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15 Facts About Extravagant Dubai That You Thought Were True But They’re Actually Not

By Nenad Dojcinovski, 5 April 2018


The beautiful almighty Dubai. The city that never sleeps…wait isn’t that New York? Well, it is but Dubai is not that far away. Dubai is indeed a definition of luxury. If success was a city it would definitely be Dubai.

Even if you break the law, let’s say you’re driving way above the speed limit in your car, the Police is not going after you in just any regular Police car. No Sir!

They’re using Lambos and Ferraris and what not. And you know you’re in one of the most luxuries places on Earth when the Police is driving Ferraris.

Or at least that’s what they want us to believe and that’s how they promote the city. But nothing on this world is perfect, and plenty of those mind-blowing facts about Dubai that you’ve seen online are actually not the truth.

Don’t get us wrong, Dubai is still a beautiful city. But we just want to make sure you’re aware of the fact that not the whole Police force is driving Ferraris after all.

1Dubai is the capital of billionaires

This seems about right and logical. The city looks perfect for billionaires. It looks like it was built just so the richest people on Earth could have tons of fun. But that’s not actually the case. Out of 5,000 US dollar billionaires in the world, only 20 of them live in Dubai.

But you don’t have to be a billionaire to be considered rich. There’s plenty of millionaires that live in Dubai.

Dubai is the capital of billionaires

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2There is no poverty in Dubai

Super high buildings, awesome cars all over the place and the most luxuries restaurants you can find. There’s no way that you find poor people actually living in Dubai, right? Well, if we count the migrants, there’s plenty of poor people living in Dubai. The average salary of a migrant worker is $200-$350.

You can easily find countries where the average salary is even lower. But if you consider the fact that life in Dubai is super expensive, $200-$350 per month is far from enough to live a decent life.

labours in dubai

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3Dubai is a perfect place for bringing up kids


Dubai natives are having a great time rising their kids in Dubai. You know why? Because the education for them is free. On the other hand, migrants have to pay $100,000 for 11 years of education, and we’re talking about public schools here. That’s why most migrants leave their kids in their native countries. And we can only imagine what the costs of a university degree are!

Dubai Modern Education School

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4Dubai is a country

Even though it looks like one, Dubai is not a country. Dubai is actually a city in the UAE, and it’s not even the capital. Out of the 7 emirates in the UAE, Abu Dhabi is the capital.

Dubai is a country

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5There is no alcohol in Dubai

This is just not possible. With that many tourists coming from all over the world, you simply can’t forbid alcohol. Natives in Dubai are not allowed to drink alcohol, but this rule does not count for tourists and non-Muslims. You can pretty much buy alcohol in almost every hotel in Dubai.

no alcohol in Dubai

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