On a once empty area of sand, the vast Madina Jumeirah Hotel has arisen just to the south of the Burj Al Arab Hotel. Madina Jumeirah recreates on a grand scale Dubai's traditional architecture, with its sandy-coloured randomly arranged wind towers, most of which were lost during the oil boom.
I visited the Madina Jumeirah hotel and was astounded how a vast hotel, in effect a town (Arabic 'madinah') has appeared out of nothing in just a few years. This type of thing is in progress all over Dubai and sets the benchmark for large-scale new urban development anywhere in the world. The question is: How is it all going to turn out in the end?
Dubai Madina Jumeirah Road and Burj Al Arab
Nikon D100 digital camera
Dubai, Madinah Dubai Hotel, Jumeirah Beach, Burj Al Arab Hotel, UAE