Most people have heard of the United Arab Emirates, because of all there oil money, and what they are spending it on. They know that nothing last
forever, and when there oil dries up, or the market slows down, they need something to stay alive, and stand out amongst the crowd, what did they
choose.....Tourism. They have several big
projects going on right now, like The Palm
, The World Islands
, and the Arabian Canal which leads through Dubai,
(BTW-This site has an excellent Video
Every now and then you have probably seen some building or concept that will being Built in the UAE, Dubai. So I have compiled a list of things that
will be built over there, that way there easier for me & you to find in the future.
They are very busy over there, and heres some more pics and
info if you want to know what they are working on.
The amazing Hydropolis Hotel will become the world’s first underwater hotel, with 300 rooms and suites at a depth of 20 metres off the Jumeirah
By 2006 there Airport will be large enough for 25 A-380's.
The Al Burj (not to be confused with the Burj Al Arab), will be on the Palm Jumeriah, giving you a great view.
250 to 300 small islands shaped like the continents of the world.
"The World" Video
This is the original "Palm", called: The Palm, Jumeirah.
The second Palm is called: The Palm, Jebel Ali
This is the newest edition and biggest called: The Palm, Deira.
This is a good overview of the projects, you can also see the arabian canal, wich is 75km long, completely artificial, and will make a great area for
a city to grow in.
Burj Al Arab, largest hotel, built to resemble a sail.
The Burj Dubai Tower will be the tallest building in the world at 800 meters when finished in 2008.
As you can see, theres some impressive work going on, and a lot to see, the tall buildings will help you see all the impressive feats on engineering
at work. But if the tall buildings dont do you justice, then how about riding this.
It will be the largest observation wheel ever built, 600 ft tall. As you can see it looks great, and the "orbiters" as they call them, that you sit
or stand in are luxurious. The first observation wheel was built in london, called
the London Eye
, which is 443 ft tall, and took 30 minutes to complete one
circle. However this one will be much bigger & better. It takes 27 minutes for one circle, each "orbiter" can hold 20 people, and there will be 30
orbiters, This will give tourist a spectacular view of Dubai.
[edit on 25-3-2005 by Murcielago]