30 surprising things you will only see in Dubai

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

Big cats as pets

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If you’re from a place where dogs and cats are the most common house pets, then Emiratis showing off their big cat pets in public is one of the bizarre things you will only see in Dubai. Cheetahs, tigers, and lions are illegal pets in the United Arab Emirates, but since big cats serve as a status symbol for wealthy young men in Dubai, some of them have seemingly found a way to keep them.