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Old February 24th, 2006, 12:35 AM   #41
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You either sleep next to a window with your eyes open, or you meant "stupid thunder"
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Old February 24th, 2006, 01:20 AM   #42
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24hrs of rain in Dubai, unbelievable
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Old February 24th, 2006, 01:30 AM   #43
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yes it hasnt stopped.... its raining pretty heavy and pretty cold winds blowing with a lot of lightning.. have to say i dont remember the last time i witnessed such weather in the UAE.

we drove back from dubai to abu dhabi around 10 pm and man, we saw some pretty nasty accidents on the way.... ppl were still driving like maniacs... overtaking from the right lane, changing lanes in zig zag fashion without any indicator and the rain is pouring down with lightning in the background....
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Old February 24th, 2006, 01:32 AM   #44
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lol
seems like the bad weather is running away from me
haven't witnessed any rain in germany so far!

i remember dec 2004/jan 2005
the 2 weeks around new years were terrible
it rained a lot too

it always seems to be 1-2 weeks of rain and then it's over

it was amazing how the temp has risen over the last 2 weeks though, quite fast, maybe this is the result of the rapid growing temps!
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Old February 24th, 2006, 02:26 AM   #45
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Is it still raining?
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Old February 24th, 2006, 02:28 AM   #46
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its stopped in Abu dhabi some 5 hours back, not sure whats happening in dubai
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Old February 24th, 2006, 02:32 AM   #47
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notice the dark clouds on the right top corner on the second photo

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Old February 24th, 2006, 03:18 AM   #48
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Is that a monorail there towards the bottom of the photo?
Las Vegas is the US's Dubai, so it wouldn't suprise me if they decided to install a metro for all the new folks moving there..
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Old February 24th, 2006, 03:21 AM   #49
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the roads are still wet
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Old February 24th, 2006, 03:30 AM   #50
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Is that a monorail there towards the bottom of the photo?
Las Vegas is the US's Dubai, so it wouldn't suprise me if they decided to install a metro for all the new folks moving there..
THE INDIVIDUl hotels used to have their own systems between say 2-3 hotels. or the hotel and the strip.

i think it was 04 when they all got together and linked them up along the strip.
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Old February 24th, 2006, 03:40 AM   #51
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Is that a monorail there towards the bottom of the photo?
Las Vegas is the US's Dubai, so it wouldn't suprise me if they decided to install a metro for all the new folks moving there..
it's a monorail to make going between casinos on the strip easier. as DUBAI pointed out, some casinos had their own trams and monorails to connect to each other; for instance, excalibur, luxor, and mandalay bay, which are all next to each other, are connected to each other by a tram. the monorail on the strip, though, does not used pre-existing tram and monorail lines in it's monorail line. it goes along the east side of the strip, from the sahara to mgm grand.
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Old February 24th, 2006, 03:50 AM   #52
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Interesting...the UAE climate (medium temperature and humidity) is very similar to the climate in Southern Brazil (Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro), except that UAE is much more dry, of course....

But temperature and humity are very similar to Sao Paulo...in fact, Sao Paulo could be much more dryer than Dubai...in August to September the air humidity in SP could reach only 10% !!!
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Old February 24th, 2006, 06:38 AM   #53
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is it raining?
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Old February 24th, 2006, 06:47 AM   #54
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Old February 24th, 2006, 09:42 AM   #55
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it's still raining here in abu dhabi
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Old February 24th, 2006, 09:53 AM   #56
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Rain washes away the gloss from Dubai's prime properties


A flooded Springs compound after overnight showers in Dubai. Residents in adjoining communities said clogged drains aggravated the waterlogging.


Dubai: Residents of some of Dubai's newest developments reacted angrily after their homes were flooded following yesterday's heavy downpour.

Householders blamed poor construction and inadequate maintenance for the problems, which began soon after the skies opened in the morning. People living in new developments such as The Meadows, The Springs and Arabian Ranches in the southern end of Dubai were among the worst affected.

Roula Sawaya, a Lebanese housewife who moved into a villa in Arabian Ranches two weeks ago, said: "It was raining from the ceiling ... Friends in nearby developments had same problems. Emaar should put more attention into construction quality and materials."

Minie Kapila from India, said her garage was flooded and water was dripping into the rooms of her villa in The Meadows. "The water was above ankle level deep in the garage it was filthy, stinking water. Even the manholes were clogged."

An Emaar spokesperson told Gulf News: "Emaar staff have been on site in its communities assisting customers following the unusually inclement weather which has revealed some leakages and, in isolated cases, some minor flooding due to drain blockages."

Traders in Ibn Battuta Mall also saw water leaking into their properties while buckets were put out to catch rainfall dripping from the ceiling into Mall of the Emirates.
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Old February 24th, 2006, 01:39 PM   #57
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talking about building quality.

well still this does not happen very often in dubai, and not to such an extent obviously...
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Old February 24th, 2006, 03:05 PM   #58
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I've just read that Mall of the Emirates had water leaking into the buildings. I mean what the **** are these buildings made out of? It seems the quality of the roofs are worse than if you just used a giant plastic sheet as a roof. At least that keeps water out.

BTW seriously though, can anyone tell me the materials they use in building these shitty roofs?
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Old February 24th, 2006, 03:30 PM   #59
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i just got txt'd a picture of someones house in the springs/medows area.

they have a swimng pool in their back garden, , on top of that there is a foot of water!!

its crazy! i never forsaw thi a s a problem in this area, i thought the land was relativl higher at this end of dubai... Maybe Not!

i wonder what they will have to do... they cant just leave it... it will happen again.

apparently the ranches were just as bad! dubailand better be built with this in mind.

hopefully the high wind didnt cause as much trouble for Burj Dubai.
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Old February 24th, 2006, 04:21 PM   #60
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I know that our house didnt get effected at all

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