Dubai is one of the seven Emirates of the United Arab Emirates, developing at an unbelievable speed. It is the luxury capital of the world for all the good reasons. This bizarre yet fascinating city has its own wonders which attracts a lot of tourists every year. But somethings in Dubai are so insane that you will never see anywhere else in the globe!
Here’s a look at the insane things you will find only in Dubai which will make you pack your bags for a trip to the glamorous playground that Dubai is!
1. The Most Expensive Police Cars
While luxury cars are still a distant dream for many, Dubai is the place where you find the most expensive cars as the Police car. Bugatti Veyron, which costs around $4 million, is the reason for the pride. There are also other expensive cars used by the Dubai police, such as Ferrari FF, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, Lamborghini Aventador, Chevrolet Camaro SS, Bentley Continental GT, and an Aston Martin One-77. The place is not only known for the attractive buildings but also the sight of seeing the extravagantly priced police cars. It is indeed a pleasure to be a cop in Dubai!
2. Indoor Ski Resort in the Middle East
One of the last things you’d imagine to see in a hot and arid desert country like Dubai is snow! Yet Dubai doesn’t fail to surprise us. Ski Dubai, situated in the Mall of the Emirates is the first indoor Ski center in the Middle East. The whole resort amounts to 22,500 square meters covered with real snow. It offers an amazing atmosphere to do Skiing, Snowboarding, and Tobogganing or just enjoy playing in the snow! The resort even has its own resident Penguins to add to the fun. Ski Dubai is definitely a one-of-a-kind snow mountain themed park offering people a chance to experience real snow in Dubai, in all seasons. Check out our 4 day Simply Dubai Admiral Plaza Package that includes tickets and transfers for Ski Dubai!
3. Man-Made Islands
The most extravagant project of Dubai is the man-made islands just off its shore. When you fly over Dubai and look out the window, you can see an amazing visual in the water below. The shape of the islands are the major attractive feature providing real-estate to multimillionaires. The Palm Jumeirah is an artificial archipelago created using land reclamation. It is one of three islands called the Palm Islands – Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Ali and Palm Deira. All these small islands together add to Dubai’s shoreline by 520 kilometers. Palm Jumeirah is the island in the shape of a Palm tree and Dubai has The World Islands which is an artificial archipelago of various small islands constructed in the shape of a world map. Well, it is not often that you can claim to have gone around ‘the world’!
4. Burj Khalifa – Tallest Building in the World
It is a sin to not mention Burj Khalifa – the tallest building on earth currently, with the height of 2717 ft. It has made the whole world turn heads to Dubai when it comes to architecture and engineering. This building serves as an icon to the country with its cutting edge construction. Burj Khalifa has broken a number of height records, featuring the world’s highest library on Level 123. The propounding fact is that Burj Khalifa was the site of the world’s highest BASE jump when two skydivers jumped off the tower and made a smooth landing after covering a vertical distance of 672 meters.
5. Tennis Court at Burj Al Arab
Watching tennis at a tennis court can bring people to the edge of their seats but the tennis court at Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai will be literally at the edge of the world! The green roof of the hotel which is 1000 feet high hosted Andre Agassi and Roger Federer for a friendly game of Tennis in the year 2005. The tennis court is actually used as a Helipad permanently when no one is at play. With a stupendous view, we wonder how one would even concentrate on the game!
6. An ATM for Gold
Where else can you withdraw not just money from the ATM but also Gold? The Gold to Go machine, is a gold-plated vending machine which is located in The Dubai Mall, UAE. It works just like any other ATM or vending machine. It is surrounded by armored guards, tested with explosives to prevent theft as it gives out 320 forms of pure 24 karat Gold right from Gold bars, coins, to wearable jewelry. The whole idea was to make Gold more accessible and the items which come in a sealed box can be even returned within 10 days of purchase. The machine is such a big hit among the shoppers that it gets replenished twice every week.
7. A Unique Underwater Experience
Dubai Mall has a grand aquarium set inside with a window of the height of 8 meters and a width of 32 meters providing the visitors a stunning view of the marina world. The amazing fact of the aquarium is that it allows you to swim in the tank with the Sting Rays and Sharks. Another underwater experience which Dubai offers that makes it stand aside is the Underwater Suites at Hotel Atlantis which costs a whopping $8200 per night! The package comes with an upper ceiling and floor views of the marine world of the huge aquarium. The stay in the suite assures a whole new experience!
8. The Dubai Fountain
Dubai has the world’s largest dancing fountain performing Arab and World music and spraying 22,000 gallons of airborne water! The Dubai Fountain, set on the Burj Lake is 900 ft long and it has five circles of varying sizes and two central arcs. It is spectacularly set in the middle of the giant lake against the backdrop of the glittering Burj Khalifa. The beam of light in the fountain can be seen from over 20 miles away and is even visible from space. With the captivating water, music and visual, this fountain is indeed one of the most compelling tourist attraction sights to see in Dubai!
Apart from the 8 insane things, Dubai has more surprises in store for the tourists. The breathtaking views, attractions, landscapes, deserts, nightlife, shopping and a lot more add to the insane factor of the country and to add more, the country has been building various new inventions to keep inspiring the world with its speed of development!
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