His image is displayed on every other building, sandwiched between the more familiar corporate rictuses of Ronald Mc Donald and Colonel Sanders.
And there he stands on the tallest building in the world – a skinny spike, jabbing farther into the sky than any other human construction in history.
One doctor told him he had a year to live; another said it was benign and he'd be okay. "Before I came here, I didn't know anything about Dubai law.
I assumed if all these big companies come here, it must be pretty like Canada's or any other liberal democracy's," she says. If you get into debt and you can't pay, you go to prison."When we realised that, I sat Daniel down and told him: listen, we need to get out of here.
This Neverland was built on the Never-Never – and now the cracks are beginning to show.
Suddenly it looks less like Manhattan in the sun than Iceland in the desert.