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    buddy Male 30-39
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    January 2, 2007 at 11:07 pm
    Link: Dubai Craziness - This little place is using 15-25% of all the cranes in the entire world.
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    riri925 Female 13-17
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    January 3, 2007 at 2:30 am
    wow :o
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    riri925 Female 13-17
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    January 3, 2007 at 2:30 am
    i want to go visit :x
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    pat125 Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2007 at 2:42 am
    HOLY SH*T! Do all these people print money in their basements? Thats stuff is insane, but I guess that`s what a ton of oil revenue will do for you. Apparently the UAE is doing this because they fear their oil supply will run out, and thus are looking to tourism as their next major source of revenue.
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    CmdrBittles Female 18-29
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    January 3, 2007 at 3:04 am
    The pictures are beautiful but that is some crazy sh*t. The future is near!!!!!!
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    stereotypic Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2007 at 3:20 am
    Oil money. Gotta love it. The only problem is, the well is close to dried up, and the city is investing that oil money into tourism.
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    JaLacaob Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2007 at 3:37 am

    Hmm.. I have very controversial feelings on this. It`s all very beautiful, and very optimal in concept of `the future` and tourism and that, and I`m looking forward to seeing what goes on with it, perhaps someday I`ll go see it...

    ...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.

    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!

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    Tinkerbellio Female 18-29
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    January 3, 2007 at 4:08 am
    To me, this is just asking for trouble
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    Nick_13 Male 30-39
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    January 3, 2007 at 4:23 am
    I saw all this stuff on an email a few months back. I think it looks awesome and definitely want to go to see it all at some point. But then I also agree with Tinkerbellio, it is kinda asking for it.
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    Osprey39 Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2007 at 5:13 am
    I was in Dubai for a couple of days last winter. There definitely were a hell of a lot of cranes.

    "...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.

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    lolakitty72 Female 30-39
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    January 3, 2007 at 5:20 am
    It is a beautiful city, especially at night. I wish I had the money to visit.
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    Makaveli1985 Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2007 at 5:36 am
    i was there just when the craziness started and o god was it beautiful... gotta love them Arabs.
    i went to a water park called "wonderland" and they had a cartoon sign saying no people allowed in with gowns(the things they wear) i found that weird
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    Willowpuff Female 18-29
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    January 3, 2007 at 5:54 am
    Well, you can expect the Olympics to be held there soon enough.
    Jesus Christ.

    I totally agree with Lolakitty.
    I wish wish we had the money.
    My friends went recently.
    They were... in total awe.

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    LKJSlain Female 18-29
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    January 3, 2007 at 5:55 am
    I would be interested in "seeing" it, and possibly visiting. But, I think as the middle east seems to be a center for conflict and it`s something "RIGHT" out of the bible, I probably won`t be going. To be honest? I think they`re building all of it to bring in BILLIONS UPON BILLIONS of dollars to do other things. ... WHAT? (Buy war heads, weapons of mass destruction? Rule the world? Something else entirely?) You decide. - All I can think is "Tower of Babel"
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    yakkitori Female 13-17
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    January 3, 2007 at 6:27 am
    Dubai is creating a whole new city, it makes sense that they are using a lot of cranes if you think about it.

    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

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    weer Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2007 at 7:34 am
    Dubai doesnt have oil, and i know cuz ive lived here for 18 years, all my life.. they ran out a long time ago.. and we like things big here, worlds biggest shopping mall, biggest tower, biggest amusement park, biggest race track the list goes on and on.. expect to hear more!!
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    weer Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2007 at 7:36 am
    and another thing theres isnt ANY conflict here in dubai, its like the switzerland of the middle east, its probabaly the most multicultural place in the world, and probabaly the safest as well, no poverty at all and almost everyone is employed..
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    ZenDragon Female 18-29
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    January 3, 2007 at 7:43 am
    Rome wasn`t built in a day, and it seems like all of those projects will be completed with the next decade or two. Yup, they are just asking for trouble. Plus, conflicts in other Middle Eastern countries might spread over to Dubai. Hm.
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    roxidied Female 13-17
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    January 3, 2007 at 8:40 am
    Artificial islands in the shape of the world? ._.; buh...?!
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    Galileo53 Male 13-17
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    January 3, 2007 at 8:47 am
    i want to visit dubai :D
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    jmbrch4507 Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2007 at 8:55 am
    i love the palm islands...i read an article about them a couple of years ago and i thought it was a joke. Would be fun to live there.

