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Can`t they just have one of those "Yes, Were open!" signs that flip over on the front door :P
Sol Kerzner financed it. Google him.
And yes to another poster who asked if its related to the one in the bahamas...
"wonder how much one night at that place is, almost willing to bet it costs most peoples monthly paycheck."
Ummm, did you even READ the description?
Shipping work to india/china from the US: Goddamn Chinese/Indians taking our jobs. Using Indians/Chinese to work on Dubai buildings: Goddamn Arabs abusing Chinese/Indians.
Yeah, no hypocrisy there, it`s always other people`s fault. I get it. No, no, no, I don`t think you`re doing anything wrong at all, but I agree that we, not you, when doing the exact same thing, are real bastards for doing it.
No really. No sarcasm here at all.
I find it very ironic that many people complain about the opulence of rich people. Well frankly, it is their money let them spend it how they damn well please. I mean I may not have a nice car, and my furniture is mediocre, but I have a fancy $140 seafood feast every other week. Why? because I like seafood, that`s why, you may call me stupid, but I have set my priorities.
As for a crash, I hope I can make it there before a crash happens, if one happens at all.
And as for slavery, I have few objections to slavery. Thats why I shop at walmart, i mean that they use slaves is tragic, but where else can I get a week`s worth of shirts for the price of a cup of coffee or a pack of cigarettes?
It has a vested interest in propping up Dubai, has already agreed to give large funds to prevent any serious economic repurcussions, and has shown interest in buying up assets that are currently in Debt in order to bail out Dubai.
Just in case anyone is interested.
Sam 8380: Guy with drugs on his shoe released. Most countries have bizarre customs (nail clippers anyone? I got stopped in MIAMI for having too much chocolate). As for things to do: Wadi, gold souk, dhow rides, tour bus, atlantis, tallest building in the world, world`s biggest mall, dune bashing, sand surfing, skiing (in the world largest indoor ski slope), the beach, windsurfing, car racing at the autodrome, DR7s coming up, concerts, coming soon: world`s largest theme park twice the size of Hong Kong.
So a couple of things actually.
MrPopnfresh: Oil? Dubai only gets 6% of it`s money from oil. The rest comes from stuff like this.
Everyone who mentioned a Crash: The real estate sector here is the big issue, and we *need* a crash to regulate prices. Everyone has been saying it since 2000.
Yay for my hometown.
I`d have to agree. The greatest things always have short spans. Dubai will go from this rich amazing place of what feels like a piece of desert heaven, but will eventually rot from the head. Those who control it will begin to fight and cheat one another, and from there only a matter of time..
BUT for now; they have awesome shows!
Looks really similar. But about 578910253710x better.
shouldn`t laugh but I did
Dubai is gonna be king of the world.
Wow. I have lived in Vegas for 37 years and even I don`t see this regularly. You must have only visited the old-folks brothel on a ranch or something. The Las Vegas Strip I see is nothing like how you just described it!
There are 7 stars in fact and are extremely rare to give out. The very fact that the committee hasn`t given any 7 star ratings to a hotel in Las Vegas and has to 3 in the UAE says a lot about the quality of the hotels.
And the whole issue of public displays of affection and drinking and gambling is very exaggerated by some people here. Bare feet ban? Never heard of it or seen it. In fact, most people would LIKE some of the crowd here to wear some more clothes than they do now.
Alcohol consumption is massive here, you should visit any of the thousands of pubs around town. And yeah, prostitution here is rampant.
Was there for the launch btw, the fireworks were ALL real, no special effects and stuff.
and @ vikingguy: it says $25k a night--that`s a pretty big monthly paycheck
Hello people, gambling is illegal in Dubai... so there is no comparison to Las Vegas. It is indeed the most beautiful city I`ve ever seen, however there is absolutely no gambling. Sorry to burst your bubbles.
If this city becomes what it is said to be, then this place IS the new Las Vegas.
And people call Americans wasteful with energy. Dubai could do so much with all their GDP, but they waste it on ridiculously expensive and high-class resorts.
Just wait until the oil peak, the UAB will turn into a poohole.
I take it non of you here have ever been to dubai ?one of the most beautiful places of earth , all i saw in LV was hookers , old people and cowboy hats
Anyway, about the hotel... I don`t care. They`ve already got a 7 star hotel on a man made island so this is nothing new.
Oompa Loompa doompadee dooI`ve got a little puzzle for youListen up close before you get hurtThe one who posted the link is actually firstYou have to be smart you have to be a manSo now you`ll enjoy a 1-week ban
Also, that was an awesome island.
Also, I thought hotels were on a 5-star rating. What`s this 7-star crap?
And, see ya csto1.