Newly installed at the Emirates Palace hotel in Abu Dhabi is an ATM machine that converts cash to gold bars, if for any reason you would every find yourself in a hurry to convert a large sum of cash to gold bars. From the Consumerist:
According to Emirates Palace, the machine has a range of built-in security features, including anti-money-laundering software. We suspect it also comes with some sky-high fees or commissions. But we suppose that anyone who needs to convert cash to gold so quickly that they’ll use this, probably isn’t worried about that (though we suspect that they may be a little concerned about that anti-money-laundering software).
Gold-Dispensing ATM Converts Pesky Cash to 24K Gold [The Consumerist]