At first, Dubai appears like a vast expanse of desert broken only by huge hills. A second later you scramble to readjust your vision, as a glass and steel metropolis unfolds itself like a shimmering mirage in the Arabian Desert.
Welcome to Dubai. The UA E’s biggest city remains architecturally and geographically unparalleled. The last few years have witnessed its leap to record-breaking highs, thanks to the fierce ambition of its people and good governance.
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