Monday, December 5, 2011

Dubai now and then: Madinat Al Arab, Dubai waterfront, Palm Island,World Island,Burj al-Arab hotel,Hydropolis, Burj al Alam, Palm Jumeirah, Dubailand

This is really amazing

Dubai now and then : Madinat Al Arab,Dubai waterfront,Palm Island,World Island,Burj al-Arab hotel,Hydropolis, Burj Dubai,Al Burj,Burj al Alam,Palm Jumeirah,Dubailand,Ski Dubai

Dubai in 1990 prior to the craziness

Dubai now and then : Madinat Al Arab,Dubai waterfront,Palm Island,World Island,Burj al-Arab hotel,Hydropolis, Burj Dubai,Al Burj,Burj al Alam,Palm Jumeirah,Dubailand,Ski Dubai

The same street in 2003

Dubai now and then : Madinat Al Arab,Dubai waterfront,Palm Island,World Island,Burj al-Arab hotel,Hydropolis, Burj Dubai,Al Burj,Burj al Alam,Palm Jumeirah,Dubailand,Ski Dubai

Last year

Dubai now and then : Madinat Al Arab,Dubai waterfront,Palm Island,World Island,Burj al-Arab hotel,Hydropolis, Burj Dubai,Al Burj,Burj al Alam,Palm Jumeirah,Dubailand,Ski Dubai

The madness. 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 .

Dubai now and then : Madinat Al Arab,Dubai waterfront,Palm Island,World Island,Burj al-Arab hotel,Hydropolis, Burj Dubai,Al Burj,Burj al Alam,Palm Jumeirah,Dubailand,Ski Dubai

All of this was built in the last 5 years, including that island that looks like a palm tree.

Dubai now and then : Madinat Al Arab,Dubai waterfront,Palm Island,World Island,Burj al-Arab hotel,Hydropolis, Burj Dubai,Al Burj,Burj al Alam,Palm Jumeirah,Dubailand,Ski Dubai

The Palm Islands in Dubai. New Dutch dredging technology was used to create these

massive man made islands.

They are the largest artificial islands in the world and can be seen from space.

Three of these Palms will be made with the last one being the largest of them all.

Dubai now and then : Madinat Al Arab,Dubai waterfront,Palm Island,World Island,Burj al-Arab hotel,Hydropolis, Burj Dubai,Al Burj,Burj al Alam,Palm Jumeirah,Dubailand,Ski Dubai

Upon completion, the resort will have 2,000 villas, 40 luxury hotels, shopping centers, movie theaters,

and many other facilities. It is expected to support a population of approximately 500,000 people.

It is advertised as being visible from the moon.

Dubai now and then : Madinat Al Arab,Dubai waterfront,Palm Island,World Island,Burj al-Arab hotel,Hydropolis, Burj Dubai,Al Burj,Burj al Alam,Palm Jumeirah,Dubailand,Ski Dubai

The World Islands. 300 artificially created islands in the shape of the world.

Each island will have an estimated cost of $25-30 million.

Dubai now and then : Madinat Al Arab,Dubai waterfront,Palm Island,World Island,Burj al-Arab hotel,Hydropolis, Burj Dubai,Al Burj,Burj al Alam,Palm Jumeirah,Dubailand,Ski Dubai

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.

Dubai now and then : Madinat Al Arab,Dubai waterfront,Palm Island,World Island,Burj al-Arab hotel,Hydropolis, Burj Dubai,Al Burj,Burj al Alam,Palm Jumeirah,Dubailand,Ski Dubai

Hydropolis, the world's first underwater hotel.

Entirely built in Germany and then assembled inDubai,

it is scheduled to be completed by 2009 after many delays.

Dubai now and then : Madinat Al Arab,Dubai waterfront,Palm Island,World Island,Burj al-Arab hotel,Hydropolis, Burj Dubai,Al Burj,Burj al Alam,Palm Jumeirah,Dubailand,Ski Dubai

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 wh en finished.

It will be almost 40% taller than the the current tallest building, the Yaipei 101.

Dubai now and then : Madinat Al Arab,Dubai waterfront,Palm Island,World Island,Burj al-Arab hotel,Hydropolis, Burj Dubai,Al Burj,Burj al Alam,Palm Jumeirah,Dubailand,Ski Dubai

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.

Dubai now and then : Madinat Al Arab,Dubai waterfront,Palm Island,World Island,Burj al-Arab hotel,Hydropolis, Burj Dubai,Al Burj,Burj al Alam,Palm Jumeirah,Dubailand,Ski Dubai

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.

