From a sleepy coastal town to one of the most famous cities in the world, Dubai has seen a notable majestic urban growth in its last 30 years. It is the most magnificent city in the UAE and one of the fastest developing cities in the world. The man-made islands, huge skyscrapers, indoor snow parks, the ultramodern architecture, and lifestyle of this international city is famous all over the world.
Real estate and tourism are the main reason for its fastest-growing economy of Dubai. This is the reason why it has been attracting entrepreneurs as well as visitors from all over the world. People around the world, get fascinated by the shine, and wealth, of Dubai. In addition to being the cultural center of many nations, the capital is full of many fascinating things as well. If you are want to know more, then here are ten things you did not know about Dubai.
1.There Is No Income Tax In Dubai
Besides being one of the most famous cities in the world, Dubai is also one of the most convenient cities for its citizens. The residents of this city do not have to pay any taxes on their incomes. Tax-free income is one of the main reasons why qualified talents and entrepreneurs from around the globe are introduced to Dubai. So if you want to get rich, you should come to Dubai because it is definitely the best place to start your business.
2.Luxury Police Cars
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It is often believed that if you have a large amount of bank balance or if you are considering yourself a rich person, then you must visit Dubai to feel normal. Because the city is full of an insane amount of most luxurious cars in the world that even the local police operate supercars to catch the criminals. It is a normal thing to spot Mercedes, Ferrari, Bugatti, and even Lamborghini with a police badge on the roads of Dubai.
3.The City Of Foreigners
No doubt that Dubai is a cultural hub of different nations, and this is why it has various nonnatives in it. More than 85% population of Dubai is of foreigners as well as tourists from different parts of the world. In fact, only 15 percent of the population consists of the local people, also called the Emiratis. Most of the foreign people here are from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, and from western countries as well.
In 2015, over 90% of the foreign population was listed by the Government of Dubai.
4. A City Of Number Ones
Dubai is one of the few cities in the world that has always been in the good news. This city has things one-of-its-kind in the world and has never disappointed to make titles in the top list of any innovative items. In fact, it is often renowned as the city of number ones. Dubai has made number one record for more than 10 times with the tallest building of the world as Burj Khalifa, the largest manmade island as Palm islands, largest indoor theme park, biggest sweet shop, most extensive flower garden of the world, and many more.
5.There Are More Men Than Women
Out of 3.1 of the total population of Dubai, 70% are male. According to official census figures, females make up just over 30 percent of Dubai’s population. The higher percentage of men is because of the individual foreigners in the city, who have left their families back in their hometowns.
Dubai is full of active entrepreneurs and tourists, so it is also called the city of the youngsters, having 58% of its population between 25 and 44 years of age. However, only 15% of residents are aged 45 or over while the rest are aged between 30 and 34 years.
6.Gold Vending Machine
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No doubt, Dubai is famous for its really cheap and genuine gold. There are a lot of shops in the malls where you can buy pure gold. In fact, the capital also has a gold vending machine that allows you to purchase anything from a 2.5-gram, 24-karat gold coin to a one-ounce gold bar. In the vending device, there is a computer installed that switches rates every ten minutes according to market fluctuations to adjust the original price.
The State also closely monitors the price and product of the gold, so that your sales will be authentic. This is why in 2013, 40% of the world’s gold exchanged was occurred from Dubai. That is approximately 2.250 tons of gold, which is equal to the weight of almost 353 elephants.
7. Safest City Of The World
In addition to all the fantastic things in Dubai, the crime rate in the capital is nearly 0%. No doubt that the people of Dubai are highly moralized, but its strict law is also the reason why this city is famous for its security.
8.The Height Of Burj Khalifa Created A Fasting Delima
Dubai is a home of more than 400 skyscrapers, but Burj Khalifa is the tallest man-made building in the world. However, 2,722 feet height of the tower created a dilemma for the ones who fast during Ramadan. The Muslim people living in the upper floors of the tower can see the sun, so they need to wait longer to break their fasts in the month of Ramadan. This problem was later cleared by the Clerics in Dubai, who told people on the 80th floor to wait for an additional 2 minutes and those on the 150th floor to wait for an additional 3 minutes to break their fast.
9.The Crane City
Being the world’s most developing capital, the production rate of Dubai is always high. This is why there is an insane level of construction happening in the city, and you will see it full of working cranes. It is believed that 25% cranes of the world are currently working in Dubai. It is often called as the ‘Crane City’ by many of its construction workers.
10.Robotic Camel Racing
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We are sure that you might already know about the popularity of the camel racing in Arabs. Just like horse racing, camel race is also considered as a sport, and it is as famous in Dubai as Hockey in Canada and Football in England. But being in an ultramodern city in the world is a little different from any regular sport. Camels ridden by mechanical robots as jockeys are used in racing. The robots have a walkie-talkie speaker that enables owners to transmit instructions to the camels and the little electronic whip operating on the remote control.