Monday, June 11, 2007

Dubai Developments 2007


Remember this?
Yes, yes it is the little hotel in Dubai.
This is the Burj Al Arab, the only 7 stars hotel
in the world, it was built in only 18 months...
And opened its doors in 2003.....
This hotel is in Dubai, in the Arab Emirates. Yes, a lot of oil and a lot of money....
Just to go in and “see it” costs 60 € . Can you imagine what it would cost to spend the night?…..
... In a little room like this one....

Or this one....


Let me tell you: you can enjoy one night
in a luxury suite from $7,500 to
$15,000 (USD) the most expensive...

This is the panoramic suite
for $ 8,250 (USD) the night...

You need to add what it will cost you
to dine in this restaurant

Once you are there you can swim in one
of the numerous pools....


Or perhaps take a bath in something
more “simple” and intimate...

You can have a drink in
one the numerous bars...

.... and be always in a “meeting”...


... or play a tennis match with Nadal...

Crazy isn’t it? And who will worry if you lost a ball?…. For the price of one hour of court you can buy hundreds of balls...

And take a look at the “Indoor Winter Season” You can ski down the slope while
everyone else is outside in an 85ยบ F...
Yes it is also in Dubai
It was like this a couple of years ago...

And now... finished, How do you like it?, colosal, isn’t it?...
(look at the size of the palm trees...)

We are seeing the city with the biggest growing rate in the world...
Would you like to see some of the inmediate future projects?... Take a tissue to clean your drooling....

15% of the large towers being built in the world are in Dubai... Can you imagine the problem in operating these cranes

This is a “virtual model” of the Burj Tower In 2008, it will be the tallest is the world.


This is the beginning....

From another angle

This is the biggest theme park in the world and it will be finished in 2009
“Dubailand”

We will see dinosaurs in true size...

This is the Residential Jumeirah Beach
40 blocks of buildings


Work is done day and night

This is a drawing with the development of the “Marina Dubai” zone

The “Jumeirah Palm” is the “smallest” palm” we saw in the drawing...

These are the homes in the leaf of the palm

This is an aerial view from the plane Look at the Hotel Burj Al Arab

Aerial view of the Jumeirah zone.....

This is the trunk of the palm

This is “The World”: Imitating a world map, the group of islands only costs USA$7 millions.

Note: To go to your private island you need a helicopter or a boat.

This is how it was done…..

Finally, take a look at this rotating skyscraper....
This tower has a height of 250 meters and 59 floors mounted in a concrete core which will serve as a rotating shaft. The floors will be pre-assembled and then attached to the core of the building.
Each floor will rotate separate from the others. The velocity will be slow and not noticed by the residents.


The tower will have solar and aeolian electric system generators to be self-sufficient.The project is Italian and has not begun yet.It is predicted that its construction, will last two and a half years. The projected cost will be around 500 million dollars.

5 comments:

^chinfatt^ said...

I have been onto this news too. GHD is one of the contractor for the project where they are gonna built a world from islands. Pretty interesting

Russ said...

Uber amazing.. the 7 star hotel, hill skiing, tallest building, the rotating apartments.. just unbelievable..

Those palm shaped beach-front homes are a great idea, and alternative for more profitable land reclaimation projects..

But its the sheer speed of their growth which is the most unbelievable of all..

Shally said...

Er...who will dare to play tennis there?

Won't you scare to fall off from there just to chase after the stupid ball?!

Take me as a coward or stuff like that, I won't go up there.

Yet, spending a night there sounds like a good idea though.*if only i earnt few million per months, I was just dreaming*

Myst3 said...

shally...aim high...alright..next time if you're rich dont foret to invite me to dubai, of course all expenses on urs.!haha

Chris, Russ - yeah i know...their buildings are pretty good too. i guess nothing is not achievable when they have loads of $$.

hongyi :o) said...

This is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!!!!!!

Well done on the post! : )