In recent news Dubai has built the worlds tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. The Burj Khalifa stands at 2,625 feet and is more than 160 stories, in comparison it is about 7 football fields tall. The Burj Khalifa includes a hotel, condos, offices, and shopping centers.
This building symbolizes the progress that Dubai is making into changing its country into a global tourism center. Dubai's economy success is no longer based solely on its oil reserves, but now it is also successful in becoming a tourism epicenter. The ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is turning Dubai into a tourism destination so that when its oil supply runs out, Dubai's economy is still prospering.