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    Nuke555 Male 30-39
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    January 3, 2007 at 9:15 am
    Damn I`m visiting there... As long as they`re built in my life span. *Prays*
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    JAXLEY Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2007 at 10:31 am
    i`ll go there when its all done.
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    xelous Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2007 at 10:31 am
    I would like to see the effects of a minor storm on those `islands`.
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    tufabian Male 30-39
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    January 3, 2007 at 10:34 am
    Few things disturbing about Dubai
    Location..no need to elaborate
    Population.. workers outnumber the citizens and are not allowed to become citizens...therefore they do not have a vested interest other than getting paid.
    Financial..(for whatever reason) What if no one shows up?...also the divide between rich and poor is staggering. Dubai is going to be (already is) grand...but there are still a lot of concerns
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    tufabian Male 30-39
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    January 3, 2007 at 10:36 am
    Few things disturbing about Dubai
    Location..no need to elaborate
    Population.. workers outnumber the citizens and are not allowed to become citizens...therefore they do not have a vested interest other than getting paid.
    Financial..(for whatever reason) What if no one shows up?...also the divide between rich and poor is staggering.
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    trinity2609 Female 18-29
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    January 3, 2007 at 11:13 am
    WoW O.o
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    Moop_stick Male 13-17
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    January 3, 2007 at 11:22 am
    I don`t like it, it`s too high tech. What ever happend to the simple life?
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    fuzzy1424 Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2007 at 11:26 am
    ok, i love how all you guys are saying the problems you see in it, dont you think people thought about ocean weather on the islands and buildings, seriously you people are rediculous
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    mxchick617 Female 18-29
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    January 3, 2007 at 11:33 am
    you know that is really sad in my opinon. I mean look at all the things that money could be used on that should be used on and not wasting it on making stupid first time things. who gives a damn about have that stuff. Basically all that is doing is killing the environment and the rest of the world. people really need to stop building all this crazy s**t and build some useful things that every other normal person with a regular paycheck can afford. That is just another place for those damn celebrites to flock to. I don`t give a crap what it looks like. All they want to do is be in competition with everybody else and win. God I can go on and on about this. ERGH >:(
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    mxchick617 Female 18-29
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    January 3, 2007 at 11:37 am
    "ok, i love how all you guys are saying the problems you see in it, dont you think people thought about ocean weather on the islands and buildings, seriously you people are rediculous"

    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

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    deliajp Female 13-17
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    January 3, 2007 at 11:43 am
    holy cow i looked up the hotel (the 7 star one) wow its amazing
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    wings1313 Female 18-29
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    January 3, 2007 at 12:45 pm
    That`s awesome....i would love to visit Dubai
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    wolkanne Male 30-39
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    January 3, 2007 at 12:53 pm
    Holy friggin hell shopping mall with 9 million feet holy friggin hell aaaaaaaa... dubailand??
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    jvcc Female 13-17
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    January 3, 2007 at 1:17 pm
    Dubai is built by underpaid workers who live in horrible conditions (sometimes six or more in one apartment.) There bosses withhold pay, but they know if they complain they could be deported.

    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.

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    Overmann Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2007 at 2:04 pm
    All the bricks will come tumbling down eventually. There are prices to be paid for avarice.
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    monert Female 18-29
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    January 3, 2007 at 2:34 pm
    Cool.
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    Moop_stick Male 13-17
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    January 3, 2007 at 2:48 pm
    This is on the Discovery channel right now.
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    NumbuhZero Female 18-29
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    January 3, 2007 at 2:57 pm
    Whatever.
    I`m still waiting on the moon resort.
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    Moop_stick Male 13-17
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    January 3, 2007 at 3:02 pm
    Darn, they already made plans for *another* island, and they aren`t even finished with the first! Three islands, they`re out of their mind!
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    Cricket11 Female 18-29
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    January 3, 2007 at 3:03 pm
    I would never ever ever go in that building. What happens if it windy? Does the tower sway? I`m chicken.
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    bmxDude Male 13-17
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    January 3, 2007 at 3:12 pm
    Wow, that place is beautiful...
    I want to go.
    But as someone else pointed out:
    War in the Middle east may be a problem.
    Surely the towers will fall down in large winds?
    And those islands will probably disintergrate in the ocean.

