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Old November 24th, 2005, 04:48 PM   #181
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i think dubai needs to start thinking even bigger along with other middle eastern cities.
Dubai is already thinking way bigger.

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trade, business
Dubai is already the middle east trade capital. Dubai International Airport is the best airport this year and Dubai Ports world, the 6th biggest ports operator in the world.

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science, technology,
Dubai Biotechnology and research Park www.dubiotech.com
Dubai Media City www.dubaimediacity.ae
Dubai Internet City www.dubaiinternetcity.ae
Dubai Silicon Oasis www.dso.ae
Dubai Outsourcing Zone www.doz.ae
International Media Production Zone www.impz.ae
Dubai Studio City www.dubaistudiocity.com
Dubai Industrial City www.dubaiindustrialcity.ae


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entertainment
Dubai Land www.dubailand.ae
Dubai Sports City www.dubaisportscity.ae

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and a unique brand name for itself
Emaar www.emaar.ae
Nakheel www.nakheel.ae
Emirates www.emirates.ae
Dubai Holdings www.dubaiholding
Jumeirah www.jumeirah.com

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maybe a major financial hub? stock exchange? foreign exchange market?
Dubai International Financial Center www.difc.com
Energy Stock www.dubaienergy.ae
Golf Stock www.dmcc.ae

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centre for higher education, that attracts at least many students from neighbouring nations. this will boost the level of educated population in dubai, and will give rise to more innovative ideas unique to dubai, that dubai can use for making itself a more important city in the world.
Dubai Konwlege Village www.kv.ae
Dubai Academic City


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but they can only come when it starts to get freedom, of speech, of debate, of religion, and they can not be acquired overnight. gradually slowly it will happen.
There is no problem about practicing religion.
Freedom of speech is a must and we have to move forward in that.

other stuff? why not

Dubai Health Care City www.dhcc.ae
Dubai Humanitarian City www.dhc.ae

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Old November 24th, 2005, 07:14 PM   #182
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yep
that's a problem here
too many people think dubai is all about towers
well, it's not

but we cannot condemn them
many new industries are being developed right now, but there hardly is any news about all this in any other country

most of the arabs here are very modern i'd say and have adjusted to many western habits, which is not self-evident
even many arab ladies almost are like any european lady

i met many local and other arabic people in the hotel i'm working for. grand hyatt dubai has 1200 employees and more than 60 nationalities work there.
it's such a strange feeling to deal with so many nationalities on one day, by strange i mean GOOD of course

so far i've not met any local female (male) here in dubai, which refused to talk to me for any religious reason or something like that

it's not self-evident to shake hands with a local lady or to talk to her
respect these people and treat them in a friendly manner, don't stare at them or do any things which might offend them and they will treat you the same way
actually there is no reason to be unfriendly, there is no need to make any differences between nationalities

the problem is not that the mentioned problems such as freedom of speech,... have to be introduced because this is actually improving and trust me it's faster than it is changing faster than it has in many other places.
the question is: do the local people want this place to change into an almost fully western city?

it might sound a little cheesy what i'm telling you, but it's difficult to explain
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Old November 24th, 2005, 07:21 PM   #183
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There is a hell of a lot more in Dubai than people think there is. There is a lot more than just skyscrapers.

Loads of things like:
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Old November 24th, 2005, 10:50 PM   #184
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most of the arabs here are very modern i'd say and have adjusted to many western habits, which is not self-evident
am I included?

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so far i've not met any local female (male) here in dubai, which refused to talk to me for any religious reason or something like that
simply because there is nothing wrong to talk.

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actually there is no reason to be unfriendly, there is no need to make any differences between nationalities
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do the local people want this place to change into an almost fully western city?
I know this wasnt supposed to be answered but personally I would love to have western ways in politics, economics, education, science, techonlogy .... etc but, not socially or culturally.

as for staring on locals, u reminded me about a white tourist with a camer in the petrol station. I was wearing a full tradistional arabic clothe and the guy was gazing at me as if I was an allien lol.

I'll edit my previous thread and put more detaled information

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Old November 24th, 2005, 11:18 PM   #185
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lol, nice discussion.

I think Dubai is sofar my favorite example how muslim cultures and western cultures can live peaceful together. In the Netherlands where I live there are alot of conflicts between many nationalities. It's the same in France, maybe you did see it on televion. I'm playing in a football team in Utrecht (I live in a suburb of Utrecht called Maarssen), and most of the players are from Marroco, Turkey, Suriname, etc. We all have fun, we all respect each other. some of my friends and classmates are coming from an other country too (Soufian from Marocco and J. Santana from Dubai), there are never problems.

