Thursday, 7 December 2006

Other Dubai Projects

Reading the comments on my past post about the Burj Dubai, I've decided to add some other Dubai projects to share. NOTE: The list is VERY overwhelming. It may take a few days to get to grips with it.

The thing in the picture is the largest of three Palm-shaped islands, called the Palm Deira. The first Palm is under construction. This one, however, stretches 14 kilometres out into the Persian gulf(!)

This thing is The World. It is 8 kilometres in length, and consists of over 300 islands. Each island is a private resort, several square acres in area. If you want to buy here, be prepared to pay; islands go from $6,000,000 to $36,000,000 dollars US. Anyone for the South Island?

The Dubai Waterfront. To give you an idea of how gigantic this will be, the Palm-shaped structure that the "pincer" bends down towards is the second largest Palm. This development will have an area of 81 square kilometres, larger than Manhattan. If you look closely at the picture, you will see the largest Palm furthest away. Beside it is The World. The first and smallest Palm is along the coastline about half way between the second Palm and the World.

Hydropolis, an underwater hotel. Assembled in Germany, the price of a room will be from $500 per night.

The tower to your right, the Medinat-Al-Arab, if it gets the go-ahead, will be taller than the Burj Dubai once completed. It will be situated on the Dubai Waterfront.

Dubai Sports City. It will be 7.5 square km's in area. As well as the sports stadiums, it will have hotels and vistas. It will accommodate for nearly all sports, as well as games played indoors.

Dubailand Ski Dome, featuring 6000 tons of true snow. It is part of the Dubailand theme park, which is to be the largest in the world.

The projects you see here are only a small percentage of what's planned in Dubai. There are also plans for many of the world's largest buildings, and there are many other projects planned as well, usually based around a single theme (Airportland, Business Bay etc).

Other projects here.


Kane Bunce said...

This just shows what can result from being nearly tax-free like Dubai is. What would happen if it was totally tax free?

Callum said...

It is also a culmination of different things, such as almost impossibly high demand, and a good location for large businesses as it is centred between Europe and North America to one side, and Asia and Australasia to the other.