Palm Dubai

You may have enough heard about the sheer quantity of superlatives that define, enrich and uplift Dubai as a popular tourist spot. But interestingly, there are quite a number of unique things about the emirate that may be unknown to you. Take a look at some of the interesting facts that make Dubai a one-of-its-kind in every aspect.

Lesser-Known Interesting Facts about Dubai

1. Do you have any idea about the Dubai Police’s super glamorous fleet of vehicles?

dubai police cars

It doesn’t come as an amazement to know that Dubai is not an inch less popular than the world’s epicenters of exotic and stellar cars, such as California, Florida, or New York. Dubai Police’s big-fat patrol fleet comprising Ferrari, Bugatti Veyron, Bentley, and Lamborghini is alone a testament for this fact.

2. Do you know what locals prefer to foster as ‘pets’ at home?

businessmen pet in dubai

Given the glitzy demeanor of the emirate, you might be wondering if it is a posh Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or a super expensive Samoyed or Lowchen. Your guess is absolutely wrong, as Dubai is all about clout and weirdness. A picture is worth a thousand words; what more to say?

Let loose your breath, as the next is coming right away to hold it back.

3. Gold Dispensers

Gold ATM

I am not referring to the story of gold spitting birds or cobra. It is about ‘Gold to go’ – the gold ATM counters -installed in Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa. Try this; it works for sure. Oh, but don’t forget to tuck in equivalent UAE currencies in exchange.

4. Where do you prefer to play tennis: ground or 1000 feet above the sea level?

burj al arab tennis court

It sounds strange and almost impossible right! Don’t fail to recall Dubai is a land of surprises. Predictably, this is possible; ascend to Burj Al Arab’s stunning helipad hovering 300 meters above the sea level. This also doubles up as a breathtaking venue for weddings and memorable dining experiences.

5. Is Dubai a city of skyscrapers or traffic jams?

Dubai traffic jam

And the winner is both! Besides systematically adding up to the city’s glam facet, the day-to-day cropping up of skyscrapers also serves one more cause: to desperately view them from the windows of your vehicle when you almost reach a dead-end, being your car one among the long carnival of vehicles waiting for a wink of a signal.

6. Dubai – As a City of Unusual Sights

Gold iPhone 6

From residents using the smartest of phones worth millions of dollars to indulge in bizarre sporting activities, there are quite many things in Dubai that would wide drop your jaws.

7. How would like to play polo – on horseback or camelback?

Dubai Polo Club Game

Curious to know if it is really possible, head over to the enchanting Dubai Polo Club, where you’ll not only get to spectate the race but also get some insightful tips on the basics of camel polo.

8. Place where lustrous vehicle turn your head

dubai gold cars

When you step out in Dubai, it is likely you might catch a glance of opulent cars plated in lustrous gold, silver or white gold, but not sure if it is just the real metal or some special paint.

9. What is your opinion in sipping a cup of steaming gold tea?

gold tea dubai

If you can see gold crusted vehicles here, then why not this? Prepared using gold-coated tea leaves, gold tea can be savored at Downtown Dubai’s Mocca Art Café, though it may set you back a dear amount of AED 55.

10. Dubai does everything with aplomb

Atlantis Dubai new year

Embodying opulence, magnificence, and eccentricity, this is just an illustration of the emirate’s way of doing things.


I hope you enjoyed these outlandishly unbelievable facts of Dubai. Have you ever come across such bizarre things in Dubai? Share your experience. We’re eager to hear from you.

Rezmin is passionate about traveling and curating content about history, traditions and other intriguing aspects that make a place attractive. In her spare time, she enjoys reading fictional books sprinkled with inspiration, humor and enthusiasm.

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