I defenitly need to visit Dubai, to get those experiences. The towers really do not interest me as much as the culture. I think it would be great to see alot more of the UAE than Dubai. Maybe a desert trip in Sharjah and even to Oman
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Old November 24th, 2005, 11:52 PM   #186
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gr8 shots!

i think dubai needs to start thinking even bigger along with other middle eastern cities.

dubai should think about having not only fancy projects or other items for leisure like expensive posh hotels. finance, business, trade, science, technology, entertainment, and a unique brand name for itself. then dubai can be much bigger than what it can ever dream of becoming by constructing more and more tall buildings.


maybe a major financial hub? stock exchange? foreign exchange market? centre for higher education, that attracts at least many students from neighbouring nations. this will boost the level of educated population in dubai, and will give rise to more innovative ideas unique to dubai, that dubai can use for making itself a more important city in the world.


but they can only come when it starts to get freedom, of speech, of debate, of religion, and they can not be acquired overnight. gradually slowly it will happen.

i wish to visit this city in the near future. and good luck to dubaians(?).
Dubai is already building a lot of these. One thing which I think they should focus on more is education.
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Old November 25th, 2005, 12:45 AM   #187
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Oh hardhats are protective head wear or safety hats thats what we call them

I think i would of known what he meant if he seperated it a little Hard Hat
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Old November 26th, 2005, 03:22 AM   #188
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Old November 26th, 2005, 03:26 AM   #189
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Just to compare:

June 2004 (by Dubai Freak)




October 29th (by AltinD)

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Impressive it may be...but it totally destroyed the views. Does building/planning regulations exist in Dubai?
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Old November 26th, 2005, 07:09 AM   #190
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Man, that's magnificant.
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Old November 26th, 2005, 09:04 AM   #191
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HOLY CRAP!!!! As we are getting used to saying these days......only in Dubai!
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Old November 26th, 2005, 11:45 AM   #192
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why is dubai in such a huge boom particularly with skyscrapers
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Old November 26th, 2005, 12:10 PM   #193
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why do you think?
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Old November 26th, 2005, 02:40 PM   #194
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Impressive it may be...but it totally destroyed the views. Does building/planning regulations exist in Dubai?

What view? All I see in that first picture where the towers are is blue sky and a building U/C in the background, not the most thrilling view ever. And I would say that somewhere like New York has many views that are obsucured by the many tall buildings there..it's just part of being a verticle city.
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Old November 26th, 2005, 03:04 PM   #195
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oh my god! this is totally freaking me out.

i stayed in the hilton jumeirah 3 years ago and the only buildings along the beach are like the hilton, le royal meridien and sheraton. it's totally shocking now these hotels are totally dwarfed by the towers at the back.

i guess hilton also has to change their categories of rooms from 'desert-view' to 'no-view'.

seriously, is there such a demand? i'm saying actual demand not speculation by property investors.
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Old November 26th, 2005, 03:19 PM   #196
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To the person that asked earlier, no there are not really any planning and building restrictions in Dubai..which is why some of the location of some of the real estate developments are slightly bizarre.
And is there demand, well you wouldn't think there would be that much, but the house price and rentals increasing 50% last year alone would say otherwise.
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Old November 27th, 2005, 03:26 AM   #197
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Pics from today, unbelievable density Too dense if you ask me:

[img]http://************/hur1i9.jpg[/img]

[img]http://************/hur7uh.jpg[/img]

[img]http://************/hur8tz.jpg[/img]

[img]http://************/hurdso.jpg[/img]

[img]http://************/hurfih.jpg[/img]

[img]http://************/hurgw8.jpg[/img]

[img]http://************/huri8z.jpg[/img]

[img]http://************/hurio9.jpg[/img]

[img]http://************/huro77.jpg[/img]

For the beauties now

[img]http://************/huqeyr.jpg[/img]

[img]http://************/huqf7b.jpg[/img]

[img]http://************/huqfpl.jpg[/img]

[img]http://************/huqgsm.jpg[/img]

[img]http://************/hur15k.jpg[/img]

And now for the view

[IMG]http://************/hurok8.jpg[/IMG]

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[IMG]http://************/hurp06.jpg[/IMG]

All pics by AltinD
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Old November 27th, 2005, 03:30 AM   #198
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In the second and third sun set pictures, what are the little things sticking out right on the horizon? They look like buildings, if so where are they? Or they could just be ships .
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^ They were ships.
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Old November 27th, 2005, 04:05 AM   #200
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oh my god! this is totally freaking me out.

i stayed in the hilton jumeirah 3 years ago and the only buildings along the beach are like the hilton, le royal meridien and sheraton. it's totally shocking now these hotels are totally dwarfed by the towers at the back.

i guess hilton also has to change their categories of rooms from 'desert-view' to 'no-view'.
You mean here:

[img]http://************/huri8z.jpg[/img]

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