The other week, I journeyed to the land of the invader on the weekend of the usual celebrations for Guy Fawkes night.
That meant watching the fireworks on Blackheath, drinking heavily from the cup of mulled wine, and flying thirty thousand feet above other fireworks. All very impressive.
But not quite as impressive as this:
Dubai has thrown a spectacular light show to celebrate a new $1.5bn marine-themed resort built off the Gulf coast on an artificial island in the shape of a palm tree.
Organisers claimed that the fireworks display for the $20m party could be seen from space.
Now, that’s a display…