Strange Things You’ll Only See In Dubai

Strange Things You’ll Only See In Dubai

Located on the Southeast
Coast of the Persian Gulf, Dubai is the biggest and
most populous of the cities in the United Arab Emirates. Capital of the Emirate of Dubai, the country faced a problem. Like many Arab nations,
Dubai got rich on oil, but their reserves are limited and their oil cashflow won’t last forever. Their solution? To become a global city on steroids. The following are the 40 craziest things you’ll only find in this amazing city. The Palm Islands. Since Dubai is small at
only 1,588 square miles, it obviously needs more land to fit the wealthy who flock in. But who wants a view of the desert? That’s why they built more land, giving residents their
own personal beachfront at what’s called the Palm Island, since the whole thing looks like one. Low crime. According to, a website that monitors
the Crime Index Rate of different cities, Dubai has one of the lowest
crime rates in the world. Of the 288 cities ranked
according to crime statistics, Dubai stands at 279th place. Incredible buildings. His Highness, Sheikh Mohammed
bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Sheik Mo, for short, has a
simple motto for his country, build, build, build. So they did just that. There’s the Burj Khalifa, the
tallest building in the world at 2,717 feet with 160 floors, the Cayan Tower at least 1,004 feet, designed by the very people who
thought up the Burj Khalifa, and the Burj Al Arab Hotel,
the world’s only 7-Star hotel because it’s just so luxurious. All guests are picked up by a Rolls Royce. Insane bedrooms. Want to know what a room in
the Burj al Arab looks like? Check out this Royal Suite. Only $24,000 a night,
during off-season, that is. But it does come with a
personal butler available 24/7. Gold ATM Machines. Need gold? Then head on over to the
Emirates Palace Hotel and make your way to the
gold-plated ATM machine. Stick your money, credit or debit card in and then choose from up
to 320 gold products, from gold bars to gold coins
in varying weights and purity. Dubai was the first to
host Gold to Go ATMs by TG Gold-Super-Markt. As of 2018, there are now
50 all over the world. Air conditioned bus stops. Like all deserts, Dubai is extremely hot. For those who can’t afford to
stand in line at the gold ATM, and instead stand
outside waiting for buses in the burning sun, the city’s got them covered
with air-conditioned bus stops. Biggest Mall in the world. The Dubai Mall is the
biggest mall in the world by total area and hosts
some 1,000 retailers. In 2011, it became the
most visited in the world because it’s also home
to the Dubai Aquarium and Discovery Center. In 2012 alone, it hosted
over 65 million visitors. To put that into perspective, New York City saw 52 million
tourists in the same year. Giant Indoor Ski Park. Not to be outdone is the
Mall of the Emirates, which hosts Ski Dubai. As its name suggests, you can ski in it. It includes an 85-meter-high mountain with five slopes and a 400-meter long run, complete with ski lift, and
even a few real life penguins, all to help you forget the desert outside. Luxury Car Parade. In 2013, the city decided
to host the 2020 EXPO and to make sure everyone got the message, it held a Luxury Car parade. How many joined? Over 500 private owners
who were more than happy to show off their luxury
and super luxury cars and motorcycles. Camel parking. Luxury cars aside, Dubai hasn’t
forgotten its ancient roots, which includes a reverence of camels, a traditional means of transport,
food, and even currency. It therefore hosts a camel festival and camel races complete with cash prizes. When not walking their camels, they even have spaces to park them in. Ridiculous villas. If you have money to burn
and want to make Dubai home, there’s the Reserve at Al Barari, a mere 10-minute drive out of the city. Mansions on offer include
this 50,000 square feet villa, complete with a pool, six
bedrooms, and a four-car garage. How’s about a bathroom the
size of most people’s homes complete with a skylight? Dubai Aquarium. Like all desert cultures,
Dubai has a thing about water, hence the Dubai Aquarium &
Underwater Zoo in the Dubai Mall. Among the largest suspended
aquariums in the world, it holds 10-million liters of water and is home to over 140 species. If you’d rather enjoy
aquariums at your hotel, stay at the Atlantis The Palm, which sports a water park
and even has aquariums in the restaurant lobby and some rooms. Dubai Miracle Garden. The largest flower garden in
the world was opened in 2013, putting the Dutch to shame. Over 150 million flowers
call this garden home, compared to the 7 million in the Keukenhof in the Netherlands. But it’s no ordinary garden, as it’s made up of flower sculptures which include a replica
of the Burj Khalifa. Traffic jam solutions. Though Dubai is crammed with rich people, even they get stuck in traffic filled with other super luxury cars. Some are richer than others,
however, and have friends in. Pets taking owners for walks. Some suggest this picture
of a Dubai resident riding on a lion is fake. Given this video of another
who keeps a tame lion, however, I believe it’s entirely possible that lions could make a
good mode of transport when the oil finally runs out. Exotic snacks. So if you can afford exotic pets, what’s to stop you from feeding
them with exotic animals? Like another predator, for example. From the sea? Or how about taking your pet cheetah out for a ride in your car? Or your pet tiger? Pet lion? Do note, however, that they
banned owning exotic pets in 2017 because too
many were getting loose. Exotic pets are okay, but not fish. While exotic pets were
