The United Arab Emirates is one of the most fascinating countries in the world. Its rich culture and breathtaking landscapes make it a popular tourist destination. There is much more to the UAE than meets the eye. The country has witnessed many changes over the years, and it continues to change with time. Today, few people know about this incredible country and its history. Keep reading to get an insight into some amazing facts about UAE that you probably didn’t know!
1- In 1833, Dubai has been established
Dubai was established in June 1833 as a modest fishing village, but the city we know today didn't stand out until the 1970s. As well the Bani Yas tribe established Dubai Creek in the late nineteenth century, and its population grew to almost 20,000 by the 1930s. Then in 2020, Dubai's population topped 3 million.
2- It Has the Tallest Building in the world
The Burj Khalifa is the most significant skyscraper in the nation. It is standing at 828 meters which is equivalent to three Eiffel Towers standing on top of one another. You have to know that Burg Khalifa requires 36 workers and three months to clean its glossy glass. This mega-structure holds numerous world records including the tallest building, the highest number of stories, the highest outdoor observation deck, the highest elevator service, and much more.
3- It Has the Biggest Mall in the world
The largest mall in the whole world is existing in UAE which is called Dubai Mall. It contains an area of 12 million square meters, over 1200 stores, 26 cinema screens, and over 120 cafes and restaurants.
4- No crimes in UAE
Dubai is the one city where crime is down. Crimes are rising all over the world, but in Dubai, they are nonexistent. Committing even the tiniest offense will put you in jail.
5- It Has The Largest Suspended Aquarium
The Dubai Aquarium Tank, located at the Dubai Mall's ground level, holds the world's largest suspended aquarium, with a capacity of 10 million liters! The Dubai Mall houses the world's largest collection of Sand Tiger Sharks, with more than 33,000 aquatic animals from over 200 species.
6- It has a Minister for Happiness
The seven emirates including the United Arab Emirates have a Minister for Happiness, whose job is to raise the happiness levels of people living in Dubai and the other emirates. Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi has been in charge of the position since its inception in 2016.