Dubai is one of the most popular cities to visit in the Middle East and it is often heralded as one of the biggest and brightest metropolises in the world! Still, despite all this, there’s a lot to this city that doesn’t immediately meet the eye – so, here’s a look at a few fun facts about Dubai you probably didn’t know.
A Young City
Now, if you’re staying at one of the Palm Jumeirah hotels – for instance, the Avani Palm View Dubai – you might look around at the splendor of the city and not realize that all this is fairly recent. In fact, it is one of the youngest major cities in the world!
Birding in Dubai
The city of Dubai is actually one of the best places in the Middle East for birdwatching! The massive buildings here provide nesting sites for 300 different varieties of avifauna. The Ras Al Khar Sanctuary is also a great place to visit if you want to catch sight of some of the more exotic birds that call the city home.
Buildings and Flowers
If there’s one thing that Dubai is known for, it’s the massive buildings and towers that dominate the city’s skyline. After all, the tallest building in the world – the Burj Khalifa – is found here. Interestingly, the building’s design was based on a local desert flower!
The Art Scene
Over the past few years, Dubai’s art scene has been flourishing. There are numerous art galleries and museums you can visit during your time here. What’s more, if you get your timing right, you might be able to attend the annual Dubai Art Fair!