Dubai is a popular place among the rich and modern, as a city where you will find only the best, and latest stuff. It’s a massive tourist attraction and is also home to the world’s current tallest building, largest flower garden, and also the largest aquarium.
1. The locals only make up 20% of those in Dubai.
If you go there, you will notice how touristy is seems, and this is because the vast majority of those living there have immigrated there. The crime rate is incredibly low, and society is settled, but it’d definitely be weird being in the minority in your own country.
2. In 24 years, there has been masses of new skyscrapers.
Dubai had just one skyscraper in 1991, called the World Trade Center. However, now, there are over 400 of them, including the tallest building in the world.
3. Losing weight is golden – literally.
The Dubai government are trying to encourage citizens to lose weight, and their incentive is to pay them 2 grams of gold for every kg they lose. In 2013, they paid out $762,340 worth of gold to only adults.