Posted by on January 31, 2016 8:40 am in All Places

7 Dubai Locations That Defy Their Desert Setting (atlasobscura.com)

It’s no secret that there is so much money floating around the city of Dubai that it essentially exists in the future. Yet many of the wondrous sights found in the rapidly expanding city just really shouldn’t exist in a desert. In an arid climate where temperatures routinely rise well above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the abundance of luxury, water-dependent spots like ski slopes, massive flower gardens, and lush green golf courses seem like a directed F.U. to the harshness of the surrounding environment. And with a world expo set to take place in the city in 2020, things are just getting weirder. Here are seven places that somehow really exist in Dubai.

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