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Old October 7th, 2005, 08:01 PM   #221
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That's alot of man-made islands. By the way, with all that desert and salt water around, where do they get their drinking water from? Excuse my ignorance but I didn't really know that the Arabian penninsula had big rivers flowing through it.
The sea is the solution

There is something called distillation
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Old October 7th, 2005, 08:02 PM   #222
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Are They Going to build all those man made islands?????????
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Old October 7th, 2005, 08:22 PM   #223
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how long is it going to take?
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Old October 7th, 2005, 08:37 PM   #224
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palm jumeirah - 2007 (reclamation completed / construction started)
palm jebel ali - 2009 (reclamation about 70%)
palm deira - 2011 (reclamation started, about 5%)
the world - 2009 (reclamation about 80%)
dubai waterfront - 2012 (not yet started)
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Old October 7th, 2005, 08:40 PM   #225
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WOW HEcka Kool islands I wish I could Travel there when they are done!!!!!!!!
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Old October 7th, 2005, 08:46 PM   #226
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but that's not all!
the whole coast from the northern emirates like ras al khaimah, umm al quwain and sharjah and of course dubai, abu dhabi and on to bahrain & qatar have such projects

all the uae and bahrain & qatar will get tons of them
so far the gulf has some 20 gigantic reclamation projects under development
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Old October 7th, 2005, 09:13 PM   #227
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COOL MAN!
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Old October 7th, 2005, 09:50 PM   #228
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but that's not all!
the whole coast from the northern emirates like ras al khaimah, umm al quwain and sharjah and of course dubai, abu dhabi and on to bahrain & qatar have such projects

all the uae and bahrain & qatar will get tons of them
so far the gulf has some 20 gigantic reclamation projects under development
20?! . I wonder if any other regions will start going for this. Obviously it'll have to be somewhere with sheltered waters that are not effected too much by the tide - No chance around the UK. But perhaps in the Med off spain and Italy or North Africa.
Quick question at the end of the Dubai waterfront, the thing that makes up the star. Is that the underwater hotel I've heard about, or something else?
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Old October 7th, 2005, 10:12 PM   #229
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but that's not all!
the whole coast from the northern emirates like ras al khaimah, umm al quwain and sharjah and of course dubai, abu dhabi and on to bahrain & qatar have such projects

all the uae and bahrain & qatar will get tons of them
so far the gulf has some 20 gigantic reclamation projects under development

Really? I didn't know that untill now. I thought that teh relcemation projects around Dubai were a one of a kind project.
Do you have any information or renderings etc... of these projects because I'm getting curious.

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Isn't that underwater hotel going the be a part of the Dubai Waterfront?
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Old October 7th, 2005, 10:18 PM   #230
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Well yeah. that star would be part of the dubai waterfront development. So I think it might well be it. If it is, it's going to be way cooler than I thought.
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Old October 7th, 2005, 10:34 PM   #231
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I would like to visit Dubai sometime in the future, I'm Canadian, and I understand the area is friendly to westerners, but I still worry, especially because I have visited Israel and have an Israeli stamp on my passport? Anyone from Dubai have any info to sway me either way? It's a legitimate worry.
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Old October 7th, 2005, 11:07 PM   #232
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Really? I didn't know that untill now. I thought that teh relcemation projects around Dubai were a one of a kind project.
Do you have any information or renderings etc... of these projects because I'm getting curious.

just have a look here http://www.skyscrapercity.com/forumdisplay.php?f=487
well the dubai ones are most famous, as parts are already completed, and they are more iconic than the otherss (palm shape etc) and they have been the first of its kind. that's why.
but there are some really huge projects like bahrain financial harbour, reem island or stars island in the other emirates too.
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Old October 8th, 2005, 01:35 AM   #233
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I would just like to chime in and say that I have never seen a Trump tower that did not fit in with the rest of the area. Look at the variety of buildings he has constructed in new york. They vary based on neighborhood and blend in well with their surroundings while also letting everyone know that the elite of the elite are inside. I have no doubt that this building will be the same. The renders always suck, especially when they are produced before the real form of the building is known. They probably just dropped off the idea on an intern design student and said, "hey, design some sort of leaf looking thing with a bunch of glass that looks like it would be built by Trump". Of course, that pathetic intern had no idea who trump was, except that he was rich, so he made it too gold and fat. Anywho... just thought I'd chime in. BTW. Thank f*cking GOD it's Friday.
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Old October 8th, 2005, 02:03 AM   #234
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These islands are amazing, but I wonder if all this would affect the natural tidal flows of the sea - thus causing damage to the marine environment.
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Old October 8th, 2005, 02:20 AM   #235
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These islands are amazing, but I wonder if all this would affect the natural tidal flows of the sea - thus causing damage to the marine environment.
probably
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Old October 8th, 2005, 02:43 AM   #236
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I can see silt build up and pollution problems in those narrow channels...
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Old October 8th, 2005, 02:44 AM   #237
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^ I don't think that area is tidal. It's like the mediterrainian, no tides. Don't know what kind of currents they have. I'm sure it'll all settle down soon enough though
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Old October 8th, 2005, 02:47 AM   #238
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^ Exactly, it's in a closed sea, which eliminates the possibility of a huge tsunami aswell. These palms are having effects on nearby beaches though. Ask any Dubai forumer
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Old October 8th, 2005, 03:04 PM   #239
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Old October 8th, 2005, 04:22 PM   #240
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notice the world on the left.looks weird.
also notice dubai marina!
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