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Old February 4th, 2006, 01:47 AM   #241
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Old February 4th, 2006, 03:16 AM   #242
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i love dubai ,too.but i`m afraid about what will be when there will be no more oil,because dubai became rich by oil.
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Old February 4th, 2006, 03:23 AM   #243
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if they will build all those buildings ,dubai will be better than new york and tokyo and so on ,it will be the modernest city of the world
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Old February 4th, 2006, 01:23 PM   #244
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It was supposed to be bigger and better than anything before. When Dubailand was first unveiled back in October 2003, it made headlines across the world — and for good reason.

With over 200 leisure and entertainment-based projects, spread over six zones, and some 300 million m2 development, this really was a project of unprecedented magnitude.

Little more than two years on, the decision has been taken to rein back on the development and freeze all future Dubailand projects until the ones already signed off are completed.

But while the project freeze may come as a blow to
contractors and consultants keen to get a slice of the action, some experts say that the slowdown in development could be a positive move for Dubai on the whole.

“I don’t see it having a detrimental impact on development in general,” said Ian Albert, director of Colliers UAE.

“On the positive side, it allows for the rest of the projects in Dubailand to get started, and hopefully finished on time. It will also remove some of the internal competition and allow other mega-projects in Dubai to move forward — we need to get on with projects like Business Bay, the Palms, Dubai Waterfront, and, more importantly, the Jebel Ali Airport — this is crucial to the future of Dubai.

“There’s also enough residential supply coming onto the market at the moment for this not to be affected, and there’s enough demand to pace that supply.”

The future success of Dubailand is hinged on the number of people the various attractions will draw in. These attractions range from a giant water park and a London Eye-style big wheel, to a ski dome and Dubai Sports City, which will feature four giant stadiums designed to accommodate international sporting events and academies, and, maybe one day, the Olympics Games.

The overall project, which is located about 20 km from the centre of Dubai, is expected to take 15 years to finish, with the first phase scheduled for completion in 2007.

“Dubailand is being described as the Disneyland of the Middle East, so we need to get construction of the accepted theme parks started as quickly as possible,” added Albert.
“Although only a small number of theme parks, on a global scale, have been successful, they can be very profitable if done well.”

According to Ron Hinchey, a resident partner at Cluttons, the project slowdown will pave the way for the timely construction of each phase in the development.

“If a huge development like Dubailand was to be constructed all at the same time, developers would only end up competing with each other, so it makes a lot of sense to phase it,” he said.

“It’s a prudent move to make. It will also help to sustain other projects and help developers keep the end-use prices up.








and also this:


Dubailand is hit by big freeze on new projects

http://www.itp.net/business/news/det...y=construction

Projects worth billions of dollars have been shelved on the massive Dubailand development.

Over 200 individual projects were originally planned for
the 300 million m2 development, when it was unveiled in October 2003 — but just 21 have been signed off.

Construction Week has also learned that no more residential-based projects are likely to be given the go-ahead in Dubailand.

It follows an order from the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
“We’re not accepting any new projects anymore,” said
Bahaa Abouhaeab, senior business development manager
of Dubailand.

“Sheikh Mohammed has asked for a slow down of projects across Dubai — there is too much going on all at once. So we’ve been instructed to stop offering new projects for the time being and get started on the construction of the projects we have already agreed.”

Located around 20 km from the centre of the city, Dubailand was initially billed as the biggest leisure-based development on the planet.

Original designs included 45 main projects and 200 sub-projects, along with 55 hotels and resorts offering up to 50 000 new rooms.

Among the 21 projects to have been given the go-ahead are the $1.5 billion (AED 5.5 billion) theme park, Legends Dubailand, the $1 billion City of Arabia, including the Restless Planet dinosaur park, and the $540 million Dubai Sports City.

Other projects approved include the $136 million Dubai Sunny Mountain Ski Dome and the $231 million Aqua Dunya.

While the project freeze will come as a blow to contractors and consultants who are hoping to win work on the Dubailand development, it will be welcomed by real estate players fearful of an oversupply of residential and retail space hitting the Dubai market.

An official close to the project said that some of the ventures proposed since the development was announced went ‘off the scale’.

“Many were unfeasible and inpractical — the numbers just didn’t work, and they were simply shrouded by the glitz of the idea.”

Another insider said that any projects awarded will have to stick to the original plan of being entertainment or leisure-based.

“The instruction is for no more residential complexes. Dubailand has been told to get on with the core project, and make sure that what has been agreed so far comes together.”

The move could impact on the financial viability of some projects, which aim to use funds secured from apartment and villa sales to fund associated non-residential construction.




Maybe the same thing should happen to palm deira?
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Old February 4th, 2006, 02:17 PM   #245
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What's the size of this building? ******* amazing!
You can almost touch the moon when you're on top, hehe
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Old February 4th, 2006, 02:19 PM   #246
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Somewhere near 700 to 800m
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Old February 4th, 2006, 03:08 PM   #247
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i love dubai ,too.but i`m afraid about what will be when there will be no more oil,because dubai became rich by oil.
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Old February 4th, 2006, 03:17 PM   #248
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Same what will happen with NORWAY.
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Old February 4th, 2006, 03:23 PM   #249
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Old February 4th, 2006, 03:35 PM   #250
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again my post on that DubaiLand issue:

don't forget this is an order by sheikh mohammed himself, and and as the article claimed, most of contractors and developers were shocked to hear that.

the projects announced at the moment are all spread out around emirates road, so prime location within the Dubailand area, and it is rather reasonable to wait before announcing more projects in the current desert.

I am sure Dubailand will go ahead at its planned and current size, but it might take longer.
I think there were hundreds of developers having Dubailand projects in the pipeline, i am sure this is not an issue of non existing demand, but rather to keep the boom up during the next 10 years and prevent oversupply.

it also shows how visionary and still reasonable Dubai's leader is.
let alone the fact res projects are now forbidden


also could this be the "project reduced to a smaller size" mentioned by markmywords a few months ago?

but i doubt it will be reduced this is just a temporary stop.
Working on finding out more.
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Old February 4th, 2006, 03:51 PM   #251
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No body mentioned that this pause might acutally lead to better projects
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Old February 4th, 2006, 06:28 PM   #252
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yawn
now even itp writes bullshit

what do they expect? this project is so incredibly huge and many projects have already been approved and a few started construction

it's actually good that it takes a bit longer

who wants a 3 billion sqft park under c within a period of 4 years


step by step is the best solution and this is what is happening with dubailand



and why do they talk about project freeze, once there is no new project within 2 weeks it's called a freeze
nonsense
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Old February 5th, 2006, 01:54 PM   #253
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Old February 5th, 2006, 04:34 PM   #254
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Is this being built in HK or Dubai?

Original name though, Canary Wharf gets one too.
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Old February 5th, 2006, 09:23 PM   #255
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Nice HK backdrop
Why is HK in the background?
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Old February 5th, 2006, 09:25 PM   #256
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LOL that's just stupid, to put HK in the background... Nice design though!
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Old February 5th, 2006, 10:41 PM   #257
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That building in front of BOC is also duplicated. This leads me to believe that they just used the clone tool and then blurred many things. What a poor rendering...
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Old February 6th, 2006, 12:51 AM   #258
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I presume they used a HK background since this area will be filled with highrise buildings but there aren't any now and the designs for most don't even exist yet
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Old February 6th, 2006, 02:10 AM   #259
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still the building itself is amazing.
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