Dubai

Dubai

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Dubai is situated on the Persian Gulf coast of the United Arab Emirates and is roughly at sea level (16 m or 52 ft above). Dubai is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. Whether it is by the banks of the Creek, or at the top of the BurjKhalifa, the world’s tallest building, Dubai lives and breathes a sense of possibility and innovation. And with an unparalleled coastline, beautiful desert and magnificent cityscapes, memories are just waiting to be made here.Dubai is a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife scene.

Interesting Facts:

  • Over fifty years ago, only 13 cars were registered in the emirate. Today, there are almost 3 million cars registered across the UAE which is hard to believe when you see six lanes of cars zipping each way down Sheikh Zayed Road.
  • Dubai Metro was the longest automated rail network in the world when it was opened in 2009.
  • The Palm Jumeirah, the world’s largest manmade island, can be seen from space. Interestingly, it took 10.5 million dump trucks worth of sand to create it.
  • Dubai has been awarded more than 130 Guinness World Records.
  • Fuel and water are roughly the same price in Dubai.
  • 24-carat gold leaf covers approximately 1,790 square metres of the Burj Al Arab’s interiors.
  • The hottest temperature ever recorded in Dubai at a toasty 52.1 degrees Celsius, was in July 2002.

(The world’s tallest four and five star hotels are both in Dubai)