14 Facts that Make Dubai an Interesting Place to Visit
- SAMEER KAPOOR
- Oct 06, 2015
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To initiate the topic of something interesting about Dubai -well the city today enjoys a legendary status of radically transforming itself from its barren state and (although artificially) but creating an oasis for itself. Thanks to its tenacity, Dubai has emerged as one of the leading cities in the world with its jaw dropping skyscrapers, splendid malls and amusement parks in dubai. In juxtaposition to its contemporary faade, the city preserves its tradition through its souks, Dubai desert safari and Persian culture. Let us see what makes this city more interesting than what we have read so far about it. Book online tour to experience these super awesome facts!
1. Burj Khalifa- The tallest man made structure in the world
Today, when you think of Dubai you think of Burj Khalifa.With its awe inspiring height of 2,717 feet, this structure houses the highest mosque, the highest restaurant, highest outdoor observation and highest nightclub. Book online tour and head straight to the apex.
2. No crime
To match up to its no tax policy, the city also holds on to zero crime rate. For that we need to thank the strong surveillance system and deterrent laws. With its lowest crime rate in the world, the city is one of the safest ones to visit.
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3. No Alcohol without license
Yes you have heard it right. Without owning a legal license to drink, you can’t purchase alcohol here.
4. Dubai has experienced a legendary makeover
We don’t need to delve here. Its stark truth. In the recent history of modern civilization, Dubai needs a golden mention for the transformation that it has displayed. As soon as the term skyscraper comes into your mind, Dubai comes next.
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5. Dubai has no sewer system
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This might sound weird but yes Dubai has no sewer system and instead needs ‘poop trucks’ to remove the waste from the city.
6. PDA is not allowed in Dubai
Since the city follows stringent Islamic rules, PDA(public display of affection) is not allowed here. You can dress up as you want but need to stay away from these gestures.
7. The city is ultra air conditioned
This is expected. Due to gruesome heat that envelops the gulf region, Dubai is super hot. And in order to beat that heat, practically everything is air conditioned- from bus stops to huge malls. Architects build vertical cooling systems, at multiple levels of the building and draw millions of litres of water from deep in the ground every year to keep the city cool.
8. World’s largest Gold chain
The city owns the world’s largest gold chain. It was made during DSF- 1999. Total 22 kg of gold was used and the length of the chain was 4.2 km. The total chain was bought by 9600 people, in bracelet size and necklace wear pieces. Even otherwise, you will see the city sells gold as if they are fruits and vegetables.
9. Chill yourself with skiing in this desert
As I said earlier, the city has artificially facilitated itself with an oasis. Visit the Ski Dubai, an indoor ski resort. The area of it is 22,500 square meters. On the other hand, there is a snow park and it is considered as the biggest indoor snow park with an area of 3,000 square meters. Book online tour to experience this snow in the middle of this desert.
10. No tolerance for debt
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The laws are stringent in Dubai. If you own something out of your financial position here you and fail to pay back, you will be deported or sent to jail for this crime. There is zero tolerance for debt in Dubai. Look at these abandoned super cars in Dubai.
11. The ambitious Palm Islands
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Nowhere else in the world you would have seen the ocean being beautified in such a way. Structured like a palm tree in the oceanic waters, the project of Palm Island needed a staggering amount of 94 cubic meters of sand, enough to fill two State Empire buildings.
12. The city produces insane amount of oil per day
The oil produced in Dubai on a per day basis is sufficient to fill 4.5 Olympic sized swimming pools, which is around 11,250 cubic meters. That is how the city has become rich and contributes oil to the world.
13. No tax
I am sure this is one of the reasons why people are so rich in Dubai. The citizens of Dubai are not supposed to pay their personal income tax. With practically no money to pay out of your earnings, you tend to save a lot.
14. Mini city within the city
Dubai is well known to experiment something new. The city has projected to build a city within their existing city. It is projected to be 2.25 times the size of Monaco and will be completely climate controlled. See how human beings can change even the nature at times! Book online tour to experience this magnificence.