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Jan 04

Dubai in the last 10 years.

Posted by: Mario C

Tagged in: ibizbook , Dubai decade , Dubai , Burj Dubai

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

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

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.


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Dubai is a real oasis in the desert, I think some of the most exciting design and architecture is coming from this part of the world primarily because of the limitless amount of human and monetary resource.

Dubai is a mix of Miami, Las Vegas and Monaco ;-)BTW the Marina is the best kept secret.
Jag Chahal , January 05, 2010
Angelica Tan
Some fascinating structures going on especially in the Middle East. A design/architecture journalist wrote to me his comment on the Burj Dubai skyscraper and how the city is just banking and not designing. I agree with him.
Angelica Tan , January 04, 2010
Mario C
Theres good things and bad things when things move this fast. Keep in mind these catz are trying to do what Europe took hundreds of years to accomplish in a only a few decades. Things need to be thought out clearly before though. But hey these are some truly amazing times we live in.
Mario C , January 04, 2010
Gary Malhi
That's some amazing infrastructure! It seems like the development has been fast and ambitious.
Gary Malhi , January 04, 2010

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