I live at Dubai Marina and yesterday evening drove to Burj Dubai Old Town to meet a group of friends. The journey is less than half an hour.
It occurred to me that in that short distance I saw:
The world’s tallest building, Burj Dubai.
The world’s largest retail shopping project, when it’s finished, Dubai Mall.
The world’s tallest hotel, Burj Al Arab.
The world’s largest man-made island, Palm Jumeirah.
The world’s largest man-made marina, Dubai Marina.
When you live here and see these things being built every day you tend to just accept them without much thought. Pause to think about it and it really is astonishing for a place as small as Dubai.
Burj Dubai, the world’s tallest building, from Old Town