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The Interesting Facts about Dubai

The Interesting Facts about Dubai 


  Dubai is one of the most luxurious cities in the world, located in the eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula, on the Persian Gulf Coast to be precise. One of the largest cities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), it is famous for its huge skyscrapers that almost dominate the entire city.

 In addition, Dubai is also known as the belle of tourism in the Middle East, which offers all kinds of world-class beauty and luxury. Apart from these facts, there are many other interesting facts about Dubai. Here are interesting facts about Dubai, the most luxurious city in the Middle East

1. The climate is subtropical

This city in the Arabian Desert has a subtropical climate with hot and humid weather. During summer, Dubai's temperature averages 42 degrees Celsius (108 F) during the day. However, in winter, Dubai's average daytime temperature hits 25 degrees Celsius (75 F).

2. The population is dominated by foreigners

 Dubai is one of the most populous cities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where the majority of the population is foreigners. Only about 15 percent of the population is actually Emirati.

 Interestingly, more than half of Dubai's population is Millennials with an age range of 25-34 years. Only about 15 percent of the population is more than 45 years old.

3. The highest building in the world 

Some of the skyscrapers in Dubai are the highest buildings in the world, one of which is the Burj Kalifa. The Burj Khalifa is about 828 meters (2,716.5 feet) high and consists of 125 floors. This skyscraper in the center of Dubai City is three times the Eiffel Tower (France) and almost twice the State Empire Building (USA).

Burj khalifa

4. Home to the largest shopping mall in the world

apart from having the highest building in the world, Dubai also has the largest shopping center in the world. As reported by the Touropia page, Dubai Mall is the largest shopping center in the world based on its total building area.

This shopping center, which is still in the same complex as Burj Kalifa, has an area of ​​more than 12 million square feet or the equivalent of 50 football fields.

Dubai Mall consists of 12 thousand shops covering the world's largest candy shop, a SEGA game center (3D bowling game) to an ice rink. In addition, there are 22 cinema screens, 120 restaurants and cafes, a 5-star hotel, and one of the largest aquariums in the world.

It has the highest skyscrapers and the largest mall in the world with its modern and very grand architecture, making Dubai considered the most luxurious city in the Middle East.

5. Home to the largest flower garden in the world

Apart from having the highest building and the largest shopping center in the world, Dubai also has the world's largest flower garden, the Dubai MiracleGarden. As reported by the Swedish Nomad, Dubai Miracle Garden is the largest flower garden in the world with an area of ​​about 72 thousand square meters (780 thousand square feet).

The opening of the Dubai Miracle Garden coincided with Valentine's Day in 2013. Dubai Miracle Garden consists of 50 million flowers and 250 million plants.

6. Imposing strict rules on alcohol

Although Dubai is a metropolitan city with many nightclubs, this predominantly Muslim city has strict alcohol regulations.

First rule: only non-Muslims aged 21 years and over are allowed to consume alcohol and are only allowed to drink in licensed places. It is illegal to drink alcohol in public and imprisonment if caught drunk in public.

Second rule: alcohol is not sold on religious holidays.


7. Driving in a dirty car in Dubai will incur a fine

Apart from imposing strict regulations on alcohol, Dubai also prohibits cars in dirty condition from roaming around Dubai, despite frequent sandstorms in the metropolis.

As reported by Culture Trip, dirty cars will only tarnish the image of Dubai City which is known for its cleanliness and public health. If these regulations are violated, the motorist will be forcibly pulled out of his car and subject to a fine of 3,000 dirhams (Rp. 11 million).

Dirty car

8. Dubai also stipulates a prohibition of eating and drinking on public transportation

Dubai tries to keep its famous city image clean. Apart from prohibiting dirty cars from roaming the streets, Dubai also stipulates rules not to eat and drink on public transportation, such as stations, buses, and pedestrian crossings. If anyone violates these regulations, they will be subject to a fine of 100 dirhams (Rp.380 thousand).

9. Does not apply income tax

One of the biggest reasons why Dubai is one of the destinations for ex-pats is because it does not impose an income tax.

Thus, ex-pats will get their full salary without having to be subject to tax deductions like in other countries. Most of the workers in Dubai are from India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.

income tax

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