Everything's bigger in the UAE


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.