Dubai now and then : Madinat Al Arab,Dubai waterfront,Palm Island,World Island,Burj al-Arab hotel,Hydropolis, Burj Dubai,Al Burj,Burj al Alam,Palm Jumeirah,Dubailand,Ski Dubai ?

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.

Dubai now and then : Madinat Al Arab,Dubai waterfront,Palm Island,World Island,Burj al-Arab hotel,Hydropolis, Burj Dubai,Al Burj,Burj al Alam,Palm Jumeirah,Dubailand,Ski Dubai

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 theTaipei 101. Dubai now and then : Madinat Al Arab,Dubai waterfront,Palm Island,World Island,Burj al-Arab hotel,Hydropolis, Burj Dubai,Al Burj,Burj al Alam,Palm Jumeirah,Dubailand,Ski Dubai

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

The Palm Jumeirah.

Dubai now and then : Madinat Al Arab,Dubai waterfront,Palm Island,World Island,Burj al-Arab hotel,Hydropolis, Burj Dubai,Al Burj,Burj al Alam,Palm Jumeirah,Dubailand,Ski Dubai
Dubai now and then : Madinat Al Arab,Dubai waterfront,Palm Island,World Island,Burj al-Arab hotel,Hydropolis, Burj Dubai,Al Burj,Burj al Alam,Palm Jumeirah,Dubailand,Ski Dubai

Dubailand. Currently, the largest amusement park collection in the world is Walt Disney World Resort

in Orlando, which is also the largest single-site employer in the United states with 58,000 employees.

Dubailand will be twice the size.

Dubai now and then : Madinat Al Arab,Dubai waterfront,Palm Island,World Island,Burj al-Arab hotel,Hydropolis, Burj Dubai,Al Burj,Burj al Alam,Palm Jumeirah,Dubailand,Ski Dubai

Dubai now and then : Madinat Al Arab,Dubai waterfront,Palm Island,World Island,Burj al-Arab hotel,Hydropolis, Burj Dubai,Al Burj,Burj al Alam,Palm Jumeirah,Dubailand,Ski Dubai

Dubailand will be built on 3 billion square feet (107 miles^2) at an estimated $20 billion price tag. The site will include a purported 45 mega projects and 200 hundred other smaller projects.

Dubai now and then : Madinat Al Arab,Dubai waterfront,Palm Island,World Island,Burj al-Arab hotel,Hydropolis, Burj Dubai,Al Burj,Burj al Alam,Palm Jumeirah,Dubailand,Ski Dubai

Dubai Sports City .. A huge collection of sports arenas located in Dubailand. Dubai now and then : Madinat Al Arab,Dubai waterfront,Palm Island,World Island,Burj al-Arab hotel,Hydropolis, Burj Dubai,Al Burj,Burj al Alam,Palm Jumeirah,Dubailand,Ski Dubai

Currently, the Walt Disney World Resort is the #1 tourist destination in the world. Once fully completed,

Dubailand will easily take over that title since it is expected to attract 200,000 visitors daily. Dubai now and then : Madinat Al Arab,Dubai waterfront,Palm Island,World Island,Burj al-Arab hotel,Hydropolis, Burj Dubai,Al Burj,Burj al Alam,Palm Jumeirah,Dubailand,Ski Dubai

The Dubai Marina is an entirely man made development that will contain over 200

highrise buildings when finished. It will be home to some of the tallest residential

structures in the world.

The completed first phase of the project is shown.

Most of the other high rise buildings will be finished by 2009-2010.

The Dubai Mall will be the largest shopping mall in the world with over 9 million square feet

of shopping and around 1000 stores.??It will be completed in 2008.??

Dubai now and then : Madinat Al Arab,Dubai waterfront,Palm Island,World Island,Burj al-Arab hotel,Hydropolis, Burj Dubai,Al Burj,Burj al Alam,Palm Jumeirah,Dubailand,Ski Dubai

Ski Dubai, which is already open, is the largest indoor skiing facility in the world.

This is a rendered image of another future indoor skiing facility that is being planned.

Some of the tallest buildings in the world, such as Ocean H eights and The Princess Tower, which will be the largest residential building in the world at over a 100 stories, will line the DubaiMarina.

The UAE Spaceport would be the first spaceport in the world if construction ever gets under way. I'm not joking...

Some other crazy .. The Dubai Metro system, once completed, will become the largest fully automated rail system in the world. The Dubai World Central International Airport will become the largest airport in size when it is completed. It will also eventually become the busiest airport in the world, based on passenger volume. There are more construction workers in Dubai than there are actual citizens.

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