Monday, August 13, 2007

Building the Better

Built, I suspect, to simulate the ancient dhow. Dubai sand on the Persian Gulf, looking north.
Now this may be worth breathing in the exhaust fumes of ten-thousand SUV's!
Perhaps it is just the shape of the building and not its intention that sways opinion.

Update 2/08: The wing-looking attachment on the seaward side of the hotel is a restaurant; sitting at a table, the effect is of floating over the gulf. There is a film on the construction of this which depicts lavish treatment on the inside of the building including gold leaf , marble, silk and satin everywhere. At $2000 a night minimum this is to be Dubai income for when the oil runs out!

the Burj Al Arab
thanks Nasra