After the futuristic Dubai, here is the real Dubai as seen in high-speed from its new metro, inaugurated on September 9. Impressive, in a New York and Miami get drunk and have a bastard child kind of way. [Thanks Gerald]
What the hell is it they're trying to do there anyhow? So much senseless spending on buildings - when the oil dries up will this become some sort of mega Gary Indiana (out of the US? google it!). If they took all the money that this disgust of expenditure must have cost, they probably could have cured cancer, heart disease and AIDS combined.