The Burj Dubai, a soaring, modern high-rise under construction in the hotel-heavy Persian Gulf city-state of Dubai, will soon be the tallest building in the world. But even that distinction isn't enough to garner much attention in Dubai, where construction cranes dot the skyline like nesting storks. New additions will soon include the world's largest amusement park, the biggest mall, and a number of other man-made wonders.

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