Dubai is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. But despite its popularity, there are still some things about Dubai that you may not know. Here are 7 interesting facts about Dubai that you should know before visiting this beautiful city:
Dubai is the home to the iconic Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.
The Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world and is located in Dubai, UAE. The tower has a height of 828 metres (2,717 ft). It was constructed to be the tallest building in the world with an astonishing 163 floors.
The tower contains 19 elevators, including one that goes up to 160th floor and another that goes up to 124th floor, both equipped with glass panels on their sides so you can see down from at least 50 stories as they move upwards through 142 floors of sky-scraping skyscraper that’s been dubbed “the world’s tallest building”.
Dubai is a city of superlatives with many record-breaking buildings, monuments and skyscrapers.
The tallest building in the world is the Burj Khalifa, which stands at 828 meters (2717 feet) tall. The tallest freestanding structure in the world is also located here: The Abraj Al Bait Clock Tower stands at 601 metres (1968 feet), and it was built by Saudi Bin Laden Group for King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
Other famous landmarks include Jumeirah Mosque or simply “The Biggest Mosque In The World” which can accommodate more than 100,000 people.
Next is the Dubai Fountain that shoots water up to 300 feet high during its performances every day.
Emirates Towers which are twin towers one of which has an open viewing deck on the 124th floor offering views of Dubai’s skyline.
In our list, next is the Palm Island where you can find several hotels including Atlantis Hotel & Resort with an underwater zoo called Aquaventure Waterpark.
Burj Al Arab Hotel whose design resembles a traditional Arabian sailboat called “dhow”; Dubai Mall – largest shopping mall in UAE connected via bridge to neighboring Mall Of Emirates.
Gold Souk – Last but not the least, the gold market in Deira district near Gold Souk Metro Station where you will find shops selling jewelry made from 24ct gold bars. All above places can be covered in 1 day city tour trip, but it is advisable to choose a good travel agency in Dubai who can let you explore the city, its culture and heritage.
Since 1894, Dubai has been ruled by the Al Maktoum family.
If you’ve never been to Dubai, you may be surprised to learn that the current ruler is Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The ruling family has been in power since 1894, when Sheikh Maktoum bin Buti Al Maktoum became ruler of Dubai. He was succeeded by his son, who also went by a similar name: Sheikh Saeed bin Buti Al Maktoum. His rule lasted until 1909, when he died while fighting against Britain over control of the Persian Gulf region—a battle that ended with Britain gaining control of the area (at least temporarily).
In 1966 King Faisal II asked Sheik Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan to head up a new federation between Abu Dhabi and seven other emirates known as UAE (United Arab Emirates). This group would later grow to include Ras al Khaimah, Fujairah and A’Sharqiyah before officially becoming one country under its current name.
Abu Dhabi is the capital of UAE.
The capital of UAE is Abu Dhabi. It’s also the second largest city in the country. Abu Dhabi is home to Sheikh Zayed Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world and is a popular tourist destination for many travelers from around the world. It’s known for its beautiful beaches and luxury hotels like The Emirates Palace Hotel & Spa and Fairmont Dubai hotel which offer guests beautiful views of Persian Gulf waters.
Dubai is a Muslim country but it has no official religion and allows complete freedom of worship to its residents.
Dubai is a Muslim country, but it has no official religion and allows complete freedom of worship to its residents. In fact, there are many mosques in Dubai, so if you are looking for one, you will not run out of options. You can also find churches, temples and synagogues in the city.
The UAE is one of those countries where people from different faiths live together peacefully. In fact, if you visit Dubai on Friday evening after work hours then you will notice how differently people dress up according to their religious beliefs. You will see Christians wearing long dresses while Muslims wear traditional Arabic clothes or head scarves on their heads.
You can practice any religion that suits your needs in Dubai such as Hinduism or Buddhism (as long as they do not harm others) but remember that proselytizing is strictly prohibited by law!
Rules to know about Alcohol
Alcohol is not allowed in public and if you are non-Muslim and staying at a hotel, they will serve drinks to you. However, if you are a tourist, you can buy alcohol in a hotel—they have special shops that sell alcohol. Alcohol is served in restaurants and bars.
The weather in Dubai can be extreme at times, reaching 40 degrees Celsius and higher in the summer months.
The weather in Dubai is hot and sunny most of the year, with temperatures rising to around 40 degrees Celsius during summer months. The rainy season lasts from July to September, when it rains between 20-30 cm per day.
The winter is mild, with temperatures around 20 degrees Celsius during December and January.
If you’re thinking about visiting Dubai, there are a few things you should consider before heading off. As we discussed, the weather can be extreme at times and the city streets can get extremely busy during the peack-season. It is also important to note that UAE laws prohibit public displays of affection between unmarried couples. That said, if you avoid these pitfalls and take some time to explore its many attractions (including its beaches), Dubai will definitely make for a worthwhile trip!
Dubai is an amazing destination to visit and if you have been thinking about going, now might be the time! I hope this article has given you some insight into what it’s like to live in Dubai. It’s a city full of superlatives that will leave you in awe as soon as you arrive. I also hope it has given some perspective on how much more there is about this place than just shopping malls (although those are pretty cool too). If anything else comes up while reading through all these fun facts about Dubai then feel free to let me know so we can add them into another blog post!