10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Dubai You Never Knew

Dubai is the most populated and famous city in the United Arab Emirates. It is the world’s fastest growing city and is a beautiful, cosmopolitan destination complete with hundreds of foreigners, amazing weather, gleaming skyscrapers and some of the most extravagant hotels in the world. Over the past 50 years, the rate at which the city has developed has surprised people all over the world and created some of the most interesting cultural norms on our planet. This list contains 10 mind-blowing facts about Dubai you might not know.

Liquor License

In Dubai, one must get a liquor license to drink from the privacy of their home.

Golf Course

There is a golf course in the city that needs 4,000,000 gallons of water every day.

Wild Animals

Although illegal, keeping wild animals, such as cheetahs and tigers, as pets is something of a fashion statement in the city.

Indoor City

Dubai is constructing a 50 million square foot climate- and temperature-controlled indoor city from the very beginning.

Gold Bars

A few ATMs in the city dispense gold bars.


In Dubai, if people lose, they gain: the Dubai government pays people 2 grams of gold for every kilogram of body weight they lose.


The local people constitute less than 20% of the total population in Dubai.

Police Fleet

The police fleet in Dubai includes a Bentley, a Ferrari and a Lamborghini to enable them to catch racing drivers and curb road injuries and deaths.

Premarital Sex

Premarital sex is prohibited in Dubai and can get a person deported or imprisoned.

Postal System

Dubai has no postal system, no area codes, no zip codes and no address system.