banned only in 2017, fish were banned from the metro the moment they opened in
2009 because of the smell. Birds of prey. Falcons are a symbol of
the United Arab Emirates, which allow them to fly… on board their planes, that is. And if you don’t believe me,
just take a look at this. Here’s another example. It is understood they
are often transported to take part in hunts, with the birds allocated a seat and placed on cloths
to avoid any accidents. Gold wrapped cars. There’s no sin in driving
a relatively cheaper car like an SUV in Dubai… so long as you gold wrap it, that is. Before I reveal the next example, you should subscribe if
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could have filled your brain! Now lets get back to it… Golden cellphones. Sadly, that’s too much gold for many, so the Dubai airport kindly
sells gold phones for $43,189. The Burj al Arab also provides guests with 24-karat gold iPads
to maximize their stay. For those who can’t bear to
part with them upon departure, they even sell them for over $10,200! Edible gold. If you’re desperate for a gold fix, you might enjoy the Bloomsbury’s
Golden Phoenix Cupcake, covered with 23-carat gold sheets! Yours for only $1,007! Road hogs. If you find gold too tacky, there’s the 8-wheeled car
you can burn your money on and the double lane vehicle
for a big family of plus sizes. Abandoned super cars. Not everyone’s been
lucky in Dubai, however, and since it’s a crime to
be in debt, some flee… after ditching their luxury
cars at the Dubai airport. Crazy Police Cars. Good luck getting away from Dubai’s police since they can easily catch you. Cars in their fleet
include Bugatti Veyrons, Bentley Continentals, Mercedes
SLS AMGs and Lamborghinis. Crazy police boats. Seeing that it’s almost impossible to outrun the police on the roads, you might opt to escape on water. But that’s also a terrible idea, thanks to their superfast
X Cat class rescue boat, capable of zooming at 85 nautical miles. Three Million Dollar Motor Home. In Dubai, going camping means hopping into a 40-foot-long eleMMent Palazzo expandable double decker motor home, complete with gold-plated
interiors, cocktail lounge, and a 40 inch flat screen TV. And all this for a mere $3 million. Sandal skaters. For those who get tired
of ice-skating indoors, there’s skating on hot asphalt… sandals not included. Paddle boarding. For simpler and safer pleasures, there’s the Dubai Paddle
Surfing competition; but you have to wear the
Kandoura, the national outfit. Tennis in the air. It only happened once in 2005, but Andre Agassi and
Roger Federer were invited to play tennis on the
Burj al Arab’s helipad, over 692 feet up in the air. Notice the lack of a safety
net around the court? Good luck retrieving the balls. Luxurious Starbucks. This can arguably be found
in the Ibn Batuta Mall, a culturally-themed shopping center displaying traditional Chinese, Arab, and Indian architecture and decor. You can find Starbucks
in the Persia Court, which looks amazing. Groom seeking. Indians make up 27% of
the UAE’s population, drawn there by the many job
opportunities available. Most have brought their
customs with them… including the practice
of arranged marriage. You can see arranged marriage
adverts in the papers. Free food. Many places in Dubai offer free water, but some take it a step
further by giving free food, including this stand from
MyGovinda’s restaurant. This Kindness Fridge initiative in Dubai plays a meaningful role in the community and extends its mission of
health and happiness to all to those in need. Exotic skipping ropes. Jump ropes are so last year! This is the latest,
hi-tech, desert version. Gown and exotic headgear not necessary, but it adds to the drama. Unorthodox marriage counseling. As a Muslim country,
Dubai follows Shariah law, which allows divorce. Before doing so, however, a husband is advised to first
avoid sleeping with his wife as explained by this article in a paper about marriage counseling. Apparently, If that doesn’t work, he should then whip her gently till she finally gets why
he has a problem with her. Robot Camel Racing. Because Dubai loves its camels
but is a modern country, they’ve gone into robotics. Not to replace camels, mind you, but to replace the use of child jockeys, who were mostly slaves, which
was an ancient tradition that was only banned in 2005. The robots are extremely useful
in keeping the weight down and they whip the camel
to make it go faster. Idiots doing wheelies on cars. Wheelies are nothing new, but standing on cars doing
them isn’t exactly traditional. The clothes are very traditional, though. Drifting 200 kilometers
an hour through traffic. Why drive in the same direction as others when you can give them a heart attack by spinning around and
driving toward them? This particular driver, notoriously known as King
Al-Nazeem among his friends for his daredevil stunts in cars, reportedly lost his life while drifting on a highway like this. Take note, don’t drive stupidly like this! Severe punishments for drifters. Fortunately, sane heads
eventually prevail. Which is why that guy
in the previous video was given 1,000 lashes with a cane, sent to jail for 10 years, and
banned from driving for life. If you think that was harsh, think again. He was actually very lucky because prosecutors
wanted the death penalty. Turtle stacking. This is an ancient tradition from Dubai that goes back thousands of years… actually, it isn’t. This is what happens when
you have so much money that you don’t know what to do with it. So that nicely sums up Dubai. Have you Ever been there? And did it match up with
the examples in the video? If so then let me know in the
comments section down below. Thanks for watching! (lighthearted thinking melody)

