Image: via Emirates 24|7
Image: via Emirates 24|7
Dubai is famed for its rapid economic growth and exuberance. Indeed, it seems that everything there that can be big is the biggest, and everything that can be gold is the gold-est. So, how do you stand out in a city of limitless extravagance? You ride along in your car with a tiger leaning out of the window. You know, like most people do with dogs.
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Or maybe you act so cool about the fact that you have a cheetah on a leash that you’re happy to drive and text at the same time. And that car looks pretty expensive, too.
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Mind you, one expensive gold car on its own is probably a little too subtle in Dubai, so three has to be the magic number. The golden Porsche 918 Spyder, Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG and Lamborghini Aventador vehicles were all seen in front of the Armani Hotel.
That’s Andre Agassi and Roger Federer playing tennis on a helipad 690 feet in the air. The game was played in 2005 above the Burj Al Arab, and hopefully they brought plenty of spare balls.
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As if staying in “the world’s most luxurious hotel” weren’t enough, visitors to the Burj Al Arab are also treated to a 24-carat gold iPad as soon as they arrive for their stays. We wouldn’t mind taking a bite of that Apple.
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Even the Dubai police get to roll around in supercars. Bizarrely, this Lamborghini Aventador is just one vehicle in the force’s fleet of supercars, with others apparently including a Bugatti Veyron and a BMW i8.
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One car that might actually outrun the police, though, is the Batmobile, especially if the Caped Crusader himself were driving it. Well, even vigilantes need a luxury vacation every now and then.
You know that feeling when you really need to pee but you don’t know where to put your falcon? No? Well, that’s because you don’t live in Dubai.
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No one knew how long these four gentlemen had being waiting for a bus. It seemed they were so comfortable in this air-conditioned bus stop that they decided to just stay there and chill.
Apparently, these blinged up phones were being sold at Dubai International Airport in 2012. The one on the right will set you back almost $45,000; imagine accidentally dropping it down the toilet.
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If anywhere was going to have a 32,000-square-foot snow park – inclusive of 1,300-foot-long ski slope – built inside a shopping mall, it was going to be Dubai. Because why travel when you can afford to bring winter to you?
Traffic jams in Dubai certainly look a little different from those in New York, at least if this snap is anything to go by. It is crazy to think that you could be the odd one out because you don’t own a supercar.
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This is just the average commute to work in Dubai. Well, kind of. This chopper lifted an Aston Martin Vanquish to the Burj Khalifa’s helipad in 2013 to commemorate Aston Martin’s 100th year in business.
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No, this is not a screengrab from Life of Pi. It may be a shot of a big cat driving a boat, but it’s more likely just a Dubain taking his pet out for a ride.
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Your eyes don’t deceive you either. That is a real gold ATM. The real question is, though, do the people who use this really need a toll-free customer service line?
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This guy’s guard dog has just been lion around on the hood of his car all day. Seriously, though, no one is stealing this car any time soon.
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You can end up in jail if you don’t keep up with your car payments in Dubai, which is probably why you wind up with sights like this. How satisfying would it be to scribble “clean me” in the dust on this Ferrari, though?
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In 2012 Dubai’s Bloomsbury Cupcakes began selling the “world’s most expensive cupcake.” It costs about $1,000 and, alongside the usual sweet ingredients, contains an “edible gold sheet.”
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The taxis are Bugattis too. Just make sure you don’t keep them waiting outside with the meter running; it might cost you your house.
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If Goldfinger were a real dude then he’d definitely be rollin’ in one of these bad boys. And, let’s face it, he’d probably be living in Dubai as well.