Burj Khalifa, Dubai, 2009   They are building tall there, under the sky's furnace.

 

 

 

 

To me the UAE were...

 

... over the top · painfully pretentious · 50°C · palms in the making · a lack of sidewalks · bling bling flashy · overrated · ever taller architecture · just a stopover.

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superlatives chased at every corner

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Atlantis the Palm, Dubai, 2009

 

 

 

 

 

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...the former fishing village wears but future on its amber desert-skin. But ever taller comes at a price beyond dollar bills...

 

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