I have offered several examples of how desalination is always hard at work in Dubai and the Gulf Region. But no matter what you think about the effects desal has on the United Arab Emirates' environment, there is no denying the endless guiltless pleasures that quite bluntly, have transformed Dubai into the world's premier adult playground and a leading global business center.

Water feature aficionados who travel to the UAE will love the Dubai Fountain, adjacent to the Dubai Mall and dancing proudly every evening in the shadow of the Burj Khalifa. Its tribute to Whitney Houston has rapidly gone viral, and lurking in downtown Dubai offers a variety of shows set to opera, Lionel Richie and Arabic music--among others. Like many a tourist and local who enjoys this decadent corner of the Middle East, I could not resist snapping a quick video. Enjoy the show.

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About The Author

Leon Kaye

Leon Kaye is the founder and editor of GreenGoPost.com. Based in California, he is a business writer and consultant. His work is has also appeared on Triple Pundit , The Guardian's Sustainable Business site and has appeared on Inhabitat and Earth911. His focus is making the business case for sustainability and corporate social responsibility. He's pictured here in Qatar, one of the Middle East countries in which he takes a keen interest because of its transformation into a post-oil economy. Other areas of interest include sustainable development in The Balkans, Brazil and Korea. He was a new media journalism fellow at the International Reporting Project, for which he covered child survival in India during February 2013. Contact him at leon@greengopost.com. You can also reach out via Twitter (@LeonKaye) and Instagram (GreenGoPost). As of October 2013, he now lives and works in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.