Interesting article from NPR on a Dutch guy specializing in building floating structures in Dubai, due to rising seas from global warming:
Paul van de Camp moved to Dubai from Holland because of that “anything is possible” spirit. He isn’t interested in skiing in the desert, but he has opened an office in Dubai to try to sell an equally bold concept: building on water. His company, Dutch Docklands, specializes in floating structures.
Constructing floating houses or restaurants or even villages is an idea that first came to him in his native Holland, where land to build on is scarce and water is plentiful.