Friday, February 13, 2009

Bye Dubai

Lurid rumors spread quickly: the Palm Jumeira, an artificial island that is one of this city’s trademark developments, is said to be sinking, and when you turn the faucets in the hotels built atop it, only cockroaches come out.
-- from Laid-Off Foreigners Flee as Dubai Spirals Down.

Burj Dubai reached its final height of 818 m (2,684 ft) on 17 January 2009.

"A modern person is one with unlimited needs" according to Majid Rahnema (tagged by openDemocracy on 13 Feb 09)

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