No, I can’t afford to stay here, but surely this is my favorite Dubai hotel. I am told they pick you up at the airport in a white Rolls Royce and then the bridge to the hotel spouts a burst of flame to welcome you. Supposedly from the water it looks like a cross, which makes it a controversial structure with the local Muslims. I am going there shortly to eat lunch, if I can believe my guidebook this adventure will involve the use of a submarine.
So far, the Pakistani food here is excellent…and, um…they have a few green median strips along the road, albeit not at social marginal benefit = social marginal cost. As to my favorite Dubai novel or film, I’ll have to get back to you.
I can tell you one thing, my favorite Dubai blog is Emirates Economist.
Addendum: Chris Masse points me to this link of Duba’s mega-projects, take a look. Here is an overview photo. Here is the story. By the way, the UAE just had its first race with the robot camel jockeys.