I posted earlier this year about NY's plans for a huge ferris wheel that would be the biggest in the world surpassing both Dallas's and London's. Apparently those oil sheiks in Dubai read the news as well since this happened: Dubai proposes Ferris wheel taller than planned Staten Island wheel; would be completed before NYC attraction.
That's cool and all Dubai, but it would be cooler if you stuck to creating new attractions instead of one-upping others. Whenever we get around to visiting Dubai, I'll want to visit Burj Khalifa, maybe the indoor skiing, but I've never been interest in the biggest or highest just for the sake of bragging rights. A ferris wheel on Coney Island sounds a lot more pleasurable to me than a wheel in Dubai, no matter how high it is.