Dubai (Las Vegas on Steroids)

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Dubai in 1990

 

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The same street in 2003

 

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Last year

 

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Dubai is said to currently have 15-25% of all the world's cranes.

 

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The Dubai Waterfront.
When completed it will become the 
largest waterfront development in the world.

 

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The Burj al-Arab hotel in Dubai. The worlds tallest hotel. Considered the only
'7 star' hotel and the most luxurious hotel in the world.
It stands on an artificial island in the sea.

 

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This is what downtown Dubai will look like around 2008-2009. More than 140 stories of the Burj Dubai have already been completed. It is already the worlds tallest man made structure and it is still not scheduled to be completed for at least another year.

 

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The Burj Dubai. Construction began in 2005 and is expected to be complete by 2008. At an estimated height of over 800 meters, it will easily be world's tallest building when finished. It will be almost 40% taller than the the current tallest building,
the Yaipei 101.

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Recently it was announced that the final height of this tower will be 1200 meters. That would make it more than 30% taller than the Burj Dubai and three times as tall as the Empire State Building

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The Trump International Hotel & Tower, which will be the centerpiece
of one of the palm islands, The Palm Jumeirah.

 

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The Al Burj. This will be the centerpiece of the Dubai Waterfront. Once completed it will take over the title of the tallest structure in the world from the Burj Dubai.

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The Burj al Alam, or The World Tower. Upon completion it will rank as the world's highest hotel. It is expected to be finished by 2009. At 480 meters it will only be 28 meters shorter than the Taipei 101.


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