A friend sent me this link last week and I hadn’t had a chance to post it until now. This site shows pictures of Dubai’s progression throughout the years in their architecture and technology.
There are also interesting pictures showing what Dubai’s plans are for the future of their architecture. In their record books, Dubai already has the tallest hotels in the world which are considered the only 5 star deluxe hotel in the world as well. They own both of the world’s tallest hotels and the tallest one called the Rose Tower stands at 1,093 feet and the second tallest hotel is Burj al-Arab and it was built on an artificial island right beside a beach standing at 1,053 feet.
The Rose Tower Hotel Standing at 1,093 feet
Burj al-Arab Hotel Standing at 1,053 feet
Here is an image of what Dubai looked like in 1990…
For comparison here is a recent image of Dubai, this site claims it is from 2008…
I was curious to how they can afford all of this expansion so fast and did some research. Initially without doing research I assumed they produced a lot of oil, which they do, but that is not their main source of income. According to Wikipedia almost 23 percent of their income comes from construction and real estate which does not surprise me after seeing the pictures on this site.
There are some very fascinating photos on the website I have been talking about throughout this post so you should at least check it out for those!