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Old 07-24-2007, 01:52 AM   #16
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but i bet you are fond of countries with vast economic wealth created and maintained at the expense of other countries
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Old 07-24-2007, 02:22 AM   #17
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if they have the money then why not? the oil revenue won't last forever so they are making themsevles the premier tourist/business destination. Although there are certain laws in the UAE which may stop it being a truely cosmopolitan destination
I have never been their but I cant see what is the desire to vacation in such a opressed part of the world, can women wear bikinis on the beach there?
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Old 07-24-2007, 02:23 AM   #18
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Ljubo has a place in Dubai, i dont know why i guess when he retires
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Old 07-24-2007, 02:24 AM   #19
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I have never been their but I cant see what is the desire to vacation in such a opressed part of the world, can women wear bikinis on the beach there?
tourists can do whatever they want, not sure about the locals.
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Old 07-24-2007, 02:25 AM   #20
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if they have the money then why not? the oil revenue won't last forever so they are making themsevles the premier tourist/business destination. Although there are certain laws in the UAE which may stop it being a truely cosmopolitan destination
Dubai makes almost no money from oil.
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Can't wait for it's completion. UAE is one of the few members of OPEC that put its oil revenue to good use.
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Dubai makes almost no money from oil.
Where did you get those figures from? This is what I found:
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This is Burj Dubai compared to other towers.

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This is from the ground. The bottom of the building shows what the cladding will look like.



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Ljubo has a place in Dubai, i dont know why i guess when he retires
Many millionaires and super stars bought houses down in the brand new islands, even Tiger Woods has one . They are something amazing already, and they are still under construction. Some special ships are removing sand from the bottom of the sea (desert sand was useless) and locating it on huge piles to form this weird luxurious islands (for example, they are constructing 200 islands that altogether will have the shape of a map of the world). Some people say that they are messing with nature and bad things may happen, but only time'll say if they were right.
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Many millionaires and super stars bought houses down in the brand new islands, even Tiger Woods has one . They are something amazing already, and they are still under construction. Some special ships are removing sand from the bottom of the sea (desert sand was useless) and locating it on huge piles to form this weird luxurious islands (for example, they are constructing 200 islands that altogether will have the shape of a map of the world). Some people say that they are messing with nature and bad things may happen, but only time'll say if they were right.
i wouldnt wanna live on a man made island
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dubai#Economy
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The UAE is not Dubai and vice versa. Dubai is a separate "emirate" of the UAE (United Arab Emirates). UAE is pretty much a loose confederacy, the central government only has the power that the various emirs grant it, and while the UAE has a lot of revenue from oil, Dubai is mainly a city with a few outlying areas.
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Old 07-25-2007, 09:08 AM   #29
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The UAE is not Dubai and vice versa. Dubai is a separate "emirate" of the UAE (United Arab Emirates). UAE is pretty much a loose confederacy, the central government only has the power that the various emirs grant it, and while the UAE has a lot of revenue from oil, Dubai is mainly a city with a few outlying areas.
Indeed the link refers only to Dubai where obviously the oil doesn't come from. But believe me the money that it took to build the city in the first place came mostly from the black gold.
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I'm sure a lot of it came from duty free shopping and some rather iffy trade practices.
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