Abu Dhabi, Where The ATMs Are Filled With Gold


Well, there are some places where the Gilded Age lives on! Like the sorta-locale for Sex And The City 2 Abu Dhabi, where one of the fancier hotels now has a gold-dispensing ATM. This machine — which I guess could be alternately referred to as an “AMM,” but never an “AMM machine” — keeps track of the current price of the precious metal (currently $1,245 an ounce) and offers dispensation in either small bar or coin form. The coins are even customizable. I wonder if the designs are at all similar to the ones laid down by those penny-stamping machines we see at rest stops? After all, it’s nice to have souvenirs of fancy vacations!