30 surprising things you will only see in Dubai

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

Golden Phoenix Cupcake

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This $1,000 cupcake is surely one of the most outrageous things you will only see in Dubai. Called the Golden Phoenix Cupcake, the luxurious dessert is the world’s most expensive cupcake. Presented on a 24-carat gold stand, the cupcake is created from a recipe that includes Italian chocolate, 23-carat edible gold sheets, organic strawberries, and lots of edible gold dusting. Available in Bloomsbury’s, a boutique café at the Dubai Mall, the menu item must be ordered at least 48 hours in advance.