The Arabian Canal was meant to run for 75 kilometres through the desert, surrounded by luxury villas and apartment towers, creating an entire new city and doubling the size of Dubai.
What happened, prior to abandonment, is a 6-metre deep gash in the desert, maybe 25 metres wide, running for about a kilometre. Its a nice place to take a walk.
Almost as cool as the canal are the remnants of the construction process, lying scattered across the site.
Hanna al Sayegh's liquid soap. The finest soap that $50 billion dollar megaprojects can buy.
The on-site management offices are incredibly creepy, fenced off with barbed wire not only from the outside, but from each other, like little jail blocks.
The Jeddah Cable Company clearly makes some pretty serious cables, and also dabbles in giant novelty yoyos.