Dubai booms in times of trouble. The cast of plutocrats setting up there to live their best life away from prying eyes is unbelievable.
Imagine a distant island part of a crescent-shaped archipelago. Atop a hill there sits an enormous pink palace with dozens of rooms, gardens and a heliport. Everyday the household staff wake up to maintain the property, cleaning rooms and dusting off the Louis XIV furniture. The hedges are trimmed. Seasons