Interesting Facts about Dubai
- Half of the people living in Dubai are Indians or of Indian descent. Only 17% of the population is composed of Emiratis. The rest are immigrants and tourists from the rest of the world.
- While Dubai’s economy was built on oil and natural gas, the emirate now relies on tourism, trade, and real estate to keep the money flowing.
- Crime rate is virtually zero across the city. Dubai is one of the safest places on earth, where racial tensions among different nationals are unheard of.
- Dubai holds the distinction of being the fastest growing city in the world. In 1990, there was only a single skyscraper in the city – the Dubai World Trade Centre. There are now over 400, and the emirate’s population has doubled as well. The construction boom continues to this day. Dubai currently holds the recognition for building the tallest skyscraper in the world, the Burj Khalifa.