By YEET MAGAZINE Updated 0118 GMT (0918 HKT) October 2, 2021

© oneinchpunch / Shutterstock.com

© oneinchpunch / Shutterstock.com

Over the past decades, the city of Dubai has become one of the most architecturally and technologically advanced in the world. People who live in Dubai generally have a taste for the most luxurious things this world has to offer.

Dubai residents can find anything they want from golden desserts to exotic pets. If they have the means, there is not much the Emiratis cannot afford. Here are some of the hidden pleasures of life that can be found in Dubai.

1. Amphibious cars

Estimated value: € 115,000 *.
Produced by: WaterCar

The first commercial amphibious vehicle was made available to the public in 2013, when WaterCar launched the Panther. With a rather reasonable price tag of just over 115,000 euros, the most recent model has become a popular gadget in Dubai, and not just among the elites, although Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al-Maktoum does own it. itself six models.

Water Cars @ dayanajimenez_1 / Pinterest.com

Water Cars @ dayanajimenez_1 / Pinterest.com

Entering the water at a speed of almost 16 km / h, the wheels then retract thanks to an all-terrain hydraulic suspension. In less than fifteen seconds, the vehicle switches from land use to marine use, and vice versa. Once the transformation is complete, these vehicles, straight out of a James Bond movie, can reach speeds of over 95 km / h in water.

2. Underwater hotels

Estimated value: € 5,350 *
Produced by: Atlantis, The Palm, Dubaï

Known above all for its tall buildings and artificial islands, Dubai also has several hotels that allow their customers to stay underwater. Most often located in the Ambassador Lagoon, the suites offer guests magnificent underwater views, as long as they pay the price. The best known of these underwater suites can be found at Atlantis, The Palm.

Undersea Hotels @cntravele / Pinterest.com

Undersea Hotels @cntravele / Pinterest.com

“Neptune” and “Poseidon” are two underwater suites at Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai that bear their names well. They feature floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing you to get a close look at the roughly sixty-five thousand sea creatures that inhabit the lagoon.

3. Camel races with jockeys-robots

Estimated value: € 425 / Jockey-robot *.
Produced by: Various local stores

Prior to 2004, camel racing in the UAE faced various human rights obstacles, including the use of young children as jockeys for this type of racing. The UAE's response was to ban the use of all human jockeys in 2004 and replace them with robots. The robots have an aluminum structure and are able to transmit the heart rate and running speed of the camel to the racing team, which observes them from a reasonable distance.

Robotic Camel Racers @flowersyadhi / Pinterest.com

Robotic Camel Racers @flowersyadhi / Pinterest.com

Robot operators join the track in separate vehicles while manipulating remote control devices. The use of robot jockeys has helped prevent numerous accidents and countless cases of human rights violations on camel racing circuits in the United Arab Emirates.Advertising

4. Taxis-helicopters for cars

Estimated value: Not known
Produced by: Not known

If there's one thing motorists around the world have in common, it's frustration in traffic jams. Few things make a driver cringe more than seeing the rear bumper of the vehicle in front for hours on end. In Dubai, they seem to have found the answer to all traffic problems.

Helicopter Taxis For Cars @FunnyHumorPhoto / Pinterest.com

Helicopter taxis can be seen flying in the skies of Dubai, carrying the vehicles of wealthy people from one place to another. Those who live in the Burj Khalifa tower can see these helicopter taxis flying through the city on a regular basis.Advertising

5. Flyboard boots

Estimated value: € 4,250 *
Produced by: Flyboard

Adrenaline junkies and water sports enthusiasts in Dubai have almost endless possibilities to occupy their free time. If the high tennis courts and the pet tigers are not enough to disorient you, all you have to do is head to the Persian Gulf to find your next activity for the weekend, thrills guaranteed: the boots of flyboard.

Hydroflying Boots © hurricanehank / Shutterstock.com

The flyboard is the latest craze for those who no longer know how to spend their money for fun. Using a long hose connected to the boat and directing the pressurized water through jet nozzles installed under the boots, users can fly above the water.

The boots have the ability to propel their user more than 20 meters in the air, or tow them underwater to their destination at speeds of up to 40 km / h.Advertising

6. Lamborghini police vehicles

Estimated value: € 463,000 *
Produced by: Lamborghini

Due to the large number of high-end vehicles in Dubai, it would appear to be more out of necessity than pleasure that one can see police officers driving around the city in style. It is not uncommon to come across Dubai Police patrolling the streets aboard Ferraris, Bugattis and Lamborghinis.

Lamborghini Police Cars @huberrua / Pinterest.com

The Lamborghini Aventador is a police vehicle like no other. Capable of going from 0 to 100 km / h in 3 seconds and reaching a speed of 350 km / h, it is no wonder that attempts to evade the law by motorists in Dubai are rare.Advertising

7. The (artificial) Islands of the World

Estimated value Value: 14 to 17 billion euros *.
Produced by: Creative Kingdom Dubai

Dubai real estate developers are always finding new and creative ways to outdo themselves with every project. While some countries are creating airport islands off their coasts, Dubai is building new worlds altogether. The monumental work done to create the island of Palm Jumeirah seems to have been a rehearsal before the Islands of the World project, a colossal work that is still in progress.

