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wenhdeey
29th Sep 2007, 01:14
The 7 Wonders of ultramodern Dubai

1. Burj Dubai: world's tallest building

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The Burj Dubai will be the world's tallest building when it opens in 2009. The building is part of a 2 km2 (0.8 sq mi) development called 'Downtown Dubai' and is located at the "First Interchange" along Sheikh Zayed Road at Doha Street. The building was designed by Adrian Smith before he left Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP (SOM) of Chicago to start his own independent practice, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture in October 2006.[3] SOM continues to lead the architectural, structural engineering and mechanical engineering of the Burj Dubai. The total budget for the Burj Dubai project is about $4 billion US dollars and for the entire new 'Downtown Dubai', $20 billion US Dollars.

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Its shape is inspired by the indigenous desert flowers that often appear as decorative patterns in Islamic architecture, but it also has an engineering purpose: The swirl shape ensures that the mass of the structure lessens as it reaches the top, making the structure steadier. A mixed-use building developed by Dubai's Emaar Properties, the Burj Dubai will house shops, offices, residences, and entertainment venues.

2. Palm Islands: palm-shaped man-made island

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The Palm Islands in Dubai are the three largest artificial islands in the world. They are being constructed by Nakheel Properties, a property developer in the United Arab Emirates, who hired the Dutch dredging and marine contractor Van Oord, one of the world's specialists in land reclamation. The islands are The Palm Jumeirah, The Palm Jebel Ali and The Palm Deira. The Islands are located off the coast of The United Arab Emirates in the Persian Gulf and will add 520 km of beaches to the city of Dubai.

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The first two islands will comprise approximately 100 million cubic meters of rock and sand. Palm Deira will be composed of approximately 1 billion cubic meters of rock and sand. All materials will be quarried in the UAE. Between the three islands there will be over 100 luxury hotels, exclusive residential beach side villas and apartments, marinas, water theme parks, restaurants, shopping malls, sports facilities and health spas. The creation of The Palm Jumeirah began in June 2001. Shortly after, The Palm Jebel Ali was announced and reclamation work began. In 2004, The Palm Deira, which will be almost as large in size as Paris, was announced. Palm Jumeirah is currently open for development. Construction will be completed over the next 10-15 years.

3. Dubailand: world's largest amusement park

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Dubailand is to be the largest amusement park collection in the world. Twice the size of Disney World, it is expected to be a full featured city divided into six theme worlds:
Attractions & Experience World 13 km2 (5.2 mile2)
Universal Studios Dubai
Tiger Woods Dubai
Bawadi
Global Village
Kids City
Giants World
Water Parks
Aquadunya
Dubai Snowdome, an indoor ski resort.
Retail and Entertainment World 4 km2 (1.6 mile2)
Flea Market
World Trade Park
Auction World
Factory Outlets
Sports and Outdoor World 19 km2 (7.4 mile2)
Dubai Sports City
Emerat Sports World
Plantation Equestrian and Polo Club
Dubai Autodrome
Dubai Golf City

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Themed Leisure and Vacation World 29 km2 (11.2 mile2)
Women's World
Destination Dubai
Desert Kingdom
Andalusian Resort and Spa
Eco-Tourism World 75 km2 (28.9 mile2)
Al Sahra Desert Resort
Sand Dune Hotel
Al Kaheel
Downtown 1.8 km2 (0.7 mile2)
Mall of Arabia, which will be the world's largest shopping mall
City Walk
The Great Dubai Wheel, which will be the world's 2nd largest observation wheel after Shanghai Kiss
Virtual Game World

4. Hydropolis: world's first underwater luxury resort

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Hydropolis, the world's first underwater luxury resort, brings new meaning to the "ocean-view room." Situated 66 feet below the surface of the Persian Gulf, Hydropolis will feature 220 guest suites. Reinforced by concrete and steel, its Plexiglas walls and bubble-shaped dome ceilings offer sights of fish and other sea creatures. It's scheduled to open in 2009.

5. The World Islands: man-made islands in the form of a world map

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Ever wish the world was smaller? The World is a man-made archipelago of 300 islands in the shape of a world map. The World is being built primarily using sand dredged from the sea. Each island ranges from 23,000 m2 to 84,000 m2 (250,000900,000 square feet or 5.721 acres) in size, with 50100 m of water between each island. The development will cover an area of 9 km in length and 6 km in width, surrounded by an oval breakwater. The only means of transport between the islands will be by boat and helicopter. Prices for the islands will range from $15-45 million (USD). The average price for an island will be around $25 million (USD). Dredging started in 2004 and as of March of 2007 The World is around 90% complete. According to the National Geographic Channel (The Best of Megastructures) the overall price for the World is $14 Billion US Dollars.

6. Dubai Mall: largest mall in the world

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The Dubai Mall claims to be the largest mall in the world when completed. It will cover a total area of more than 12 million ft2, with 10 - 15 individual smaller malls built inside it, consisting of 9 million ft2 of shopping retail space (comprising of a total of more than 1000 stores).

Featured attractions include the world's largest gold souk; the 850,000 ft2 Fashion Island; one of the world's largest aquariums; an Olympic-sized ice skating rink; Oasis Fountain Waterfall; WaterFront Atrium; a view of the (soon to be completed) world's tallest building, Burj Dubai. The mall has already won five awards. It won two awards at the Retail Future Project Awards at MAPIC, Cannes, in 2004, for Best Retail Development Scheme (Large), Best Use of Lighting in a Retail Environment. And the Dubai Mall brochure has won three awards at the Summit Creative Awards 2005, in Portland, Oregon; Gold award for Best Art Direction / Graphic Design, Silver award for Best 4-colour B2B Brochure, and Judges Special Recognition award. The mall is being built by a Joint Venture of Dutco Balfour Beatty and AGCCC for client Emaar Properties and was scheduled to be completed in 2006, claiming to be the size of 50 "international-sized football(soccer) pitches". It is now expected to be completed in 2008.

