The 10 Weirdest Questions The Internet Is Asking About Dubai

The internet asked, so Lovin Dubai answered.

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It’s well known that many people unfamiliar with the quirks of Dubai have a slightly warped view of our beloved city. To test just how ridiculous things can get, we’ve trawled some of the biggest question and answer sites on the interweb (specifically Quora, Yahoo Answers, TripAdvisor and Blurtit) to bring you the 10 weirdest questions people are asking about Dubai right now.

Let's kick off with a classic.

1. Is Dubai a country?

Sigh. The most depressing thing about this is that it isn't the first time I’ve heard this question. Answer: no, Dubai is a city in the United Arab Emirates.

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2. Where in the USA is Dubai?

Seriously? I guess it’s an easy mistake to make. The UAE is only 12,400km from the US, after all.

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3. Is it true that every man has a Ferrari in Dubai?

Finally, a proper question. Not only does every man own a Ferrari, every woman drives a Lamborghini (gold plating optional).


4. Where can I buy a monkey in Dubai?

Every question has a story, and we’d love to hear this one. Unfortunately, under UAE Federal Law, you can’t own or buy a monkey in Dubai. No matter how much you want one.

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5. Where are all of the KFCs located in Dubai?

of the KFCs. Actually, this is a perfectly legit question.


6. Is it OK to haggle over prices in the mall in Dubai?

There’s nothing I’d like to see more than someone trying to haggle over prices in Harvey Nichols. Answer: nope, but there’s nothing to stop you trying.

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7. Can a Tsunami hit Dubai?

Our panicked Google search says no, a Tsunami cannot hit Dubai. Not unless the earth is struck by a massive meteor; but in that case, we’re all doomed.

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8. Can you buy energy drinks in Dubai?

I’m not even sure the internet is trying anymore. Yep, you can. In fact energy drink is a core component in one of the city’s most popular drinks: the humble Bullfrog.

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9. Are people allowed to go to the very top of Burj Khalifa?

Only very special people.


10. What is the ZIP code of Dubai?

OK, we’re done.

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