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Old 07-05-06, 05:56 PM
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Speaking of Dubai..

My wife and I saw a show on Dubai a while back and it's really amazing the stuff they've done there. For those of you who haven't seen this..

This is a photo of the Palm Jumeriah which is supposed to be done this year sometime..



We saw the making of it on Discovery (I think) and they were talking about all the complications and whatnot.

Even bigger, the Palm Jebel Ali..



And they just started talking about the Palm Deira..



And this one they just started "The World":



You can read about it all here . Pretty amazing stuff.
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Looks like fun, we should all pool our money together and buy one.
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The best part is that if you own one of the tiny islands towards the top left of the circle, you can pretty much tell any other island in the circle what to do.
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Here's a cool photo slide show showing how much development is going on in Dubai.

http://flickr.com/photos/broknman/se...54414242/show/
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Originally Posted by Dr_Evil
Here's a cool photo slide show showing how much development is going on in Dubai.

http://flickr.com/photos/broknman/se...54414242/show/
Thanks for the link. $7 million for one of those Islands.. that's pretty tempting. I wonder what life is like in Dubai.
Old 07-06-06, 02:34 PM
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Life probably is pretty good if you are a native of the UAE, otherwise, like in most other mid-eastern countries, you cannot become a citizen. Therefore, you will likely end up having limited legal rights.
A lot of people from India go to work in the MidEast and basically, they're treated like paid slaves.
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But what will they look like after the "inconvenient truth"?
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If ever there was proof that some people have too much money, this has to be it. Wow.
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Originally Posted by bhk
Life probably is pretty good if you are a native of the UAE, otherwise, like in most other mid-eastern countries, you cannot become a citizen. Therefore, you will likely end up having limited legal rights.
A lot of people from India go to work in the MidEast and basically, they're treated like paid slaves.
I think life would be pretty good to great if you have money regardless of race. My friend stop off in Dubai when he went to India for business. He said there are quite a bit of chinese folks there.
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Originally Posted by taa455
If ever there was proof that some people have too much money, this has to be it. Wow.
It also prove that with money and cheap labor, anything is possible.
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Good thing we didn't lets 'em have control of our ports 'n securitty, ya'll. Them Dubaisers wansa turn that there coastline into some sorta pansy butt plant lookin' things.
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Originally Posted by bhk
Life probably is pretty good if you are a native of the UAE, otherwise, like in most other mid-eastern countries, you cannot become a citizen. Therefore, you will likely end up having limited legal rights.
A lot of people from India go to work in the MidEast and basically, they're treated like paid slaves.
it's like that in a lot of middle eastern countries. saudi arabia and kuwait come to mind, and to think that UAE is one of the more 'western' countries ...
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Those palm and world formations are stupid. Form should follow function, not the other way around.
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Also check out:
1. Burj Al'Arab (tallest hotel in the world, also a pretty cool design)
2. Emirates Palace (a billion-dollar hotel in nearby Abu Dhabi)
3. Burj Dubai (soon to be the tallest building in the world, by a long, long way)

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Old 07-07-06, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Hiro11
Also check out:
3. Burj Dubai (soon to be the tallest building in the world, by a long, long way)
I wonder how long it will remain standing?
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Originally Posted by Lateralus
Looks like fun, we should all pool our money together and buy one.
If we combine our crayon possession and sell them, we might have a chance to afford one!
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i saw some videos today. All i can say is wow. Link me to a site that explains how it was built?
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See that's what happens in the minimal state. Growth, growth growth. Too bad the workers have no rights, often they don't even gaid paid. So it's not actually a minimal state as such a state would force employers to honor their contracts, but...you get the idea.
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Originally Posted by zuffy
It also prove that with money and cheap labor, anything is possible.
So, you're saying that whole thing cost only as much as Disney World? Interesting.
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Originally Posted by Alvis
I wonder how long it will remain standing?
Not too long at all, if the slave laborers, er, I mean, construction workers have any more riots.

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