30 surprising things you will only see in Dubai

Some of the most bizarre things that make Dubai a unique city

Gold vending machines

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Some restaurants and stores in Dubai only accept payment in gold. And since it’s inconvenient to carry gold in your wallet and pocket, there are gold vending machines scattered around the city that can instantly turn your money into gold. Gold vending machines, which work like an ATM, are used heavily by many that the machines have to be restocked two times every week.