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This photo shows the 'The Executive Towers' group of skyscrapers under simultaneous construction in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on March 29, 2007. The Emirate's government's decision to move from an oil-based economy to focus on tourism industry triggered a real-estate development boom that has been going since 2004.