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Sunrise shot of Downtown Dubai and Burj Khalifa.
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Being a popular tourist destination, Dubai has everything you need for your next destination. Luxury 7-star hotels, state-of-the-art architecture, heritage tourist attractions, artificial islands, a variety of shopping brands and cuisines and a huge entertainment complex that are even more important than Disneyland.

And to speed up your exciting adventure in Dubai, we have listed some interesting facts about Dubai that will surely leave you amazed.

Home of the tallest building in the world

Of course, we are talking about Burj Khalifa! No mention of the emirate is complete without talking about this huge skyscraper. At a height of 828 metres, it is roughly equal to 3 Eiffel Towers which are stacked on top of each other. It takes more than 36 workers and three months to clean its glazed glass façade. This superstructure alone holds several world records such as tallest building, highest number of stories, tallest exterior observation deck, highest lift service and much more.

Souk Madinat Jumeirah
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The world's biggest mall!

Dubai Mall is one of the biggest malls in the world! It is spread over an area of ​​12 million square meters. It has over 1200 stores, 26 cinema screens and over 120 cafes and restaurants.

"Live the epic adventure!"

IMG Worlds of Adventure, located in Dubai, is the world's largest indoor themed entertainment venue! It is spread over a vast area of ​​1.5 million square feet and can welcome over 20,000 guests in a day! The park features 17 themed rides based on popular Cartoon Network characters, Marvel Super Heroes, and animatronic dinosaurs. Make sure you don't miss it during your trip to Dubai.

Largest Suspended Aquarium

The Dubai Aquarium Tank, with a capacity of 10 million liters, is the largest suspended aquarium in the world! It is located on the ground floor of Dubai Mall. It has the most extensive collection of sand tiger sharks in the world. More than 33,000 aquatic animals from over 200 species live in the aquarium.

Dubai Frame by the sunset, shot on iPhone.
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The world's biggest picture frame!

Dubai claims to have the largest picture frame in the world. The Dubai Frame, which is 492 feet tall, rises above the city skyline and is a famous tourist attraction.

Dubai Dino

A 155-million-year-old fossil of Diplodocus longus - known as the 'Dubai Dino' - is on permanent display at the Dubai Mall. It is one of the few fossils in the world that has almost all its bones intact!

Dubai Police Cars Are Extra Fancy

Dubai Police has far more pizza than any other police force in the world. They have supercars like Bugatti, Ferrari, Bentley, Lamborghini, Camaro, Mercedes and many more; at their disposal. The fastest of them all, the Veyron can go an astonishing 407 kilometers in an hour! These cars are used for patrolling heritage sites and tourist areas.
So if you find a fascinating fleet of cars that say 'Police' passing you by, don't be alarmed!

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You Can Get Paid to Lose Weight

If one is planning to lose weight then Dubai is the ideal place. Sounds weird, doesn't it? The Dubai government gives 2 grams of gold to each citizen as a reward for losing 2 kilograms. Make every calorie count!

Indoor Skiing!

This fact about Dubai will make you realize the emirate's potential to influence the world. Skiing in the desert sounds pretty impossible, doesn't it? Well, perhaps not so in the case of Dubai. You can go indoor skiing at Emirates Mall in Dubai.

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Free Services for Emiratis

Emirati in Dubai are provided with privileges such as free education, free medical aid and free residential places to live. Once they get an adequate education, the Dubai government encourages them to get jobs so that they can pay for the privileges given to them. . This is not just a fact about Dubai but is quite common in most of the countries across the world. But the thing with UAE is that outsiders cannot obtain Emirati citizenship.

Golden Cars

Dubai is known for the lavish lifestyle of its residents. You may be surprised to hear this, but the people here are the owners of cars made of gold. And if you travel to the fanciest places of Dubai, this sight can be quite common. Wonderful right!

Dubai Village

This fact about Dubai might make you add this amazing place to your UAE itinerary if you are traveling soon. Dubai Global Village is a seasonal event held in the colder months. This event is organized to showcase the specialty of a country or region in a particular area like handicrafts, food, clothing etc. Due to the diverse shopping options, the event attracts millions of people around the world.