Fun Facts

  1. The Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi can accommodate 40,000 people at any one time

  2. You could fit the statue of liberty comfortably into the lobby of the Burj Al Arab, Dubai

  3. Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi houses 1,002 chandeliers, the heaviest of which weighs 2.5 tonnes

  4. The UAE is home to the most date palm trees in the world with more than 42 millions trees

  5. The Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is the only day to night race in the Formula 1 calendar

  6. The Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, is seven times taller than Big Ben

  7. In 1968 there were reportedly only 13 cars in Dubai, today in 2014 there are more than 1,138,000 cars

  8. The UAE sees an average of 360 sunny days per year. The hottest temperatures in the emirate are regularly recorded in Al Ain, where the record high is currently 52°C

  9. With approximately 2,500 living along its coastline, Abu Dhabi has the world’s second most populous school of sea cows

  10. The Hyatt Capital Gate hotel, Abu Dhabi leans westward at an incline of 18 degrees – 14 degrees more severe than the Leaning Tower of Pisa

  11. Abu Dhabi’s Ferrari World houses the world’s fastest rollercoaster, Formula Rosso, which accelerates to 240km/h in under 5 seconds

  12. The Dubai mall is the world’s largest shopping mall covering an internal area of 5.4 million sq feet

  13. The Solar field at Shams power plant in Liwa houses 258,048 mirrors that take up a total mirror aperture of 627,840msq

  14. The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai is the world’s largest artificial island and is visible from space