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What's up with Dubai? Prep for disclosure? Something else?

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posted on Feb, 18 2016 @ 10:17 AM
What in the world is going on in Dubai? I always understood that they have a helluva lot of money. Of course it's oil, right? RIGHT? Maybe... Or not. I came across this blog post that peaked my interest like no conspiracy has in a long while. I read it, I re-read it. I showed it to my friend, I googled the heck out of Dubai. We were both dumbstruck by all the weirdness/coincidences and we can't come up with a rational theory beyond gross excess. A play ground for the Super Elite. But with oil crashing and some conjecture that the world economy is on the brink again, not to mention the precarious state of the Middle East...Dubai keeps growing.

The city-state of Dubai, part of the United Arab Emirates, is one of the great puzzles of our time. Why did a sprawling metropolis that looks like like it stepped out of a Star Wars movie spring out of an obscure strip of sand in the Persian Gulf, practically overnight? Given that Dubai itself has little in the way of oil wealth, who paid for it all?

How does a city that is perpetually mired in debt continue not only to expand but to expand in ways that make the rest of the world's great cities look like provincial backwaters?

When oil was trading at 100 dollars a barrel and up you could see the logic. Maybe. But with the current oil crash showing no signs of ending anytime soon you have to wonder, where is the money coming from?

Sure, you can see the need for a hub in that part of the world, a city-state for global corporations doing business with the wealthy oil monarchies of the Gulf and an international airport for flights connecting from Europe to points farther east.

But that doesn't quite explain Dubai.

There is way more at the link. Including conjecture about the Annunaki, some ancient God/Alien, Oannes.

More certain is the history of this area, and the strange, enigmatic figure that entered the record via one Berossus, who wrote what was then the definitive history of Babylon.

Berossus told of a figure named Oannes, who made his home in the Persian Gulf and came ashore every day to instruct mankind in the arts of civilization. This is one of those episodes in the historical record when something completely insane is recounted entirely soberly, as if it were long accepted as truth. But to our eyes Oannes, who is often identified with the Philistine god Dagon, can only be described as "alien."

At Babylon there was (in these times) a great resort of people of various nations, who inhabited Chaldæa, and lived in a lawless manner like the beasts of the field. In the first year there appeared, from that part of the Erythræan sea which borders upon Babylonia, an animal destitute of reason, by name Oannes, whose whole body (according to the account of Apollodorus) was that of a fish; that under the fish's head he had another head, with feet also below, similar to those of a man, subjoined to the fish's tail.

Really hoping some of the Ancient Civilization contributors can chime in with more on that. Is it just a coincidence that this is the historical background of the area?

So I put it to you ATS, what's going on there? Why are they building a hermetically sealed dome environment? Why do they keep building state of the art structures despite a very low occupancy rate? Who are they building all of this for if there is so much empty space? Why were the fireworks for a huge casino opening only visible from space? Why are they building islands in shapes visible only from the sky, like the Palm Islands or the World Islands?

What are they preparing for? How are they able to pay for all of this and yet the most powerful country in the world, the USA, can't manage to fill pot holes or take care of our vets? Is this where the world's money is flowing to? Why?

Are there any ATS members who reside in Dubai or have visited there? What is your take on it? What's really going on in Dubai?

edit on 18-2-2016 by JetBlackStare because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 18 2016 @ 10:30 AM
Keshe Foundation is preparing Peace Event in Dubai in April... maybe there is really a bigger picture we are not seeing...

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posted on Feb, 18 2016 @ 10:54 AM
Never been myself and never really wanted to, well wouldn't mind going up the tower for the view but that's about it, people showcasing wealth is something i am not interested in.

I have many friends who have visited though and all have said it was very nice. (If you have the cash and like shopping and eating in expensive places it's just the place to go)

That said Dubai has been the subject of much discussion over the years

2009 - link

from this article

There are three different Dubais, all swirling around each other. There are the expats, like Karen; there are the Emiratis, headed by Sheikh Mohammed; and then there is the foreign underclass who built the city, and are trapped here. They are hidden in plain view. You see them everywhere, in dirt-caked blue uniforms, being shouted at by their superiors, like a chain gang – but you are trained not to look. It is like a mantra: the Sheikh built the city. The Sheikh built the city. Workers? What workers?

Every evening, the hundreds of thousands of young men who build Dubai are bussed from their sites to a vast concrete wasteland an hour out of town, where they are quarantined away. Until a few years ago they were shuttled back and forth on cattle trucks, but the expats complained this was unsightly, so now they are shunted on small metal buses that function like greenhouses in the desert heat. They sweat like sponges being slowly wrung out.

