This is the view from the Burj Khalifa looking north down the Sheikh Zayed Road. Aside from the oppressive heat, I wasn’t expecting Dubai to be so desert like. Most photographs of the skyline make it appear as if all the huge skyscrapers are very close together. Coupled with a blue sky it looks amazing. However, it is not always like this. As you can see from this graphic black and white photograph, this city is massively spread out and designed for the car rather than the pedestrian.