Towering over the Persian Gulf is the Burj Al Arab skyscraper. The Burj Al Arab is just one of the manmade spectacles of Dubai. Take a look at an aerial view of Dubai in the next photo to get a sense of the activity thereDubai, viewed from the sky, is a startling contrast of dense, rising skyscrapers, and the desert beyond. Some of these towers are just as extravagant on the inside.
The inside of the Burj Al Arab is where all the magic is. This view of the Royal Suites shows the formal entrances and marble staircases. And you won't believe what's in the atrium
Yes, that's real gold glittering in the Burj Al Arab's 590-foot atrium. You can also find snow inside one of these desert buildings
Ski Dubai is an indoor ski park in the Mall of the Emirates. The next photo takes one last look at Burj Al Arab and its curious position on the coastThe Burj Al Arab sits on a man-made peninsula. This isn't the only place where the wealthy city is altering the landscapeIn the distance you can see the palm island that's being built off the coast of Dubai. The next photo takes you down the main road before swinging by the palm island.Dubai's main road cuts through downtown bordered by skyscrapers on either side. Not too far from this main drag is the palm island.