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  • Abu Dhabi: High Culture and Hard Labor

    , by ROSS Andrew

    ACROSS a narrow sea channel from Abu Dhabi’s sleek towers, construction on Saadiyat Island is proceeding at a pace that’s extreme even by the standards of this Persian Gulf boomtown.
    Planned as the mother of all luxury property developments, Saadiyat’s extraordinary offer to the buyers of its (...)

  • Dubai’s Tower of Debt

    , by FLANDERS Laura

    New year, new symbol? Dubai’s new tower fits. The $1.5 billion building unveiled in downtown Dubai Monday is the world’s new tallest tower. More than half a mile high, more than two Empire State buildings tall, the Dubai tower boasts 169 stories, the world’s highest swimming pool, the world’s (...)