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Old June 30th, 2005, 11:40 PM   #21
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is it me or do the park towers look like swiss re..with to antennas on top..or maybe a giant snail.
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Old June 30th, 2005, 11:42 PM   #22
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No wonder we've got global warming if people think like that. 37,000 car parking spaces is a disgrace for a nation that is trying to reduce its dependency on oil and sell itself as a modern, dynamic and forward-thinking country. A new skyscraper in central London providing 140,000sq m of space has only 6 car parking spaces, all underground and all reserved solely for disabled people. It also has around 500 bicycle spaces and 200 motorcycle spaces. You don't need cars to make a city work... in fact if you want to build a city that works, get rid of the car. So if Dubai thinks that building a 37,000 space car park is clever, it doesn't bode well for the city's future.

No doubt the huge malls and office complexes will all be air-conditioned too, instead of utilising traditional vernacular architecture that doesn't require artificial ventilation? Plain stupidity.

But this is not a single tower ,but 30 and a mall and hotels and entertainment and leisure...
do you think there is a city in the world with could handle this without any parking spaces..??


you need air condition if it is 42 degrees outside , believe me.
that is not london...
and if you say dubai wants to reduce its dependency on oil..it already did, and it still does, though there are still a lot of cars around
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Old July 1st, 2005, 11:47 AM   #23
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get the metro built and charge people loads to use cars... seems to work in london with the tube and congestion charges. Everyone travels by the tube, and people are generally on time.
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Old July 1st, 2005, 12:14 PM   #24
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Still though that metro is nowhere near as extensive as the tube. It only has 2 lines for the moment.
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Old July 1st, 2005, 03:47 PM   #25
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developing a metro takes a long time, and it is even more difficult in dubai , because it is very wide and the city is not like a circle.
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Old July 1st, 2005, 09:16 PM   #26
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how come this kind of shit never happens in my city!!
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Old July 1st, 2005, 09:18 PM   #27
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because your city is not called dubai
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Old July 2nd, 2005, 03:28 AM   #28
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Off all the topics people use to disgard Dubai as being a real major city, you guys went on the amount of car parks it has and how much cars there are. People are just becoming more and more desperate to try to prove dubai isnt going to be as great as it will be. Sad!!

Public Transportation in Dubai my A$$, how the hell is going to wait in the 45 c sun during summer for the bus to come. And im sure hell ppl wont walk to the train station in this heat either. Developed countries come to developing countries and try to lecture them on how to conserve and help fight global warming, we wouldnt have global wraming if u guys hadnt fuc&ed up the planet in the first place.
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Old July 2nd, 2005, 01:08 PM   #29
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As someone already said, in a city where the car is king, you might aswell work with it instead of against it.
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Old July 2nd, 2005, 06:31 PM   #30
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i am sure the train station for example will have an AC so people might use it, though they do not use the bus at the moment
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Old July 2nd, 2005, 08:25 PM   #31
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it looks not too large in dubai, i had expect it was much larger!
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yeah offcourse it will have an AC. But who will drop me to the train station, i sure as hell wont walk to it.
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Old July 2nd, 2005, 11:27 PM   #33
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Plus Dubai wants to target quality & upscale tourists, not backpackers on bicycles!
Which is why it will never be a real city.

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Old July 2nd, 2005, 11:31 PM   #34
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Old July 2nd, 2005, 11:34 PM   #35
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yeah offcourse it will have an AC. But who will drop me to the train station, i sure as hell wont walk to it.
Think about how better will be the Shaikh Zayed Road traffic if thousands of peoples working in Jebel Ali Free Zone would go there by train instead of shuttle buses and even cars.
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Old July 3rd, 2005, 12:30 AM   #36
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Developed countries come to developing countries and try to lecture them on how to conserve and help fight global warming, we wouldnt have global wraming if u guys hadnt fuc&ed up the planet in the first place.

A case of: "it isnt my fault... I just gave the murdurer the gun..."
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Old July 3rd, 2005, 01:58 AM   #37
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yeah offcourse it will have an AC. But who will drop me to the train station, i sure as hell wont walk to it.
I heard that there would be parking near the stations. Is that true?
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... in barrels ...
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I heard that there would be parking near the stations. Is that true?
They say so
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Old July 3rd, 2005, 11:31 AM   #40
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So i should drive my 4x4 to the train station. Then grab a cab once i get to my destantion, coz im also not walking in 50c heat from the station to my office. Maybe take a bike with me. That why no need for cars, ill be riding my bike, in my deshdasha, to the train station and then to work.
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