For more than 4-5 months, close to where I work in Dubai Media City, construction workers have been demolishing 2 buildings that were part of the Dubai Pearl development. Not sure what happened with the plans for this development (out of money maybe?!), but in the last month or so they have again started to advertise the same name, Dubai Pearl, for the same location. However before they start building, they need to finish taking the buildings down first (and it’s not going very fast at the moment).
Here’s a photograph I took yesterday of one of the buildings going down.