Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Top up your trivial information and get the low down on these fun facts for your trip to Dubai. From the city that always strives to be the biggest and the best.

1. Only around 15% of the 3 million population are Emirati

2. Dubai is home to the world’s longest automated metro line

3. The Palm in Dubai is the world’s largest artificial archipelago

4. The interior of the Burj Al Arab is decorated with around 1,790 square meters of 24-carat gold leaf. Enough to cover 46,265 Mona Lisa paintings.

5. Dubai holds the record for the fastest police car in the world; a Bugatti Veyron which they purchased for US$ 1.6 million.

6. The Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world with a total height of 829.8 m (2,722 ft).

7. In Dubai, child-sized robots are used as jockeys in the popular sport of camel racing.

8. Up until 2015 didn’t have a postal system and therefore no addresses.

9. Workers in Dubai pay no income tax.

10. There are ATMs in Dubai that dispense gold bars

11. Weekend in Dubai is on Friday and Saturday.

12. Dubai was founded in 1833

13. There were only 13 cars registered in 1968

14. In 1991, there was one skyscraper in the city

15. The Palm Jumeirah can be seen from space

16. There are 2.3 males to every female in Dubai

17. The UAE has a Minister for Happiness

18. Dubai has been awarded more than 130 Guinness World Records

19. Fuel and water are roughly the same price

20. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Dubai was 52.1 degrees Celsius in July 2002.

21. There are no permanent rivers in Dubai

22. The world’s tallest four and five star hotels are both in Dubai

23. Dubai has one of the lowest crime rates on the planet at less than 1%. Some people claim that the figure is “virtually 0%.

24. On average one in every one hundred citizens of Dubai is a millionaire in US Dollars, one of the highest rates in the world.

25. Oil only makes up 6% of Dubai’s GDP.

26. 1 out of every 5 cranes on earth are located in Dubai.

27. At over 12 million square feet, the Dubai Mall is the largest mall in the world.