Sunday, October 05, 2008

The World’s Biggest, Best, tallest, blah blah blah

Dubai is a city of superlatives. Everything is the biggest, best, fastest, first. It’s easy to get quite blasé about any new development or announcement.

A bigger fireworks display than at the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony? You’ve got it.
A waterfront city bigger than Hong Kong. Coming right up.
The world’s most expensive square kilometer of living and commercial space? Of course.

I live and work in this square kilometer, and there’s no doubt that it’s a great place to be. Whether or not we’ll be able to afford the soaring rents in years to come remains to be seen (did I mention we pay 20k a year, and rents for the same sized apartment have already gone up to 25k since we moved in back in May).

I’ve mentioned living and working in very close proximity to the world’s tallest building – it’s still pretty impressive however many times a day you see it (at least 20 for me, most days). Here’s a couple of links which show you just what a beast it is.

It’s due to open properly next year on the 9th September (09-09-09, see what they did there?)

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