15 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About UAE

UAE is a truly unique place to visit, and is atop many traveller bucket lists. Only in the last ten years has it become such a highly sought after destination, attracting the rich and the famous for its glorious lavish everything. You may have heard lots about The United Arab Emirates, and Dubai is what you have probably heard the most about, but there is so much more to this amazing place than meets the eye.

Here are 15 very interesting facts about Facts about The United Arab Emirates:

  1. In UAE you need a liquor license to drink at home.
  2. The number of cars per capita in UAE surpasses New York and London and a majority are high end four wheel drives and supercars.
  3. Dubai has no address system, no post codes and no post system at all in fact. Good luck sending birthday cards.
  4. Drugs are illegal in UAE, and they take it VERY seriously. An English traveller was given four years jail in Dubai after they found cannabis weighing less than a grain of sugar in the tread of his shoe.
  5. All over Dubai you can find abandoned supercars, and luxury vehicles that were left there after the financial recession.
  6. One of Dubai’s famous ‘World Islands’, are sinking back into the ocean.
  7. Dubai has ATMs that distribute gold bars.
  8. 25% of the world’s cranes are located in Dubai.
  9. Dubai has no sewer system. They cart their sewage in trucks away from the city.
  10. Dubai’s police armada includes Bentleys, Lamborghinis and Ferraris to give them a chance to catch high end supercar speeders.
  11. The World’s tallest building is located in Dubai and is 828 metres high.
  12. UAE is a major investor in solar power, even though its revenue is based on oil and gas exports.
  13. The United Arab Emirates has a minority Arab population (13%) with Indians, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis creating the majority.
  14. Ferrari has an indoor theme park in Abu Dhabi, and it also hosts the world’s fastest roller coaster, reaching 241km/h in just 5 seconds.
  15. There is a city being built in Dubai that will be completely sustainable, relying solely on renewable energies.

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