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Some Amazing Stuff Found Only In Dubai

looking across the marina from the marina walk

In the most recent half a century Dubai has really grown up and become sophisticated. The residents of Dubai are world famous for their eccentric and expensive taste in luxury goods.

Most A list celebrities end up doing shows in Dubai and you see all the YouTube top influencers eventually end up in Dubai, it has become a top international travel destination.

Citizens of Dubai are able to enjoy sunset landscapes, desert beauty, and luxury only seen in James Bond movies.

1. Water Cars
Est. Value: $135,000*
Produced by: WaterCar

Though WaterCar is an American company that is actually based on SoCal, it is popular in Dubai. WaterCar specializes in manufacturing and developing luxury amphibious cars. The company was founded in 1999 by Dave March, who was so inspired by the 1960s’ Amphicar (another amphibious luxury vehicle) that he developed WaterCar.

The first commercial water car was available to the public in 2013 when WaterCar released the Panther. In having a rather reasonable price tag of just over $135, 000, the more recent model has become a popular accessory in Dubai, and not just amongst the higher class, although Dubai’s Crown Prince, Sheik Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al-Maktoum, does own six of these amphibious water vehicles, himself.

While driving into the water at speeds just shy of 10mph, the wheels are retracted by a hydraulic off-road suspension. In under fifteen seconds the transition from a land vehicle into a sea-faring one, and vice versa, can be completed. Once the transformation is complete, these ‘Bond-esque’ vehicles can reach speeds in the water of more than 60mph.

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