Today was a day devoted to observing and appreciating the Dubai skyline - including not only the tallest building in the world, but more skyscrapers over 200m and 300m than anywhere else in the world. Most unusual for a city set in a desert but also for which there are no geographic restrictions (like peninsulas and islands). The first two photos are taken at the marina in Jumeirah Lake Towers. The last three photos are taken from "At The Top", the viewing platform on the Burj Khalifa - the tallest building and man-made structure on earth. Just for comparison, at 828m (2717ft) high, it is almost 3x taller than the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and almost twice as tall at the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lampur. In fact, the next highest skyscraper in the world would not even come up to 3/4 of the height of the Burj Khalifa!
Technical details: Sony a850 with Minolta 70-210mm (first photo only) and Tokina 19-35mm lenses.