Saturday, 27 September 2014

Interesting Dubai Fun Facts

Burj Khalifa, the tallest man-made structure in the world, is in Dubai, UAE. It also holds the world records for most floors in a building (163), world's highest restaurant (At.mosphere restaurant on the 122nd floor), world's highest nightclub (on its 144th floor) and world's longest elevator travel distance (504m). The Fountain at the Burj Khalifa is the most powerful and biggest automated fountain in the world. It can shoot water 130 metres high — as high as a 50-storey building

Dubai Fun facts


City of Dubai is the largest city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

In terms of population, the Emirates of Dubai and Abu Dhabi have two-thirds of the population of the country. The other five emirates together account for about one-third of the UAE population.


Interesting Dubai facts



UAE's flag carrier Emirates Airline is the world’s largest airline for international traffic

The Dubai Metro system is the longest automated rail network in the world. Its 87 trains run without drivers. It was opened at 9 pm on 09/09/09 by HH Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum



The most luxurious hotel in the world is in Dubai and it’s called the Burj Al Arab. It bills itself at a 7-star hotel and is build on a man-island just off the coast.



The Dubai World Cup, an annual thoroughbred horse race, is the world's richest horse race. Its string of nine races carry a total prize money of over US$27 million. Its venue, the Meydan Racecourse, has the longest grandstand in the world (1.6 km)


Dubai facts

Dubai Duty Free is the busiest travel retailer in the world, with sales of more than 1.5 billion US Dollars (In a typical year, it sells about 2000 tonnes of chocolates among other things)

Princess Tower in Dubai is the tallest residential building in the world.

The Palm Jumeirah in Dubai is the world’s largest artificial island and is visible from space. It added 520 km of shoreline to the Dubai.

The Dubai Mall is the world's largest shopping mall in terms of total area

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