxing holiday spa. Search for your favourite here.
The crime rate in Dubai is virtually 0%. That is why this city is considered one of the safest cities on earth.
Tourists Love Dubai
In 2013, there were more tourists in Dubai than people living in Shenzhen which are the third most populated city in China!
Carry a Map
Due to the rate at which Dubai is growing, it doesn’t have a standard address system in place. Foreigners arriving at the city from the airport are advised to have maps ready to show their drivers where they’re going!
No words! for Dubailand
Dubailand, expected to be the largest tourist destination by 2020 will be twice the size of Disneyworld in Florida!
Best Shopping Destination
The Dubai Mall is the largest shopping centre in the world with over 1,200 stores. Including many major brands such as Gymboree, Pottery Barn, Harley Davidson and a bunch of designers.
Waiting for Bus? Enjoy it!
Dubai is located in a desert & thus super air conditioning systems are built into all structures including bus stops to prevent them from melting!
Full of Gold
The stunning Burj Al Arab uses enough gold inside to cover 46,265 Mona Lisa paintings.
Burj Khalifa Residents fast longer during Ramadan
The tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa is so tall that some of its residents need to wait longer to breakfast during Ramadan as the ones on the upper floors see the sun longer than others.