Three man-made archipelagos designed to resemble a palm tree from a bird's eye view. Of the original project, Palm Jumeirah, opposite Dubai Marina, is the smallest; the outer Palm Jebel Ali, is slowly being built; and Palm Deira, off the coast of the old town, has not yet risen from the water.
Dubai, multi-ethnic metropolis of the Middle East
A star on the international scene, Dubai has left behind many remnants of its past. Still, its mercantile multiculturalism reveals the human diversity of an Emirate that is now one of the hubs of the Arab world. A world apart from the luxury hotels and insolent architecture of its triumphant economy.Discover
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