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Old June 20, 2007, 08:38 AM
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Red face Dubai Sports City, Dubailand.

It really looks Fabulous,I must say of all the oil countries,UAE is making the best use of their money,already tourism is taking over oil as their major earning,and with completion of projects like this,Dubai has the possibility to become the new hub of the world.
Read more at these links:

http://www.dubaicondoproperty.com/sportcity.php

http://www.condohotelcenter.com/cond...on-us/cube.htm

http://www.dubaicondoproperty.com/dubailand.php
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Old June 20, 2007, 08:53 AM
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Dubai is my city baby! That's where I grew up as a kid. Thats where my childhood belongs.

BTW these projects are still not done...they are working on them. And yes, they are trying to make Dubai the Hub of the world. They are also building the world's tallest building (Burj Dubai) and the biggest mall (Dubai Mall).

Pictures of Burj DubaI:




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This is how Dubai downtown would look like by 2008:
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Old June 20, 2007, 08:58 AM
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Pretty soon they will bid for the Olympics by themselves. May be Sharjah and other cities will get a share of the event.

Next stop having World cup football stadiums in each cities.
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Old June 20, 2007, 09:28 AM
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Dubai has stolen an hour of my life,just now.I'm just fascinated by the projects they are taking.Has been reading them for the last hour.

And I'd highly recommend you to the wiki entry on burj Dubai
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burj_Dubai

It has already surpassed petronus towers,and its rumored to have a height of 940 meters,can you believe, about a whole kilometer?

Al-Burj,another supertall in UAE,will have 1200 meters height.Kuwait and Bahrain are also building structures above 100 meters.Maybe the star age is really coming.
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Old June 20, 2007, 09:50 AM
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Al-Burj,another supertall in UAE,will have 1200 meters height.Kuwait and Bahrain are also building structures above 100 meters.Maybe the star age is really coming.
I personally don't think Al-Burj will be more than 1000 metere or taller than Burj Dubai just because of the location. Anyways, you never know Arabs are crazy they may do it. Al-Burj project is expected to complete in 2010 and Burj Dubai will be completed by 2008, so Al-Burj always has a chance to extend it further.

According to burjdubaiskyscraper.com Al-Burj will be 800m high. It does not look like much construction has started on it (or for the matter even if the project has been started), as burjdubaiskyscraper.com says the project is expected to be finished on 2012.

