Fragment: Dubai’s Unidentified Flying Light Fixture

Nope, this isn’t a UFO, it’s a functional modern art installation that was installed in the atrium of the Level Shoe District, a 96,000 sq. ft. footwear emporium, situated within the Dubai Mall. Of course, something this extravagant would only be in a shoe store in Dubai.

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Start Wars: Star Wars Under Construction In Dubai

Star Wars were meant to happen a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, but what if they actually happened on Earth? French photographer Cédric Delsaux imagines the scene if Star Wars was set in Dubai of all places.

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Dubai Is Finally Bankrupt

After years of spouting nonsense about being a liberal haven, as well as a tax haven, financial megalopolis Dubai is bankrupt. The city built on slave labor is finally as bankrupt as its morals.

Bounced Checks Face Jailtime

If you ever have the indecency of bouncing a check in Dubai, you will go to jail for some years. Sounds barbaric but then again, Dubai isn’t a democracy, it’s a dictatorship.

The Dubai Con-Job

“The thing you have to understand about Dubai is – nothing is what it seems,” Karen says at last. “Nothing. This isn’t a city, it’s a con-job. They lure you in telling you it’s one thing – a modern kind of place – but beneath the surface it’s a medieval dictatorship.”: “In Saudi, it’s hard to be straight when you’re young. The women are shut away so everyone has gay sex. But they only want to have sex with boys – 15- to 21-year-olds. I’m 27, so I’m too old now. I need to find real gays, so this is the best place. All Arab gays want to live in Dubai.”

(via siege)

Future Of Dubai

Designboom has a great article on the future architectural projects of the city of Dubai. (There are also Dubai articles here)

DJ Grooverider Jailed In Dubai

DJ Grooverider was jailed in Dubai for possession of 2.13gr of pot. He’s going to serve 4 years.