Skyscrapers done, UAE’s next a rain mountain


One thing about the United Arab Emirates is that they like to think big — whether it’s building the world’s tallest structure, the 2,716-foot-tall Burj Khalifa skyscraper, or dredging 90 million square feet of rock, soil and sand to create the Palm Jumeirah, an artificial island archipelago whose fronds can be seen from space. It’s the sort of place where they put an indoor ski slope inside a apartment tower so massive that it will provide homes for 78,000 people.

But even those supersized projects may be dwarfed by what reportedly may be the UAE’s next really big thing — an artificial mountain, large enough to alter weather patterns and increase rainfall.

Read more on this in the source site, after the first two paragraphs. Click.. here.

Source Credits: Patrick J. Kiger in Discovery News

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