8 Dubai facts you did not know about

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  • Police men ride in Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Bentleys, Maclaren and Bugatti Veyron.
  • You can buy a laptop, a camera, a phone or a bar of gold from a vending machine.
  • Almost 70% of Dubai’s population are males.
  • Dubai has ice cream made of diamond and gold, sold at Scoopi Café.
  • You can take helicopter tours around the city of Dubai.

The city of Dubai is known for many things. With a few world records and an international reputation for luxury, business and entertainment, it’s hard not to think you already know Dubai.

In this article, we list 8 things you probably didn’t know exist in Dubai.

Insane supercars for Police

Luxury police car in Dubai

Dubai is famous for the luxury and high-performing cars on the road, but what you may be surprised to see is the iconic police cars in Dubai. Policemen ride in Lamborghini Aventador, Ferrari, Bentley, Maclaren, Bugatti Veyron, Brabus, Audi, and Mercedes-Benz.

Vending machines for everything

Vending machine selling gold bars

In Dubai, you can pretty much buy anything from a vending machine.
Sharaf DG, a popular electronics store with branches all over the UAE, has a vending machine at the Times Square Center Mall where you can simply buy laptops, tablets, cameras or phones.
The Gold to Go ATM at Dubai Mall lets you buy gold coins and one-ounce gold bars straight out of the vending machine. You will even find a computer inside the vending machine, that displays real-time market prices of gold for your reference.

The Majority are Males

Two arab men talkingAlmost 70% of Dubai’s population are males, according to official census statistics. The most logical explanation for that is that most of the city’s expats are males who have moved to Dubai for work, leaving their families in their home countries.

Ski area in the desert

Ski area in the mall of the emirates

Ski Dubai, is a 22,500-sq. m. indoor ski area at Mall of the Emirates, where you can have a good time skiing on ice. It gets even more interesting than that; you can meet the King and Gentoo penguins at the Penguin Encounter.

Indoor Skydiving

You can do it for the thrill, the science or the fun. iFly Dubai has the very first double vertical wind tunnel in the world. You can defy gravity and go bungee jumping, skydiving and even base jumping. Afraid of heights? It’s only four-meters high!

The most expensive ice cream in the UAE

Dubai must knowsDubai is known for money and lavishness, but we bet you didn’t expect to find ice cream made of diamonds in this city. Scoopi Café’s signature Black Diamond ice cream is flavored with Madagascar vanilla and the world’s most expensive saffron from Iran. Add to it slices of black truffles from Italy and 23 carats edible gold as a topping. Dubai’s most expensive ice cream is sold at around AED2,999.

Helicopter Tours

Dubai must knowsImagine taking a helicopter tour of Dubai from Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, and from Burj Al Arab to The World and The Palm Jumeirah for just AED675! Dubai Helicopter Tours offers tour packages that range from 12 to 40 minutes.

Desert safari

Desert safari on sand in Dubai
Often safari is done in jungles, but in Dubai is always on top and the desert safari experience is one of a kind. You will drive across the desert, do a camel ride, sand-ski, watch the sunset and try out a henna design on your hands if you decide to have the full oriental experience.


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