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Dubai 

Madina Jumeirah Road and Burj Al Arab

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?

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Title:
Dubai Madina Jumeirah Road and Burj Al Arab

Category:

Filename:
UaeDxMadJumBurjFlwrs4620.jpg

ID number:
9045

Technical details:
Nikon D100 digital camera

Dubai, Madinah Dubai Hotel, Jumeirah Beach, Burj Al Arab Hotel, UAE

Date created:
2004-06-20

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