The man-made oasis continues to amaze even the most sophisticated tourists with its scale and exclusivity. Below are the most unusual facts about Dubai which attract an increasing number of expats and investors, inspiring them to buy an apartment or a villa in Dubai.
The fast-growing metropolis
The discovery of oil in 1966 prompted the rapid growth of the city. Over the course of several decades, Dubai transformed into the largest center for trade and finance not only in the UAE but also in the Middle East. It continues to grow, being home to more than 20 percent of the world’s construction sites.
The tallest skyscraper in the world
The 829-meter-tall and 163-story Burj Khalifa continues to hold the record of the tallest tower in the world.
- a mosque
- shopping centers
- a hotel
- swimming pools
- luxury apartments
- boulevards and parks
The skyscraper can be seen from a distance of over 90 kilometers. Next to this modern wonder of the world, there is a musical fountain of the same name with a maximum spray height of over 150 meters.
Flower garden in the middle of the desert
Spanning across 72,000 square meters, Dubai Miracle Garden in Dubailand is the largest flower garden in the world. It boasts over 150 million flowers – and more than 120 different varieties made in the form of hearts, houses, and castles, magical figures, making truly breathtaking landscapes. People are welcomed to visit it from October to April, as the garden is closed from May to September because of the high temperature.
Close to zero crime rate
The UAE is among the safest countries in the global crime report, making it the envy of the world. Thanks to strict legislation, Dubai in particular is included in the world ranking of cities with the lowest crime rates. The police staff also devote their relentless efforts to providing security and safety services to the UAE citizens and residents.
This archipelago in the Persian Gulf has changed the geographical map of the world. Palm Jumeirah, built in the shape of a date palm, has become a symbol of the country. All properties there offer crystal clear waterfront views and a tranquil setting and most have direct beach access. It is one of the best areas to invest in the Dubai property market. For more information about the best property investment options, check out Emirates.Estate.