Dubai’s Flying High

Dubai is Nuts!

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Dubai in 1990 prior to the craziness.

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The same street in 2003.

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Last year

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

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

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

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The Palm Islands in Dubai.
New Dutch dredging technology was used to create these massive man made islands. They are the largest artificial 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.

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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.

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

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The Burj Al-Arab hotel in Dubai.
The world’s 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.

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Hydropolis, the world’s first underwater hotel.
Entirely built in Germany and then assembled in Dubai, it is scheduled to be completed by 2009 after many delays.

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The Burj Dubai.
Construction began in 2005 and is expected to be complete by 2008. 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 current tallest building, the Taipei 101.

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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 world’s tallest man made structure and it is still not scheduled to be completed for at least another year.

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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.

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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.

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The Burj al Alam, or The World Tower.
Upon completion it will rank as the world’s highest hotel. It is expected to be finished by 2009. At 480 meters it will only be 28 meters shorter than the Taipei 101.

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

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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. Dubailand will be twice the size.

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

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Dubai Sport City.
A huge collection of sports arenas located in Dubailand.

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

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The Dubai Marina is an entirely man 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. Most of the other high rise buildings will be finished by 2009-2010.

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The Dubai Mall will be the largest shopping mall in the world with over 9 million square feet of shopping and around 1,000 stores. It will be completed in 2008.

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Sky 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.

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Some of the tallest buildings in the world, such as Ocean Heights and The Princess Tower, which will be the largest residential building in the world at over a 100 stories, will line in the Dubai Marina.

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The UAE Spaceport would be the first spaceport in the world if construction ever gets under way.

Some other crazy shit..

  • The Dubai Metro system, once completed, will become the largest fully automated rail system in the world.
  • The Dubai World Central International Airport will become the largest airport in size when it completed. It will also eventually become the busiest airport in the world, based on passenger volume.
  • There are more construction workers in Dubai than there are actual citizens.

via : Dubai Architecture

5 Responses to “ Dubai’s Flying High ”

  1. […] Dubai’s Flying High […]

  2. WOW! 😯

    Is this all for real?

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  3. i HAVE TO GO THERE!! its seriously got it all..
    if i have to save up for the rest of my life!


  4. I know !! It is goin’ bonkers there !!
    I don’t like going there because of all the traffic and it’s just so… hectic !!
    The buildings, i must admit, some look simply AMAZING !! But i would never live there… I only go there to shop, they have the best stuff.

    …I noticed how Dubai always wants whatever it is to be the best something in the world… like the ONLY 7 star hotel in the world, the TALLEST building in the world, the LARGEST man made island in the world… etc.


  5. Does a builder have to honor a written estimate ?


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