100 thoughts on “Strange Things You’ll Only See In Dubai

  1. 10 years + life time ban from driving? understandable when they do drifting 200km pr hour because that is putting a lot of peoples live at risk so they might put it at the same as atempted murder. also gives a clear indication that they will not accept morosn putting others life so at risk and they will hit them HARD

  2. Dubai not being truthful about crime because rape in Dubai is not a crime because the rape victim is the one always arrested.

  3. 8:00 cops in dubai: im fast im gonna get you fast in no time
    Criminals: we have machine guns ok and your cars can go KABOOM in no time

  4. Okay Guys, My father is a general Surgery specialized Doctor and has 8 years of experience in arab contries and the UK, and he recieves $55K per year, And in Dubai he would earn ~$200k per MONTH So that means in Dubai $1,800,000Million per year so,Um I don't Know… But he hates Dubai and went to it and has many relatives their. But maybe in the future we would move to it.

  5. Low crime rate due to the death penalty for requesting a substitution on a restaurant menu and similar offenses. …… /s

  6. Oil is the 2nd most abundent liquid next to water , where not running out lol they just want u to think that so we keep paying shitty prices

  7. It’s crazy how rich people are and how they spend they’re money. If I had that money i won’t lie I would spend it on some expensive things but I would also donate my money to the poor, because I couldn’t live with my self if I had 1 billion dollars and never gave a penny to the people that need it.

  8. Could the reason their crime rate seems so low be because there is no such thing as crime among the elite who are generally involved in most of the world's worst crimes?

  9. I also heard you get paid according to your race, is this true? I wanted to travel to Dubai to work as a travel nurse. I am Mexican, black and white American. A true example of the melting pot!😂

  10. Dumb ass they didn't get rich from oil they won't even produce oil they got rich cause there is a lot of entertainment in Dubai

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