7. Ski Dubai: largest indoor ski resorts in the world

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Ski Dubai, which is already open, is claimed to be the largest indoor ski resorts in the world, with 22,500-square metres of indoor ski area. It is a part of the Mall of the Emirates, which is one of the largest malls in the world.

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An extremely efficient insulation system is the key to maintain the temperature of -1 degrees Celsius during the day and -6 degrees during the night when the snow is produced.

Lovely Face
7th Nov 2007, 05:02
Ganda, sana mapuntahan ko rin yan someday

botoy
7th Nov 2007, 06:47
grabi ang pag asinso ng dubai tol ang ganda na ng place nila...... sa atin wala pa ni isa dyan...

GSM_BLUE
7th Nov 2007, 10:57
nakita ko na nga yan minsan sa isang site!! totoo namang nakakamangha talaga!!!

jayem
22nd Dec 2007, 20:09
malupet talaga ang pagasenso ng dubai, kakaiba ang mga developments. hayy sana lang meron din niyan dito kahit isa

kalibangon
10th Mar 2008, 11:00
wag na tayong aasa kung may isa rito dito nyan sa pinas.....punta na lang tayong dubai....i like to visit first the palm island...kasi nakikita ko yan sa national geographic kung paano yan ginawa....araw araw ata eh may mag aabuno ng buhangin para lang hindi mawawala yung island...

mag neto
11th Apr 2008, 17:37
Balita ko ang Dubai ang mas uunlarin kaysa sa Amerika sa darating na panahon.. Ok din dyan kaso ayaw ko magstay sa mga Muslim country.

Dru
13th Jul 2008, 13:57
Sa Dami ng pera nila...di nalang nila ipundar sa pagtulong sa iba...ang daming problema sa mundo tpos sila gawa ng gwa ng gusto nila kahit di naman kailangan...diba?

Lethaljam
13th Jul 2008, 14:53
Sa Dami ng pera nila...di nalang nila ipundar sa pagtulong sa iba...ang daming problema sa mundo tpos sila gawa ng gwa ng gusto nila kahit di naman kailangan...diba?

Naghahanda na kasi sila kasi malapit na maubos ang oil reserves nila. Pag wala na sila oil sa tourism na lang sila aasa.

Black22Knight
13th Jul 2008, 14:57
wow ang ganda po sa picture pa lang...malapit na rin akong makarating dyan konting tiis nalang ilang buwan wait for me i'll be there on 2009!:)

jerwin17
13th Jul 2008, 17:57
Dubai wait for me. Pag graduate na aq mgw0w0rk nq jan.. Ehehe.

jaireh
13th Jul 2008, 22:14
jan ako nag high school...
after gumrad balik dito sa pinas for college...

sheesh! hirap ng buhay sa dubai, accommodation palang ubos na sweldo mo
pwera sa ibang expenses...

anyway, its really a nice place

Midori
19th Jul 2008, 07:55
:wow: putek! :wow: ang lupet! :wow:


kelan kaya tayo magiging ganyan? :sigh: peste kasi tong si :gma: :madslap:

lisztaray
19th Jul 2008, 08:30
wow !! sna phil dn :D
mdme engineer ntn asa dubai eeh.

jerwin17
19th Jul 2008, 18:21
Marami din pin0y c0nstructi0n w0rker d0n.. Ehe

poorboi_02
19th Jul 2008, 19:55
Khit isang wonder ng dubai wla ang pinas. Hahah

slam21
19th Jul 2008, 20:20
hehe...pag grad ko dadalaw ako jan..:D

dannice_06
19th Jul 2008, 21:26
:wow: sana mapadaan ako dyan pag grad ko :praise:lupit talaga man made marvels:thumbsup:

564672946639
19th Jul 2008, 23:59
hanep ang ganda nmn jn... sana makapunta aq jan.... mag papabook n aq jan sa 2010 pag mayaman na ako:lol:

kilik100
20th Jul 2008, 01:17
pupunta ko jan,malapit na ko jan..:arab:
:lolcard:

dito din sa doha,ginagaya na din nila ang dubai,pinauunlad na din nila..

avenger187
23rd Jul 2008, 16:08
Galing tlga, nfeature n yan sa NGC.. sa Megastuctures.. Halos Americans din mga Engineers nila..

avenger187
23rd Jul 2008, 16:14
c David Beckham may bahay xa dyn sa Palm Island..:lol:

maryzark23
4th Aug 2009, 05:17
e2 latest
new philippines in 3000
may ice na din
umuulan ng ice..

Tasuki_29
15th Aug 2009, 12:13
Magaling yung mga nag-isip ng idea tungkol sa development ng Dubai.. Sana ang Pilipinas may initiative din para sa next years to come para sa atin..

BlindingAngel
19th Aug 2009, 15:13
Ang sarap siguro pumunta sa mga yan! sana makapunta ako sa mga yan! :pray:

brianhectorft
10th Nov 2009, 15:10
oo, tama lang na maghanda na sila kasi mauubusan sila ng oil.
at pag wala ng oil, mahina na GDP ng kanilang country.
at pag mahina ang GDP ang country(lyk dito s Phils) mahirap umunlad.
lalo na ngayon na ang tren ay maging eco friendly, ryt?hehhehheh
di magtatagal at hindi na masyado kailangan ang oil sa mundo.

BlindingAngel
30th Nov 2009, 09:34
grabe talaga dubai, ang galing ng mga engineer/architects nila

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28th Apr 2010, 13:44
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ang galing talga ng mga Plans ng Dubai... Hope to visit the place one day... Truly an Amazing Man Made creations...