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Old June 18th, 2006, 05:44 AM   #121
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Yes and that they call exclusive with 3- 4 m place between the sidewalls of a house.
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Old June 18th, 2006, 11:18 AM   #122
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Yes and that they call exclusive with 3- 4 m place between the sidewalls of a house.
Hey, give me some money and the chance and i'd snap one up in a flash. It ain't no worse then most places in the world. By exclusive they mean the location i expect. And the location certainly is exclusive!!

Not many places in the world where every house on the estate has got it's own beach!!
Now that's exclusive!
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Old June 18th, 2006, 04:08 PM   #123
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Yes and that they call exclusive with 3- 4 m place between the sidewalls of a house.

again, watch the video, there is MUCH more space.

this thing is massive, the houses are really big, that is why it looks so dense.
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Old June 18th, 2006, 04:10 PM   #124
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again, watch the video, there is MUCH more space.

this thing is massive, the houses are really big, that is why it looks so dense.
where can I find this video????
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Old June 18th, 2006, 04:51 PM   #125
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http://rapidshare.de/files/22947195/...y2006.avi.html

look at the people and cars/trucks here: http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/374/110le.jpg
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Old June 18th, 2006, 05:33 PM   #126
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Thx for the Link................
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Old June 18th, 2006, 06:43 PM   #127
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In the United States we refer to large houses crowded together as McMansions. This is not a complement. Economics dictate this reality. If the developers were smart, they would have allowed for some flexibility. They could have made more money by selling the lots separtely with building guidlines and restricitons. Some persons would have gladly paid a premium to buy adjacent lots for more room. These full-size mansions would have increased the value of adjacent lots.
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Old June 18th, 2006, 06:56 PM   #128
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That was not a option and would have slowed down the entire project and depreciated the value of the houses.

Local population was NOT the target market for the project.
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Old June 28th, 2006, 05:49 AM   #129
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posted earlier today

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Originally Posted by Bullish on Dubai
I'm not 100% sure, but I think the 'palm tree' in the photo is artificial and is a diguised radio mast. There's one very similar opposite the entrance to the Burj Al Arab/Wild Wadi.

I think Frond C is one of those that Nakheel is pretty confident about handing over in December but I agree, there's still a ton of work to do.

Here are the remaining photos:

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Grand Foyer (study) seen from the beach side.

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Grand Foyer (2) showing extra floor from the beach side.
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Old July 23rd, 2006, 06:47 PM   #130
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new pics by IMRE

Kerzner's Atlantis Hotel in the middle of the crescent:

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2 more pictures:

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random updates on Villas and Shoreline apts:

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more pic here:

http://dubaionline.mconet.biz/index....188&lsid=10584

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Old July 23rd, 2006, 07:10 PM   #131
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WOW PALM, I think the houses well finishes in within than 3 weeks and ready to live in
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Old July 23rd, 2006, 09:12 PM   #132
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yeah some houses will be ready for handover 4th Q 2006 (remember infrastructure etc must be in place also), but some might take until 2007 also.

Shoreline apts will be ready for handover in 2006 also.
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Old July 23rd, 2006, 09:16 PM   #133
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This is very impressive!

However, I do find that the "beachhouses" are way too close to eachother.

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Old July 23rd, 2006, 09:31 PM   #134
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well it is all about money...

on the other hand they were freakin cheap when launched..
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Old July 24th, 2006, 03:57 PM   #135
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How is the tunnel from palm to cresent going? Is it finished and sunk yet?
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Old July 26th, 2006, 02:20 AM   #136
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it might be finished but they won't remove it since it will be used for construction traffic to the crescent as i said before in UAE thread.

anyway:

Dubai's Atlantis takes shape on Palm Jumeirah

By Robert Ditcham, Staff Reporter





Dubai: Dubai's $1.5 billion answer to the legendary lost city of Atlantis is emerging from the depths of the Arabian Gulf, slowly but surely taking shape on the sands of the Palm Jumeirah.

Seven months since work began on the ocean-themed resort, the first phase of the project is showing signs of life with approximately 14 per cent of construction work complete.

Sixteen tower cranes are in place, the project's 2,000 piles and associated foundation works have been completed and the concrete superstructure of the main Royal Tower Hotel and Entertainment Village is rising from the sand. The concrete structure for the huge Ambassador Tank lagoon has also been built.

During peak construction time, nearly 6,500 labourers will be at work on the site.

"What is really coming to light now is that the structure is taking shape and visibly rising," said Jim Boocher, president of project developer Kerzner Development. "When we open, visitors will be awed by what they see."

The Dubai development is the second Atlantis project launched by Kerzner International Limited and is a 50:50 joint venture with Istithmar PJSC, a subsidiary of Dubai Government's Port, Customs and Free Zone Corporation.

It follows the 2,317-room-hotel and water-park built on Paradise Island in The Bahamas.

When the first phase of the Dubai resort is completed in late 2008, it will be home to 65,000 marine animals and 1,539 hotel guests. It will also feature an underwater maze, 42 acres of water parks and a series of luxury shops and convention facilities.

Developers will then decide how to progress with phases two and three of the project, with condominiums and apartments, added hotels and an expanded water-park all possibilities.

Boocher said the main challenges are logistical. The firm is using a million cubic metres of imported fill to build up the land to a maximum of 12 metres above sea level. Most of the material is being sourced locally, while steel is being shipped from Turkey.
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Old July 26th, 2006, 03:37 AM   #137
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6500 workers???

OMG that is a hell of a lot of slave labour
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Old July 26th, 2006, 01:21 PM   #138
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The houses are so close to eachother! Who in hell wants to live there? I don't like it if my neighboors can see the inside of my house... But the project is amazing though! ,)
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Old July 26th, 2006, 01:26 PM   #139
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The houses are so close to eachother! Who in hell wants to live there? Like 4000 people who paid millions of dollars to do so

I don't like it if my neighboors can see the inside of my house... What like in Europe?


But the project is amazing though! ,)
deffinatly a unique project. I was out on the palm a few days ago and the scale is actually massive, it is much bigger than the pictures show
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Old July 26th, 2006, 01:32 PM   #140
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I loved that mosque like arabian style house on one of the pics very very Arabian like. Gj!
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