The Burj al Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. We watched the fountain show, hilariously set to the song "Take a Walk on the Wild Side," and then toured the Dubai mall just two days before the month-long Shopping Festival. We ate shwarmah behind a mosque and marveled at the Bentleys, Porsches, and Ferraris as they drove up for roadside service. Our friends Becky and Roy gave us the insider scoop as we basked in their unparalleled hospitality. In our delirium, everything is impossibly glossy.
We board our next flight in moments. Next stop, Uganda.