Dubai is a city of experiences. It surprises you every time, no matter you are a first-time visitor or a loyal to the city’s charms. As the world’s fastest growing city, it has something or the other going on every minute. A new attraction is coming up every now and then and each of it is beyond belief. From the tallest skyscraper in the world to the planet’s largest flower garden with 45 million flowers, the world’s largest themed water fountain to the most luxurious hotel in the world; Dubai has the best of everything and that’s what makes it a tourist’s paradise.
Not long ago when Dubai was nothing more than a Bedouin fishing village, who would’ve thought that this humble set up will go on to become the entertainment and tourism hub of the world in less than 3 decades. Although, Dubai surprises the world with unbelievable experiences every now and then, there are certain exceptional experiences that are so far exclusive to Dubai only. These experiences amaze, intrigue, and confuse you at the same time and that is exactly why they are so unique. Read on.
Police roaming in Bentleys and Ferraris
Where else will you see such an opulent display of the power. Dubai police car convoy has the world’s best cars, literally. We all know that Dubai is all about glitz and glamour but including a fleet of super luxury cars in to the police convoy takes it to a completely new level. The list of cars driven by the Dubai police includes Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4, a Ferrari FF, a Chevrolet Camaro SS, a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, a Bentley Continental GT, a limited-edition Aston Martin One-77, a Ford Mustang GT, a BMW M6 Gran Coupé, a Brabus G63 AMG, a Bugatti Veyron, an Audi R8, a Nissan GT-R, a Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG, a McLaren MP4-12C, a McLaren 650s, a Hummer H3, a Lexus GS, a Lexus RC F, a Toyota Land Cruiser, a BMW i8 and a GMC Sierra, and more.
There’s no way you will experience this scenario anywhere else in the world.
Tigers, Cheetah and even camels as pets
Seriously, this isn’t a joke. Google, it and you’ll see numerous pictures of the filthy rich Emiratis driving, riding, hugging, and feeding their beloved pets, only these pets are the most dangerous animal species in the world. From Cheetahs, lions, to turtles, falcons, camels, and tigers; the oil rich Emiratis of Dubai has some of the weirdest indulgences. It is a regular sight to see a high-end vehicle with the tiger paws resting on the window. Dubai is a city where owners take their camels for a walk in the desert on a 4×4 jeep. These pet animals are fed the healthiest rich food and treated with utmost care. The rich Emiratis even treat their tigers with dead sharks for dinner. What you’re finding difficult to even comprehend is a common practice in Dubai. It is weird but definitely a matchless experience.
85% Population of expats from all over the world, still the safest city on earth
Dubai has a 0% crime rate and is rated as the safest city on earth. With a fleet of just 17000 police officers, and an expat ratio of 85% coming from diverse ethnicities, beliefs and nationalities; it is a nearly impossible feat that Dubai has achieved and still maintaining. Dubai has never experienced any communal riot, no group clashes even after having people of different religious beliefs living together. There are no cases of thefts, robberies and snatching even after being one of the richest cities in the world and having millions of tourist footfalls. What’s more, according to a recent census, Dubai citizens enjoy the best quality of living in the region.
A city with no proper addresses
Thanks to the rapid development of the city, there’s something or the other changing every day in Dubai and therefore, this iconic city of the world is sans a proper address system. Believe it when we say that people send couriers and letters by writing the approximate address and drawing a map on the cover depicting the address. People coming from the airport are expected to have an approximate map of the destination handy in order to make the cab driver understand the place they want to go. Due to constant developments, the city is so rapidly changing that even the cab drivers don’t know every place in the city.
ATMs spitting out GOLD instead of money, and that too in denominations
This is a very famous fact of Dubai but the audacity of it sinks in only when you actually see it. The Emirates Palace Hotel has this Gold dispensing ATM machine that dispenses gold bars and that too in various denominations. What’s more? It can dispense 320 gold items including gold coins as well. This machine is called ‘Gold to go’ and is fitted with anti-theft devices along with a scanner machine that scan each and every transaction.
The unique experiences don’t end here. Only in Dubai will you find a pizza delivery guy coming in a Ferrari or a helicopter towing away a broken car to clear the traffic. Such is the rate of development that over 20% of the world cranes are working around the clock in Dubai to create new landmarks. It is only when you visit the city of Dubai is when you understand why is it so loved by the world.