The Story Behind – A giant spike in Dubai


The Burj Khalifa in Dubai rises out of the desert like a giant spike in the midst of a desert of concrete, steel and glass. If the horizon does not disappear in a cloud of dust, you can easily see the tallest building in the world with its 830 meters from the plane on approach to the airport.

The best way to get there is from Dubai Mall, one of the largest shopping malls in the world where it is pretty easy to get lost. If this happens, just pass through the exit to the outside, and you will be knocked out by extremely hot air. For this experience it doesn’t even need to be summer in the Emirates.
Once you get used to the wall of stuffy air, you will look up slowly. Then you will have to tilt your head back further and further until you can see the top, which tickles the clouds. Yes, if there is a high-rise tower that deserves the name skyscaper, then it’s certainly this one.

And yet another reason why you will remember the Burj Khalifa: It is probably the only building that not even fits in one photo. But even more so to the self-understanding of this city.

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  1. Jamie Pedigo says:

    I was amazed to find your blog and especially your photo as. I love photography and really have appreciated your twitter page. How did you get into traveling for a living? Do you feel it has affected personal life? Marriage? Kids? I have lived in Kansas in the United States all my life, so traveling the world is like a fiction story to me. The fewlaves I have been are in the states. I am just curious about your experiences and lifestyle. Thanks for the writing.


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