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Interesting Facts about Dubai You Should Know


The transformation of Dubai from a small desert town into a mega air-conditioned city is a perfect illustration of this epoch’s civilization.

Dubai is a popular tourist and business location. This ultra-modern city is home to some of the best places on earth. The Burj Al-Arab in Dubai is considered the best hotel in the world. 

Also, in terms of architecture, Dubai is top 2 and certainly not number 2. The city’s Burj Khalifa is the tallest building on earth with an interior of 1,790 square meters of 24-carat gold leaf. It is worthy to note that most of the gold in Dubai is imported from African countries. 

Frankly, Dubai has come a long way from how it was in the 90s.  A real-life representation of the phrase “Change is constant.”


Here are some interesting facts about Dubai.

There is no Income Tax 

In a world where taxes are forever on the rise, the beautiful and exotic city of Dubai stays unique. Apart from a fair wage for labour, Dubai does not tax your income when you earn there. Your income is yours and yours alone. Nice, right? I agree!

This economic policy makes Dubai very attractive for expatriates to do business there.  The no income tax is highly favourable for business owners and salary earners.

Buying Gold in Dubai is Super Easy

Apart from holding the world record for the longest gold chain in the world (The measurement of the chain is  5,522 meters (18,116 ft 9.14 in), Dubai has ATMs that dispense gold bars. 

Furthermore, Gold Souk, which is a traditional market in Dubai, is another place to buy gold. The market has over 380 gold retailers.

Honestly, a person devoid of knowledge would think Emiratis are descendants of Midas as they seem to have got the Midas touch. The UAE has a solid gold industry and they are mostly traded in Dubai. Reports have it that most of the gold is imported from Africa.


Dubai is often called the city of gold.

Dubai is home to the Biggest Garden in the World

Do you love flowers? Then you must visit the Mercy Garden in Dubai.

The massive  Miracle Garden covers an area of 72,000 square meters (780,000 sq ft) and it features over fifty million flowers and two hundred and fifty million plants.


The fragrance of this garden is magical. A perfect romance spot!

A Different Weekend

In most parts of the world, Saturday and Sunday make up the weekend. However, in Dubai, Friday and Saturday make up their weekend.

A Dinosaur in the Mall

In the Dubai shopping mall, there is a displayed Dinosaur. Such an unusual and breathtaking display.

This one hundred and fifty-five million-year-old fossil of a Diplodocus Longus has been nicknamed the Dubai Dino.

Imagine having to view a historical and extinct species while you shop. Such exuberant sophistication should be experienced by all.


The inhabitants of Dubai are reported to be 3.3 million people. This is a relatively low population density and it is such a good thing. An overcrowded city is usually a concrete jungle.

Arabic is the official language and their currency is the United Arab Emirates Dirham. 1 UAE equates to 113.21 Naira.

Open Display of Affection is NOT ALLOWED

One of the illegal things in Dubai is kissing and holding hands in public. You could get fined and deported for such.

Despite its rapid development, Dubai remains a Muslim country. The official religion is Islam. Additionally, only non-Muslims are sold alcohol and pork meat.

Dubai is NOT a Country

People mistake Dubai for a country whereas it is only a city. 

The city of Dubai is the capital of the Dubai Emirate. Apart from the city of Dubai, there are other villages and places in the Dubai Emirate.

Also, the Dubai Emirate is one of the seven states that makes up the UAE. The UAE is a country and the capital is Abu Dhabi.

Finally, real estate and tourism in Dubai is on a different level. The city is the literal definition of “Go big or go home.”

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