His Highness Sheikh Muhammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Ruler of Dubai.
Dubai like we all know it, bases on the dream of this single man.
To fulfill the visions – which the sheikh dreamed of, he had to make others dreaming too. Reaching the impossible – fascinating people all over the world – was his biggest ambition.
Some dreams became reality, others got condemned – resulting in a surreal city. Imagine some of the most iconic projects on earth with abandoned nearby.
Everything is clean, looking for flattened chewing gums in vain, even the highway piers are painted and decorated with ornaments. In the middle of the wilderness, in the Arabian desert, a city has been built, and shows what is most expensive in the desert: water.
At the airport, it flows down the walls meter by meter, at the foot of Burj Khalifa, where the famous Dubai Fountains are located – biggest in the world, every half hour from 6 pm every day, water is shot into the air in spectacular form dancing to various music pieces whether Vivaldi, Whitney Huston or Arabic sounds, the water, decorated with cheerful colors. Up to 150 meters high – definitely a world record.
Shifting the center of the world a sensitive piece to the east and disturbing our Eurocentric perception.
The book “Vision Dubai”
- Between illusion and reality
- Once upon a time…
- Build it and they will come
- Water – Dubai’s gold
- Safest City on Earth
- 200 nationalities
- My point of view