Buy an island, or a country, or at least a replica of one

Raymond Chen

Off the coast of Dubai, Al Nakheel Properties is building a chain of 300 islands in the shape of the world. Learn more about the project by watching their video.

The growing artificiality and commercialization of Dubai concerns some people, however.

Locals joke that Dubai’s call to prayer is “Attention shoppers!”

The naysayers can cluck their tongues all they want. That won’t prevent the construction of an indoor ski slope. (Warning: Link has loud, annoying music.)


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