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What If We Covered the Burj Khalifa in a Big Condom?

A surreal architectural proposal would encase the world's tallest skyscraper in a fabric sheath.

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You'll Hardly Recognize Dubai in This 1969 Flyover Film

This looks nothing like the glitzy metropolis we know now.

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Riding the Dubai Metro Is Like Driving a Porsche

How to sell public transit in a city that loves its luxury cars.

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Most of the World's Tallest Buildings Game the System With 'Vanity Height'

Is all that space actually a waste?

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The Arab Spring Is Helping Fuel a Boom in Dubai's Property Market

Investors from crisis-hit Arab regions are driving the city's real estate market.

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Vertigo Integration: Street View Goes to the Top of the World's Tallest Building

Google takes its cameras to a street of the vertical variety.

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Dubai Is Making All the Same Mistakes That Led to Its Last Economic Meltdown

Real estate prices are way up, and obscenely large projects are all the rage.

Reuters/Ahmed Jadallah

Dubai to World: Forget Our Debt Crisis, Look at This Shiny Car

Lamborghini logic.

An Utterly Terrifying Picture Taken From the Top of the Burj Khalifa

Those toes are 2,722 feet up!

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The (Failed) Idea That Links St. Petersburg and Mumbai

Even in cities laid out to micro-manage and shape its residents, the people who use public space can't be controlled.

Mimi Kirk

Can This Building Complex Solve Dubai's Affordable Housing Crisis?

The International City was supposed to relieve the economic pressures faced by the middle class. Instead there's been nothing but problems.

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Yep, There's an Underwater Hotel

Dig a night in a luxe stationary submarine? This is the place for you.

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Designing the Font for the World's Tallest Building

The distinctive Arabic typography created for the Burj Khalifa.

What Your Skyline Says About Your City

The physical space reveals something deeper about a place.

Doing Maintenance Work Atop the World's Tallest Building

Could you be so calm hanging off the pinnacle of Dubai's Burj Khalifa?

Deep Ocean Technology

Dubai Project of the Day: An Underwater Hotel

Is Dubai ready for wild real estate again? It seems like it.

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Rule(s) of the Day: How to Behave in Dubai

According to a study, expats are not so good at following local rules.

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What Does a Subway Entrance Say About its City?

A photographic survey of the world's metro gateways.

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10 Super Strange Tourism Videos

From small towns in America to entire nations in Asia, tourism boards provide the Internet with video gems (whether they mean to or not).