Dubai Facts And Things To Know
Dubai, a city in UAE, located on north-eastern cost in the Arabian Peninsula. It is an emirate bordered by Sharjah on the north-east, Sultanate of Oman to the south-east and Abu Dhabi on South. It is the second largest city in the United Arab Emirates after Abu Dhabi. The city covers 1,588 square miles with 2,262,000 population. The Majority of the population consists of people from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and European Countries.
Dubai has constitutional Monarchy. It is ruled by Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Hamadan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Matoum is Crown Prince. Dirham i.e. AED is the official currency of Dubai, it is subdivided into 100 fils. In December 1971, it was declared as a national currency replacing Dubai riyal. Here are Interesting ‘Dubai Facts And Things To Know’.
Today, Dubai needs no Introduction and popular enough dragging tourism from Worldwide.
Emiratis, the local people are just 15%. While Foreign Population is split between Pakistan, Bangladesh, India and European countries.
Dubai cops make NFS realistic. This sounds funny, right, but true! Dubai Police Taskforce includes Ferrari, Bentley and Lamborghini.
Burj Khalifa is the tallest building with 16-floors. It is not just the tallest in Dubai, but also around the globe.
The City which has no address system, no area code, no zip codes. Yes! Thinking in the right way. Not a good place for online shopping.
There are a few ATM’s in Dubai which dispense gold bars.
A Golf Course in Dubai requires 4,000,000 gallons of water daily.
The Above ground Metro Station was built just in 18-months which consist of 42-stations. It was opened in Dubai 2009.
The Dubai Metro system is one of the longest automated rail networks. Around 87-trains are operated by a system without drivers. The Metro System was opened on 9/9/09 by HH Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Princess Tower in Dubai is known as tallest Residential building around the world.
Dubai asked Disneyland to consider building a resort, but due to few reasons Disneyland turned down the offer quoting Dubai is too small. Hence, Dubai decided to construct its own theme Park called Dubailand.
Dubailand will be twice the size of Disneyland of Florida. It is expected to draw around 200,000 people daily. Marvel Comics, Universal Studios and others have signed deals to complete Dubailand.
Burj Al Arab is most expensive 7-star hotel in Dubai and in World. One cannot the island without prior reservations.
The interior of Burj Al Arab consists of stunning 24-carat gold leaf covering 1,790 sq-mt.
In 2013, the amount of physical gold traded were weighing approx. equal to 354-elephants.
The Dubai Police has a Bagpipe band. Even though the bagpipe is popular as Scottish, still it is used.