10 amazing Dubai facts you probably didn't know

by Travelbag on 17 May 2016, 15:05PM

Dubai certainly breathes by the mantra "bigger is better". The city is renowned for turning fantastical, far-fetched concepts into beautiful realities, and these facts prove just that. 

1. Dubai has the largest flower garden in the world – Dubai Miracle Garden. 

Dubai Miracle Garden

2. The Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world at 828m tall (0.5 miles).

Burj Khalifa, Dubai skyline

This is set to be beaten by a new Dubai Tower set for completion in 2020 for the World Expo.

3. The Burj Al Arab has the world’s tallest atrium.

Burj Al Arab, Dubai


4. Roger Federer played a game of tennis against Andre Agassi on the Burj al Arab helipad.

5. The Dubai Metro system is driverless and fully automated.

Dubai skyline Metro

Declared in the Guinness World Records as the ‘world's longest fully automated metro network’.

6. The Dubai Mall is the largest of its kind.

Dubai Mall

Set over four floors, at the foot of the Burj Khalifa, this mall is home to 1200 stores including the obvious likes of Chanel, to M&S and Build-a-Bear.

7. Dubai has the Guinness World Record for ‘City with most Guinness World Records’.

Dubai firework display

Records are just absolutely everywhere in Dubai, over 300 broken, ranging from the amazingly huge firework display, to the randomly wonderful largest sticky note mosaic. 

8. David Coulthard also performed a ‘donut’ display on the helipad of the Burj Al Arab in a Formula One car.

Imagine spinning in a car 210 metres above ground...


9. The bus stops are air-conditioned.

Dubai air conditioned bus stop

10. The Palm Jumeirah Island added 520km of coastline to Dubai.

The Palm, Dubai

That’s 520km of beach. Enough sand was used to build The Palm Jumeirah to fill the Empire State building two-and-a-half-times.

A tip of the hat to you Dubai, from us all here at Travelbag. 

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