Dubai is the land of extravagance where millionaires and billionaires go to play. I have to admit, I’d love to go play the role of the rich and carefree: Who wouldn’t want to drive around in a Lamborghini, or go to an ATM and have bars of gold come out? It would be a blast to play tennis on top of the world, or to place your bets on robot driven camels. And who would say no to having friends over to play foosball on a jewel-encrusted table? Check out these photos of the amazing city below – and prepare to feast your eyes on all the opulence and excess that Dubai has to offer. (via: lifebuzz)
Dubai, home to the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa
Also, home of the largest shopping mall!
The largest flower garden in the world? Dubai’s Miracle Garden.
The Atlantis Hotel, one of the most expensive in the world, built on an artificial island.
The Atlantis Hotel lobby.
What hotel isn’t complete without an aquarium?
And of course, Starbucks, located nearby.
How would you like to play tennis at the Burl Al Arab Court in the Sky? Just don’t chase the ball if it’s out!
There are two sets of man made islands in Dubai.
The Palm Islands, with large branches going outward, covered in luxury homes.
The World Islands, made to look like a map of the world.
In Dubai, you can ski any day of the year.
Or surf, any day of the year.
Or ride dune buggies.
How about a warm beverage in the Ice Cafe, in the middle of the desert?
You can watch camel races.
The camels are jockeyed by robots.
Only in Dubai!
A car graveyard full of some of the most expensive cars made, including this Ferrari.
Stuck in traffic? Enjoy the car show.
The police upgraded their fleet to include Lamborghinis.
The police also have other vehicles.
The fire department has to keep up with the Jones’.
Gold SUVs are common.
This would be easy to find in the parking lot.
If you don’t have a car, how about public transportation?
Short on gold, how about this ATM?
I wonder what the fees are.
Need a little bling?
Time to upgrade your cell phone?
I wonder how many “bars.”
I’ve played a lot of foosball, but never on a table like this.
In Dubai, it is common to have large exotic cats for pets, not cute cuddly ones.
If you get tired of your exotic pet, feed it to your other exotic pets.
It’s Dubai, anything goes.
White gold Mercedes, why not?
If your car gets damaged, get another one.
Is that Elvis, driving the streets of Dubai?
Just a night out on the town.
The $500 a second jet-pack ad.
No trip to the mall is complete without the $1223 Golden Phoenix cupcake.