Facts about Dubai

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Reportedly, Dubai's only limitation is human imagination

Located on the southern shore of the Persian Gulf, Dubai is one of the seven emirates that have made up the United Arab Emirates since 1971. The city of the same name is a metropolis of two million people spread over desert terrain. Dubai is a unique place, here Arab traditions are combined with a mix of cultures from around the world. Here you will find the tallest buildings, the most exclusive hotels, and many attractions that have been included in the Guinness Book of World Records. A unique place, worthy of attention and getting to know.

Dubai is one of the most visited cities in the world.

In 2018, it was in fourth place after Bangkok, London and Paris.

The majority of Dubai's population is foreigners.

They are usually newcomers from South and Southeast Asia, as well as numerous expats from various countries.

The UAE government does not allow any form of naturalization of foreigners.
As recently as the 1960s, Dubai was a small town in the desert, where cars shared narrow roads with donkeys and camels.

The discovery of oil and gold deposits made the place one of the fastest growing, becoming a wealthy metropolis.

Islam is the dominant religion.
Dubai is one of the safest places in the world.

The United Arab Emirates is among the countries with the lowest crime rate in the world.

Eating, drinking, and throwing gum are not allowed on Dubai's trains, and people doing it face fines.
Alcohol in Dubai can only be drunk by people who are at least 21 years old.
You can't drink alcohol in public places, except in designated establishments and licensed hotels. Carrying alcohol, even in a sealed bottle, leads to a fine or arrest.
Public displays of affection for one another are not welcome there either.

Hugging or kissing in public can end in arrest.

In Dubai, you should restrain all emotions in public places because you can even be deported for offensive gestures or words.
Muslim women cannot be photographed.
Health care in Dubai is of a very high standard.
Dubai stretches 70 kilometers.

The distances between the sites you want to see are so great that moving on foot is not advisable.

Dubai is one of the largest gold markets in the world.

It is said that the Gold Suk in the Deira district sells no less than 10 tons of gold each day. An obligatory souvenir from Dubai is "something made of gold," as it is cheaper here than anywhere.

Al-Fahidi Fort is the oldest monument in Dubai, built in 1787.
The weekend in Dubai starts on Thursday evening and lasts until the end of Saturday. Sunday is a working day.
Hitchhiking in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates is illegal.
The Dubai metro is segregated by gender.

There are separate carriages for women and children and separate ones for men. There are also VIP carriages.

There is censorship in the media.

On the Internet, sites with dating sites, pornography, or drugs are blocked.

Drinking water is obtained by desalinating seawater.

Jebel Ali is home to the largest such complex in the world.

Dubai has established Dubiotech, a park that allows biotech companies to work on genetics, medicines, and biodefense.
One of the world's largest malls, Dubai is home to the third-largest indoor ski slope.
The world's largest shopping mall in terms of area is Dubai Mall – 548.000 square meters, it has been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records.

It features Dubai's famous aquarium, where eager shoppers can swim with sharks, as well as the world's largest (also in the Guinness Book of World Records) acrylic panel.

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