    But that place really is outstanding.
    I love the look of it.

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    Kfizzle08 Female 18-29
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    January 3, 2007 at 3:17 pm
    woah 0_o
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    wales4eva Male 13-17
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    January 3, 2007 at 3:36 pm
    the underwater hotel would be pretty fraky
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    lecanadien Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2007 at 3:37 pm
    "I would like to see the effects of a minor storm on those `islands`."

    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.

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    Piroteknix Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2007 at 3:53 pm
    I just see a tropical storm coming through and breaking some of these "world`s tallest towers" like toothpicks.
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    engelbert Female 18-29
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    January 3, 2007 at 4:18 pm
    Children are dying in Africa but it`s okay, we`ll just spend $20 million building an ISLAND. No wait, we`ll build 300 islands!

    Glad to know that their priorities are in place.

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    allen98601 Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2007 at 4:21 pm
    Damn gotta tell my dad where i wanna go on vacation this year :D i cant wait, i guarentee i will visit to see this poo....
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    SpoonFork Male 30-39
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    January 3, 2007 at 4:29 pm
    This is a shop. I can tell from the pixels and having seen a few shops in my time.
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    Unanswered Male 13-17
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    January 3, 2007 at 4:30 pm
    That place looks like some sort of paradice.
  51. Profile photo of shizzaster
    shizzaster Male 13-17
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    January 3, 2007 at 4:39 pm
    a lot of my family lives in dubai, so i hear about these things pretty fast...
    i`ve never been there, but i had heard that there`s cranes EVERYWHERE...
    Just as a side note, i think the saudi government is building a multi billion dollar city from scratch, and i just visited malaysia, and they have one that`s very similar.
    the oil boom is nuts.
    keynsian economics seems to be a thing of the past...
  52. Profile photo of nicole_xo
    nicole_xo Female 13-17
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    January 3, 2007 at 4:41 pm
    THe islands that look like the world is like a waste of money.
    I want to go to those places.
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    shizzaster Male 13-17
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    January 3, 2007 at 4:44 pm
    Not really, because the people who will be living on them ( i believe it`s used like a private luxory resort) will spend sooo much money that over time, it`ll probably pay itself off..
    plus, what else is a rich old fart gonna do? donate to charty? naaaah, that`s crazy!

    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.

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    23scadu Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2007 at 4:46 pm
    DUBAI IS AWESOME!!! I`ve seen them build that palm island on the discovery channel. But google earth hasn`t updated yet and its not visible.
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    nicole_xo Female 13-17
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    January 3, 2007 at 4:46 pm
    Oh, and why exactly do they want the tallest building?
    "Sorry, United States, but because of all the debt you were forced into and with all the other countries hating on you, you will no longer be a world power."
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    laila1992 Female 18-29
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    January 3, 2007 at 4:52 pm
    yeah i went to visit dubai last year and MAN there was this really long long loooong street with workers, cranes and high building EVERYWHERE... i find the islands pretty neat tough
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    newgurl50112 Female 13-17
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    January 3, 2007 at 5:31 pm
    I`m saving up my money to visit Dubai!
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    AlewaresXD Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2007 at 5:38 pm
    lawl i lived there before >_<
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    xDDitsmee Female 18-29
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    January 3, 2007 at 5:42 pm
    "Once fully completed, Dubailand will easily take over that title since it is expected to attract 200,000 visitors daily. "

    . . . How can you predict attraction?

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    thesupreme1 Male 13-17
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    January 3, 2007 at 5:45 pm
    I consider this a threat. We must make our own, bigger ones.

    Anyways Lol sucks for them if an a 8.0 earthquake hits followed by a tsunami

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    ddr_coke21 Male 13-17
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    January 3, 2007 at 5:56 pm
    i saw it on discovery channel.

    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.

