Believe it or not, the United Arab Emirates’ total GDP stood at $50.7 billion in 1990, but fast forward to present day, and its GDP is more than $360 billion. The United Arab Emirate’s continued status as a tax-free haven brought even more ex-pats to settle in Dubai and in 1999, one of the tallest hotels in the world opened, cementing the city’s reputation as a tourist destination. The top image above shows what the main road in Dubai, the E-11, looked like in 1990, and below, what it looked like in 2013. Continue reading for twenty strange, yet real, things you might only see in Dubai.



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