Scenes from Dubai
There’s not alot I can add to the array of commentary on the phenomenon that is Dubai. Drive-by culture critics sneer at its new money. They are promptly chided and put in their place. More thoughtful economic commentary puts its boom mentality in context as a stern warning against optimism and excess (OK, you’ve got to click on this last link just for the fabulous graphic). But at the end of the day, the Little Emirate That Could simply has to be experienced, in all its excess, to be believed. The photos below provide just a glimpse.
More shots are in my full photo gallery. Wikipedia’s got a great rundown of stats and info on the half-mile high Burj Khalifa, in all its photogenic glory. Travelers interested in similar experiences might consider Coruscant …