The Friday financial trivia quiz – Dubai edition

Every Friday, we challenge our readers with five financial trivia questions drawn from the international/offshore world…

To see the answers, go to page 2. To suggest a question, email iieditorial @odmpublishing.com.

1. Dubai is known for being a key regional port city; a major regional financial centre; a tourist destination and healthcare tourism hub; and construction centre, among other things. Less well known is the fact that it is the world’s fifth largest producer of a certain metal. Which one?

a. gold   b. titanium  c. aluminum   d. palladium

2. What was the original name of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the world’s “tallest artificial structure” and one of its tallest buildings, which opened in January 2010?

a. Burj Mohammed    b. Burj Rashid Al Maktoum   c. Burj Dubai   d. Burj Jumeirah

(Bonus question: Why was the name changed?)

3. Many observers of Dubai’s recent development in terms of property and infrastructure say that this extraordinary building boom was kicked off by something that Dubai ruler Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum did in 2002. What was it?

4. Most of the UAE’s residents are non-UAE citizens. What percentage actually are Emiratis?

a. less than 5%   b. around 10%   c. around 20%  d. around 25%

5. This building, below, is:

The Address Hotel 3

a. The Address Hotel   b. The Princess Tower  c. Almas Tower   d. The Atlantis

6.  Bonus question: Which sport’s organisational body has its global headquarters in Dubai:

a. F1 car racing  b. Horse racing    c. Camel racing     d. Cricket

To see the answers to this quiz, go to page 2.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Helen Burggraf
Helen Burggraf is the editor of International Investment. A US-trained journalist, she has worked in Rome, New York City and London, covering everything from the fashion and retailing industries to the global drinking water and water-treatment sector, private equity, and most recently, the international cross-border financial services/advice industry.

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