- Dubai is the city with the most rapid changes in the world.
- Dubai is building a 50,000,000 square foot climate-controlled indoor city from scratch. When completed, air conditioners will be everywhere, both in and outside house for the comfort of inhabitants/visitors.
- Wild animals are common sites in Dubai. You could see a tiger on a passenger car driving beside you.
- Dubai has over 900 finished high rise building, and the number is rapidly increasing.
- Despite being an oil-rich city, sales of oil constitute only 6% of Dubai’s economy. The local economy is, mainly based on real estate and tourism.
- Foreigners makeup about 85% of Dubai population. Most expats come from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh in search of well-paying jobs.
- In Dubai, robots take part in the multi-million dollar camel racing tournament. The price for camel racing ranges from 300 to 10,000 USD. Compared to people, they are lighter and more flexible.
- The Burj Al Arab uses enough gold inside to cover 46,265 Mona Lisa paintings.
- 16-39% of the famous Burj Al Arab hotel is uninhabitable and completely ‘wasted’ space. A night stay in a royal suit of the Burj Al Arab hotel is priced at 20,000 USD, an amount sufficient enough to visit several countries.
- In 1968, there were only 13 cars in Dubai. Today, the traffic in the city is so dense that they have to build double Decker roads to take the vehicles.