Dubai is fucking mental, its just... surreal.
A short list of a few things about it:
5000 buildings currently under construction, with 2/3rd's of the words tallest cranes being used in the city.
the 7 star hotel, only one in the world, its top hotel, its like £30 (60$) for say, a tea or coffee just. and the rooms start at £2000/night rising to £25,000/night.
there is an under-water hotel, completely submerged.
the tallest tower in the world by quite a bit, still under construction, and built so as that if anyone rivals it, they can just keep making it taller for quite a while to go.
the indoor skiing, biggest in world (although still tiny really ;P) goes through 3500 barrels of oil a day for making the snow, nevermind the air conditioning to keep it at negative temperatures throughout the day even if its approaching 50 celsius outside.
Petrol is CHEAPER than water. o.O