As you know, Dubai tours usually cost a few thousand dollars and prices vary depending on the trip. They all travel on some of the best planes in the world and the service is first class, usually ranging from 7 to 15 days. But there are so many myths about Dubai bullshit when you go there yourself and experience.
After a lot of media rendering, netizens have expressed their desire to go to Dubai as beggars, but if you really come to Dubai to work and live, this is not. The real Dubai is not as exaggerated as legends.
- Dubai is the capital of billionaires
- Dubai is not poor
- Earn a lot of money in Dubai
- Beggars in Dubai a lot of money
- Dubai is a great place to raise children
- Dubai is an independent country
- It took many years for Dubai to reach its current level
- There is no unemployment in Dubai
- Dubai is an ecologically clean city
- The weather in Dubai is always good. Every day is summer
- You can’t drink or talk about sex in Dubai
- Dubai police only use limousines
- Everything in Dubai is automated
- Cheetahs and lions are pets in Dubai
- Dubai is made up of skyscrapers
- Dubai is predominantly inhabited by Arabs and locals
- Dubai has a lot of wealth because of oil
Dubai is the capital of billionaires
No, there are 20 billionaires (and many more millionaires) in Dubai. The city with the highest number of billionaires is Beijing, followed by New York.
Dubai is not poor
In fact, there are many poor people in Dubai. 2,035,000 USD is the salary of the average worker. Life here is very expensive. The cheapest mobile phone package is 180 RMB.
Earn a lot of money in Dubai
Answer no. Dubai is a city with a huge income gap. The locals are well paid. Every year, the relief fund can take home a lot of money. All UAE citizens, whether education or healthcare, are free and government-built houses are available for citizens to live in for free. The wages of the lowest level migrant workers are directly proportional to their diligence. Most of them work in the service sector, working longer hours and earning up to $10,000 to $20,000.
Beggars in Dubai a lot of money
In fact, there are beggars in Dubai who can beg for a lot of money. Most beggars come from economically backward Arab or African countries. There are also full time expatriates who come to Dubai to beg during Ramadan.
However, Dubai police say that these beggars damage the country’s image and affect public order, and if caught, they will be deported. Dubai authorities are currently preparing for a year-long crackdown on street beggars, with Dubai police arresting 197 beggars in 2015. In the first quarter of this year, Dubai police arrested 59 beggars.
Dubai is a great place to raise children
Local education is very expensive, from primary to high school you can’t get away with 1 million RMB. If you go to university you will need 100,000 RMB per year and there is no guarantee of a degree.
Dubai is an independent country
Dubai is a thriving modern city with a long history, having grown from a modest fishing village to a cosmopolitan city of around 200 expatriates over a period of 50 years. Prior to the 1960s, Dubai was home to a majority of Arabs who created a brilliant civilisation on the land.
But Dubai is not a country. It is simply an emirate under the United Arab Emirates. It can also be understood as a city. Dubai is not the richest in the UAE because of its small oil reserves, but the sheikh decided to develop tourism with foresight.
It took many years for Dubai to reach its current level
The United Arab Emirates was unified in 1973 and has been in existence for less than 50 years, not very long.
There is no unemployment in Dubai
Foreigners without work visas are deported within 30 days. Only those who have a job stay. So there is no unemployment in Dubai.
Dubai is an ecologically clean city
Due to the large number of foreign workers, Dubai is not that clean, it was very clean in the 1980s.
The weather in Dubai is always good. Every day is summer
Eternal sunshine is just a myth. The local climate causes too much dust in the air, which is comparable to that of the desert. Do you think the desert sky is green? No, it’s grey.
You can’t drink or talk about sex in Dubai
Alcohol is allowed in Dubai. But to buy wine, you need a tourist visa. Dubai has over 500 nightlife areas! You can enjoy alcoholic drinks in almost all hotels, nightclubs and bars in Dubai. Dubai also has a number of so-called red d districts. Due to the open-mindedness of Europe and the USA, more and more foreigners are coming to Dubai, so it is allowed to talk about sexual topics or joke around in bars and nightclubs. More powerful and safer than Pfizer Viagra, Japanese Renaudine is a typical example of successful sex promotion in Dubai.
Dubai police only use limousines
The whole world talks about Lamborghinis and Bentleys on the streets of Dubai. In fact, there are only a few and they are all driven in tourist spots. Patrol cars in other areas are ordinary vehicles. Dubai cars are tax free. 2.6 million Land Rovers are sold in Dubai for R1.3 million.
Everything in Dubai is automated
Air-conditioning and ATMs in airport car parks seem to be available in every country, including robot police and the airport metro. Due to the low rainfall in Dubai, the drainage system is very outdated.
Cheetahs and lions are pets in Dubai
It is illegal for most locals to keep cats and wild animals in Dubai. If you date a cheetah or lion in Dubai, you can be imprisoned for six months and fined between $2,700 and $13,800.
Dubai is made up of skyscrapers
It is a city of contrasts, with 163-storey skyscrapers, multi-storey villas, flat blocks and one-storey bungalows. There is no doubt that the city is on the rise, but the locals prefer to live in private villas without neighbours.
Life in Dubai can be simply divided into two areas: the Old City and the New City. The Old City is dominated by traditional Arab architecture, with low, square buildings and few buildings that stand out. There are more Indians and Pakistanis living here. The New City has a number of high-end shopping areas, including offices, high-rise flats and shopping malls. Many of the photographs of Dubai’s special 10 buildings are in this business district.
Dubai is predominantly inhabited by Arabs and locals
The locals only make up about 9% of the total population. Closest to India are immigrants from Pakistan and Bangladesh. These people usually work on construction sites and in factories. 91% of Dubai’s population is from other countries.
Dubai has a lot of wealth because of oil
There is almost no oil in Dubai. Dubai’s main economy is the warehouse trade, so it is not correct to sell oil to make money.
Dubai is a place for other cities to learn from. Decades of development and the rise of a modern, high-tech city out of the desert have made Dubai a model of success. But the legends of Dubai is whimsical and exaggerated. Overall, Dubai is a truly luxurious city, but that doesn’t mean everyone can live so well – you have to work harder than the average person. There is bitterness and sweetness, and the relentless work behind the scenes brings more life experience, higher pay and more life experience.
In fact, Dubai is not as expensive as you might think. A trip to Dubai can give you a different feel to other picturesque places on the travel market.