Everything's bigger in the UAE
By Diana Wolf
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
World's Longest and Tallest Bridge
World's Largest Mall
World's First Revolving Tower
World's Tallest and Only 7 Star Hotel
World's Largest Manmade Island
World's Largest Man-made Waterfront
World's First Luxury Underwater Hotel
And of course, World's First Spaceport
Be sure to read more of what Diana learned today here.