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Old March 23rd, 2012, 07:43 PM   #30801
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Some other forumer stole the avatar a few or so weeks back. Maybe is the same guy
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 07:46 PM   #30802
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You have chosen an avatar that appears on the 5th position in "cat avatar" search results and you are surprised someone else use it?
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 08:07 PM   #30803
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That picture has been on my possession since before I registered in SSC


EDIT: For my Google search I just did, the picture came out in 1st (although 5th on the avatarstock.com)
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 08:32 PM   #30804
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ok ok, I believe you. You don't have to explain yourself
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Old March 24th, 2012, 01:47 AM   #30805
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Sorry to bother everyone with this pic again, but what is that circuit-like thing in the middle of the pic?
(those white stripes northeast of BK and southwest of Global Village)


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Old March 24th, 2012, 02:19 AM   #30806
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Some other forumer stole the avatar a few or so weeks back. Maybe is the same guy
It's funny, look at the other photo's in the stream. 99% of the time this guy gets a first post with some random comment. Almost looks like a bot...
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Old March 24th, 2012, 05:27 AM   #30807
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Sorry to bother everyone with this pic again, but what is that circuit-like thing in the middle of the pic?
(those white stripes northeast of BK and southwest of Global Village)
I have looked at google maps and wikimapia and actually it looks like some kind of circuit to me also... no houses, just some random roads in the middle of nothing, maybe someone will know.
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Old March 24th, 2012, 06:00 AM   #30808
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I have looked at google maps and wikimapia and actually it looks like some kind of circuit to me also... no houses, just some random roads in the middle of nothing, maybe someone will know.


After studing old pictures from google earth it looks like it is some kind of horse racing circuit. if you pan just to the left you will see 2 oval shaped tracks that are obvious horse tracks as the center of the one is a horses head. then if you look closely the roads all connect and in one image where it looks like they are paving the road, its actually a water truck dumping water on the ground....to keep the dust down i guess.
The circuit to the right of the ovals looks like some sort of practice or training course where the water truck is driving. I think its where they hold the Dubai World Cup...?

EDIT: i forgot to mention that if you look at the night shot above, the little cresent shaped lights to the left of the circuit is the grand stands for one of the tracks. Also in the middle of the lower section of the circuit there is obvious horse stalls with a road leading out to the circuit.

Meydan Racecourse i think.
http://www.2daydubai.com/pages/meydan.php

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Old March 24th, 2012, 08:48 AM   #30809
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Yes, Meydan
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Old March 24th, 2012, 08:55 AM   #30810
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The irony is that they water the plants even when it rains too.
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Old March 24th, 2012, 09:24 AM   #30811
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Well, the swtches are automated with timers mostly.
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Old March 24th, 2012, 01:15 PM   #30812
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Meydan Racecourse i think.
http://www.2daydubai.com/pages/meydan.php
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Old March 25th, 2012, 02:48 AM   #30813
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Old March 25th, 2012, 08:43 AM   #30814
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Nice Shot DD.....-)
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Old March 25th, 2012, 11:58 AM   #30815
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Dh115,521 for a 2-bed in Dubai: that's just the annual service fee
Owners happy as there is no hike in Burj Khalifa service charges for 2012
By Parag Deulgaonkar
Published Sunday, March 25, 2012

Dubai-based Emaar Properties has not increased the 2012 service charges for its iconic Burj Khalifa, and has maintained it at the last year’s level, Emirates 24/7 can reveal.
Despite that, the service charges for the world’s tallest tower remain one of the highest in the world, with owners of residential units having to shell out Dh55.01 per sq ft in 2012 compared to Dh55 per sqft in 2011 and Dh52.77 per sqft in 2010.

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Old March 25th, 2012, 12:17 PM   #30816
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Old March 26th, 2012, 02:03 PM   #30817
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Old March 26th, 2012, 05:42 PM   #30818
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what an amazing shot!!

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Old March 27th, 2012, 01:05 AM   #30819
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Will Dubai ever be made green, or will it mostly stay as in the photos above?
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Old March 27th, 2012, 01:18 AM   #30820
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They try to make it as green as possible. But i doubt they will make everything green and lush, since the maintance of keeping it all neat is too pricey, even for Dubai.
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