Dubai’s main street in 1990 The same street in 2003 … again, a few years later Due to the “building explosion” 25% of all tower cranes of the world are located in Dubai Dubai’s coast Everything on this photo was built during the last 5 years, including the palm shaped island . The World Islands The Burj al-Arab hotel is the world’s largest hotel and the only 7 * hotel . In 2005, the construction of the Burj Dubai was started. (to be completed in 2008). The total height will be over 800 meters… Dubai in 2009. When completed, this will be Dubai’s tallest building The Al Burj. This building will reach a height of 1200 meters. This makes the building 30% larger than the Burj Dubai and three times as big as the Empire State Building.