Sonapur is a rubble-strewn patchwork of miles and miles of identical concrete buildings. Some 300,000 men live piled up here, in a place whose name in Hindi means "City of Gold". In the first camp I stop at – riven with the smell of sewage and sweat – the men huddle around, eager to tell someone, anyone, what is happening to them.

from a BBC article also 2009

With little oil, Dubai's only hope of maintaining a distinct identity from Abu Dhabi was to diversify at a fast pace, building up various non-oil sectors such as luxury tourism and real estate.
On paper it was succeeding, as by 2008 over 95% of its GDP was made up by such sectors.
But with the onset of the credit crunch much of this success began to come undone as foreign direct investment and appetite for these activities faded.
Dubai had also badly overextended itself with most of its mega projects - including giant manmade islands - being financed by large debts.
Dubai skyline
Dubai World has fuelled the emirate's rapid economic growth of recent years
With most of these needing to be refinanced in the near future, the emirate's government spent most of 2009 trying to attract international creditors but was largely unsuccessful.
With Abu Dhabi providing some limited financial assistance, both in February 2009 and earlier this week, Dubai managed to keep afloat.
But with Abu Dhabi's clear unwillingness to completely bail out Dubai, much attention has been placed on the relationship between the two emirates, especially since the recent default.
If Abu Dhabi does not provide more help, then the government of Dubai will soon be bankrupt.

So we can see it is funded mainly on credit (probably taking it into the too big to fail camp) and is built by slaves with all the savings that entails.

More recently

Economist link

Three decades ago Jebel Ali became the Middle East’s first big “free zone” (a place where foreign firms can operate, unusually, without a local partner and with less red tape and lower taxes than in the rest of the emirate). Now it is the world’s largest, and Dubai has 22 such zones in total, most based around particular industries. Dubai’s free zone for finance even has its own judicial system, based on common law. The number of companies in it grew by 14% in 2013 and 18% last year, to reach 1,225. More growth is expected, with $1 billion worth of new development planned.

As the economy has rebounded, so too have property prices, which had plunged during the crisis. They surged in 2013 and 2014. But the government has taken steps to prevent another bubble, for instance by capping loan amounts and imposing new rules on flipping. These measures, along with an increase in the supply of housing and the low price of oil, have cooled the market. Prices are now falling and analysts think they could drop by 20% in some areas.
Another worry has to do with UAE citizenship, which is difficult for foreigners to obtain. Expats make up around 85% of Dubai’s population of 2m—and nearly all of its workers. Most residents, therefore, have little interest in laying down roots. Many ditched their cars at Dubai airport on their way out of town in 2009. Locals, meanwhile, play a small role in the economy.

Still, many more foreigners are expected. Planners expect Dubai’s population to reach around 3m by the time it hosts the World Expo in 2020. The Chinese are increasingly using it as a logistical hub for their African ventures. Dubai also stands to benefit if sanctions are lifted from Iran, with which it already has strong economic ties.

As it grows, the government hopes to avoid new white elephants. But it is bad at saying no to flashy projects. Earlier this year a state-owned firm announced plans to build the world’s largest Ferris wheel, on yet another artificial island.

So pretty much tax free as well and looks to be a major world hub for all the big players.

link to dubai government portal

If that helps at all

posted on Feb, 18 2016 @ 10:56 AM
a reply to: JetBlackStare

The Book of Daniel in the old testament tells of a little horn coming up that displaces 3 other horns . Could this be that horn ?

posted on Feb, 18 2016 @ 10:56 AM
honestly, Dubai is one thing that really pisses me off. I was in my early, early 20's grinding the Al a carte scene back in 2000 in some obscure jerk off restaurant in Brisbane.
after service one night like always we would all have staff drinks this is when i got talking to a couple of cool guys from overseas, 2 were middle eastern 1 was european in their early 30's.
conversation drifted around to what they were in town for, they were traveling all over the world looking at tendors and contracts for this place called Dubai.
they said the people they worked for were going to build the most beautiful city in the world out of nothing over the next 30 years and that i should either invest or go and work their as the pay would be much better than here.
so i told all my friends about this awesome place called Dubai and what was going to happen and no one believed me, now the wankers go their on holidays, the same people i told my story to, some sat at the next table to the guys i was drinking with!

posted on Feb, 18 2016 @ 11:06 AM
a reply to: m83x1

Interesting. Free energy...seems "other worldly".

When googling, there is an interesting phenomenon, everyone is asking why/how Dubai? How can it be so rich. How it can be so inoculated from the pervasive problems in the ME. How it can have such unlimited growth despite the down turn in 2008. How can it be so decadent in the midst of an ultra-religious region? I came across a skyscraper aficionado forum with a thread that went on for five pages arguing about how in the wold Dubai is sustainable. There were few clear answers though. Some people maintain that it's built with slave wages. Others say foreign contractors are paid huge money.

There's just a lot mystery surrounding Dubai and some definite occult overtones. The Palm Atlantis hotel opened in 2008, the year of the crash.

What the hell was any of that?

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posted on Feb, 18 2016 @ 11:13 AM
Criminal capitol of the world, built with slave labor & profits from the Iraq missing pallets & the "War on Terror".

You know all those shadowy figures you complain of messing up your world, well this is their playground, where anything is legal if you have the cash.


posted on Feb, 18 2016 @ 11:15 AM
a reply to: JetBlackStare

What’s your problem?

When the aliens come back they don’t want to be living in no Harlem tenements!

