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20 Facts You Didn’t Know About UAE and Dubai

Here are 25 Facts You Didn’t Know About UAE and Dubai.

1-5 Facts You Didn’t Know About UAE and Dubai

Dubai police Cars-Facts You Didn't Know About UAE and Dubai

1. The Dubai police fleet includes a Lamborghini, Ferrari and Bentley. This is to allow them to catch speeders who can outrun other cars – Source

2. When the Founding Father of Dubai, Sheikh Rashid, was asked about the future of Dubai, he said: “My grandfather rode a camel, my father rode a camel, I drive a Mercedes, my son drives a Land Rover, his son will drive a Land Rover, but his son will ride a camel” – Source

3. A British man was sentenced to four years in jail in Dubai after cannabis weighing less than a grain of sugar was found embedded in the tread of his shoe. He was later pardoned. – Source

4. There are ATMs in Dubai that dispense gold bars – Source

5. Dubai has no address system, no zip codes, no area codes and no postal system. For a package to be sent properly, the sender would have to leave proper directions to the destination of said package. – Source

6-10 Facts You Didn’t Know About UAE and Dubai

Dubai Sewer System-Facts You Didn't Know About UAE and Dubai

6. Dubai has no sewer system, instead they use poop trucks to haul the entire cities’ excrement away. – – Source

7. After the global financial crisis in 2008, many exotic cars were abandoned all over Dubai and its airport. Most of these cars were bought with easy credit during the boom and the owners were unable to meet car payments after job cutbacks due to financial recession. – Source

8. In Dubai, you must obtain a “liquor license” to drink from the privacy of your own home. – Source

9. Despite being a major oil exporter, the UAE asks for a renewal of the Kyoto protocol and is a major investor in solar power – Source

10. People living over the 80th floor of Dubai’s tallest building in the world have to wait 2 extra minutes before breaking their fast during the holy month of Ramadan because they will be able to see the sun longer than those on the ground.- Source


11-15 Facts You Didn’t Know About UAE and Dubai

Burj Khalifa-Facts You Didn't Know About UAE and Dubai

11. In 1956, Frank Lloyd Wright wanted to build a mile-high building (528 stories) in Chicago. The World’s current tallest building, the Burj Khalifa is only 1/2 a mile high and was inspired by Wright’s design. – Source

12. The Persian Gulf used to be known as the Pirate Coast. Until 1853, tribes would raid trade ships from India. Nowadays, the same families that ruled those tribes now rule the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, some of the richest countries in the world because of their petroleum. – Source

13. The United Arab Emirates donated a laptop to every high school student in Joplin, Missouri, after the city had been devastated by a tornado. – Source

14. The United Arab Emirates, despite its name has a minority Arab population (13%), with South Asians (primarily Indians, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis) forming the largest group – Source

15. The iconic Chrysler Building in Manhattan is owned almost entirely by the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. – Source

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Ferrari Park-Facts You Didn't Know About UAE and Dubai

16. Ferrari owns the largest indoor theme park in Abu Dhabi. Their rollercoaster, the Rosso, is the World’s fastest, reaching 150mph in 5 seconds. – Source

17. There is a golf course in Dubai that requires 4,000,000 gallons of water a day. – Source

18. A city is currently being built in Dubai that will rely entirely on solar energy and other renewable energy sources, with a sustainable, zero-carbon, zero-waste ecology. – Source

19. One of Dubai’s more famous creations, The World Islands, are sinking back into the ocean. – Source

20. 25% of the world’s operational cranes are located in Dubai. – Source

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  • Super cars of Dubai Police are not supposed to catch over-speeding cars. They have a very good radar system installed on their roads. Infact these cars are used to showcase the Police’s opulence to the public, in an effort to bridge the gap between Police and the residents/citizens. Dubai Police believes that they parade these cars in the best of the areas like Downtown or Jumeirah or JBR Walk where people are encouraged to click pictures and chat with the drivers (Policemen).

    • Arun are you that Arun who said I will die due to a plane crash? But surprisingly Aumis alive! You fake saint Annapufneshwari promiser

    • You poor misled people I bet it was Bono who encouraged you all to display your country this way and mislead the world into thinking you don’t need serious help !
      Bono or Khan as he likes to call himself can NOT be trusted what so ever ! ! !
      Best of luck in the future UAE as you are really going to need it , again good luck and stop f**king lying to the world or you’ll suffer with sh*t for the rest of your lives when some of us genuinely care for your safety and well being !
      If you can’t already guess this is from LOVE the worlds highest ranking spiritual leader alive to this date .
      Best wishes and keep dreaming some day it might even become reality if you’d just STOP f**king KILLING EACH OTHER

      SURELY IN Your HEARTS YOU ARE CAPABLE OF GIVING A f**k (which means CARING) FOR EACH OTHERS LIVES !

  • 21. Most of the buildings in Dubai were completed using slave labor. Poor Indians and Bangladeshis are lured to UAE with promises of good wages and steady work. Construction companies pay their travel fees and then once they arrive they are hered into labor camps with horrid living conditions and given meager amounts of food and told they have to work off their travel debt. They are charged for room and board and are never able to overcome this debt.

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  • such good information you are giving …….wow i got to know soo many things i did not know before……keep up the good work…=)

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