I recently read somewhere ‘you name it Dubai has it or if it doesn’t have it, it is building it’. Between Dubai and Abu Dhabi the uniqueness in architecture and land is unimaginable. It is hard to imagine that just a few decades ago this was all a desert. What God didn’t give them, they have created for themselves. So brings out the ‘wow’ factor in the two cities?
1.Only Place In The World Where You Can Watch A Formula 1 Track Race From A Yacht
2.Dine At The Tilted Hotel Which Is Way More Tilted Than The Leaning Tower Of Pisa
Capital Gate Hotel also known as the Tilted Hotel in Abu Dhabi leans at 18 degrees way more than the Leaning Tower of Pisa which leans at only 4 degrees. You can imagine the angle. It is an engineering marvel. It is also listed in the Guinness book of world records for the same.
Stay At The Most Luxurious Hotels In The World And Eat Along With The Fishes
The Arabs love luxury and that is no secret. Every hotel in Dubai and Abu dhabi has something unique about it and at Burj-Al-Arab there is no compromise on that. All the rooms are suites and the staff to suite ratio is 8:1. So for every suite, they have 8 people serving you. It has one of the world’s largest fleets of Rolls Royce’s for its guests. Every guest gets their own 24 carat gold iPad during their stay.
Here you can dine under the ocean and with the fishes at Al Mahara restaurant.
3.The Government Of Dubai Pays It’s Citizens Their Weight In Gold
4.They Have ATMs That Dispense Gold Bars
5.Find The Most Luxurious Of Cars Abondoned At The Airport
6.They Combat Heat With Air Conditioning And No We Are Not Talking About Air Conditioning In Their Homes.
They have over 600 air-conditioned bus stops and even an air-conditioned beach at Palazzo Versace. Now, who would have thought of that? They make the impossible sound possible.
7.If The French Have The Eiffel Tower They Have The Tallest Hotel In The World
At the height of 355 meters, the JW Marriott Dubai is the tallest hotel in the world, 35 metres taller than the Eiffel Tower in Paris. In the Dubai Ballroom, lighting concepts for the chandeliers and LED lights can be selected from a choice of 1000 colours. That’s insane, isn’t it?
And you thought you had covered Abu Dhabi and Dubai? There is more to the cities than Burj Khalifa and Ferrari World. If this doesn’t get you packing a second time around, we would be surprised.
Jyotirmoy Sarkar says
Very interesting and informative post, some of them i found really mind blowing.
Abhinav Singh says
I was in Dubai and Abu Dhabi the last week. I missed the Titles hotel also missed the ATMs that dispense Gold Bar. But then it is in a hotel. I found it to be a glittery city. I had to crane my neck the entire trip to admire the fancy buildings.
An ATM machine that dispenses gold bars? That’s insane! Great list of fun facts here!
Prerna Sinha says
I know :). These guys do things beyond our imagination and what we find crazy is normal for them.
Wow there is so much to see and do! The abandoned cars are so interesting! They just stay there forever or does the government eventually collect them?
Rachel Heller says
What a fun list! I’ve been to Dubai several times but haven’t seen Abu Dhabi yet. It all just seems so wasteful, especially some of what you listed here: air-conditioning a beach? Really? The architecture, though, is pretty impressive. I love that leaning hotel!
I am not a brick and mortar person but these awesome and extraordinary things are making me crazy to visit Abu Dhabi and Dubai. ATM dispensing gold bars, tilted hotel, suites with 8 people serving just you – all sounds damn crazy. I really need to convince my husband to plan a trip to Dubai.
Siddharth and Shruti says
The first one itself has got me hooked. – Only Place In The World Where You Can Watch A Formula 1 Track Race From A Yacht. Whoa!! Atms with gold bars. This is a really surprising and fun list! Never thought these would exist!
Chris Nash says
Those cars abandoned at the airport were certainly the most interesting part for me.
I can’t begin to fathom the waste of energy in a city like that… much like Las Vegas!
I can only hope that much of it is solar powered
Very interesting list of things. Definitely haven’t heard of being able to do them anywhere else. Dubai and Abu Dhabi have their own glam and charm that is unbeatable.
Ami Bhat says
I spend a good part of my life here and it feels so good to read posts on Abu Dhabi. It just evokes nostalgia for me. Well done with these facts.
Sandy N Vyjay says
Dubai is an enigma. A miracle in the desert. Loved reading about these lesser known facts which make Dubai all the more alluring. Your post definitely exposes a fresh perspective of Dubai.