With oil revenue in a free fall, Persian Gulf states are turning to amusement parks focused on superheroes, cartoon characters and big roller coasters. And Gulf countries from Dubai to Doha are in a race to outdo each other, a nod to a future where less revenue will come from oil and gas.
(from the Wall Street Journal)
A sheikh who had plenty of sand
developed it into play land,
where sharia law
was such a big draw
they rarely cut off someone’s hand.