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  • January 29, 2013
    Note: This is just a picture, and there's a video tour after the jump but the link to the actual interactive panorama is HERE. Photographer Gerald Donovan went and created a 360-degree panorama from atop the Burj Khalifa, the world's currently tallest building. No single pict... / Continue →
  • January 2, 2013
    This is the official highlight reel of the downtown Dubai New Year's fireworks show. It's nuts. You see those firework balls at the bottom? Those are the height of fireworks you'd see at a regular show. But they shot a bunch off the sides of the Burj Khalifa (the world's ta... / Continue →
  • April 11, 2012
    This is a shot of Dubai's man-made 'The World' archipelago (and Palm Islands, lower left) as photographed by André Kuiper aboard the International Space Station yesterday. As you can see, it serves as a reminder that, no matter how much money you throw at something, it still m... / Continue →
  • November 10, 2010
    As you may or may not be aware of (extra points for those of you who didn't), Tom Cruise recently filmed a scene for Mission Impossible 4: Like, 4 Real, There's No Way Anybody Could Possibly Complete This One that involved him jumping off the world's tallest building, the Burj ... / Continue →
  • February 11, 2010
    This robo-jerk, the same one who tried creating a Facebook profile to infiltrate the Geekologie Fan Page, is now flying around in the first class section of airplanes. BAD IDEA. Travellers on a recent Emirates flight from Dubai to Riyadh were accompanied by a different type o... / Continue →
  • February 10, 2010
    This is a picture of part of a Star Wars invasion of Dubai taken by photographer Cédric Delsaux and CG-ified by Pierrick Gueneugue. I posted a couple more after the jump but you really need to go the website and see them all in high-res for full appreciation. And speaking o... / Continue →
  • November 27, 2009
    Apparently the Burj Dubai (the world's tallest building) can't stop getting hit by lightning. Well what do you expect being a half a mile tall? That's like a 7-foot woman walking around and people not yelling, "that's a huge bitch!" Also, this may or may not be Allah's way o... / Continue →
  • November 13, 2009
    This is a video taken from the top of the Burj Dubai, the tallest building in the world, at 2,684 ft. Jesus, that's half a mile. Can you believe humans are even capable of this? I can't -- I shit my swim trunks on the high dive once. But, to my credit, I did do one hell of ... / Continue →
  • December 15, 2008
    A new Versace hotel in Dubai is going to feature an air-conditioned beach. Ha, and all this time I thought beaches were supposed to be hot. A system of heat-absorbing pipes and giant wind blowers will "keep tourists cool in the searing 40-50C (104-122F) heat." Soheil Abedian,... / Continue →
  • November 21, 2008
    Two thrillseekers snuck into the Burj Dubai in May while it was being built and jumped off at 650 meters up. You know, because they're crazy. Crazy risk takers. Rumor has it one of the guys even went as far as to have sex with a prostitute without putting a jacket on first. ... / Continue →
  • August 26, 2008
    Well, we've seen London's 100,000 person tower concept, and Japan's 1,000,000 person pyramid of doom, and now, unsurprisingly, Dubai wants in on the action. Dubai-based architecture firm Timelinks has developed plans for a million person ziggurat. What the hell's a ziggurat? ... / Continue →
  • August 20, 2008
    Back by popular demand, more stunning Dubai photography from David Hobcote. This batch includes several photos of the main city, along with some of the progress on The World Islands. Just stunning -- really makes me want to take a helicopter up and see what my town looks like... / Continue →
  • August 19, 2008
    The Burj Dubai tower, tallest building in the world, is soon to be completed. So photographer David Hobcote took a bunch of high-res pictures from the air to commemorate the 2,087 ft structure. As you can see, the results are breathtaking. And, if you don't start again, pote... / Continue →
  • July 8, 2008
    In an announcement that surprised absolutely no one, Dubai has voiced its intention of building the world's largest and fanciest water fountain (not of the drinking variety. Costing a whopping $281 million, the new fountains will shoot water 450 feet into the air and pump 22,0... / Continue →
  • June 25, 2008
    A rotating skyscraper is slated to be built in, wait for it -- Dubai! The structure, designed by Italian architect David Fisher, has floors that can each rotate independently of one another. Allegedly the building will be powered entirely by wind and solar energy via outer sol... / Continue →
  • May 7, 2008
    The Naturmobil is the brainchild of Dubai (you know, the United Arab Emirate that's always building crazy stuff) resident Abdolhadi Mirhejazi. It's a one-horsepower vehicle. Literally! Can you see the horse in there? He walks on that treadmill, which both powers the vehicle... / Continue →
  • February 11, 2008
    They do things differently in Dubai. They like their stuff bigger, taller, and more expensive than anywhere else. So it only makes sense that construction of the world's tallest arch bridge begins next month. The bridge will peak at 670 feet, have 12 lanes of traffic, and ha... / Continue →
  • December 12, 2007
    Yes the picture's real. Burj Al Arab in Dubai is home to the world's highest tennis court (at times). At 210 meters (about 690 feet), it's pretty far up there. Way higher than I'd feel comfortable running around hitting a ball. The court doubles as a landing pad when there ... / Continue →