30 surprising things you will only see in Dubai

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

Falcons on commercial flights

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As the national bird of the United Arab Emirates, falcons are given special treatment and privileges in Dubai, and those include flying on commercial airplanes where they can have their very own seats. According to people who have already experienced traveling with falcons first-hand, the falcons were not noisy and barely caused a fuss while on the flight except for when the plane came into landing. The falcons’ eyes were covered with hoods to keep them calm throughout the travel.