[dropcap]D[/dropcap]ubai must be one of the most pompous cities of the world, they choose the biggest, the highest, the brightest, the most expensive stuff to make each of us stunned.
Here we present 20 more amazing facts about Dubai for your entertainment.
1- The Dubai police fleet includes a Lamborghini, Ferrari and Bentley. This is to allow them to catch speeders who can outrun other cars. Do not be surprised if you see a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG as a police car on the streets of Dubai.
2- Dubai is building a 50,000,000 square foot climate-controlled indoor city from scratch. Air conditioners are everywhere in Dubai, even outside everything for your comfort!
3- One out of every five cranes is located in Dubai. Today the city has 909 finished high-rises and the number is growing on.
4- Dubai’s artificial Palm Islands imported enough sand to fill 2.5 Empire State Buildings. Palm Islands were constructed from 94 million m3 of sand. 37 million m3 was required by the Empire State Building.
5- Sales of oil constitute only 6% of Dubai’s economy. The local economy is mainly based on real estate and tourism.
6- The Burj Al Arab uses enough gold inside to cover 46,265 Mona Lisa paintings. 1,790 m2 of 24-carat gold leaf is covering the interior of the Burj Al Arab.
7- About 85% of Dubai population is foreign. Most expats are coming from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh seeking for a well-paid job.
8- The Burj Khalifa is so tall that some of its residents need to wait longer to break fast during Ramadan. Residents from the 150th and higher floors see the sun longer than others living in the Burj Khalifa.