1.The Minister of Joy
Unbelievably, The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has appointed a Minister for Happiness who is in charge of ensuring happiness among citizens not only of Dubai but also of the entire nation. The UAE Prime Minister created the office, and Ohood Bint Khalfan Al Roumi was chosen to serve as its inaugural occupant. With a score of 6576, UAE now holds the 24th-place position in the World Happiness Ranking.
2.The Best Police Vehicles
As more than a dozen exotic cars that most people can only dream of patrol the city day and night unlike anywhere else, the Dubai Police boasts the most expensive and swiftest fleet of vehicles in the world. Although police automobile chases are extremely uncommon in Dubai, these beauties would certainly make any criminal’s escape attempts impossible. Here are just a few examples from this pricey collection:
Aston Martin One-77, Bentley Continental GT, Lamborghini Aventador, Mercedes AMG GT 63 S, Ferrari FF, Bugatti Veyron, and Lamborghini FF
3.The Largest Building In The World
Since the United Arab Emirates took the lead in the race to build the tallest skyscraper in the world, it has been a while. The Burj Khalifa, with its 828 m height and 163 stories, continues to hold the title of world’s tallest man-made construction. To give you an idea, the Empire State Building in New York is 443 meters tall at its tip, while the Eiffel Tower in Paris is 300 meters tall.
As if that weren’t enough, Dubai began construction on the 1,300-meter-tall Dubai Creek Tower in 2016, which will compete with Saudi Arabia’s 1,000-meter-tall Jeddah Tower.
4.Fast Population Growth
It is no secret that all countries in the globe have witnessed population expansion as a result of humanity’s greatest accomplishments in recent history; yet, the UAE’s figures are rarely matched. Statistics show that the population of the Emirates has increased from roughly 150.000 people in 1960 to over 10 million people now, with more than a third of them residing in Dubai. We refer to that as a true population boom!
5.Foreigners Out number Residents
The UAE’s population has grown exponentially over the past few decades, as I just indicated, yet the cause may not be what you may expect. Well, it’s not really because of “love” per se; rather, it’s because of a number of government regulations that let enterprises and foreign nationals to relocate while also giving them protection and possibilities. The outcomes are astounding! In Dubai, the percentage of foreigners may even be higher than the national average of almost 90%. If I may say so, there is a catch to all of this: Expats can only apply for citizenship once 20 years have passed.
6.Dubai Had No Taxes
Individuals will continue to be exempt from employment, real estate, equity investments, and other personal income taxes unrelated to a UAE trade or business, despite the UAE’s introduction of its first corporate tax this year, which will take effect on 1 June 2023. It was and still is a major factor in the attraction of both blue-collar and white-collar workers to this metropolis.
7.No Public Kissing
You heard correctly! Getting too close to your lover in public is not advised because it is illegal to embrace or kiss in front of others and doing so could have unfavorable repercussions for both locals and visitors. No matter whose country we visit, we must always respect its laws and religious traditions. The UAE is no different; visitors to Dubai are expected to abide by its specific set of laws, rules, and codes of conduct.
8.Strict Alcohol Regulations
Alcohol consumption is absolutely forbidden by Islam, the UAE’s official religion, thus government officials regulate and oversee it. Regardless of their religious affiliation, anyone under the age of 21 are not permitted to consume any alcohol at all. Only visitors and foreign residents with a special alcohol license were allowed to buy and consume alcohol in Dubai in the past. Alcohol can now be purchased without a license, but it must still be consumed either privately or in places that have a license.
One of the most important commodities handled through Dubai is gold, which contributes for over 40% of physical gold transaction globally. Since 2010, the public has had access to gold dispensing ATMs, which has made the lives of gold buyers easier. All you need to try it out if you love gold is a credit or debit card, and all transactions are done in dirhams.
UAE uses 80% more water than the typical person in other countries, making it the country with the highest water consumption worldwide. Although it is estimated that each person uses 550 liters of water each day, the cooling systems use the majority of it. Dubai needs a lot of water to cool those enormous structures, such as malls, offices, and residential complexes, because the temperature there can occasionally reach 50°C (120°F) or higher.UAE uses 80% more water than the typical person in other countries, making it the country with the highest water consumption worldwide. Although it is estimated that each person uses 550 liters of water each day, the cooling systems use the majority of it. Dubai needs a lot of water to cool those enormous structures, such as malls, offices, and residential complexes, because the temperature there can occasionally reach 50°C (120°F) or higher.