Photo of the Week: Crane-Sanity in Dubai


Dubai Skyline from the Palm Monorail

This week’s travel photo is a throwback from our trip to Dubai back in 2009. We captured this photo while riding the newly opened Palm Monorail to the lavish Atlantis Resort on the infamous Palm Islands.

The aggressive city development in Dubai is absolutely mind-blowing. At the time of our visit, it was said that there were more construction cranes in Dubai than anywhere else in the world.

The section of new buildings you see in this photo isn’t even the main Dubai skyline – it’s actually a few miles to the left of this beachfront residential community. 

I can only imagine how much this skyline has changed in the past 6 years. Craziness!

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Cam and Nicole Wears are newbie parents living in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. A passion for travel and outdoor adventure has taken them to over 70 countries on 6 continents in the past 10 years. Learn more about their story here. Follow them on Instagram and subscribe to their monthly newsletter.