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Old February 26th, 2009, 11:12 AM   #16141
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NOW we've got ourselves some fountains.

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Video and proper pics when I get home.

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Old February 26th, 2009, 11:48 AM   #16142
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No, dark as in soulless. A tacky fairytale of exploitation, gluttony, obsessiveness, greed. It epitomizes everything that is wrong with this world today and why its foundation is crumbling. Dubai, is a hollow, soulless dump of lights, concrete and DUST. Woopti do-da-day, let go stare at a few overgrown, sparkly buildings sitting in the middle of steamy hot Desert, sounds like fuuuuun to meee!! NOT!! That's why they're going bankrupt.

Of what use is it to build all this crap out in the middle of a overbearingly hot desert, in a nation of only a few million.. other than to splurge in the slithering indulgence of grim dealings in sinister levels of greed and lust?

The Quacks behind this overgrown mess, claim to be Muslim, though act in every way shape and form in a manner in which, from my understanding of the faith, is TOTALLY un-Islamic. It all looks tacky, FAKE as I don't know what.. and just a big sparkly hot mess dropped in the middle of no-mans land.

It has no soul, like London, New York, Chicago, Toronto, Paris, Lagos; it has no history worth a damn, no dignified character, no MEANING!! It's just THERE!! WHY?? FOR WHAT PURPOSE?? EXPLOITATION is the answer!!

There, I said my piece, thank you'all for reading and I hope you'all continue to have fun Woopti-Doo-Da-Dubailand. I wont be posting in this thread again.
If you dont like it you dont have to. Why would Dubai want to compare itself with western cities or lagos?

Furthermore, you are in your post questioning their right and purpose to exist and thrive, they are there for the purpose of themselves. You can call it tasteless, greedy or whatever you want (even without obviously knowing the background to this), but they do not need you to approve them and their matters. So take your besserwisser attitude and dont come back, I do not think anyone will miss you in this thread.

You also use profanity to the point that I'm thinking if the mods should not do something about that.


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Now I cannot waste my time on replying to something that childish... make that trifling, without adding something about the topic at hand.

It is good to see that arguably the most important project for Dubai keeps progressing. Altough there will be a lot of tweaking to achieve
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Old February 26th, 2009, 12:35 PM   #16143
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Old February 26th, 2009, 01:14 PM   #16144
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Old February 26th, 2009, 01:41 PM   #16145
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First of several videos.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMnsS6l3Ce8&fmt=22

HD available on the YouTube link

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Old February 26th, 2009, 01:58 PM   #16146
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Old February 26th, 2009, 02:03 PM   #16147
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Fantastic Gerald
Cheers mate. More coming, but they take an age to load up. I've got several hundred megabytes of 1080p HD from this afternoon
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Old February 26th, 2009, 02:07 PM   #16148
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oh that is sweeettt! - its going to be so amazing, at night, all lit up, unreal!!!! and the big xtreme shooters going up 500ft!!!!!!
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Old February 26th, 2009, 02:16 PM   #16149
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kewl... I've been waiting for this to happen but didnt expect it to take place this month. Now I gotta go down there asap and check it out

Do they continiously work on the testing or were you just lucky with the timing you think?

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Old February 26th, 2009, 02:22 PM   #16150
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kewl... I've been waiting for this to happen but didnt expect it to take place this month. Now I gotta go down there asap and check it out

Do they continiously work on the testing or were you just lucky with the timing you think?

Luck mainly, but I have spent quite a few hours over the last week just hanging around waiting for something to happen

I reckon the testing will become more intense over the next week - they've only got 8 more days before "go-live".
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Old February 26th, 2009, 02:23 PM   #16151
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Here's the next one -



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Old February 26th, 2009, 02:26 PM   #16152
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I remember there was a competition for the residents of Dubai, and it was to name the fountain in Dubai. But whether its this one or somewhere else I don't remember.
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Old February 26th, 2009, 02:28 PM   #16153
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I remember there was a competition for the residents of Dubai, and it was to name the fountain in Dubai. But whether its this one or somewhere else I don't remember.
Yeah, it was this one.

"Dubai Fountain" won.

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Old February 26th, 2009, 02:28 PM   #16154
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It was this fountain of course. Tons of names have been submitted and the winner was....

Dubai Fountain!

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Old February 26th, 2009, 02:44 PM   #16155
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that must be taking the p*** for the ones who took 3 weeks with 3 hours sleep a day to come up with a distinct name of the fountain.
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Old February 26th, 2009, 02:49 PM   #16156
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Wayhey! The fountains are on! Looking forward to seeing the show now!
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Old February 26th, 2009, 03:05 PM   #16157
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That really is such a pathetic name, but the fountain itself is gonna be great.. just sooo big!
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Old February 26th, 2009, 03:17 PM   #16158
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More -



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Old February 26th, 2009, 03:43 PM   #16159
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I'd love to jump in there right now
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Old February 26th, 2009, 04:14 PM   #16160
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Haha thats awesome, the guys swimming about in wetsuits getting soaked!
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