The World is a lonely place.
As a speedboat takes you two and a half miles off the coast of Dubai, across stunning views of the city skyline, you arrive at a quiet unlike anything in the city. The islands, mounds of sand rising at most 10 feet high, nearly all look deserted.
In truth, they're lying in wait. Since the global economic downturn, and its hard hit on Dubai, it hasn't been worth the owners' economic while to build on their million-dollar sandlots.
While more than two thirds of...Full Story