7 interesting facts about Dubai

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7 interesting facts about Dubai
Situated on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf, Dubai is the most populous city of the United Arab Emirates. It is a cosmopolitan oasis of ultramodern architecture and luxury lifestyle.

 
In fact, Dubai is a gleaming microcosm peacefully shared by various cultures from all corners of the world. It’s an alchemy of futuristic vision and profound traditions. Besides being the cultural hub of the Persian Gulf, Dubai has a bag full of interesting facts. Here are some interesting facts about Dubai.
  • 1. Home to the world's tallest building

    1. Home to the world's tallest building1. Home to the world's tallest building

    Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest building in the world with a height of 828 m (830 m to tip) and 163 floors. Burj Khalifa is also home to the world’s highest restaurant, highest mosque, highest nightclub, and highest observatory deck. Burj Khalifa was designed by Adrian Smith then of the Chicago-headquartered Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. Opened in 2010 as part of the new development called Downtown Dubai, the Burj Khalifa building was named in honor of the ruler of Abu Dhabi and president of the United Arab Emirates, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

  • 2. As a desert climate, most days in Dubai are sunny year round

    2. As a desert climate, most days in Dubai are sunny year round2. As a desert climate, most days in Dubai are sunny year round

    During January, the coldest month, daytime high temperatures average 75 °F while overnight low temperatures average 57 °F. Summers in Dubai are extremely hot, windy, and humid, with high temperatures averaging 106 °F and overnight lows around 86 °F in August.

  • 3. UAE nationals, called Emiratis, make up only 10-15 percent of the Dubai population

    3. UAE nationals, called Emiratis, make up only 10-15 percent of the Dubai population3. UAE nationals, called Emiratis, make up only 10-15 percent of the Dubai population

    The other 85 percent of residents are expatriates, many of whom either have been in the country for generations or were born in the UAE. Approximately 85 percent of the expatriate population is Asian, chiefly Indian (51%), Pakistani (16%), Bangladeshis (9%) and Filipinos (3%.)

  • 4. Known as “the City of Gold”

    4. Known as “the City of Gold”4. Known as “the City of Gold”

    Dubai is home to the Gold Souk that houses more than 300 retail shops dedicated to gold. It is estimated that the souk contains 10 tons of gold at any given time. In 2013, 40 percent of the world’s physical gold trade occurred in Dubai.

  • 5. Only non-Muslims are allowed to consume alcohol

    5. Only non-Muslims are allowed to consume alcohol5. Only non-Muslims are allowed to consume alcohol

    Only non-Muslims are allowed to consume alcohol and only within licensed venues such as hotels or at home with the possession of an alcohol license. Typically, restaurants in Dubai outside of hotels are not permitted to sell alcohol.

  • 6. Dubai has no natural rivers

    6. Dubai has no natural rivers6. Dubai has no natural rivers

    However, Dubai does have a natural inlet, Dubai Creek, which has been dredged to make it deep enough for large vessels to pass through. Dubai Creek runs northeast-southwest through the city.

  • 7. Internet content is regulated throughout

    7. Internet content is regulated throughout7. Internet content is regulated throughout

    The internet was first available in Dubai and the UAE in 1995, and a proxy server filters content that the government deems to be inconsistent with the values of the country, such as sites pertaining to dating, gay and lesbian networks, and pornography.

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