Monday, November 23, 2009

Mini Travel Log: Dubai, UAE

Dubai is the Shanghai of Middle East. With its massive oil revenue, it managed to transform into a modern metropolitan city which hosts the world's tallest building (Burj Dubai) and other amazing man-made structures like the Palm and World Islands. It is the most liberal city among the conservative Arab nations; therefore able to attract many businesses and tourists. However, due to the recent economic meltdown, the city is now struggling to keep alive amid the slump in property and investment market. Now, there are too many unoccupied mega skyscrapers in the desert, making it look like a ghost town that has just emerged from a nuclear apocalypse.

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