Why do you think China is building all these millions of complexes

China's Empty Cities House 64 Million Empty Apartments

Those are going to be the worker bees, the aliens in the ME are the lords and master Annunaki---they'll be living in luxury...

I wonder who will be doing all the grunt work?

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posted on Feb, 18 2016 @ 11:23 AM
a reply to: aethertek

As scary as it is i think you are spot in. It is a literal retreat for the elite. They probably all chip in on it, that and slaves. Hell watching the slaves work physically is probably part of it.

posted on Feb, 18 2016 @ 11:31 AM
a reply to: JetBlackStare

If you read "Confessions of an Economic Hitman" by John Perkins, it describes exactly how Dubai was built up to what it is today, much of it was through contracts awarded to U.S. engineering/construction firms.

It would make for a great "retreat" for the Elite for if things go south here in the west - I hadn't thought of that angle (although there are countless other places that would probably make for better retreats)

posted on Feb, 18 2016 @ 11:34 AM
Imagine the high tech equipment they have their watching the goyim
It all adds up. Remember Obama bowing to the King?

They’ve got some hidden club we don’t even know about that is high and above masonry and all this illuminati nonsense

posted on Feb, 18 2016 @ 11:40 AM
It's a business centre just like London, Singapore, Hong Kong, New York...AKA a hive of laundered money most like.
It does have some oil, but they hold on to that tightly.
The next big thing there will be the World Expo 2020. Astana in Kasakhstan is another big brash city, though that's the oil money talking, but I dare say banking commerce will develop there as well, if not already.

Picture of Astana.
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posted on Feb, 18 2016 @ 11:46 AM
maybe it's the collapse of the US dollar....which is happening tomorrow....I don't know

all of youtube says February 19....Friday

posted on Feb, 18 2016 @ 11:56 AM
I just figured it was the financial hub tat functions as the bridge to the wealth and power brokers of the Eastern Powers elite (India, Japan, Russia, China etc etc) and the Western Powers Elite (EU, USA, Mexico, Canada, etc etc) .

As far as the account of Oannes, who made his home in the Persian Gulf and came ashore every day. I suspect this tells me he actually lived in a submarine, and simply had a kind of body suit to manipulate the primitive minds of humans at the time. He was likely an ET.

posted on Feb, 18 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Mesh Dubai with all the happenings in government, military, conspiracies, the economy and new discoveries every month...

It does seem like a faction is preparing for a VERY large event that will be globally witnessed.

It could be where all the rich-TBTF ass hats will migrate come world War 3 that they invested in. Living it up in Dubai while the rest of modern civilization live in rubble.

It could be the coming of a superior-race, possibly hinted about on many ancient scriptures. Maybe TPTB really worship an external creature that had dominion over earth once upon a time...

Every culture of old have stories of someone coming from external place and teaching them everything. Sons of God, creators of man (alien-geneticists?).

Dubai and such places are being prepared to honor and satisfy these beings.

I'm going with my first theory of world War vacation for the TBTF dudes.

posted on Feb, 18 2016 @ 12:27 PM
a reply to: JetBlackStare

Flagged and will be reading more as boss-creeping-around subsides, but I've wondered about Dubai along the same lines for some time now. I know it has been and is being built essentially by debt and slavery, but it does, in many ways, seem like the "welcome mat" for returning "Gods" (if they actually exist, and are returning.) I believe Dubai is well-stocked with gorgeous blonde daughters of men, which is probably something the Annunaki (those naughty xenosexuals) would be pleased with.

posted on Feb, 18 2016 @ 12:50 PM

originally posted by: GBP/JPY
maybe it's the collapse of the US dollar....which is happening tomorrow....I don't know

all of youtube says February 19....Friday

LOL! Well if YouTube says so, against all possible logic and market indicators, it's probably at least as true as the last twelve predicted collisions with Planet X we've had since the inception of YouTube.

posted on Feb, 18 2016 @ 01:02 PM

originally posted by: Elementalist

It could be the coming of a superior-race, possibly hinted about on many ancient scriptures. Maybe TPTB really worship an external creature that had dominion over earth once upon a time...

What about the other way round? Nobody's coming, and Dubai is the site of the Stargate, and all the rich dudes are going another place. It would certainly explain this lot watch,

Lol! just, I think.

posted on Feb, 18 2016 @ 01:18 PM
a reply to: JetBlackStare
Seems like it has been going on for a few years.

Nice pictures! Knew about the tree island but the globe? Huh.

Found it! I remember somebody else asking the same question a while back.

ATS thread, 2008: What the hell is going on in dubai

Included for continuity's sake.

edit on 18-2-2016 by TEOTWAWKIAIFF because: clarity comes from reading your post

posted on Feb, 18 2016 @ 01:28 PM
You guys are wrong.

This great “ event” was supposed to be the 2000 millennium which they were gearing up for. And it was to be associated with Egypt.

If that happened it was occulted and we didn't see it.

In any event, It’s not an event but a series of changes that will initiate a new era of Global change from one perspective and Global slavery from another.

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