https://www.richardcleaver.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/rcdotcomlogo.png 0 0 Richard Cleaver https://www.richardcleaver.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/rcdotcomlogo.png Richard Cleaver2013-01-24 15:34:302013-01-24 15:34:30The Dark Side of Dubai
The Dark Side of Dubai
The ubiquitous cranes have paused on the skyline, as if stuck in time. There are countless buildings half-finished, seemingly abandoned. In the swankiest new constructions ”“ like the vast Atlantis hotel, a giant pink castle built in 1,000 days for $1.5bn on its own artificial island ”“ where rainwater is leaking from the ceilings and the tiles are falling off the roof. This Neverland was built on the Never-Never ”“ and now the cracks are beginning to show. Suddenly it looks less like Manhattan in the sun than Iceland in the desert.
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