As insecurities, crime and disparities rise in today’s world, especially in India, the recent survey conducted for finding out the safest city has published its results. And to no surprise, Dubai tops the list! Dubai has managed to secure its position as one of the safest cities in 2021. And there is no place like Dubai for a solo traveller – safe and fun with a side of luxury and adventure.
Dubai Becomes The Richest And The Safest City
Over the last few years, Dubai has consistently been ranked as one of the safest cities in the world to live in and visit. In fact in the 2019 National Agenda Index, a whopping 96.1 per cent of UAE citizens stated that they feel safe and secure in the Emirati wonderland.
If you’re wondering what else you don’t know about the much-loved holiday destination! here are some lesser-known fun facts about Dubai.
Facts About Dubai
1)Dubai is not that old! Founded in 1833 as a small fishing settlement, Dubai revolutionised itself in the 1980s and 1990s as a world-class tourist destination.
2)With over 200 nationalities as residents, Dubai is one of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities of the world.
3)It was not always oil! Way before tourism and oil mining boomed in Dubai, the city made its income from pearl diving with more than 300 pearl diving dhows (an Arabian sailing boat) based in Dubai Creek in the 19th century.
4)Did you know Dubai uses robots instead of human riders for their Camel racing sport? It is one of the many popular sports in Dubai with races taking place at Al Marmoom Camel Race Track.
5)Nothing spells rich like Dubai Police’s fleet of supercars! From Aston Martins, Bentley Continental GGTS, Ferraris to Lamborghinis, the Dubai Police owns some of the fastest cars in the world. Their 254 mph Bugatti Veyron even holds a Guinness World Record for the fastest police car in service.
6)Burj Al Arab is affectionately known as the “world’s only seven-star hotel” and is world-renowned for its unique shape resembling the sail of a dhow.
Source : The freepress journal