Dubai’s transformation from a fishing village to an incomparable cosmopolitan destination complete with dazzling skyscrapers, luxurious hotels, and thousands of tourists is nothing short of astounding. From a pile of sand, Dubai is now one of the fastest growing cities in the world.
But what makes it unique? Here are five of the most amazing facts that make Dubai what it is today.
Dubai has a zero percent crime rate
Dubai follows stringent Muslim laws formulated mainly by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, due to which it boasts a zero percent crime rate. The population of Dubai comprises around 83% immigrants who are well aware of the fact that they may be easily imprisoned or deported if found involved in some criminal act. To perform their duties, the Dubai police force is given the best of the best equipment including luxury cars like Ferraris and Lamborghini Aventadors.
In Dubai, everything needs to be cooled
Sand storms are a constant concern and temperatures soar far above 120 degrees. But for the city’s abundant and often excessive air conditioning facilities, the buildings would possibly begin to melt; and the sun, incessantly beaming down on the glass windows would cook the residents alive. As a solution to this problem, Dubai has vertical cooling systems in the buildings that push water through the buildings in an upward direction and cool them down.
Dubai holds Robot Camel Racing
Yes, you read that right. Camel racing is one of the most popular sports in Dubai. Owing to the size of the robot camels, only children can participate in racing them. However, in the past, there have been cases of illegal trafficking of children in the name of racing camels. This did not stop Dubai from hosting these races. Instead, they came up with a grand alternative: they built child-sized robots. Now, these robot children race the robot camels.
Dubai houses the world’s tallest building
Rising to a height of 2717 feet, Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building. It was designed by Adrian Smith and was named in honor of the President of UAE, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The visitors to Burj Khalifa are allowed to visit one of the two outdoor observation decks, which is the highest outdoor observation deck in the world.
Apart from the tallest building, Dubai also houses
- The tallest hotel
- The second-largest manmade marina
- The biggest automated fountain
- The largest mall by total area
You can purchase gold from a vending machine
The Gold to Go ATM in Dubai Mall permits people to purchase anything – from a 2.5 gram of 24 karats to a one-ounce gold bar. The vending machine even has a computer inside which changes the prices of gold whenever there is a fluctuation in the market.
Dubai strives to be the biggest and the best in the world. There are plenty of reasons why this city should be included in your “places to travel” list. Several cheap flights are available from India to Dubai, and of course, we are here to help you plan your travel! Write to us at [email protected]0