Bringing life to the desert is an ambitious venture. A metropolis like Cairo may offer sufficient opportunities for distinguished lifestyles, but the desert beyond the Nile Delta promises freedom of movement, at least. Millions of people live in the architecturally monotonous satellite town west of Cairo, and more and more land is being added. The dreamland determines its own conditions in the desert. These gated communities protect residents from contact with members of other populations with other lifestyle preferences. Inside the walls, however, American and Gulf Arabian ideals can hybridise in peace.