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Old October 30th, 2005, 09:38 AM   #81
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The designs in Dubai are utterly fantastic but I cant help think, overkill. With so many residence highrises, with the islands under construction and an obscene amount of offices, it seems like there will be a lot of vacancies for a while. Unless an entire city basically decides to uproot and move to Dubai. Too much, too fast im afraid. Which is a shame because nearly all of the plans are jaw droppingly spectacular
I agree. I think they should put some of the bigger projects on hold for a few years so the city has time to absorb all of this.
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Old October 30th, 2005, 10:28 AM   #82
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But not all 100,000 new population could afford those apartments and villas. There are obscenely expensive.

we are not talking abt construction workers here but mid to upper class from europe or asia and compared to any major city in the world dubai prices are quite low.
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Old October 30th, 2005, 11:29 AM   #83
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im sick of all these man made creeks , rivers and like island things in dubai, its to fake.

dont say im dubai bashing, its just the truth!
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Old October 30th, 2005, 11:33 AM   #84
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they haven't new idea's anymore.... .... Just build the same as we allready do...
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Old October 30th, 2005, 01:30 PM   #85
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well the creek will just be extended.
i can agree with you there are a lot of manmade water - projects UC in dubai.
but what's the reason? exactly, everybody wants to live on the water/beach side and it just looks beautiful.
alone the nakheel projects add 1000km of shoreline!
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Old October 30th, 2005, 01:49 PM   #86
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well the creek will just be extended.
i can agree with you there are a lot of manmade water - projects UC in dubai.
but what's the reason? exactly, everybody wants to live on the water/beach side and it just looks beautiful.
alone the nakheel projects add 1000km of shoreline!

make that 1500 km's+
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Old October 30th, 2005, 01:58 PM   #87
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A question. How do the palms add so much beachfront? Do they count the inner beaches where the fronds are and stuff aswell?
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Old October 30th, 2005, 02:21 PM   #88
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A question. How do the palms add so much beachfront? Do they count the inner beaches where the fronds are and stuff aswell?
precisely.
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Old October 30th, 2005, 02:27 PM   #89
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of course they count it
it's beach as everywhere else
every villa has a beach in front of the house

new york yankee - i don't know what your problem is
nobody has ever built such stuff, except bahrain and qatar go the same way

3 palms, the world and dubai waterfront
i can only agree if you say the third palm, palm deira, is stupid! everybody thinks this is the dumbest project in dubai, no doubt!

dubai surely doesn't lack in ideas of development

the original creek will be extended and will go through business bay
it will create an island once it's completed

we have a creek which will be extended to the sea and ONE canal which is going to be built for new investments

as far as i know europe has hundreds of fake rivers and canals and they look uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugly! made out of concrete nothing around
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Old October 30th, 2005, 02:47 PM   #90
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they haven't new idea's anymore.... .... Just build the same as we allready do...
what a stupid thing to say.....


You obviously have no concept of the scale of developments taking place in Dubai and neither do you show any appreciation for the ONLY city in the World that is embarking on what are, no doubt, the WORLDS most ambitious projects, EVER!
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He has an appartment in the burj dubai BTW
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Old October 30th, 2005, 03:52 PM   #92
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He has an appartment in the burj dubai BTW

That should give him a pretty good view of all of these projects that look so similar. This will allow him to PERHAPS notice the uniqueness of Dubai.
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Those are awesome projects.
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Old October 31st, 2005, 12:50 AM   #94
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Those are awesome projects.
Glad u agree with us.

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Old October 31st, 2005, 01:12 AM   #95
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Dubai is gonna look amazing with these new buildings being built!
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Old October 31st, 2005, 06:01 AM   #96
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Dubai is gonna look amazing with these new buildings being built!
agine i concur with effer
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I admit, Dubai has some very nice buildings- present & proposed. Dubai however, is always portrayed in the renderings as a green, aqua paradise; a short of garden city. The real life photos however, tells a different story of a grey dusty, dune swept city.
Perhaps just my opinion, but all these fancy developments and splurt of money in the desert looks like such a waste.
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I admit, Dubai has some very nice buildings- present & proposed. Dubai however, is always portrayed in the renderings as a green, aqua paradise; a short of garden city. The real life photos however, tells a different story of a grey dusty, dune swept city.
Perhaps just my opinion, but all these fancy developments and splurt of money in the desert looks like such a waste.

Its called construction in progress.
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Dubai's population is growing at 100,000 people per year That is one entire city that decides to uproot and move to Dubai each year . They need to do something to accomidate the rapid growth. Demand is still higher than supply.
true...but i guess most of it is expat population.....and do u think....all these ppl are coming here to stay for life-long...?
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Old November 1st, 2005, 11:13 AM   #100
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I admit, Dubai has some very nice buildings- present & proposed. Dubai however, is always portrayed in the renderings as a green, aqua paradise; a short of garden city. The real life photos however, tells a different story of a grey dusty, dune swept city.
Perhaps just my opinion, but all these fancy developments and splurt of money in the desert looks like such a waste.
I agree the renders exagerate the green. In completed projects you can see a lot of green though.
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