On the other hand, if you can afford to build islands to represent the world I guess you can pretty much do just about anything.
The World In Dubai
Those aren't just little islands either. You are talking about islands where you can put up resorts and have plenty of room left over for luxurious vacation homes.
And let's not forget Dubai's ski-resort inside a shopping mall.
Puts Mall Of America To Shame
Dubai also just completed the world's tallest building.
It's amazing what you can accomplish when you don't have to worry about bureaucracy or democracy or any of that stuff that just gets in the way and slows you down. It is good to be the king, or the sheik, or whatever.
I guess we can take a bit of pride in the fact that our consumption of oil helped build all of this stuff.