We knew Dubai was growing uncontrollably, but this video demonstrates how absolutely crazy this growth has been. It covers eleven years, from 2000 to 2011. These sheiks and their real estate developers are completely nuts.
Our friend Gerald Donovan set his camera in front of what the inhabitants of Dubai call "The Centre of Now". After watching this video, I completely understand why they call it that.
When I saw the Burj Khalifa in real life I was truly stunned. Indeed, tallest skyscraper in the world defies belief. Today I learned something that also defies belief: all the poop produced there has to be removed by trucks.
Police in the sweltering state of Dubai recorded cheerily low numbers of traffic accidents last week -- and are saying it's all down to the BlackBerry service crash.