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Dubai's Hotel Atlantis Grand Opening Ceremony

Hits: 12840 | Rating: (3.1) | Category: Travel | Added by: davymid
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arniegrape
Female, 18-29, Western US
 109 Posts
Thursday, November 27, 2008 10:43:18 PM
that was pretty stupid.

makaris
Male, 18-29, Asia
 3 Posts
Monday, November 24, 2008 8:49:20 AM
I live in Dubai. Its awesome.

marvinius
Male, 18-29, Europe
 360 Posts
Monday, November 24, 2008 3:49:27 AM
what a shame...so much money and no taste...sigh...

Sjd-Wth
Male, 13-17, Australia
 59 Posts
Sunday, November 23, 2008 5:16:06 PM
What a waste of time, lol.

Can't they just have one of those "Yes, Were open!" signs that flip over on the front door :P


ninjabot
Male, 13-17, Midwest US
 241 Posts
Sunday, November 23, 2008 5:00:09 PM
no commit (wtf)

ballaerina
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 553 Posts
Sunday, November 23, 2008 2:16:44 PM
I stayed at the Atlantis in the Bahamas and I thought it was really cheezy and sort of tacky - all sorts of gaudy salmon-colored plaster rocks everywhere and water slides. I wasn't impressed.

megann_exoh
Female, 13-17, Europe
 693 Posts
Sunday, November 23, 2008 12:33:15 PM
i actually love dubai. i wanna live there.

DHise
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 845 Posts
Sunday, November 23, 2008 12:12:15 PM
Wow!

unreedemed
Male, 13-17, Western US
 546 Posts
Sunday, November 23, 2008 11:08:04 AM
Talk about light pollution.

apermal
Male, 18-29, Asia
 326 Posts
Sunday, November 23, 2008 7:49:28 AM
Actually, none of this was from oil money..

Sol Kerzner financed it. Google him.

And yes to another poster who asked if its related to the one in the bahamas...


Gerbear
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 1183 Posts
Sunday, November 23, 2008 7:31:13 AM
Oh! I saw a show on this on one of those educational channels. You cannot believe the amount of work put into this and all the obstacles they had to overcome. I remember they had to figure out how to prevent stagnant water from forming within the palm shape form. I don't think I stuck around to learn how they did it, but I assume they did if the island's open to the public.
Gosh, if I had the money.

"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?


cakeeey
Female, 13-17, Europe
 109 Posts
Sunday, November 23, 2008 7:20:17 AM
Bloody Hell!

Poreka
Female, 13-17, Europe
 710 Posts
Sunday, November 23, 2008 4:20:07 AM
What the...all that for a hotel?
It's like Disneyworld man. But a bazillion times better. And a bazillion times more expensive. Bloody amazing.

rebetikas
Male, 30-39, Australia
 216 Posts
Sunday, November 23, 2008 3:57:08 AM
Always wondered what they did with all that money they made from oil.

Gluggr
Male, 18-29, Europe
 423 Posts
Sunday, November 23, 2008 3:07:42 AM
I pay less then $25'000 a year for my flat, which means a room in this hotel should be at least 365 times as good as it. Unfortunately I don't think thats too hard ^^ *starts saving*

Baalthazaq
Male, 18-29, Asia
 4753 Posts
Sunday, November 23, 2008 1:24:32 AM
Oh, didn't see a slavery argument, but while we're at it:

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.


blargendarg
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 380 Posts
Sunday, November 23, 2008 1:14:54 AM
nice lightshow...wtf happened with the music? 80's guitars and lame techno...and can we please get a wooden actress in there somewhere?

PERFECT!


Pilanus
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 674 Posts
Saturday, November 22, 2008 9:21:37 PM
I want to go there so badly.


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?


Baalthazaq
Male, 18-29, Asia
 4753 Posts
Saturday, November 22, 2008 9:19:40 PM
Sorry finally, in pre-emptive response to "Abu Dhabi is not a country it's an Emirate", yes that's true. Well done. Treat yourself to a cookie. :P

Baalthazaq
Male, 18-29, Asia
 4753 Posts
Saturday, November 22, 2008 9:16:03 PM
Finally, in addition for crash information:
Dubai is over leveraged, and has a lot of the problems the US (and the rest of the world) is having, however, we also have Abu Dhabi (which incidentally *is* an oil rich country) whose economy is extremely strong, has plenty of liquidity, and who just lost a *lot* of money on the US.

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.


Baalthazaq
Male, 18-29, Asia
 4753 Posts
Saturday, November 22, 2008 9:09:12 PM
ElDavo: Dubai never had 80% of the world's cranes, it did however have 25% of the world's cranes.

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.


Baalthazaq
Male, 18-29, Asia
 4753 Posts
Saturday, November 22, 2008 9:02:36 PM
IceKatana: The fireworks show cost $20m.... maybe the whole show cost 182 or something, but I have no idea where you got that number.

Yay for my hometown.


LazyMe484
Male, 18-29, Canada
 10503 Posts
Saturday, November 22, 2008 7:27:17 PM
Eichenkatze > yeah, I totally agree. Dubai's days were numbered from the start, such extreme opulence can only last so long. I just hope it lasts long enough to make a few more landmarks.

LazyMe484
Male, 18-29, Canada
 10503 Posts
Saturday, November 22, 2008 7:25:07 PM
whoa. They went a lil' overboard with the fireworks. Its only a hotel, not the god damned olympics. I'd like to see what they do to the burj.

Eichenkatze
Male, 18-29, Western US
 781 Posts
Saturday, November 22, 2008 6:08:51 PM
ZenDragon
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
167 Posts Saturday, November 22, 2008 4:16:43 PM
I still believe that Dubai's over ambitiousness will lead to their doom...

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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!


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