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Old March 28th, 2008, 07:54 PM   #1
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DUBAI | The World | U/C

Recent pics from The King:

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Old May 1st, 2008, 01:41 PM   #2
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From the 28th April:

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Old May 1st, 2008, 02:34 PM   #3
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I have to say i am not at all impressed by this, it is not looking like the renders yet, South America is hardly visible, Africa and Europe blur into one, and i'm really not convinced by the solid sections in australasia at all. I hope there is a lot still to be done
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Old May 1st, 2008, 02:42 PM   #4
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Ou come on!! It's very impressive!! Maybe it looks not perfect, but it's defenetly an unbelievable project!!
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Old May 21st, 2008, 09:48 AM   #5
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OQYANA World First launches “The World’s” first snorkeling lagoon


‘Reef Lagoon’ on Great Barrier Island to offer diving and snorkeling
among Dubai’s coral reefs and underwater sea life


OQYANA World First, the first fully master-planned elite island community of the prestigious development ‘The World’ off the coast of Dubai, has announced the launch of the first snorkeling lagoon, which will provide an interactive opportunity to swim and snorkel among coral reefs and underwater sea life in a safe environment.

The Reef Lagoon will be located on the Great Barrier Island, one of the 22 islands comprising the Australian continent; with the first phase of construction commencing in summer 2008. Serviced by the adjacent International Diving Centre, the Reef Lagoon will also offer diving, snorkeling and boat-related activities and facilities.

“Around 60 per cent of the development area is freed from any construction to avail open spaces for lagoons, parks, promenades, playgrounds, beaches and extensive landscaping – to offer residents and guests the most comfortable surroundings possible,” commented Dr. Wadad AlSuwayeh, CEO of OQYANA World First. “We have reshaped our islands to ensure that water is continually circulated for purity and can sustain marine life, which makes the quality of seawater surrounding our islands superior to that tested along the shoreline of Dubai.”

“It is our goal to maintain and protect a stable and healthy environment, within and around OQYANA islands; and ensure that a luxurious lifestyle is not achieved at the expense of nature. As such, we are considering a full range of alternative green solutions, such as solar-powered ferries among others,” he added.

Derived from the Arabic word for ‘oceanic’, the entire OQYANA development incorporates a number of environmentally friendly features, such as the use of natural cooling, saline-friendly landscaping, and the re-use of grey-water and storm water for irrigation. In addition, the innovative shape and orientation of the islands’ waterways ensure that, in the event of pollution within the waterways, 50 per cent of full water cleanliness will be achieved naturally in 24 hours and 100 per cent in 72 hours.

The launch of the Reef Lagoon comes only days after OQYANA announced The World’s first and only exclusive utility hub next to the breakwater, during its participation at the Arabian Travel Market 2008, which wrapped up on May 09, 2008 in Dubai.

OQYANA World First is the first and largest of all developers on The World with 22 islands and water villas that form the shape of the Australian and New Zealand islands. In addition to a world-class retail hub, luxury hotel, spa resort, restaurants and cafes, stylish apartments, water homes, villas, canal homes, hotels and serviced apartments, OQYANA World First will also feature a waterfront promenade with boutiques, world-class restaurants, cultural and entertainment facilities.

Construction of OQYANA, The World’s first luxury island community, will start in summer 2008, while the completion date is slated for 2012.



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Old May 21st, 2008, 01:53 PM   #6
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Jesus, that looks awful. A complete mess.
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Old May 21st, 2008, 02:49 PM   #7
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Will be nice for those who can afford it.

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Old May 22nd, 2008, 07:49 AM   #8
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A big mess indeed! Theyve really gone overboard with this one. For their sake & the environment's, I hope it will turn out good.
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Old May 23rd, 2008, 05:51 AM   #9
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people need to learn how to re size images smaller so im not glitching while trying to get the bottom of the page. man, this is such an over done concept. The original Palm was cool, but now its not even cool anymore, its like...wow, what have you done for me lately?
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Old May 24th, 2008, 03:01 AM   #10
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Whattaya nuts guys? These islands are very cool....no reason to expect perfection either....it's a work of art in sand.
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Old May 24th, 2008, 04:41 AM   #11
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they need to worry about filling up the land they have before they worry about filling up false land
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Old May 24th, 2008, 05:34 AM   #12
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Can't wait to see what it will look like when the oceans rise 2-10 feet.

If it actually happens.
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Old May 24th, 2008, 06:10 AM   #13
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Can't wait to see what it will look like when the oceans rise 2-10 feet.

If it actually happens.

Anyone else excited to see the icecaps melt?
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Old May 24th, 2008, 06:25 PM   #14
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When will the building on these islands be done?
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Old May 24th, 2008, 06:59 PM   #15
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Old May 25th, 2008, 10:28 PM   #16
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Can't wait to see what it will look like when the oceans rise 2-10 feet.

If it actually happens.
Well, the islands are up to 4 meters (12 ft) about the current sea level, while the mainland Dubai is more at risk then the off-shore projects.

Not to mention that hundreds of millions of people around the World will be effected, including millions in your own country.
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So you don't give a dam about dozens of millions of people living in NYC, Philly, Miami, LA, SF etc


Oops, is not that you ever thought about that or "did" you?
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So you don't give a dam about dozens of millions of people living in NYC, Philly, Miami, LA, SF etc


Oops, is not that you ever thought about that or "did" you?
I think this will be punished first. I live in land, i dont care about those harbor citys. Never have, especially, SF, LA, Miami, Philly or NYC.......ESPECIALLY NYC!
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I think this will be punished first. I live in land, i dont care about those harbor citys. Never have, especially, SF, LA, Miami, Philly or NYC.......ESPECIALLY NYC!
Bangladesh - 75% of this country exists below 10 feet. Around 100 million people live in Bangladesh... it's not just cities that will be affected but the poorest people in some of the poorest countries. Note Bangladesh exists on a river delta - hence it being so low lying. Other countries such as Britain, Holland have many low-lying areas.
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then maybe we should do something about this global warming
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