The largest mall in the world.
Here are some shots and footages of the insanity that is called Dubai City, the main city of one of the 7 United Arab Emirates. I’m sure you know heaps about it already but this is how it looks like from the sky. If you’ve been wondering where they get the money from, it goes a little something like this. Constantly the cities’ wealth and the gain of it is mistaken to be coming from one source – oil. In fact, the percentage of that revenue is merely 6%. Other finances come from fast growing tourism, business and trade. JAFZA, the Jebel Ali Free Zone, is located in the biggest man-made port, the Jebel Ali Port, and is a free economic zone that represents the biggest financial boost for the area. It is a ”140 km2 free trade zone that offers office units, warehouses and land sites for lease, whilst storage space in the cold and cool stores, open storage areas and ultra modern cargo handling equipment can be hired.” In 2006, 6000 companies have been registered. Now you know.
You like? Not to diss them or anything but I’m not feeling it. Let’s do the rain dance so the emirate gets some greens.