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Old December 13th, 2005, 10:18 AM   #301
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Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't Dubai functioning as Hong Kong and Singapore as world business and financial hubs? It's high time we have something in the middle east like this to "balance" the world out.
As I always said and say, Dubai Ports World is the 3rd biggest ports operator in the world. Dubai International Airport handles 25 million a year with a growth of 25% every year, Dubai's growth was 16% last year ...... etc

People should realize that trade and not tourim is what Dubai is based on.
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Old December 13th, 2005, 10:33 AM   #302
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Dubai is super booming indeed.
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Old December 13th, 2005, 10:47 AM   #303
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Can we have new pics from the 'Golden Mile' on the palm??
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Old December 18th, 2005, 03:20 AM   #304
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Old December 18th, 2005, 12:51 PM   #305
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Nice pic!
Great to realize how big is that thing.

I have a question : How do they make sure that the water won't be stagnating between the "branches" of the palm?

Stagnating water + hot sun = disgusting seaweed
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Old December 18th, 2005, 01:39 PM   #306
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WOOOW! Now that is an amezing photo!
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Old December 18th, 2005, 01:57 PM   #307
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As I always said and say, Dubai Ports World is the 3rd biggest ports operator in the world. Dubai International Airport handles 25 million a year with a growth of 25% every year, Dubai's growth was 16% last year ...... etc

People should realize that trade and not tourim is what Dubai is based on.
But tourism will always be very important for Dubai. Like tourism is important for Hong Kong.
Dubailand is build for this purpose.
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Old December 18th, 2005, 05:33 PM   #308
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But tourism will always be very important for Dubai. Like tourism is important for Hong Kong.
Dubailand is build for this purpose.
That doesnt contradict with the fact the Dubai is based on Trade. Tourism came later and their target is to make it contribute 20% of our GDP.
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Old December 18th, 2005, 06:02 PM   #309
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That doesnt contradict with the fact the Dubai is based on Trade. Tourism came later and their target is to make it contribute 20% of our GDP.
Then the question is what dou you trade?
Hong-Kong has China.
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Old December 18th, 2005, 06:17 PM   #310
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^ Dubai has the UAE

Check my sig to know some
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Old December 18th, 2005, 07:58 PM   #311
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I miss the real Palm trees on that island.
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Old December 18th, 2005, 08:14 PM   #312
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^ ull find those soon
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Old December 18th, 2005, 08:28 PM   #313
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so smussuw dubai wants to trade oil for the rest of the uae??
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Old December 18th, 2005, 09:31 PM   #314
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I miss the real Palm trees on that island.

mhm let's think a second...

MAYBE BECAUSE IT IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION?
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Old December 18th, 2005, 10:42 PM   #315
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Then the question is what dou you trade?
Hong-Kong has China.
What does Singapore has?
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Old December 18th, 2005, 10:46 PM   #316
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so smussuw dubai wants to trade oil for the rest of the uae??
Dubai doesn't trade oil, but everything else. Dubai is a transit center as Singapore is. Local UAE consumption (apart of construction related material and machineries) is just a tiny part of the trade.

I've been in Dubai since 1999 when our company decided to open an office here, yet we don't make any trade with Dubai itself.
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Old December 18th, 2005, 10:51 PM   #317
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has anyone seen the Palm in their own eyes? When i was on the beach at the Jumeirah beach hotel and waled along the sand to the bridge that goes to the Burj all i could see was a massive line of apatements basicaly sitting in the water. i also saw the ships spraying out the sand to create the world form the marina bar and from the 25th floor, interesting to see how they create the islands. I want one, hehe. doubt that. I would love to do a helicpter trip over the world and palm island when i go back, hopefuly in easter sometime next year
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Old December 18th, 2005, 11:34 PM   #318
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some great picture brought by Dubai_boy. Didnt know where to post it

[IMG]http://************/iqfqkn.jpg[/IMG]
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Old December 18th, 2005, 11:38 PM   #319
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^ One & half years old
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Old December 19th, 2005, 12:04 AM   #320
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^ really? I dont remember seeing it

It is the best picture Ive ever seen for Dubai so far.
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