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9 Dubai Facts That Will Make You Say 'Only In Dubai'

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There’s a popular saying amongst longtime residents of Dubai that goes “Once you’ve lived in Dubai, you can’t take Dubai out of you”. It does resonate with a lot of people and there’s something about this city that just stays on with us no matter where we go.

And, no matter how much we know about it there’s always more to know. Here are a few facts about it that you probably didn’t know about.

1. There were only 13 cars registered in 1968

That number’s risen to over 3 million now.

 

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2. Dubai’s land area has grown

You see the land reclamation projects that Dubai embarks on every now and then, well they’ve caused Dubai land area to grow to 4,114 square kilometres from 3,900 square kilometres.

3. There are ATMs in Dubai that dispense gold bars

Where else would expect something like this if not in Dubai?

 

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4. Dubai’s Miracle Garden is the world's largest natural flower garden

More than 60 million blooms are on exhibit in the 72,000-square-meter attraction.

5. There are so many more world records that Dubai holds and one of the newer ones is for the world's highest outdoor infinity pool inside a building

It’s located in the Address Beach Resort and is over 293 meters high.

6. Those on the higher floors of Burj Khalifa don’t break their fast in Ramadan with the rest of Dubai

The building is so colossal in size that those living on the higher floors break their fasts 2 minutes later owing to the extra minutes of sunlight they get during sunset.

7. There’s a place in Dubai that serves 24-carat gold cappuccino

The At.mosphere lounge in Burj Khalifa offers the Kopi Luwak Gold Cappuccino topped with real gold flakes.

8. Dubai’s population in 1995 was just under 700,000

The latest data suggests that it has risen to over 3.4 million now. That’s a 485% increase!

 

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9. Think free zones are a new concept? Well Dubai was a free port with no taxation on imports or exports back in 1901

Merchants were given parcels of land and guarantees of protection and tolerance

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