Fascinating place, no? I'm simultaneously captivated and repelled by the mountains of money being spent there. Having completed construction of the first of the three 'Palm Islands'... Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! and with work on the the 300 artificial islands (with purchase prices of between 6.2 and 32.7 million dollars) that make up 'The World' expected to complete in 2008... Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! work on the Burj Dubai, scheduled to be the world's tallest building, has recently reached level 116, with the height currently standing at 406.5 m (1,335 ft). Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! See here for more incredible ongoing and future projects. Be sure to check out the Hydropolis (a $500/night underwater hotel, assembled entirely in Germany) and the tasty-looking Ski Dome. From the Burj Dubai website: So, what do you think? Is the amount of money being spent here obscene? Do these projects, which represent the leading edge of man's ability on the architectural front, make the world a better place? Is this a vision of what the Middle East can be? Discuss.