After the tallest tower in the world, the most expensive hotel, the tackiest houses, the longest indoor ski slope and now the largest ice lounge in the world, Dubai can be proud of its new record: the largest ecological footprint. This one will be felt by the whole world.
"The average person in the Emirates puts more demand on the global ecosystem than any other in the world, according to the World Wildlife Fund. In a report issued in October, the WWF said the Emirates' ecological footprint measured 11.9 global hectares per person, compared to 9.6 hectares per person for the United States and a global average of 2.2 hectares a person. The scale measures the amount of land needed to generate resources for one person" (thanks D.)