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8/7/05 9:26 PM
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GucciGucciGucci
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Some construction pics of the tower they are building in Dubai. It's gonna be the tallest when completed. This is just the core of the building. http://tinypic.com/9td4m1.jpg http://tinypic.com/9td6at.jpg http://tinypic.com/9td6x2.jpg http://tinypic.com/9td7as.jpg
8/7/05 9:35 PM
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Where in the hell is Dubai?
8/7/05 9:42 PM
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supposed to look like this when completed:
8/7/05 9:55 PM
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that must be the wet dream for a terrorist to crash a plane
8/7/05 9:58 PM
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well, it's in an Arab country, but I suppose that could still happen.
8/7/05 10:04 PM
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I thought the United States was the only modernized country in the world...
8/7/05 10:08 PM
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Aye, G-hands, no shit. We'll have to reinvent our thinking. Cheers Stef
8/7/05 10:12 PM
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Dubai is a small Emirate in the middle east that's FILTHY rich with oil money. This project is just one of several insane engineering projects they have going.
8/7/05 10:13 PM
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a huge manmade island they're developing: http://faculty.uaeu.ac.ae/myagoub/Remote2/palm_island_sept9_2003_dg.jpg
8/7/05 10:14 PM
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and a 1000ft hotel in the water....
8/7/05 10:17 PM
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Cool stuff. Whatever happened to Millenium tower? It was supposed to hose all other buildings.
8/7/05 11:21 PM
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millenium tower is suppose to be starting soon. 1776 ft it will be a monster.
8/7/05 11:31 PM
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I hear Dubai is realy nice for a holiday. Shopping paradise for women too.
8/7/05 11:32 PM
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the Dubai building is supposed to be somewhere around 2300ft.
8/7/05 11:52 PM
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2300 ft no shit ! damn
8/8/05 12:12 AM
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They are also creating this in the ocean, a mini replica of the world, each Island will be for sale.

Dubai islands for sale.

The World. A collection of 300 private islands in the shape of continents located off the coast of Dubai, offers the ultimate in privacy and exclusivity.
Prices start from $10,928,962.

8/8/05 12:13 AM
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8/8/05 12:19 AM
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Awesome. I want to stay at the Burj Al Arab.
8/8/05 12:22 AM
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you can play tennis at the Burj al arab
8/8/05 12:35 AM
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the tower of babel shall fall. and the whore of babylon shall weep.
8/8/05 12:40 AM
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I hope yusul is not correct.
8/8/05 12:45 AM
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A bit off topic, but what is the infrastructure, etc... like in Dubai? Is it the case of the rich being disgustingly rich and everything else being poor?
8/8/05 12:59 AM
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dubai is turning into paradise on earth
8/8/05 1:45 AM
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the Burj insists it's the only 6-star hotel in the world... http://www.burj-al-arab.com/
8/8/05 2:56 AM
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I live in Dubai - Its definatly an interesting place to live. I have been here for about 7 years and the place has changed so much. There is so much constrution and development. There is a whole new marina/water front area being built that will link up to Palm Island (thats the man made islands), a new shopping mall with an indoor ski slope, the World (an other set of man made Islands in the shape of a map of the world) a new air port, and lots more. There is a slight disparity in wealth - most Locals (UAE Citizens) are well off. There are a few poor locals - mostly beduins who still live in the desert. With the Expat community (wich makes up about 80% of the poulation) there are some very poor people. Ther are mostly from the indian sub continant and are brought over to work in construction, and live in shabby conditions in work camps. Laters Lymie

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