It will be beautiful when it’s all finished.
For now, the world’s tallest building (when completed) under construction looks like this:
M told me that we can actually go near, so we did. At the foot of Burj Dubai:
Around Burj Dubai are developments that consist of another man-made island called Old Town Island. They are talking about a man-made island right in the middle of the city. The brochure looks really appealing. Check out the interactive map of Old Town Island here.
Dubai Mall, when completed, is dubbed to be the largest mall in the planet is also being constructed nearby.
The endless construction is unbelievable. Right now Dubai is already nicknamed the “Crane City”. New Sheratons, Hyatts, Radissons and Hiltons are in line. Even Tiger Woods is developing an exclusive golf course here.
Construction noise is always never far away
Though people outside the UAE are thrilled, residents are complaining. The roads are almost permanently clogged and living in Dubai is like living in a giant construction site where cranes provide as a backdrop to even the most luxurious hotels.
This city has grown big too quickly.