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Photos: Life in Dubai

Many believe the next fortune will come from this glitzy--and strict--UAE nation.
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Dubai Internet City

Dubai Internet City: Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Cisco and others have opened offices here, although currently, most only use it for sales and marketing.

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Sheik Zayed road

The drive down Sheik Zayed road in Dubai. Most of the buildings were built in the last five years.

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Burj Al Arab

The iconic Burj Al Arab luxury hotel. A night here starts at $1,250, but you get your own butler.

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South Park in Dubai

Obscenity is banned on TV networks in the Middle East, but here is one of the kids from "South Park" serving as a spokesman for Arabia Air.

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Polystation

This "Polystation" game console, seen at the Dubai souk, was on sale for the equivalent of about $40.

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Iranian delegation

Part of the Iranian delegation at the International Petroleum Technology Conference. Oil nations have gathered to show off how technology can help them more cheaply get fossil fuels.

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