From million dollar super cars and gold dispensing machines, to free food to poor. We take a look at 5 outrageous things you will only see in Dubai.
1. Exotic Police cars
When it comes to showing off, how much money you have. No one does it better than Dubai. The city's police force is no exception. Have you ever wondered what kind of cars police patrol in the wealthiest cities across the world? The police department of the sheikh land was given a whopping USD 6.5 million for a fleet of super cars for patrolling. The fleet includes Lamborghini, Ferrari and Bugatti Veyron, which alone has a price tag of USD 1 million.
2. Gold to Go -- Gold ATMs!
A German company has introduced an innovative thing called Gold to Go machine. Well the machine actually a dispensing machine for Gold bars and gold coins. The first ever Gold ATM was found in the Dubai mall.
The first gold-plated vending machine, located in the lobby of the Emirates Palace hotel in Abu Dhabi, dispenses 320 items made of gold, including 10-gram gold bars and customized gold coins.
3. Shark slide
The ride starts with a vertical drop of almost 30m. Survive that and you'll find yourself skidding through a clear, acrylic tunnel and coming face-to-face with a tank of sharks. Not enough adrenaline for you yet? Try the Shark Attack! a spinning tube ride through the darkened inner core of the pyramid, from which you emerge (slightly dizzy) into the same shark-infested lagoon.
4. Diamond cell phones
Living in Dubai is all about the glitz and glamour. So why not own a diamond encrusted phone like this one? Priced at a whopping $1,31,000 Peter Aloissin's Nokia Arte is the tenth most expensive phone in the world.
5. Free food
Residents of Dubai set up and stock sharing refrigerators across the city to make food available to the less fortunate community workers during the holy month of Ramadan - when Muslims fast during daylight hours.
It's about inspiring people with a small act of kindness that can have a positive effect on other people's lives.
The refrigerators were set up with an aim to serve gardeners, security guards and construction workers, as they work outdoors in temperatures exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit every day.