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Old January 3rd, 2006, 03:33 PM   #61
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So lets say the earthquake in the middle of the Red Sea were to 'rumble' to an extent that would create a Boxing Day Tsunami disaster scenario, how would the Burj Dubai cope with that? What about the rest of Dubai.... it would become the new Atlantis.

And what about lightning storms? Electricty is often attracted to the highest point of electrical current. Eg: the spire of the Burj Dubai would be continously targeted in a storm creating mass blackouts throughout the building and the city with huge power overloads.
Why a Tsunamy on the Red Sea will effect Dubai? This is like saying that a apocalyptic tsunami off the cost of California, will destroy NY as well. Dubai is not on the Red Sea and both the Arabian/Persian Gulf and the Red Sea are closed and narrow seas, shallow as well, where a catastrophic tsunami will be impossible to develop.

Dubai doesn't have frequent occurring rain storms, let alone those with lightning, that are even rarer. Lightnings in Dubai occurs just a couple of days a year usually.

Talking about lighting storms problems in Dubai is like talking about a Dubai building with massive suspended roof being unsafe, becouse it can collapse if it snows alot.

Every place is specific.

I don't wonder why it doesn't snow for Christmass in Australia, becouse during geography classes I learned that Aus is on the Southern Hemisphere, where the winter season is on Jun - Aug.
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 04:09 PM   #62
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 06:28 PM   #63
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lol nice one altin and true. a tsunami is soo unlikely to happen, expecially a big one and small ones will not affect the city because of the major breakwaters of the palms and the world (5m high).
another point is an earthquake, there is small chance this could happen.
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 06:36 PM   #64
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Altind non arabs only understand Persian gulf so dont confuse them ok.
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 06:54 PM   #65
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shut up i understand arbian gulf way better and i am non arab
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 07:54 PM   #66
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atm SWFC is going up quicker. its now 21lev/96m high. BurjD is 20lev and 80m.
How do you know this exact high?
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 08:04 PM   #67
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 08:28 PM   #68
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So lets say the earthquake in the middle of the Red Sea were to 'rumble' to an extent that would create a Boxing Day Tsunami disaster scenario, how would the Burj Dubai cope with that? What about the rest of Dubai.... it would become the new Atlantis.

And what about lightning storms? Electricty is often attracted to the highest point of electrical current. Eg: the spire of the Burj Dubai would be continously targeted in a storm creating mass blackouts throughout the building and the city with huge power overloads.
lol, look at the world map before you try to just put down a skyscraper. Even holywood doesnt come up with tsunami's big enough to cross the entire arabian peninsula. And plus i dont the red sea has enough water to wash over that far. Anyways that being said, i lived next to the red sea for ten and a half years yet i never once felt an earthquake. The zone isn't very active. The boxing day earthquake that created the tsunami was created by one of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded. And this was possible because the region it occured in is one of the most acitve zones on the planet.

Dubai though i guess is lucky in that sense. It does not have to worry about hurricanes, tornadoes, snow storms, ice storms, earthquakes, thunderstorms, hail storms, etc. Most of the planet isnt this lucky.
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 09:26 PM   #69
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Altind non arabs only understand Persian gulf so dont confuse them ok.
I'm one of them, ok
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 09:35 PM   #70
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Dubai though i guess is lucky in that sense. It does not have to worry about hurricanes, tornadoes, snow storms, ice storms, earthquakes, thunderstorms, hail storms, etc. Most of the planet isnt this lucky.
Only sandstorms, but that's only a problem of cleaning the windows.
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 10:11 PM   #71
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^ Telling the truth, sandstorm or not, sand is always present and a problem.
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 10:19 PM   #72
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The biggest disaster in Dubai is when the air conditioner goes out or when your credit card gets declined!

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Old January 3rd, 2006, 10:49 PM   #73
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How do you know this exact high?
So, Culwulla, how are you counting?
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 11:30 PM   #74
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^ Why did you quote yourself? That's a bit odd, is there more than one person using your name?
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Old January 4th, 2006, 01:38 AM   #75
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lol

it is just an estimate, comparing, floor heights etc.
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Old January 4th, 2006, 02:05 AM   #76
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i have a BD elevation and ive scaled the current height of 20 floors and it measures at 80m above grd.the elevation i have is for the 705m approval.
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Old January 4th, 2006, 04:29 AM   #77
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The biggest disaster in Dubai is when the air conditioner goes out or when your credit card gets declined!
Which one is worse?

Also, are sandstorms bad enough to damage cars? In China, dust storms can sometimes blast the paint right off.
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Old January 4th, 2006, 06:33 AM   #78
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If a sandstorm is strong enough like the ones in the Gobi or Sahara deserts, theyve been known to eat away at your skin. The sand particles moving at such a speed collide with any object with such force that it damages it. Get a billion sand particles and you have wreckage.
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Old January 4th, 2006, 11:44 AM   #79
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JUST WAIT AND SEE. and yes i have my sources.
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Old January 4th, 2006, 03:35 PM   #80
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Spreading the sad news from today



Dubai ruler dies on Gold Coast

January 4, 2006 - 6:44PM

The ruler of Dubai, United Arab Emirates Deputy President Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashed al-Maktoum, died on Wednesday on Queensland's Gold Coast.

The UAE's official WAM news agency confirmed his death in Australia.

He died on the Gold Coast at the Palazzo Versace resort from a suspected heart attack.

The horse racing figure was in Australia in preparation for the Magic Millions yearling sales.

Arrangements are being made at Brisbane International Airport to fly his body home.

Diplomats said Sheikh Maktoum, who is also the ruler of Dubai, suffered heart problems and was in his mid-60s.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, who is the UAE's defence minister, is Maktoum's brother and heir who will automatically take over as ruler of Dubai.

Officials said UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahayan will appoint a new premier and vice president for the Gulf Arab state that is a federation of seven emirates.

Sheikh Maktoum maintained a low profile, preferring to allow his younger brothers, including the globally renowned entrepreneur Sheikh Mohammed, to run the day-to-day affairs of Dubai, the Gulf region's trade and tourism hub.

Sheikh Maktoum is best known as co-owner of Dubai's Godolphin stables which competes in major horse races.

"The UAE has today lost a historical leader who dedicated his life to building the nation and doing good for its people," said a statement from the UAE's presidency.

Dubai's main stock market halted trading after the news. The UAE has declared 40 days of mourning and government institutions will be closed for a week.

Brisbane International Airport spokesman Jim Carden said the sheikh's private Boeing 747-400 was ready to take his body back to Dubai.

He arrived in Brisbane on December 28 in a Boeing 747-400 with a retinue of 33.

"We recognise the cultural urgency in terms of getting his body back to his homeland for burial," Mr Carden said.

"We pulled out all stops in terms of setting up special security and baggage processing out of the public gaze to fast-track their requirements."

His body is expected to be buried in Dubai by sunset on Thursday in line with Muslim tradition.

Sheikh Maktoum was born in 1943 and was appointed the first prime minister of the UAE in 1971.

After the death of his father in 1990, he became ruler of Dubai and vice-president and prime minister of the UAE.




Rest in Peace.

Dubai Shopping Festival 2006 which would have began today was cancelled accordingly.

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