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16 things you didn’t know about Dubai

By HarryWednesday 09th March 2016

Known for its extravagant shopping malls and even more extravagant buildings, Dubai is a place where wondrous things can be found around every corner. In this blog post, we’re taking a look at 16 things you didn’t know about Dubai, from the weird to the wonderful, and everything in between.

Dubai is a unique place. Dubai is a unique place.

1. There is a luxury car ‘graveyard’ full of some of the world’s most expensive cars

2. Dubai is one of the safest cities on earth, with a crime rate of nearly 0%

3. The police force has a bagpipe band

4. There are ATMs that dispense gold bars

5. The Dubai Mall is the largest shopping mall in the world

6. Dubai is home to the world’s largest artificial island, The Palm Jumeirah

The Palm Jumeirah. The Palm Jumeirah.

7. There is a Ferrari theme park

8. The police force fleet includes luxury cars - Lamborghinis, Ferraris and Bentleys

9. Robot jockeys are used in camel races

10. The interior of the Burj Al Arab (a luxury hotel) is embellished with 1,790m2 of 24-carat gold leaf

11. The Dubai Desert is just outside the city

Camel rides in the Dubai Desert. Camel rides in the Dubai Desert.

12. There is no formal address system in Dubai, so most people have PO boxes

13. The bus stops are air conditioned

14. The Dubai Mall has an indoor ski resort

15. The world’s highest tennis court is in Dubai, near the top of the Burj Al Arab

16. The Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, can be seen from 90km away

The Burj Khalifa. The Burj Khalifa.

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