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Old October 21st, 2008, 02:29 AM   #1161
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Maybe its will, use, the empty stem for palm junkyard for waste and feces.
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Old October 22nd, 2008, 02:48 AM   #1162
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NAKHEEL’S TRAINS TAKE TO THE TRACK ON
MIDDLE EAST’S FIRST MONORAIL


- Testing begins at Palm Jumeirah as new trains arrive from Japan

- Passenger journeys to begin in April 2009 -

Dubai, 20 October 2008: Nakheel, Dubai’s master developer, today began on site testing for its newly delivered monorail trains on Palm Jumeirah – the first monorail service in the Middle East.

High-tech trains arrived from Japan this weekend from leading railway system manufacturer Hitachi Ltd, best known for creating Japan’s high speed Bullet train. Two trains were raised on to the 5.45km track on Palm Jumeirah, and are now making initial test journeys, closely monitored by the RTA and operators SMRTE.

Robert Lee, Nakheel Managing Director, Investment Projects, said:
“It’s great to see the Palm Monorail trains well and truly on track. Having the first monorail in the Middle East here in the Palm Jumeirah is indicative of Nakheel’s vision, leadership and ambition as a developer. It will ensure we continue to play a critical role in Dubai’s growth as a global centre for tourism, and marks our commitment to creating sustainable transport systems, hand-in-hand with our partners at the RTA.”

Tests on the trains will be carried out for the next six months before the monorail is opened to the public in April next year. The new system will carry thousands of passengers each day between Gateway Station at the trunk of Palm Jumeirah and the Atlantis’ Aquaventure Station on the crescent, calling at Trump International Hotel & Tower and the luxury retail centre Palm Mall en route. The system will ultimately connect to the Dubai Metro following the introduction of RTA’s Al Sufouh tramline, with direct links to Dubai Airport and other major transport hubs.


The Palm Monorail is being developed by a consortium of leading international companies led by the Marubeni Corporation. The system is fully automatic and driverless, although an attendant will be on board at all times. The monorail will initially carry up to 2,400 passengers per hour per direction in four separate trains, each made up of three cars. At full capacity, the figure will rise to a maximum of 6,000 people in nine vehicles.

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Old October 24th, 2008, 01:57 AM   #1163
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Taken on 19th Oct. Notice the progress on the QE2 pier.

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Old October 25th, 2008, 12:46 AM   #1164
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Old October 25th, 2008, 01:04 AM   #1165
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Old October 25th, 2008, 01:43 AM   #1166
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took a minute to figure out how to do this...

this is an enhanced of the above...

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Old October 26th, 2008, 12:01 AM   #1167
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apologies if this has been asked, i've been around here for a while without seeing any comment about it.

One of the frond seems to be completely untouched currently, what is planned for this?? why is it empty thus far?
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Old October 26th, 2008, 12:56 AM   #1168
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Yeah I noticed it too. Why is one 'leaf' of the palm uninhabited and nothing build on it?
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Old October 26th, 2008, 01:40 AM   #1169
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That particular frond was used for accomodation of labours working on the villas and Atlantis Hotel, an old converted ferry ship was used as well.
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Old October 26th, 2008, 01:46 AM   #1170
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that water park is amazing!!!! I wish i had enough money to go on holiday in dubai
I wasn't that much impressed, maybe I was expecting more. You spent more time walking and queing to start the rides then doing the rides. IMO they were intense and stomach picking, but not much fun in them.

The 9 years old Wild Wide Water park near Burj Al Arab hotel, despite being smaller and more compact, is way more fun and got more things to do ... and for just 60% of the ticket price.
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Old November 15th, 2008, 03:18 AM   #1171
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Old November 15th, 2008, 08:40 AM   #1172
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that's one great view!
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Old November 21st, 2008, 11:59 AM   #1173
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Amazing picture! Absolutely breath taking!
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Old November 21st, 2008, 01:29 PM   #1174
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Old November 21st, 2008, 01:56 PM   #1175
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waooww.....im still dont believe what i saw from that picture...
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Old November 21st, 2008, 02:36 PM   #1176
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Just found this on the BBC website as well, utterly insane, I've never seen anything comparable. $20million party?? they sure know how to get value for money in Dubai!!!! In England you'd get a b-list celebrity turning on a light bulb for that much!

Absolutely incredible!
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Old November 21st, 2008, 02:37 PM   #1177
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Old November 21st, 2008, 03:55 PM   #1178
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OMG!!!!! that vid is ...
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Old November 21st, 2008, 05:30 PM   #1180
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It feels to boastful in a way, was it the owner of that hotel that did that? No wonder he does something like that given the business he is involved in, I do not know what to think about that.
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