Here are 15 Facts You Didn’t Know About UAE and Dubai.
After the global financial crisis in 2008, many exotic cars were abandoned all over Dubai and its airport. Most of these cars were bought with easy credit during the boom and the owners were unable to meet car payments after job cutbacks due to financial recession.
There is a golf course in Dubai that requires 4,000,000 gallons of water a day.
The Dubai police fleet includes a Lamborghini, Ferrari and Bentley. This is to allow them to catch speeders who can outrun other cars.
Dubai has no address system, no zip codes, no area codes and no postal system. For a package to be sent properly, the sender would have to leave proper directions to the destination of said package.
People living over the 80th floor of Dubai’s tallest building in the world have to wait 2 extra minutes before breaking their fast during the holy month of Ramadan because they will be able to see the sun longer than those on the ground.
A city is currently being built in Dubai that will rely entirely on solar energy and other renewable energy sources, with a sustainable, zero-carbon, zero-waste ecology.
The United Arab Emirates donated a laptop to every high school student in Joplin, Missouri, after the city had been devastated by a tornado.
Dubai has no sewer system, instead they use poop trucks to haul the entire cities’ excrement away.
A British man was sentenced to four years in jail in Dubai after cannabis weighing less than a grain of sugar was found embedded in the tread of his shoe. He was later pardoned.
Despite being a major oil exporter, the UAE asks for a renewal of the Kyoto protocol and is a major investor in solar power.
The United Arab Emirates, despite its name has a minority Arab population (13%), with South Asians (primarily Indians, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis) forming the largest group.
One of Dubai’s more famous creations, The World Islands, are sinking back into the ocean.
25% of the world’s operational cranes are located in Dubai.
In Dubai, you must obtain a “liquor license” to drink from the privacy of your own home.
The iconic Chrysler Building in Manhattan is owned almost entirely by the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.