Dubai is the most sought-after destination for tourists for all ages due to its luxurious shopping, massive activities and attractions. It has reinvented itself many times over the past few decades and is still continuing to do so. Dubai has been ranked as one of the top cities in terms of being one of the safest and most secure cities in the world, along with being rich with activities for tourists to enjoy during their visit such as desert safaris, scuba diving and camel riding. The city of water & sand has an amazing nightlife that is full of fun parties, music clubbing, dancing, fine dining, and world-class hotels & resorts. But also loads of other things to do if you prefer a quieter evening. From sand dunes to luxurious resorts you can also, enjoy plenty of amusing sports water activities, sky-activities, tall buildings & lush gardens in this wonderful city that you will love to explore!
Here are 10 fun facts about the magnificent city of Dubai
The city gets its name from a former fishing village called Al-Dubbah.
The Palm Jumierah can be seen from the space
The world’s tallest four and five stars are both in Dubai. Gevora is the world’s tallest four-star hotel, while JW Marriot Marquis is the world’s tallest five-star hotel.
The world’s 7-star hotel only in Dubai, Burj Al-Arab.
Dubai has been awarded more than 130 times within the well-known Guiness world record
The pointe at the palm Jumeirah in Dubai has the largest fountain in the world.
Dubai has a ministry of happiness.
Elevator of Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world has been ranked as one of the top 3 fastest elevators in the world. With a speed of 22 miles per hour, it takes just 1 minute and 22 seconds for the elevator to rocket all the way up the building’s impressive 2,717 feet.
Dubai didn’t stop with the iconic Burj Khalifa that is famous for being the tallest skyscraper in the world. Dubai Creek Harbour is another innovative development which, will feature the world’s new tallest building, which is expected to exceed the height of Burj Khalifa with 100M, which will be 928M.
Dubai’s most expensive villa was sold by last April at AED 280 million(US$76.2 million). This property holds the record of the most expensive waterfront villa in the city, featuring 10 bedrooms, indoor & outdoor pool, a private beach, a hair saloon gym, luxurious spa and much more!