Gold to Go – The Gold ATM, Dubai, UAE
Maybe I need to get out more, or maybe I’m just running with the wrong crowd, but when I spotted this Gold ATM smack dab in the middle of a gift shop in the Dubai Mall, I felt a smidgen out of my league.
Who are the people that use these? Gold-plated (naturally), the automated banking vending machine here dispenses Burj Khalifa-emblazoned gold bars, coins, and medallions instead of something slightly more practical…like, say, gold teeth. Credit card and cash are dutifully accepted.
There are currently 20 of the machines in operation around the world – 3 of which are in Dubai: the one here at the Burj Khalifa gift shop in the Dubai Mall, one on the 124th floor observation deck of the Burj Khalifa (the world’s tallest building), and another in the Atlantis Hotel on The Palms man-made islands.
Here’s a handy Gold ATM Finder to find the location of one near you. (No word on any Android or iPhone app coming soon.)This is the gold ATM located on the 124th floor.
Convenient in case there’s a line-up at the gift shop machine I suppose. And no I didn’t withdraw any gold — all my money’s tied up in silver. (That loose change in the couch has gotta be worth something right?)
Have you seen a Gold ATM in your travels?