Interesting Facts You Probably Didn’t Know about Dubai
Did you know that Dubai is one country where it is difficult to find locals? It has been estimated that locals or Emiratis amount for less than 20% of Dubai’s population. Surprising, isn’t it? The most Emiratis you’ll encounter would probably be at the airports, since border control is staffed almost entirely by locals.
In fact, there were more tourists roaming the streets of Dubai than local residents. This emirate is the third-most visited city in the world. It has more than five tourists for every local resident, dwarfing the local population size, says an expert at Cruxton Travel, provider of tailor-made holiday packages that include business flight tickets and cheap hotels in Dubai.
According to data published by Gulf News on July 27, 2017, the total number of visitors to the city reached 15.3 million annually, outpacing the resident population of only 2.7 million. This made the total population of the Emirate dramatically increase by a whopping 459% in one year.
Dubai is so far known to have the tallest building in the world, but there lots of hidden facts about this place that can amaze you and compel you to consider holidays in Dubai while booking yourself on business Class. Here’s a look at some of them.
No Income Tax in Dubai
Having no income tax is probably the major reason why people from all across the world consider living and working in the UAE. Dubai, like many other Middle East countries, earns its revenue mainly through the oil industry and tourism, in this particular case. As a result, it is able to offer tax-free living to its residents. However, the government in Dubai owns at least 51% of every business operating in the Emirate.
City Where Most Things are “Larger or Largest”
Dubai is not only famous for Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, stading 828 metres high, the city is also popular for its largest water fountain, the world’s largest mall and the grandest indoor snow facility. At their indoor snow facility, Ski Dubai Resort in The Mall of the Emirates, one can enjoy skiing, snow tubing, snowboarding, bobsleding, petting penguins, and a lot more. And who can miss the Palm Islands, the world’s largest man-made island, built on The Persian Gulf?
It said cranes don’t rest in Dubai. Till the time you read these facts, Dubai must already be planning to build another building larger than the largest!
Robot Jockeys for Camel Races
“The Sport of Sheiks,” camel racing, is a popular activity in the Middle East for thousands of years now. However, in recent times, the advent of technology is clearly seen here. Don’t be surprised if you see a robot jockey instead of a human racing camels in Dubai, since child riders were outlawed in 2002. These robots that weigh no more than 4kg and possess a walkie-talkie speaker, which enables the owners to deliver commands to the camels during the race. It also has a small automatic whip that is operated by a remote control.
Lowest Crime Rate
Did you know that if you are in Dubai, you are least likely to get robbed? When compared to any other highly industrialized nations, the crime rate in the United Arab Emirates is very low. With almost zero crime, the city has been ranked the third safest country in the world, behind Finland and Qatar, by the World Economic Forum.
Dubai is one place that should definitely be in your bucket list. The availability of affordable business class tickets will only fuel your desire consider holidays in Dubai.