Snarky Behavior

There Will Be… Luxury

February 1, 2008 · 6 Comments

here’s a forwarded e-mail message that will blow your mind:

Where your Gas Dollars Go


Dubai in 1990 prior to the craziness

Dubai 1990



The same street in 2003

Dubai 2003


Last year

Dubai 2007


The madness.  Dubai is said to currently have

15-25% of all the world’s cranes

Dubai Coast


The Dubai Water front.  When completed it will become

the largest waterfront development in the world

Dubai Waterfront


All of this was built in the last 5 years, including that

 island that looks like a palm tree.

Dubai aerial


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 Palm Tree


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 from Space


The World Islands.  300 artificially created islands

in the shape of the world.  Each island will have

an estimated cost of $25-30 million.



The World Islands 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.


 Burj Al-Arab


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.





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.


 Burj 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 Downtown


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.


 Al Burj


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.

This is a city on crack.

 Al Burj


And this was only half of the e-mail…


One day I want to be a global tycoon so I can play Risk on the “World Islands”… with real soldiers. 


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