View Full Version : This is pretty incredible

03-17-2006, 09:57 AM

Look at the difference between Dubai in 1991 and Dubai in 2005. That is just amazing.

03-17-2006, 11:00 AM
That is neat. Thats devoloping faster than Loudoun County (thats where Im from) and that is fast considering it is one of the fastest growing counties in the US. I bet a lot of people are making good money over there.

danny's stogie
03-17-2006, 11:08 AM
Oil. Do a websearch on hotels in Dubai...absolutely some of the most extravagent things you will ever see. It's a shame though that the Middle Eastern oil economies have their priorities all screwed up. They invest in extravagence instead of infrastructure.

03-17-2006, 12:10 PM
It helps that the top photo has been tinted orange. Still unbelievable, though. I saw a photo somewhere of the Prince's Palace, and it's absolutely jaw-dropping.

03-17-2006, 12:20 PM
They built an indoor ski resort in Dubai, I saw the pictures a while back, it is incredible.

Chief Seeway
03-17-2006, 01:15 PM
I'm almost certain that second picture is a concept drawing but Dubai is growing. I was last there is '99 so I didn't see the ski resort yet but it looks awesome, Discovery Channel did a show on it.

Do a search on how they are building out into the water... now that's cool.

"Dubai islands" will probably result in some returns.

03-17-2006, 02:31 PM
Yeah, they're building these odd-looking peninsulas that jut out on to the water like long fingers. Creates more waterfront property and a place to stick the people.

Not worrying too much about pedophilia will also help them attract international celebrities. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/music/4196746.stm)

03-17-2006, 02:43 PM
uhm...i like the photo that came before the dubai development.

03-19-2006, 12:15 PM
They built an indoor ski resort in Dubai, I saw the pictures a while back, it is incredible.
They're building one of those up by me, at the Meadowlands.