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http://www.burjdubaiskyscraper.com/2...s-in-dubai.jpg
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Old June 20, 2007, 09:54 AM
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I hope these are livable places and above all sustainable. Most of the sports villages created in the past were hard to keep alive.
Interesting, and of all the images, I like the pool at mid-level. Because, can't say I fancy a bunch of amoeba look-a-like structures for cricket stadiums. But what the heck, if i got those contracts the only things I would see would be those bubbles.
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all because they r running out of oil...
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Old June 20, 2007, 11:45 AM
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all because they r running out of oil...
Actually,currently around 3% of UAE's GDP is supplied from oil.They have made wise moves.
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Old June 20, 2007, 12:11 PM
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Actually,currently around 3% of UAE's GDP is supplied from oil.They have made wise moves.
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Old June 20, 2007, 12:34 PM
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"Dubai jabo, teka den".
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Old June 20, 2007, 12:55 PM
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i came back from Dubai 2 weeks ago it was sooooooooooo lovely there.I wanna go there again!!
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Old June 20, 2007, 05:16 PM
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I was born in Dubai and and have spent my entire childhood over here. I'll be turning 17 this July 7 and its amazing how this city has developed in front of my own eyes as I grew up into an adult, with skyscrapers being constructed all around me whereever I turned my sight, and the sand dunes of the desert being converted into greenary! But yes, a lot of money has been invested to transform UAE into such kind of a place, whereas in Bangladesh, if you sow a seed with the receival of appropriate conditions for the germination of a plant, you shall expect some fruitful results, unlike Dubai where the beauty is all 'artificial'. Thats what makes me so proud about my country as Bangladesh is a place of genuine beauty and nature, which is sure to mesmerise any viewer. But after Bangladesh, if there is any other place that I consider my second home, then unequivocally it is Dubai, which has been a place of mirth for me on so many ocassions.
The employment opportunities and their facilities overhere are great and I already have set some long-term future plans for my career in Dubai, and I hope it'll reap some good rewards for me in future for the conscientious endeavours I've put into my studies life. Hopefully, within 4 or 5 years, as I graduate in the field of my study, I shall be an able and settled individual and pass on my knowledge to Bangladesh, and by that time, if the Dubai cricket stadium is constructed and there is a match involving Bangladesh overhere, I vow to go and watch the match, carrying with me the identity of being a BC member, making everyone conspicuous about the various network of Bangladeshi members of Bangla cricket, or else, if there is a big time significant match of Bangladesh in Dubai, then Insha'Allah I shall invite all my BC friends in Dubai at my house, and together spend some surely unforgettable moments.
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Old June 20, 2007, 05:23 PM
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Dubai is my city baby! That's where I grew up as a kid. Thats where my childhood belongs.
Good to know that one of the BC members used to live here and has grown up in Dubai, like me .
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Old June 20, 2007, 08:46 PM
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wow...this is grand! This Sports City is an epitome of ingenuity, passion for sports, and of course, "affluenza."
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Old June 20, 2007, 08:55 PM
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damn these dubai people got too much oil money! looks good, no doubt. Have u thought about one thing, our poor bangladeshi labours are the one who gonna build it!
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Old June 20, 2007, 09:02 PM
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damn these dubai people got too much oil money! looks good, no doubt. Have u thought about one thing, our poor bangladeshi labours are the one who gonna build it!
Its mostly Pakistani and Indian labour. Bangladeshi Labours are there but in very small quantity. We got mainly got lotsa engineers, shop owners and few businessman there.

Israr, if you stay in Dubai for next 5-6 years then we will surely be able to meet up. I have plans to visit Dubai in future, I still have some friends there and I still talk to them once in a while.
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Dubai has some really great developments going on. The Sports City looks awesome, can't wait to see how it turns out.
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Old June 20, 2007, 11:41 PM
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Dubai is geared towards tourists. Middle calass has all but disappeared from Dubai, you have an extremely poor labor class who live in camps and a very rich upper class. Racism is also rife and its kinda annoyingto see a school dropout redneckbeing drooled upon and being called Sir, while a subcontinental PHd may be shouted at in the airport.

Dubai is also pretty artificial. Someone tell me what is so great about building tall buildings ? Why are they unable to build a single world class university there? Maybe its because you need great people to be a great city and not just tall buildings.
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Old June 21, 2007, 12:18 AM
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It would be a piece of glory by its completion time. But not always all these projects turn out similar to the pictures that get published before-hand. But those "amoeba look-alike" structures are sure extra-ordinary. A visual treat!
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Old June 21, 2007, 04:19 AM
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I was born in Dubai and and have spent my entire childhood over here. I'll be turning 17 this July 7 and its amazing how this city has developed in front of my own eyes as I grew up into an adult, with skyscrapers being constructed all around me whereever I turned my sight, and the sand dunes of the desert being converted into greenary! But yes, a lot of money has been invested to transform UAE into such kind of a place, whereas in Bangladesh, if you sow a seed with the receival of appropriate conditions for the germination of a plant, you shall expect some fruitful results, unlike Dubai where the beauty is all 'artificial'. Thats what makes me so proud about my country as Bangladesh is a place of genuine beauty and nature, which is sure to mesmerise any viewer. But after Bangladesh, if there is any other place that I consider my second home, then unequivocally it is Dubai, which has been a place of mirth for me on so many ocassions.
The employment opportunities and their facilities overhere are great and I already have set some long-term future plans for my career in Dubai, and I hope it'll reap some good rewards for me in future for the conscientious endeavours I've put into my studies life. Hopefully, within 4 or 5 years, as I graduate in the field of my study, I shall be an able and settled individual and pass on my knowledge to Bangladesh, and by that time, if the Dubai cricket stadium is constructed and there is a match involving Bangladesh overhere, I vow to go and watch the match, carrying with me the identity of being a BC member, making everyone conspicuous about the various network of Bangladeshi members of Bangla cricket, or else, if there is a big time significant match of Bangladesh in Dubai, then Insha'Allah I shall invite all my BC friends in Dubai at my house, and together spend some surely unforgettable moments.
Right Bro. I have a plan to live in Dubai in future.

