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A 79-Storey Residential Tower In Dubai Is On Fire

Not long ago, one of the tallest residential towers in the world, the 79-storey Marina Torch Tower in Dubai, made good on its namesake and burst into flames. So far, over 20 floors seem to have been affected.


Good Morning From Dubai

Video: I wasn’t much taken with Dubai the last time I was there, but this stunning video from time-lapse wizard Rob Wiltworth makes me feel like visiting it again, spending more time and, inevitably, much more money there.


This Timelapse Of Dubai Is The Dubai Of Timelapses

Remember when timelapses first started hitting the internet? Simple sunsets over the word’s greatest cities were enough to enthral. This over-the-top time lapse of Dubai is a perfect reflection of its very subject: opulent, excessive, awe-inducing.


An Air Conditioner That Follows You Around

When we last checked in with MIT’s Senseable City Lab, they were debuting a prototype heater that targets the exact space where you’re standing. Now, the lab has created a system that does the same thing — for cooling.


The Luxury Housing Of Our Flood-Plagued Future Will FloatĀ 

In our flood-plagued future, what kind of housing will the super-rich buy? In Dubai, we’re getting a sneak peek at what super-luxury real estate looks like in a world with unpredictable waters — and the main selling point is that it floats.


Welcome To The New Age Of Mega-Airports

Today, Dubai International Airport announced that it’s reached a milestone. It is now the busiest airport in the world for international travellers, a claim that has long belonged to Heathrow, in London. Here’s the thing: it won’t be for long.


Dubai's Newest Twin Towers Will Look Like A Pair Of Blunts

Economic downturn be damned, this pair of spliff-shaped buildings are determined to rise high on the Dubai horizon. While they won’t give the Burj Khalifa a run for its money, these twin towers are already being touted as the world’s tallest duo. I hope they will be nicknamed the Dubai Brothers. Get it, because Dubai sounds like doobie? Sigh.


This Panoramic 4K Timelapse Of Dubai Airport Is Mesmerising

A busy airport at night is a beautiful thing to see in action. This video, though, takes that to a whole new level, showing a 360-degree timelapse panorama of Dubai International Airport in 4K. It is utterly, oddly compelling.


World's First Climate-Controlled Neighbourhood To Be Built In Dubai

Dubai has unveiled plans for the world’s first indoor, climate-controlled neighbourhood — a 450-hectare city area with a retractable glass roof and the world’s largest shopping center. This sounds to me like the hell on earth but I better get used to it: Every major city will probably be like this by the end of the century.


Dubai Is Obviously Building The World's Biggest Shopping Centre

Since building something that’s conventional is out of the question for Dubai, the second-largest United Arab Emirates city announced today that it’s breaking ground on the world’s largest shopping centre. In a grand announcement made by the emirate’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, “substantial work” has begun on the aptly titled “Mall of the World”. However, details such as a targeted completion date, its cost, and where the financing would come from weren’t disclosed. Plans for the mega-mall were originally announced 18 months ago.


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