Philip Bloom captures stunning vistas of the city by day and by night in Abraj: The Two Towers of Dubai. The filmmaker and DSLR guru was commissioned to shoot time-lapse studies of the Emirate by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai. The stars of the video, of course, are Burj Al Arab (1,053 feet tall), the sail-inspired hotel built on an artificial island, and Burj Khalifa (2,723 feet tall), the world's tallest building. 

Bloom used five cameras running day and night to shoot 144 time-lapse sequences, he writes on his blog. This video comprises about 40. 

For more work by Philip Bloom, visit http://philipbloom.net/.

Via Smithsonian's Retina.