1. The local people, called Emiratis, are just 15% of the total population. Majority of the population is split between India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and European countries

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2. The Dubai police fleet includes a Lamborghini, Ferrari, and Bentley. They are the cops who make NFS look realistic.

Dubai Police
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3. The tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa, with a 164 floors is in Dubai.

Burj Khalifa, Dubai

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4. Dubai has no address system, no zip codes, no area codes and no postal system. Hence, online shopping is not right way to shop!

Dubai Mail System
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5. There are ATMs in Dubai that dispense gold bars.

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

Dubai Golf Course
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7. The above ground metro station opened in Dubai 2009. It consists of 42 stations and was built in just 18 months. Yes, folks, they built an entire system is less than two years!

Dubai Metro
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8. Dubailand will be twice the size of Disneyworld in Florida and is expected to be the largest tourist destination by 2020. Go Alladin!

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9. Big festivals like Dubai shopping festivals, luxury car parade, and an exclusive mustang parade are a showcase of high standard.

Dubai Shopping
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10. Do you know what locals prefer to foster as ‘pets’ at home?

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11. Everything done here has to be at sky level, even if you are playing tennis!

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12. The Dubai Mall is the largest shopping center in the world with over 1,200 stores. Including many major brands such as Gymboree, Pottery Barn, Harley Davidson and a bunch of designers.

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13. The once upon a time deserted Dubai, is now a prime hub in the world’s economy.

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14. Sales of oil constitute only 6% of Dubai’s economy.The local economy is mainly based on real estate and tourism.

Dubai Real Estate
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15. A stunning 1,790 sq-mt. of 24-carat gold leaf covers the interior of the Burj Al Arab.

Burj Al Arab Gold Plating
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16. In Dubai robots take part in multimillion dollar camel racing tournaments.

Camel Racing Dubai
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17. The Burj Khalifa is so tall that some of its residents need to wait longer to break fast during Ramadan. Residents from the 80th and higher floors see the sun longer than others living in the Burj Khalifa.

Burj Khalifa Ramadan
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18. 40% of physical gold traded in 2013 occurred in Dubai. All together, it weighed more than 354 elephants.

Dubai Gold
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19. The Dubai police has a bagpipe band. Even though it’s a Scottish thing, people just loved it and adopted it.

Dubai Police Band Bagpipes
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20. The Burj Khalifa can apparently be seen from around 90 km away.

Burj Khalifa
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21. Their air conditioning is not just inside the buildings, it’s also at bus stops.

Air Conditioned Bus Stops in Dubai
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22. The man who was deported for being too sexy in Saudi Arabia is from Dubai!

Emirati deported from Saudi Arabia for being too sexy.
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This article was written by Divya and first published in Grabhouse.
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