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Old February 15th, 2007, 10:52 AM   #481
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Doesnt dubai have the largest date palm farm in the world, it wouldnt be a stretch to use those palms on the beach, I mean isnt the island called 'The Palm.' Yes as an architect I would plant palms and other plant species on the beach and else where, especially that my focus is in landscape architecture and urban development; date palms thrive in a desert enviroment, most of the plants that thrive in Dubai thrive in the Bahamas, India, and Florida; that includes date palms, travelers palms, thatch trees, flame tree, jacaranda, bottle palms, desert roses, bouginvillea, bottle brush trees, royal palms, cocnut trees, tigers claw trees, ect. I can go on and on about plants that thrive in a desert enviroment which can also grow in a tropical enviroment in my back yard in florida and the bahamas lol. The island reclamation projects or Dubai are meant to have a tropical feel to them, just look at the water homes of jebel ali and the water homes of movenpic on the crescent of palm j., that clearly is an influence from the water homes of indonesia and the maldives which are in a tropical enviroment, also look at the show home island on 'the world' there are over 100 palms on that island and of varying species, and it looks spectacular. I rest my case lol.

As I said, a quality Palm tree costs up to $10,000 and is imported from Australia.

However if an villa owner is willing to spend and plant his own palm trees on the beach, I doubt Nakheel will object to it.
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Old February 15th, 2007, 03:55 PM   #482
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I think this project is very stunning. While I don't care too much for the architectural style of the mansions [I'm a log cabin in the woods fan], I think they fit the project and area perfectly. I am sure the people of Dubai would think Dallas houses were boring [and all the new McMansions are] and that they all look alike [which they do].

The one thing I see is that there's not much beach in front of some of these homes. If I paid as much as these folks will, I'd want more sand out front.

I agree there's too many mansions for my taste, but remember this is a tourist trap of the highest order. I doubt they'll have any trouble selling them all in time.

While I will likely never live anywhere but here in Texas, I love these projects and would love to see them someday. Of course since I don't fly that will be some feat getting there by boat.
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Old February 16th, 2007, 01:18 AM   #483
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Old February 19th, 2007, 09:03 PM   #484
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very nice pics, will look into a holiday to dubai soon....
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Old February 19th, 2007, 09:13 PM   #485
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wow, wonderful pics!!
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Old February 19th, 2007, 11:08 PM   #486
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Excellent picture of the house, I would like to live in one of them, the designs are awsome and the houses are huge.
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Old February 21st, 2007, 06:59 AM   #487
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Old February 21st, 2007, 12:00 PM   #488
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Old February 21st, 2007, 12:08 PM   #489
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cant say im a fan of the buildings on the palm trunk,
but the houses on the fronds... WOW

whoever here owns a house on the fronds needs to have an SSC meet in their palm villa
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Old February 21st, 2007, 08:32 PM   #490
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but you can see nothing is going on at the Pearl site, harm
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Old February 21st, 2007, 09:02 PM   #491
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Hmmmm...I'm not a big fan of the houses interior. The exterior is not bad, it kinda reminds me of the US "southwestern" style.
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Old February 22nd, 2007, 04:23 PM   #492
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which frond in your opinion is the best one and which view should it have
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Old February 22nd, 2007, 07:12 PM   #494
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difficult to imagine that the size of the palm jumeirah is only the base of palm deira!!
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Old February 23rd, 2007, 03:02 AM   #495
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how can people like this place to live, for christ this is not a really nice place the whaether is hot, always and + the global warming is gona get worse over there, because is in the middle of the dessert, just because they are building up a whole bounch of buildings and some other proyect does mean that this place is one of the most beautiful places ever. honestly this city is not my place, i rather live in mexico city. than living in this fancing oven.
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Old February 23rd, 2007, 08:20 AM   #498
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Doesnt dubai have the largest date palm farm in the world, it wouldnt be a stretch to use those palms on the beach, I mean isnt the island called 'The Palm.' Yes as an architect I would plant palms and other plant species on the beach and else where, especially that my focus is in landscape architecture and urban development; date palms thrive in a desert enviroment, most of the plants that thrive in Dubai thrive in the Bahamas, India, and Florida; that includes date palms, travelers palms, thatch trees, flame tree, jacaranda, bottle palms, desert roses, bouginvillea, bottle brush trees, royal palms, cocnut trees, tigers claw trees, ect. I can go on and on about plants that thrive in a desert enviroment which can also grow in a tropical enviroment in my back yard in florida and the bahamas lol. The island reclamation projects or Dubai are meant to have a tropical feel to them, just look at the water homes of jebel ali and the water homes of movenpic on the crescent of palm j., that clearly is an influence from the water homes of indonesia and the maldives which are in a tropical enviroment, also look at the show home island on 'the world' there are over 100 palms on that island and of varying species, and it looks spectacular. I rest my case lol.
Dubai has 40 million date Palms (pheonix palm) in plantations and transplants on average 4000 trees into the city every month and have been going it for years. Just think howe many that is , so while you see construction pics on theis site, we who live here see miles of green belts, forestry plantation projects, parks and lakes.
Where I live I have thousands of trees (palms and delonics etc) as well as flamingos, parets, desert foxes, hares, probably another 20 bird species, fish in the lake so the eco systemsn are being created but things take time. Everyone lampoons dubai as artificial but once the organic nature of the landscaping matures it will have a different feel
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how can people like this place to live, for christ this is not a really nice place the whaether is hot, always and + the global warming is gona get worse over there, because is in the middle of the dessert, just because they are building up a whole bounch of buildings and some other proyect does mean that this place is one of the most beautiful places ever. honestly this city is not my place, i rather live in mexico city. than living in this fancing oven.
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It must be hard leaving in New Jersey
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I agree AltinD , SA BOY wht u said sounds good, I guess yea give it time lol, I certainly dont think Dubai ilooks artificial, I just think the Palm J. beaches looked bland without any landscaping, but I guess you are right give it time, the Palm and all the projects will be 1st class when done and matured.
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