10 Interesting facts about Dubai
A Dubai holiday package is always an adventure because this a dazzling, cosmopolitan city is the epitome of luxury living surrounded by the desert. With towering skyscrapers, lively tourists and home to some of the best hotels in the world, Dubai is the ultimate holiday destination. Here’s 10 interesting facts that will make you consider a Dubai tour package this year!
- Camel racing is Dubai’s equivalent of cricket in India or Baseball in the US. Following allegations of trafficking, child-sized robots are being built for camel racing.
- Dubai is great place to get rich and stay rich. With virtually 0% income tax, Dubai residents save a fortune by not having to pay income tax.
- Dubai has zero tolerance for debt. There is a good chance that if you default on your credit card or loan payment, you may be jailed or deported. It is not unusual to find abandoned luxury cars near airports left behind by expats who are fleeing the city to avoid prosecution.
- The city is ruled under strict Muslim law by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and has a Crime Rate of 0% making it one of the safest places in the world. Dubai takes great pride its police and law enforcement force. It is also a selling proposition for Dubai packages.
- Sand storms are a constant looming threat in Dubai and since it is built on a small stretch of land in the middle of a desert. Temperatures are always soaring and if it weren’t for air conditioning everywhere in the city, living here would be near impossible.
- It is largely inhabited by foreigners and immigrants who constitute as much as 83% of the population. Majority of Dubai’s working population that built the city’s skyline have immigrated to the United Arab Emirates from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
- Dubai has an indoor ski resort that is spread out across 22500 square meters. It also houses the biggest indoor snow park with an area of 3,000 square meters. It is one the best Places to visit in Dubai for ski enthusiasts.
- One in five cranes in the world are probably operating at a construction site in Dubai as you read this. It is one of the fastest growing cities. Dubai’s metro system with 42 stations was built in less than two years. Many predict that this rapid growth will have environmental ramifications.
- In 1968, Dubai had just 13 cars. Today it is a traffic nightmare thanks to the rapid development and double decker roads have been built ton alleviate traffic woes.
- The world’s largest gold chain was made in Dubai during the 1999 Dubai Shopping Festival. 22 kg of gold was used to make this 4.2 km long gold chain.