That ATM machine, known as ‘Awesome Traveling Machine’, is real and this “event” took place in Dubai Marina Mall, United Arab Emirates. The ATM machine belongs to Emirates NDB bank and was (is) one of their clever ways of marketing their bank.
Aaccording to Saif Al Mansoori, Deputy Head Group Marketing and Branding at Emirates NBD, the ATM is remote-controlled and the cash tendering capability was disabled. Which makes me wonder: if cash dispensing was disabled, does that mean it can be enabled in the future? Oh the possibilities!