My visit to the Cityscape real estate show inspired me, well, gave me the idea, to go out to the edges of Dubai’s development to see what was happening. Dubailand had been pretty quiet. Of course, many projects lie still, many more unstarted. But there was also some unexpected activity, and even recent inhabitation. A new kind of Dubai living, on the edge of a vast desert that is something which has given up the beauty of the natural but also the brazenness of the developer.