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jk_gabba
20-02-2005, 06:54 PM
I'm really blown away looking a photos of the fake island currently in construction of dubai:

http://www.esa.int/export/esaEO/SEMKRXZO4HD_economy_1.html
<img src="http://faculty.uaeu.ac.ae/~myagoub/images/Dubai_palm_ISS006-E-35516.jpg">

Was this an inspiration: http://www.spiraljetty.org.

Dubai sounds like a pretty amazing place, anyone here been/from there? i keep seeing Dubai refered to as "Dubai Internet City" on the net because of the investment in IT at the moment, it almost sounds like a Ballard Fantasy made real...

Woebot
20-02-2005, 08:11 PM
I'm really blown away looking a photos of the fake island currently in construction of dubai:.

theres an ENORMOUS skyscraper being built in that part of the world too.

jk_gabba
24-02-2005, 07:09 PM
crazier:

http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,12351561%255E663,00.html

nomos
24-02-2005, 08:04 PM
crazier
:eek: i feel nauseous just looking at it

luka
24-02-2005, 10:12 PM
loas of english footballers have bought houses on palm island already, even though the houese don't exist yet.

h-crimm
12-03-2005, 11:49 AM
http://guide.theemiratesnetwork.com/living/dubai/images/the_world/the_world_dubai.jpg

no comment

rupture
13-03-2005, 10:38 AM
Dubai is a very interesting place. i played there. the island/achipelago is ultra-luxury resort, it basically offers very rich people the chance to own their own little island. i´m pretty sure they´ve already given away bungalows free to people like the Beckhams.

´Dubai Internet City´ is outside of downtown Dubai. The internet is censored there generally, but NOT in Internet City, to attract foreign business. no income tax there for the first 30 years, etc. so much new construction that the govt. rations concrete.

spiral jetty is discoloring and slowly submerging.

polystyle desu
13-03-2005, 06:52 PM
They really want Dubai to be that ultra lux - while wired - in place .
Saw TV show on that already famous tall sail shaped lux Tower that projects up over the water .
Plush silly - square and canned at same time ,
as someone said - ripe for Ballard Hi Rise scenario

sufi
30-11-2009, 08:46 PM
charlie brooker in the guardian today on the 'well i never been there but i told you so' smugness...
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/nov/30/charlie-brooker-dubai-dream-crashes

i assume that there is more than enough petrodollars sloshing around in state coffers to keep the emirate afloat, but it sure is due for a reality check. i'm not sure dubai is playing by the same rules in development or economic terms so i'll be interested to see how hard it crashes

i worked over there in the 90's and everyone was like wow everythings changed so much, it's all so new, all this development and luxury... seems like that trend has persisted,

anyone been over there recently (stelf?) i know a few folk who have property there & they seem to be sticking with it altho the economic indicators have not been good for a while now, 20 years ago there was fuck all there so even a worthless villa is a big step up...

mistersloane
30-11-2009, 11:28 PM
I had friends from Saudi over recently and they laughed sooo hard at this :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7alZd6V3UfY

So even if Dubai is in a bit of a pickle, it doesn't seem that ideas of growth are being tempered in any way.

Johann Hari's pieces in the Independent are weird and snide about it all.

sufi
30-11-2009, 11:30 PM
I had friends from Saudi over recently and they laughed sooo hard at this :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7alZd6V3UfY

So even if Dubai is in a bit of a pickle, it doesn't seem that ideas of growth are being tempered in any way.

Johann Hari's pieces in the Independent are weird and snide about it all.
haha
that's almost as mad as this: http://www.jamestown.org/single/?no_cache=1&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=4467

to be built by bin laden group :D