While I don’t consider myself a fan of Dubai as a tourist destination, I’d be lying if I said it has nothing to see. It has, and most of it is quite extravagant. Too extravagant, maybe. I once saw someone refer to it as Vegas without the casinos and couldn’t agree more with that statement. For all it’s lavishness it seems to lack a bit of soul.
Still, among the petrodollar madness, there is one building that certainly stands out from the all rest: the Burj Khalifa! At nearly 830 metres it is the highest building in the world and one that is likely to impress anyone who lays their eyes on it. For reference, it is nearly three times the size of the Eiffel Tower. A colossus of our modern era, no doubt.