I was reading today about the Dubai Marina. It’s man made, and oh, is it beautiful.
Dubai is part of the United Arab Emirates, but oil accounts for only 6% of it’s GDP. The economy relies heavily on tourism, and that’s not a surprise given the beauty of the place. In addition to the Marina, the Palm Islands are fantastical. These are also man-made, and visible from the moon.
The World Islands are another man-made feature of Dubai, but I’ll let you Google for your own picture. I am impressed that the government of Dubai has invested so much into creating these appealing features, especially in an area most people think of as austere.
Oh, one more thing: guess how they attract people to work/live/build in Dubai? Minimal income tax!