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512m over the surface. 3m heigher than the Teipei 101. next year it will be finished with a height of 700-900m. nobody really knows the height as it's a secret.
 

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I've heard that its only 2/3 finished, and yet it is already the tallest building in the world.
 

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That's nice, I suppose. But I've never been fond of countries where the leaders get vast personal wealth at the expense of the people.
you're talking about Dubai? :lol: :confused:

it would be great to see a picture of it :D
 

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That's nice, I suppose. But I've never been fond of countries where the leaders get vast personal wealth at the expense of the people.
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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It's not exactly attractive, is it? Maybe it's just me. :shrug:
 

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I know. It's just kind of a monstrosity.
 

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Does anyone have a clue why Dubai government/business seems to be in competition for this sort of stuff? Beyond my rational sense of belief here.
 

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Does anyone have a clue why Dubai government/business seems to be in competition for this sort of stuff? Beyond my rational sense of belief here.
they want to outgun americans. just imagine how many tourists dubai will have in the future. who doesn't want to be there when everything is finished? it's a dream city.
 

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Have you guys seen what they are doing over the sea? All those artificial islands are something incredible! Check them out over google earth. They are also constructing a skiing mountain... what's next??? the babel tower???
 

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what's next??? the babel tower???
the biggest mall in the world. 4km long and 150m wide with 1500 shops. there will be also another mall which will ranked 2nd worldwide.

but that's not all. dubai will build a few more skyscrapers so that they have the 3 tallest buildings in the world. they plan to have it done in 2012 i guess.
 

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the biggest mall in the world. 4km long and 150m wide with 1500 shops. there will be also another mall which will ranked 2nd worldwide.

but that's not all. dubai will build a few more skyscrapers so that they have the 3 tallest buildings in the world. they plan to have it done in 2012 i guess.
if they have the money then why not? :shrug: 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
 

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if they have the money then why not? :shrug: 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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if they have the money then why not? :shrug: 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.
Dubai's gross domestic product as of 2006 was US$46 billion. Although Dubai's economy was built on the back of the oil industry, [37] revenues from oil and natural gas currently account for less than 3% of the emirate's revenues
 
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