Dubai is one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is located south of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula. Main revenue come from the oil industry. Their gross in 2008 was 82 billions US dollars. But they are running out of oil fast, as to wonder how long can such a fancy city last? But you have to admit that the city have enjoy a sick sick sick facelift since 1990. Economy crisis? Not in Dubai. Dubai in 1990 prior to the craziness Same street in 2003 Last year Dubai is said to currently have 15-25% of all the world’s cranes The Dubai Waterfront. When completed it will become the largest waterfront development in the world. All of this was built in the last 5 years, including that island that looks like a palm tree. The World Islands. 300 artificially created islands in the shape of the world. Each island will have an estimated cost of $25-30 million. The Burj al-Arab hotel in Dubai. The worlds tallest hotel. Considered the only ‘7 star’ hotel and the most luxurious hotel in the world. It stands on an artificial island in the sea. SEVEN fucking stars hotel... There's a gazillion more sick buildings in Dubai and i won't post them all cause it will take forever... Needless to say, it's making Las Vegas look poor in comparison.