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    pudleofcrud Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2007 at 5:56 pm
    I read the forums on that website and it seems as though most of those people are bigots. If those people are going to Dubai, I`m definitely not going to Dubai.
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    Trema Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2007 at 6:40 pm
    "ok, i love how all you guys are saying the problems you see in it, dont you think people thought about ocean weather on the islands and buildings, seriously you people are rediculous"
    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"

    :-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........

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    justKatrina Female 13-17
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    January 3, 2007 at 7:12 pm
    The 2008-09 rendering looked like a sci-fi city. I`ll have to visit. :-)
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    Nick_13 Male 30-39
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    January 3, 2007 at 7:33 pm
    SpoonFork you`re a bit of a muppet if you think all this is a photoshop. there are TV shows about all this stuff that is going on, websites, and you can even see it all on Google Earth too. That`s some drating photoshop.
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    Osprey39 Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2007 at 7:45 pm
    Nick 13, you`re a bit of a muppet yourself if you think SpoonFork is serious.
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    em33547 Female 13-17
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    January 3, 2007 at 8:24 pm
    i REALLY dont get why they are paying just for some nice tourist attraction when they could be giving this money to someplace else...like say...starving african children? what are they, pigs??! america is pigs! (yes, im speaking for myself). yes, america is the "best country on earth". but why then, i ask you, does are country suck? why is dubia or whatever using like 50 billion dollas for some stupid tourist attraction? why, why, why?! sorry, ill stop now. but they are good pics.
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    em33547 Female 13-17
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    January 3, 2007 at 8:25 pm
    and spoonfork, did you not read that it would be completed in 2008? of course its a shop, you stupid! they are showing you how it will look!
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    AVDPhoenix Male 30-39
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    January 3, 2007 at 8:34 pm
    Craziness??? These are really cool things! Stuff of beauty! At least their are using their power and money in doing nice things. Not hating and trying to make atomic bombs like the bloody iranian terrorists!
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    bobert54321 Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2007 at 9:01 pm
    Its official I`m moving to Dubai in 2009 (when most of the projects are expected to be done)
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    JaLacaob Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2007 at 9:18 pm

    I`m not worried about `winds` and `tides`. I`m worried about hurricanes and various `unpredictables` that you can`t just plan for. Things you don`t realize, or see coming that.. well, basically f*ck the whole thing over.

    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...

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    Flakk Male 13-17
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    January 3, 2007 at 9:40 pm
    As Americans, we must take it upon ourselves to match this. As long as we control space, we`ll be fine.
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    spongamabob Female 18-29
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    January 3, 2007 at 9:52 pm
    i`ve always wanted to go to dubai. but i never knew it grew that much is such a short time.
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    Pikachu42 Female 18-29
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    January 3, 2007 at 11:46 pm
    i agree with JaLacaob...
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    z-a Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2007 at 11:50 pm
    um......speechless. I had seen the islands before and thought they were cool. I had no idea there was a whole city though. I must agree with others, it seems like there could be trouble. between natural disasters and corrupt minds, looks like the city would be an easy target. Like LKJSlain said, it makes me think of "Tower of Babel" . I think I`d prefer to never stay there, but maybe see it at least. ROADTRIP!! :)
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    snottydyck Male 40-49
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    January 4, 2007 at 3:56 am
    the crazy whacked out muslims will destroy it all eventually
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    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2007 at 5:07 am
    The Palm Islands may be big, but unless they cover an entire ocean you can`t see them from the Moon.

    Otherwise, a very thought-provoking post.

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    Killing_Time Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2007 at 7:20 pm
    First of all some people seem to think that the middle east is a big leper colony that we should never go to and if us foreigners do turn up then a great big war will break out and good ol` george will have to send over all his men and sort the silly situation out!Well thats b*ll#x! The middle east is a pretty big place, there is a lot of diversity there,just cause Dubai is middle eastern, it doesn`t mean that there is car bombs and guerrilla warfare in the streets.Don`t be so prejudiced!

