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Facts about Dubai

General Knowledge | 7-14 yrs | Interactive

12 Interesting facts about Dubai

  1. Dubai was formed in 1971 and is one of seven states that consist of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
  2. There are hundreds of mosques in Dubai and the call to prayer can be heard five times a day throughout the city. Hotel rooms have arrows pointing in the direction of Mecca for praying.
  3. Crime rate is virtually zero across the city. Dubai is one of the fifth safest places on earth.
  4. Dubai has no street addresses. Posts are instead delivered to PO boxes.
  5. Foreigners make up most of Dubai’s population. The local residents are called Emiratis, and are just 15% of the total population.
  6. Emiratis are provided with free education, free medical and free housing.
  7. Dubai is the fastest growing city in the world. In 1991, Dubai had just one tall building and now they have over 400 high rises.
  8. The tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, is in Dubai. It has 164 floors.
  9. Arabic is the official language, but most of the locals speak English.
  10. You do not need to pay personal and income tax in Dubai.
  11. A new skyscraper is built every day in Dubai.
  12. The world’s largest horses are found in Dubai.