A Dream Midst The Desert

 
“Dubai will never settle for anything less than first place”
— Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Dubai is the best city in the world of its size. It is a testament to what can be done with the right leadership and vision, rising astronomically to become a world leader from a regional backwater in record time. It has pushed the limits of human engineering and ingenuity, defying what was deemed impossible.

Everyone has their own connection with Dubai's landmarks. From tourists gaping at the Burj Khalifa piercing out of the earth as their plane descends into Dubai, to old timers reminiscing about how the city was once upon a time. This is not a city of man-made structures but a city of man's will made visible.

From the worlds tallest building to the worlds largest mall, this is the center of now. While the old heart of the city still retains its heritage, the new Downtown is perhaps the finest city center the world has seen so far. The distance between them is just a few miles; the bridge uniting them spans centuries.