Interesting facts:Virtually 60% of the Emirates’ GDP derive from foreign capital investments income. Full version
The United Arab Emirates is the country of records. They are almost in all the areas: in construction, economy, technics and society.
Dubai is the city with architecture that embodies the latest achievements of the scientific and technical progress. There is the tallest hotel in the world – 72-storeyed Marriott Marquis Dubai, built in 2013. Its height is 355 m, what is 34 m higher than the previous record holder Burj Al Arab – one of the most luxurious hotels in the world.
The world's largest skyscraper – the tower of the Burj Khalifa complex with the height of 828 meters is also located in Dubai. It is the highest building from all buildings currently existing on the planet. Everyone can enjoy the beauty of Dubai on the 124-th floor of the Burj Khalifa tower – on the world's highest observation platform.
Dubai can also be proud of its automated subway system, which is the longest automated one on the planet – its length is 75 km. All the metro routes are fully automated, so the train drivers are not required. City authorities are concerned about the comfort of the residents and visitors of Dubai, that’s why, in spite of the outdoor heat, it is always cool in the subway cars (20°C) due to the climate control systems.
The territory of the UAE consists mainly of the sand beaches and deserts, the picturesque nature and mountains can only be found in the Emirate of Fujairah. Despite the desert climate the magnificent flower park, which is considered the biggest in the world, is also created in Dubai. Besides, the United Arab Emirates has been listed in the Guinness Book of Records for the number of date palms growing in the country. In 2009, there were about 42 million of these trees, but now there are much more. The water for irrigation is taken from the industrial desalters. The Emirates are in the first place in the world in terms of using the desalinated water.
The eighth wonder of the world, established in Dubai, UAE, are the artificial Palm Islands. They are impressive in their scale, charm with beauty and are the world's largest man-made archipelago.
Dubai has quite a lot of records in cuisine. Making the "world's largest dish" has become some kind of a tradition. Every year, at the Dubai shopping festival, the new "delicious" masterpiece is created. The UAE was already listed for 12 times in the Guinness Book of Records for their culinary achievements.
The United Arab Emirates strive to be the best in everything: in construction, economy and technologies. The new projects, which embody the latest achievements of science and technics, are constantly developing. The United Arab Emirates have yet to break a lot of new records.
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