Actually if you wanna make money, then no other place in the world is better than middle east.
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Old June 21, 2007, 04:54 AM
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Im going Dubai on 30th June. It is the nicest country in the world. Wish BD gna b like dat one day!
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Old June 21, 2007, 07:28 AM
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I was born in Dubai and and have spent my entire childhood over here. I'll be turning 17 this July 7 and its amazing how this city has developed in front of my own eyes as I grew up into an adult, with skyscrapers being constructed all around me whereever I turned my sight, and the sand dunes of the desert being converted into greenary! But yes, a lot of money has been invested to transform UAE into such kind of a place, whereas in Bangladesh, if you sow a seed with the receival of appropriate conditions for the germination of a plant, you shall expect some fruitful results, unlike Dubai where the beauty is all 'artificial'. Thats what makes me so proud about my country as Bangladesh is a place of genuine beauty and nature, which is sure to mesmerise any viewer. But after Bangladesh, if there is any other place that I consider my second home, then unequivocally it is Dubai, which has been a place of mirth for me on so many ocassions.
The employment opportunities and their facilities overhere are great and I already have set some long-term future plans for my career in Dubai, and I hope it'll reap some good rewards for me in future for the conscientious endeavours I've put into my studies life. Hopefully, within 4 or 5 years, as I graduate in the field of my study, I shall be an able and settled individual and pass on my knowledge to Bangladesh, and by that time, if the Dubai cricket stadium is constructed and there is a match involving Bangladesh overhere, I vow to go and watch the match, carrying with me the identity of being a BC member, making everyone conspicuous about the various network of Bangladeshi members of Bangla cricket, or else, if there is a big time significant match of Bangladesh in Dubai, then Insha'Allah I shall invite all my BC friends in Dubai at my house, and together spend some surely unforgettable moments.
I sure miss Sharjah.

Off topic: Ash was born on July 7 also. July 17 is my birthday.
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Old June 21, 2007, 08:12 AM
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Off topic: Ash was born on July 7 also. July 17 is my birthday.
Oh, I got so carried away with my post that I wrote the wrong date of my birthday. Infact, my birthday is just 2 days before yours!
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Old June 21, 2007, 08:14 AM
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Right Bro. I have a plan to live in Dubai in future.

Actually if you wanna make money, then no other place in the world is better than middle east.

Dubai allows already rich people to become richer. It is very hard for a middle class person to make a lot of money here.
So if you are a millionaire Dubai may be right place for you.
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Old June 21, 2007, 09:11 AM
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Dubai is geared towards tourists. Middle calass has all but disappeared from Dubai, you have an extremely poor labor class who live in camps and a very rich upper class. Racism is also rife and its kinda annoyingto see a school dropout redneckbeing drooled upon and being called Sir, while a subcontinental PHd may be shouted at in the airport.

Dubai is also pretty artificial. Someone tell me what is so great about building tall buildings ? Why are they unable to build a single world class university there? Maybe its because you need great people to be a great city and not just tall buildings.
A very interesting point you came up with, all the building and structures there they are all designed by foreign designer and engineer. I am studying Electronic Engineering at UCL(University college of london) and i attended a seminar for engineers recently and one of the guy who was giving speech was saying how much these dubai people are willing to pay to for engineers over here(britain) to go to dubai. There is a great demand for western professionals to go there. But the funny thing is they got all the money in the world yet they havnt made any good university or anything for the future. If oil money wasnt there, i dont know what they were gonna do about their country.
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