Ten fun facts about United Arab Emirates


Fact 1
The world’s longest grandstand is the Meydan Racecourse in the United Arab Emirates. It hosts the Dubai World Cup, was inaugurated in 2009 and its connecting building is 1.6 kilometres in length.

Fact 2
The world’s longest automated metro system is in Dubai. 87 trains operate on this 75-meter-long network that has no drivers at all. The trains are carbon neutral and the temperature is maintained at a standard 20 degrees Celsius with no variation whatsoever.

Fact 3
The 1421-born Mohamed Bin Majid was considered to be the first Arab cartographer and seaman. He became known in the west as he assisted Vasco da Gama in finding the Africa to India route.


Fact 4
There are close to 3,500 native plant species in the United Arab Emirates and the date plant is the most well-known indigenous plant.

Fact 5
The Dubai Mall is the world’s largest shopping mall. Its internal area covers 5.9 million square feet.

Fact 6
When the Burj Khalifa was inaugurated in January 2010, it officially became the tallest building in the world. Even until 2013, this 2,722 ft-tall structure has no rivals.

Fact 7
Everything in this middle-eastern country is opulent. The world’s largest fleet of the largest airplane in the world is operated by the UAE and it was the very first airline to provide its passengers with an on-board shower.

Fact 8
Almost everyone here is rich and there are no taxes on income.

Fact 9
The Middle East’s first indoor Ski Village and Resort is situated in the Mall of the Emirates and is 22,500 sq meters in size.

Fact 10
The Atlantis aquarium in Dubai has a minimum of 200,000 fish species.


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Short about United Arab Emirates
Is an Arab country located on the Persian Gulf in the southeast region of the Arabian Peninsula and is also called the UAE or Emirates.


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Population
9,446,000

Sources
CIA The World Factbook



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