Posted by: Mario C
If you haven't heard of Dubai then you must have been what the Mars ROVER was looking for!! Some have heard of its affluence, the sheer craziness, zaniness or the most recent debt crisis. For whatever it may be, Dubai has been the subject of some headline grabbing news in the last decade, and it doesn't look like its gonna stop anytime soon. Here are a few of the reasons why it made headlines . . .
The Palm Jumeirah
The Palm Jumeirah: Construction on the entirely man-made island in the shape of guess what - a palm tree began in June 2001, with the first handover of property taking place in 2006.
Atlantis: Upon the Palm lays the lavish resort Atlantis, the Palm which opened at a spectacular star-studded ceremony on September 24, 2008. Complete with the expansive Aquaventure water-park, aquarium, shopping center and not to mention state of the art rooms, the resort is a constant tourist attraction.
Burj Al Arab
Burj Al Arab: This 7-star luxury hotel located in Jumeirah beach is the second tallest building in the world used exclusively as a hotel. Standing atop a 280m artificial island across from Jumeirah beach, Burj Al Arab is one of Dubai's most iconic structures, designed to symbolise both the emirate's urban transformation.
Burj Dubai: The latest addition to Dubai's spectacular skyline is none other than the world's tallest skyscraper, the Burj Dubai. Over 800m tall and holder of several records already, the Burj is meant to make history when it opens on January 4, 2010, almost six years after construction began in 2004.
Jumeira Beach Residence
Jumeira Beach Residence also known as JBR, is the 1.7 km long waterfront community along the Dubai Marina. The Dh6 billion project which is the the largest single phase residential development in the world was completed in 2007.
Dubai Marina: The heart of what has become 'New Dubai', Dubai Marina was established in 2003. Home to some of the emirate's best hotels, residential towers and business centers, Dubai Marina consists of over 200 high-rise buildings.