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Everything's bigger in the UAE

Diana Wolf
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We've all heard that the United Arab Emirates has been hard at work constructing the world's tallest building. The Burj Dubai currently stands 159 stories tall, and will include 30,000 homes, 9 hotels, 19 residential towers, and the Dubai Mall. The entire project is estimated to cost $20B, but that's hardly the only thing the UAE likes supersized. Here are a few other records the tiny nation holds:

World's Largest Flag

On UAE National Day, a 50,000 square feet flag flew over Abu Dhabi, forming the largest aerial banner ever flown.

World's Largest Indoor Snow Park

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World's Longest and Tallest Bridge

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World's Largest Mall

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World's First Revolving Tower

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World's Tallest and Only 7 Star Hotel

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World's Largest Manmade Island

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World's Largest Man-made Waterfront

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World's First Luxury Underwater Hotel

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And of course, World's First Spaceport

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Be sure to read more of what Diana learned today here.

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