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Old January 20th, 2008, 08:30 PM   #101
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This looks like an ecological and possibly an investment disaster in the making.
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Old January 20th, 2008, 08:35 PM   #102
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It seems as if Dubai is trying to either outdo or get up to the same level as the rest of the world.
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Old March 13th, 2008, 11:22 AM   #103
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Sales staff commission

Does any one know how much commission UAE property developers are paying there sales staff? Or if you know where I can find this info?
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Old March 14th, 2008, 03:15 AM   #104
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a Vegas in Dubai....not bad
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Old March 14th, 2008, 08:02 AM   #105
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It seems as if Dubai is trying to either outdo or get up to the same level as the rest of the world.
Actually they are not playing catch up. In fact, Dubai is trying to get ahead of the world by setting new standards, breaking the limits of technology and aiming to be the best city in the world.
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Old March 14th, 2008, 08:42 PM   #106
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This looks like an ecological and possibly an investment disaster in the making.
Have you seen pictures of the site?

There's nothing but sand for miles.

After this development is completed there will be thousands of trees where there were none before.

I'd say its an ecological miracle in the making.
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Old March 14th, 2008, 10:38 PM   #107
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Have you seen pictures of the site?

There's nothing but sand for miles.

After this development is completed there will be thousands of trees where there were none before.

I'd say its an ecological miracle in the making.
Agreed, besides it looking much better.

The UAE has helped save a lot of the arabian flora and fauna, like the arabian leopard, oryx and more. They are not ignorant when it comes to the natural resources of the land.
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Old March 23rd, 2008, 01:06 PM   #108
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I see they used footage of the MCG in Melbourne and Aussie Rules for their sport section - not sure if we'll end up seeing that!
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Old March 24th, 2008, 02:58 AM   #109
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This looks like an ecological and possibly an investment disaster in the making.
It’s so ugly and ridiculous I really don't understand the need for it? Dubai really should not base its economy on a ridiculously themed place and rather create its own identity, Which in some way it already has. Building a fake Eiffel Tower plus all the other ' copies' of monuments will not make people flock to Dubai because there is naff version of a beautiful building there. Whoever thinks this will be a success is somewhat deluded. I hope it fails because it is an environmentally backwards development and shows the immaturity of the country of Dubai if it thinks theme parks are the only reason people want to go there.
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Old March 24th, 2008, 06:15 PM   #110
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It's an ecological disaster because of all the thousands of gallons of water that is requiired to keep the fauna alive. Consider the amount of energy is required to create this. Also, deserts are actually full of wildlife and plants, go out to any desert near Dubai and you will realise how alive it actually is. Sand does not equate to a lifeless environment.
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Old March 27th, 2008, 09:29 AM   #111
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Thank you Monkey9000. As a resident of a desert (Sonoran Desert) I have great respect for all deserts of the world. I hate it when people say that Dubai is smart to develop over the sand dunes to "remove that empty, ugly area." People need to see that the desert near Dubai is an extremely beautiful area.

I feel that the development is harming the area around the city, and I hope Dubai will expand the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve to preserve this great asset. Hopefully Sheikh Mohammed will realize this before the development completely covers the desert and destroys something that they will never be able to bring back.
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Old March 29th, 2008, 01:56 AM   #112
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The only reason why I think this project is fantastic, is because I cant wait for all the dystopian, run-down Dubai pics i'm gonna be taking in 2030.

I mean seriously, a fake Eiffel-tower? Coupled with replicas of all the worlds most famous monuments? It's like building a museum with nothing but photographs of famous works of art and expect people to pay massive sums to visit.

Another good point is, since Dubai has decided to base its economy on tourism, how many people flock to visit architecture, areas or cities built in the 60's and 70's? Anything built in the period is usually written off as ugly, at least for the time being. In 30 years, people will most likely view Dubai in the same way. A tacky, horrible, plastic, ugly, fake place. Unless, of course, they manage to spend equally massive sums each year upgrading the entire place as they have building it.

Of course, I'm mainly talking about Dubailand and certain other places, but if this trend countues and other developers choose to follow the same path, it might turn out to be true for most of Dubai.
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Old March 29th, 2008, 04:03 AM   #113
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its strangely cool..and weird...the project

But maybe they should have picked a better name for it.
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Old March 29th, 2008, 03:23 PM   #114
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In fairness, only about 1/10th of the stuff in dubailand will be built. The whole thing is completely disorganised. Instead of the massive entertainment complex it was supposed to be, it has now become an excuse for developers to build sprawling developments in the desert.
A lot of you say, an ecological disaster, etc, but hardly any of it will see the light of day I think.
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Old March 29th, 2008, 05:22 PM   #115
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Thank you Monkey9000. As a resident of a desert (Sonoran Desert) I have great respect for all deserts of the world. I hate it when people say that Dubai is smart to develop over the sand dunes to "remove that empty, ugly area." People need to see that the desert near Dubai is an extremely beautiful area.

I feel that the development is harming the area around the city, and I hope Dubai will expand the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve to preserve this great asset. Hopefully Sheikh Mohammed will realize this before the development completely covers the desert and destroys something that they will never be able to bring back.
When people hear the word desert they imagine something like this, because that's the image they have been seeing on TV since their childhood.


Forestation is an important activity, especially given the high rate of desertification and deforestation in the world. However, this project will require enormous amounts of water, energy and will create a lot of pollution and waste.
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Old March 29th, 2008, 07:13 PM   #116
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oh my GOD!!! are the serious?!
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Old March 30th, 2008, 05:33 AM   #117
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I think Dubailand is going to be a big financial loss. It is too big for the population (tourists included). All the hyped attractions, if built, will never make money. The government is literally giving away the land for free in return for these developers to come up with the scheme and deliver the construction of the attraction. Yes, Dubai will attract 15m tourists by 2020.....but Paris is already receiving around 40m+ tourists a year and Disneyland Paris is still struggling to make money.
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Old April 14th, 2008, 10:40 AM   #118
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This is basically America/Hollywood for the Middle East. I bet it will actually take away tourism from America. Six Flags, Dreamworks (what do you think the themes of the kids world and amusement park will be), the entire movie complex, film world, NASA (space world), the aviation world, dinosaur world (I wonder where they got that idea...).

Why were most of the people in that video white?

I call plagiarism from John Williams.

The space hotel looks sweet.

btw, actually going to universal studios in Hollywood would be sooooo much better than going to film world.
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Old April 15th, 2008, 07:11 AM   #119
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Simply the sheer size of this thing is astounding

Problem is, its really really tacky. Add the whole Bawadi complex, and all the other projects in Dubai, and consider where they are going to find the people to even keep these places financially afloat? Its all very very interesting
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Old April 15th, 2008, 07:45 AM   #120
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The development looks cool, but Dubai is going to need 100 million visitors a year for all of these projects to be successful - there just isn't enough of a local population to support all of them.
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