    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

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    ashwin108 Male 50-59
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    January 4, 2007 at 8:27 pm
    I was born there! It sure is mad! My dad, who is a construction planner worked on a few of those as well. They are drunk with the money from oil.
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    joeyhndc Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2007 at 10:39 pm
    Building a city that essentially symbolises western capitalism in the middle east isnt a good idea IMO. It`s just a 9/11 waiting to happen.
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    zanyb13 Female 18-29
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    January 5, 2007 at 12:15 am
    That`s the thing, though ashwin. They have a guaranteed source of income for years based off these little projects alone. Oil won`t last long- there`s too much political insecurity and environmental concern to rely on it for more than a few more decades. Dubai is f*cking genius if you ask me. It`s very true about the workers, though. It is widely known in Syria as the work-and-leave city. My uncle lived there for several years just to try to earn a buck to send back home and found it very difficult.

    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.

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    Aqausixio Female 18-29
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    January 5, 2007 at 12:59 am
    Like the ancient egypt of the future...slave work built those gorgeous buildings.
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    sanrio908 Female 13-17
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    January 6, 2007 at 6:30 pm
    i think only a quarter of those projects will actually happen. a 7 star hotel pssh
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    Snowkid32 Male 13-17
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    January 6, 2007 at 7:26 pm
    It`s stuff like this that makes me proud to be an arab. Maybe after 2009 that Arab race will get more respect. And just because were pwning isn`t any reason to bitch about us guys.
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    Snowkid32 Male 13-17
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    January 6, 2007 at 7:27 pm
    " think only a quarter of those projects will actually happen. a 7 star hotel pssh" It`s the only 7 star hotel, and it`s already completed idiot.
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    Snowkid32 Male 13-17
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    January 6, 2007 at 7:27 pm
    "Dubai is f*cking genius if you ask me." Very good.
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    Snowkid32 Male 13-17
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    January 6, 2007 at 7:30 pm
    STOP BITCHING.
    "the crazy whacked out muslims will destroy it all eventually"
    "Anyways Lol sucks for them if an a 8.0 earthquake hits followed by a tsunami"
    "well, basically f*ck the whole thing over."

    morons.

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    gofigure Male 13-17
    51 posts
    January 7, 2007 at 12:20 pm
    Wow. That place is magnificent...
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    homsar42 Female 13-17
    144 posts
    January 7, 2007 at 1:21 pm
    Where is Dubai?
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    PurdueU BenZ Male 18-29
    72 posts
    January 7, 2007 at 8:22 pm
    ok guys...this is kind of ridiculous. Some of you should do some research before talking about tropical storms, hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes and whatever else.

    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

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    thiswaste Female 18-29
    18 posts
    January 12, 2007 at 11:55 am
    I went to Dubai in 2002, and just went again last week. The change in 5 years was astounding. I saw Burj Dubai being built. It looks HUGE. The Burj Al-Arab is incredible too- I had tea there.
    Man Dubai is great- so multicultural, and they don`t pay taxes there either.
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    12rjk18 Male 13-17
    94 posts
    January 14, 2007 at 6:54 pm
    anyone else notice the sex secks theme?
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    Ya_Mum Male 13-17
    187 posts
    January 17, 2007 at 12:38 pm
    em33547:"and spoonfork, did you not read that it would be completed in 2008? of course its a shop, you stupid! they are showing you how it will look!"

    AHA AHHAHA AHHAHAH AHAHHA HAHAHHA AHAHHAHAH HAHAHAH AHAHHAHA HAHAHHA HAHAHHA HAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAH HAHAHAH AHAHHA HAAHHA HA HA AHAHAHHAHA HAHAHHA AHAHHA AHAHHA HA HAHAHAH AHAHAHHA AHAHAHA HA HAAH A HAHAHA HA HAHA HA A AHAHAHAH HAHAHA HAH AH AHHAHHA HAHAHA HAH(laughing at em for thinking spoonfork was being serious and then laughing at her even harder for thinking it really is a shop.) ROFLCOPTER LMAO LOLOLOL CANTTT STOPPP LAUGHINGGG FUNNIEST POSTT EVERRRR

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    FLB Female 18-29
    1229 posts
    January 23, 2007 at 8:23 am
    BUGGER!
    "this is a city on crack"
    nicely said!
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    tna Male 13-17
    29 posts
    April 18, 2007 at 5:50 am
    yeh it looks nice but havent blueprints taught you anything people go over the top make things look a hundred times better thann they would !

    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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    Rofl_Ryan Male 13-17
    185 posts
    June 9, 2007 at 7:09 am
    As i quote, `what in monkey balls is going on over ther?`

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