Wednesday, April 6, 2011

dubai o dubai

How many of us could find Dubai on the map in 5 minutes??    
What a difference in 17 years. 
Just shows what a little oil money can do.

                 Dubai in 1990
          The same street in 2003 

       Last year 

Dubai is said to currently have
 15-25% of all the world's cranes. 

The Dubai Waterfront. 
When completed it will become the 
 largest waterfront development in the world. 

All of this was built in the last 5 years, 
including that island that looks like a palm tree. 

The Palm Islands in Dubai . 
New Dutch dredging technology was used to 
create these massive man islands. 
They are the largest artificia l islands in the world 
and can be seen from space.   

Three of these Palms will be made 
with the last one being the largest of them all. 

Upon completion, the resort will have 2,000 villas, 
40 luxury hotels, shopping centers, movie theaters, 
and many other facilities. 
It is expected to support a population of approximately   
500,000 people. 
It is advertised as being visible from the moon. 

The World Islands . 
300 artificially created islands 
in the shape of the world. Each island will   
have an estimated cost of $25-30 million. 

The Burj al-Arab hotel in Dubai . 
The worlds tallest hotel. Considered the only   

'7 star' hotel and the most luxurious hotel in the world. 
It stands on an artificial island in the sea. 

Hydropolis, the world's first under water hotel. 
Entirely built in Germany and then assembled in Dubai.
The Burj Dubai . 
At an estimated height of over 800 meters, 
it will easily be world's tallest building 
when finished. 
It will be almost 40% taller than the the current tallest building,   
the Yaipei 101. 

This is what downtown Dubai will look like around 2008-2009. 
More than 140 stories of the Burj Dubai have already been completed. 
It is already the worlds tallest man made structure and it   
is still not scheduled to be completed for at least another year. 

The Al Burj. 
This will be the centerpiece of the Dubai Waterfront.
Once completed it will take over the title of 
the tallest structure in the world from the Burj Dubai . 

Recently it was announced that 
the final height of this tower will be 1200 meters. 
That would make it more than 30% taller than 
the Burj Dubai and three times as tall as the Empire State BuildinG. 
 This is a city on crack. 

The Burj al Alam, or The World Tower . 
Upon completion it will rank as the world's highest   
hotel. At 480 meters it will only be 28 meters shorter   
than theTaipei 101. 

The Trump International Hotel; Tower, 
which will be the centerpiece of one   
of the palm islands, The Palm Jumeirah. 

Currently, the largest amusement park collection 
in the world is Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, 
which is also the largest single-site employer 
in the United states with 58,000 employees. 
Dubai land will be twice the size. 

Dubailand will be built on 3 billion square feet 
(107 miles^2) at an estimated $20 billion price tag.   
The site will include a purported 45 mega projects 
and 200 hundred other smaller projects. 

DubaiSports City.
A huge collection of sports arenas located 
in Dubai land. 

Currently, the Walt Disney World Resort is the 
#1 tourist destination in the world. Once fully   
completed, Dubai land will easily take over that
title since it is expected to attract 
200,000 visitors daily. 

The Dubai Marina is an entirely man made development 
that will contain over 200 highrise buildings when finished. 
It will be home to some of the tallest residential structures
in the world.The completed first phase of the project is shown. 

The Dubai Mall will be 
the largest shopping mall in the world
with over 9 million   
square feet of shopping and around 1000 stores. 

Ski Dubai , 
which is already open, is the largest indoor 
skiing facility in the world. 
This is a rendered image of another future indoor 
skiing facility that is being planned.  
ps:dubai o dubai.. 

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