4 things you didn’t know about Dubai

  1. The inspiration for the Burj Khalifa. 

The world’s tallest building takes it shape from the Hymenocallis or Spider Lily which is a regional desert flower.

The Burj Khalifa 

Hymenocallis

2. Bollywood Inspired

Superstar Priyanka Chopra was introduced as the “Goddess of Atlantis” during the hotel’s inauguration in 2008.

Priyanka Chopra

Atlantis Dubai 

3. Emirates Beginnings

The airline started with only two aircraft and $10 million.

4. Focus on happiness

In 2016, the Ruler of Dubai inaugurated the Minister of Happiness’ office, which oversees UAE plans, programs, and policies to create a happier society.

Ohoud Al Rumi, Minister of Happiness

 

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