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and i mean who cares about being high up whats so good about that. all souns too titanic like for me ill stay here!
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I lived in Dubai from the age of 3-17. Thats 14 years. (1) I can guarantee you that Dubai does not lie on a fault line. The nearest fault line is under Iran, which means that a magnitude 8.0 earthquaje us highly unlikely. Aftershocks occur every now and then though.(2) Dubai is off the Persian Gulf. Since it would take a massive quake in the Gulf to cause a tsunami, and since that is unlikely, I would rate the likelihood of a tsunami occuring as negligible.(3) Dubai is in the Middle East. There are no tropical storms/hurricanes in the Middle East. The geogrpahy does not allow for that to happen.(4) Dubai is probably the most stable "state" in the Middle East (it isn`t a country, more like a State in the USA)(5) To those who are asking why the money isn`t being spent to for the poor: capitalis
And Dubai does not count as the Middle East. At least, not the Middle East that most people think of. Those crazy nutjobs are more westernized than the west is.
Secondly, the culture of the native people in dubai is fairly different to ours, how will they feel when there is an influx of millions of westerners a year. Will they put up with us for our money, I just don`t know
Thirdly, that is a lot of money to invest, and I mean a lot!! I get a funny feeling, that could all go horribly wrong.Basically building a tourist industry from scratch has never been attempted before on this scale, there will no doubt be some big pitfalls to avoid, hopefully they will
Otherwise, a very thought-provoking post.
Someone compared it to the tower of babel. THAT would make a history story, right there. Murphy likes things like that, and somehow I just feel like Murphy is DEFINITELY lurking.
Sorta like.. Titanic. Grandeur, futuristic, expensive.. supposedly unsinkable.
Dubai. Grandeur, futuristic, expensive.. supposedly solid technology...
:-O wow, that reminds me of the "inconvienent truth" (Dvd by Al Gore) where he showed the audience at some weird place that global warming would devastate countries in all continents :X cept south america........
i must admit:1) that is FREAKING AMAZING.2) it wont be as good as they say (well not everything)3) it is way too expensive, and i agree with engelbert.
...Dubai... I want to visit you someday.
...On google earth.
Anyways Lol sucks for them if an a 8.0 earthquake hits followed by a tsunami
. . . How can you predict attraction?
Btw, any moron who thinks these buildings were not designed to withstand winds and storms should shut the hell up. They`re investing millions and millions of dollars into these buildings, you don`t think they`re going to withstand a tropical storm? get real. most buildings these days even withstand direct hits from lightening. These are state of the art buildings, they won`t fall like toothpicks.
Glad to know that their priorities are in place.
They took that into account. When they encountered trouble during construction, they took a deliberate effort to design it so that the ocean currents/storms were channeled through in such a way that it didn`t do much damage. There are small openings on the outer ring to funnel water out easily.
But that place really is outstanding.I love the look of it.
I know it looks really cool, but Dubai lives off tourist money. If people stop visiting, maybe their crazed ruler would stop building all this crud and work on bettering the lives of his people.
I am thinking no actually. I just watched a special program on tv the other night about what the future will hold and it said that because of the global warming (which is basically due to the co2 level rising because of all these damn structures going up and using more fuel and all)that the sea level could really rise there for taking over complete continents. They showed how Florida and London could be completely wiped out if this all continues. People SUCK
Dubai is so rich that they can do pretty much anything they want. I went to a shopping mall and there is a massive ski dome inside it with real snow see here
I totally agree with Lolakitty.I wish wish we had the money.My friends went recently.They were... in total awe.
"...but on another note I`m a bit bothered we `are` putting so much money into something like this when there is much better places to be spending it."
I have to agree with that though, especially in a country like the UAE, where the divide between rich and poor is enormous. You go a mile out of the city and you`ll see pennyless and disgruntled Bedouins.
And I`m also relatively nervous looking at some of these magnificent designs. I`m not bothered by heights or skyscrapers but there must be some natural limit that we just haven`t reached yet, and that we won`t know about until tragedy lets us know that hey, guess what, that`s not possible! (Especially on a first try!)
Underwater hotels, low `man made islands` susceptible to bad ocean weather, and buildings taller than we`ve imagined until now?
Gorgeous, magnificent, and I look forward to success and am nervous about failure. We won`t know until we try it, though!