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Last Thursday, the government of Dubai announced that Dubai World, an investment company, will receive $9.5 billion in order to restructure its debt. This comes after the recent completion of the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, and several other big-budget projects intended to make Dubai the hottest tourist spot in the world. Here are some numbers showing Dubai's recent expenditures:

Height of the Burj Khalifa (in feet): 2717

Estimated cost of the Burj Khalifa: $1.5 billion

Projected budget of downtown Dubai: $20 billion

Number of cars in Dubai: 1,021,880

Sources: en.wikipedia.org, www.gulfnews.com