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Old November 24th, 2011, 03:13 AM   #261
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This city is so much better looking than dubai.
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Old November 24th, 2011, 03:14 AM   #262
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It definitely does and is ... however, it is not even near as livable then Dubai is, and that what counts the most.
What do you mean by livable?
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Old November 27th, 2011, 03:12 AM   #263
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Old December 16th, 2011, 09:42 PM   #264
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Old December 20th, 2011, 06:59 PM   #265
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Old December 25th, 2011, 01:32 PM   #266
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Old December 25th, 2011, 06:44 PM   #267
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Old December 25th, 2011, 07:41 PM   #268
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In makes nice skyline.
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Old December 26th, 2011, 12:24 AM   #269
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Old December 26th, 2011, 12:54 PM   #270
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What do you mean by livable?
Dxb's a better place to live.
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Old December 27th, 2011, 09:29 PM   #271
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almost a skyline on its own.
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Old December 29th, 2011, 02:31 AM   #272
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The Norman Foster designed Central Market is among the prized Aldar assets that have been sold by the developer. Delores Johnson / The National

Aldar Properties is selling some of its prized assets to the Abu Dhabi Government for Dh16.8 billion (US$4.57bn) in a deal that includes Central Market and hundreds of homes on Al Raha Beach.
http://www.thenational.ae/business/p...-8bn-of-assets
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Old December 29th, 2011, 03:39 AM   #273
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What do you mean by livable?
Well I lived in Abu Dhabi last year... walked all over or just grabbed a taxi... Dubai is a nightmare... how is Dubai in any way 'livable' unless you are a multi-millionaire? Abu Dhabi is an actual functioning city with people, families, parks, etc... Dubai is like living at Disney World... it looks great and has lots of fantasy exhibits but it is 100% artificial... I could never handle more than 48 hours in Dubai... After a weekend at the rugby 7's tournament there last year I was relieved to be back in Abu Dhabi...

And I very much miss the view from my apartment in Abu Dhabi:
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And I just loved living 11 floors above a mosque so I could wake up to call to prayer at 5:30 AM every morning and be entertained by noon services every friday from my living room window:
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My roommate and I would watch Friday prayers out the window while gorging on real Oscar Meyer bacon that we paid 15 dollars a pack for at Spinney's and were grilling up on his George Foreman... one day my roommate ate 3 entire packs of bacon at once... he didn't feel too good after that, but it was bacon so it was still worth it...
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Old December 29th, 2011, 03:58 PM   #274
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When the third tower will be built?
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Old December 29th, 2011, 05:52 PM   #275
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Dxb's a better place to live.
Ya, I know what livable means, but what makes it a better place to live? From what I see, Dubai looks not as compact as Abu Dabi. I always find compact cities nicer to live.
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Old December 29th, 2011, 07:35 PM   #276
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When the third tower will be built?
It's under construction, it's just not visible yet in the pictures posted.
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Old December 29th, 2011, 09:44 PM   #277
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Ya, I know what livable means, but what makes it a better place to live? From what I see, Dubai looks not as compact as Abu Dabi. I always find compact cities nicer to live.
Dubai is EXTREMELY spread out from east to west... Abu Dhabi is a lot like midtown Manhattan... tall, skinny island, grid plan streets, mostly 20-30 story mid-rise buildings... (see my earlier pics) Abu Dhabi is very livable with a great taxi system, groceries, parks, shopping in most neighborhoods, etc... Dubai is fairly close to my idea of hell in terms of having to live somewhere... the scale of construction is beyond belief but it is all utterly pointless and not very useful.. it is just for show... you cant get to the Metro without a car and then when you exit you will need a car again... Dubai is just mega-malls, luxury condos that are 60% empty, fake islands with more mega-malls and condos, and then more malls and fountain shows and indoor ski-resorts...
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Old December 30th, 2011, 12:11 PM   #278
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Obviously you people don't live in neither cities, and base your "opinions" on what you have seen elsewhere. Guess what: Life here is different from elsewhere.

... anyway, back to the towers.
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Old January 1st, 2012, 08:55 PM   #279
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Old January 2nd, 2012, 06:11 AM   #280
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Obviously you people don't live in neither cities, and base your "opinions" on what you have seen elsewhere. Guess what: Life here is different from elsewhere.
Well I lived in Abu Dhabi and saw this project from my bedroom window every day... so I would like to think my 'opinion' carries a bit more weight than those of others on here...
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