Artificial Man-Made “The World” Islands @tinekehenry / Pinterest.com

Viewed from an airplane, the islands are meant to resemble a map of the world. When "The World" is completed, it will occupy an area of ​​approximately 6 km by 9 km and will consist of seven groups of islands, for a total of nearly 260 islands. Each group of islands will represent one of the seven continents, while the islands themselves will be between 14,000 and 42,000 square meters each.Advertising

8. Indoor skiing in a shopping center

Estimated value: 65 € / day
Produced by: Groupe Majid Al Futtaim

Developed by the Majid Al Futtaim group, Ski Dubai opened its lifts to the public for the first time in 2005. Located in the Mall of the Emirates, Ski Dubai has three lifts that take skiers to one of the five slopes. which are 85 meters higher on this artificial mountain.

Indoor Skiing in the Mall @emanuelveloza / Pinterest.com

For those looking for an activity other than skiing or snowboarding, Ski Dubai also has a snow park of over 2,800 square meters which includes an ice cave, toboggan runs, an ice slide, an area dedicated to snowball battles and an exhibition on penguins. The indoor temperature of the ski resort is rather constant and oscillates between -1 ° C and + 1 ° C, thus providing an optimal winter climate throughout the year.Advertising

9. Zoo for penguins

Estimated value: 34 to 120 € / ticket *.
Produced by: Groupe Majid Al Futtaim

Upon its completion in 2005, the Mall of the Emirates has grown into the world's largest shopping center. Five years later, when a ski resort opened within it, visitors thought they had seen it all before The Penguin Experience opened inside Ski Dubai itself a few years later, giving visitors the opportunity to experience it all. '' get to know and walk with king penguins and Gentoo penguins.

Penguin Petting Zoo @myconciergeUAE / Pinterest.com

With tickets ranging from 34 to 120 euros, it is possible to choose different experiences. The more expensive tickets allow penguin lovers to interact with and pet one of them, under proper supervision, of course. The cheapest tickets allow visitors to walk through an ice cave and see penguins up close.Advertising

10. Luxury ambulances

Estimated value: € 127,000 to € 170,000 *.
Produced by: Allstate Limo

Getting to the hospital by ambulance can be a very stressful experience. In Dubai, a new way was found to reduce patient stress. They use a fleet of limousines fitted out and equipped with everything necessary to meet emergency needs, all in the greatest comfort.

Elite Ambulances @ebaudrit / Pinterest.com

Anyone residing in Dubai can be transported in one of these limousines, provided they have basic medical coverage. All basic coverage covers the costs of transportation on board these luxury ambulances. One of the advantages of these limousines is that there is always an extra place for someone who would like to accompany you to the hospital.Advertising

11. Mustang Motorcycles

Estimated value: 4,250 to 8,500 € *.
Produced by: Custom manufacturing

Luxury vehicles have become a common sight in Dubai. Whether it's Lamborghinis or two-seater Jeeps, Emiratis skimp on anything when it comes to personal transportation. And in general, the flashier and more expensive, the better.

Mustang Motorcycles @ motorrad0058 / Pinterest.com

The mustang motorcycles that can be seen in Dubai are slightly different from the classic motorcycles that can be found in America. A horse enthusiast in Dubai had a custom motorcycle made in the image of an Arabian horse. It sparked so much interest that others followed suit, and these mustang motorcycles became the new topic of conversation in town.Advertising

12. Falcon flights

Estimated value: 34,000 to 85,000 € *.
Produced by: N / A

One of the status symbols in Dubai is owning a hawk. As the national bird of the United Arab Emirates, the falcon enjoys the greatest respect and is treated better than people in most other countries.

Falcon Flights @ crazipanda156 / Pinterest.com

It's not uncommon for pet owners to worry about their companions when they have to fly. Having to leave your cat or dog in a separate section of the plane during the flight usually makes you anxious. Falcons are treated so well in the UAE that when they travel by plane with their owners, they are allowed to stay cage-free with other passengers and even have their own seat.Advertising

13. Mercedes encrusted with diamonds

Estimated value Value: 4.1 million euros
Produced by: Mercedes

The people of Dubai delight in spending their money on extravagant items that most people can only dream of. The various cars that can be found in Dubai will certainly turn some heads, but not as much as the diamond encrusted Mercedes.

Diamond-Encrusted Mercedes @ icebox_2019 / Pinterest.com

Over three hundred thousand diamonds were used on the Mercedes of Saudi Prince (Emir) al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdul-Aziz. Being one of the ten richest people in the world, the roughly 4.1 million euros she cost was supposed to be pocket money for him.Advertising

14. ATMs for gold bars

Estimated value: € 48 / gram of 24 karat gold *.
Produced by: TG Gold-Super-Markt

If you need a little more cash or a gold bar while visiting the UAE, don't worry, as there are vending machines available for that. Gold To Go gold bullion dealer first appeared in the Emirates in 2010.

ATMs for Gold Bars @billgursky / @fairgreen / Pinterest.com

The machine, which contains three hundred and twenty different gold items, features a variety of personalized coins, as well as several 24-karat gold bars (valued at around $ 1.25 million) that are sealed in gold. plastic before being distributed.