Burj Al Arab, Dubai

10 Interesting, Wonderful, and Mind Blowing Facts about Dubai

Dubai attracts a large number of travellers from around the world. Each year, millions of travellers buy travel packages to land in this wonderful travel destination. A large number of travellers also use Dubai as transit destination to reach anywhere in the world. Hence, flights to Dubai are popular among the international travellers.

Dubai has so many amazing, funny, interesting and mind blowing facts, which you should know and read. We have compiled a list of the facts about the city here.

10 Interesting, Wonderful, and Mind Blowing Facts about Dubai

1. Tallest Building in the World

Dubai is the widely popular destination for a skyscraper. Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world with a height of 828 m. There are total 163 floors in the building which was built with a cost of US$1.5 billion. It is one of the major tourist attractions in the city of Dubai.

Burj Khalifa New Years Eve Fireworks
Burj Khalifa New Years Eve Fireworks. Image Source: Khaleej Times

2. No Income Tax in Dubai

It is the most surprising fact about the state of Dubai. They didn’t have any income tax on your personal income. However, there is a¬†tax on foreign banks and to oil companies. So, you enjoy your income without paying any income tax!

3. 80% population is foreigners

It is the most shocking fact for you, that 80% residents of the total population of Dubai are foreigners! So, there are only 20% Emirati in Dubai. Most of the foreigners belong to India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Nepal and other Asian countries. In a shocking fact, half of the population is Indian.

4. Crime rate in Dubai

Dubai is one of the safest places in the world. As per the latest figures, Dubai has a crime rate of virtually zero. The main reason is Dubai has having strict laws and enforcement. So, you can enjoy safe living in the city.

5. No Street Address

Most of us are familiar with the street address system. In Dubai, there is no particular street address system which leads to confusing for the outsider to reach any place. Most of the posts are delivered to PO boxes.

6. 25% world cranes in Dubai

Due to the numbers of construction projects, world’s 25% cranes are used in the city of Dubai. It is the most surprising and interesting fact. It shows how Dubai is changing day by day in infrastructure.

7. Palm Islands

To construct the Palm Islands, the construction company used 94 million cubic meters of sand. It is the 2.5 times to fill New York’s Empire State Buildings.

Palm Islands, Dubai
Palm Islands, Dubai

8. Burj Al Arab Hotel

The Burj Al Arab Hotel used 1790 square meters of 24-carat gold leaf which can be used to cover 46,265 Mona Lisa paintings. The Burj Al Arab is considered as one of the most expensive hotels in the world.

Burj Al Arab, Dubai
Burj Al Arab

9. Luxury Cars in Police Force

Have you ever seen the police force of the city use luxury cars? Yes, it is possible only in Dubai. The Police Force of Dubai has set of luxury cars such as Ferrari FF (Priced at US$5,00,000), Aston Martin One-77 (Priced at US$1.79 million) and Lamborghini Aventador (Priced at US$397,000).

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Dubai Police Luxury Car
Police Patrolling Car, Dubai

10. Climate Controlled City in Dubai

Dubai is a wonderful destination for wonderful and amazing things. Right now, Dubai is building a climate controlled city which is 2.25 times larger than the size of Monaco. The Government of Dubai is planning to promote it as one of the best tourist attractions in Dubai.

Dubai Climate Controlled City
Dubai Climate Controlled City

Article Title: 10 Interesting, Wonderful, and Mind Blowing Facts about Dubai
Article last re-published on March 13, 2019.

John Mathew is a travel writer and travel enthusiastic, primarily interested in how to get to any place, hotels guide, resorts guide, destination guide, and worldwide travel tips.