Dubai Sunset #2

Building Billboards, Dubai

The consumer hyperbole that pervades Dubai has given rise to another excess — the world’s biggest billboards. They line long stretches of roadway, blanking out either desert or construction zones. The south Asian workers who erect them seem like worker termites as they step over scaffolding with no safety equipment.

I had been passing this scene for days along Sheikh Zayed Road when I finally remembered to bring my camera, and luckily I hit it on a clear evening with a colorful sunset in the background. The result was a series of photos that anyone who has lived in Dubai will instantly recognize. (Price Schedule F)

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