Excesses of Dubai

Flying over Dubai, a few landmarks are notable.  The artificial islands comprise Palm Jumeirah, a residential development.  The distinctive building in the upper right resembling a sail is the Burj Al Arab, an outrageously expensive hotel -- on the dates a couple of weeks out that I checked, the cheapest nightly rates were around US$2000.

One can stay in a hotel in the Burj Khalifa for a third the price.  That's the tallest building in the world, and as it's 15km away from here, it wasn't visible at this scale.


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