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A great article on Dubai

Old Feb 12th 2006, 4:35 pm
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The fastest-growing city on earth, Dubai is spending mind-boggling sums on construction and is about to swallow up P&O in its bid to be a global maritime power. Given the scale of its ambition, could it become the most important place on the planet?

Well written piece, maybe not a huge amount of new facts for us living here. but a very interesting article none the less.

Well written and pretty balanced. Interesting to see the opinions on Dubai from a broadsheet newspaper...

What do you think?

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You never struck me as a Guardian reader auto - I don't think this was printed in "The Sun"
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You never struck me as a Guardian reader auto - I don't think this was printed in "The Sun"
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Feels strange reading a more 'positive' article about Dubai
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Mange Tout Rodder's and isn't the sadly misunderstood Truth Speak's line????
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Blunt journalism at its best. Very well written.

I once used these articles fro some work I did at Uni. U might enjoy reading it:

Part 1

Part 2

Enjoy!
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I think this article in todays 7days gives a much better insight into Dubai.

http://www.7days.ae/local-news/no-stopping-roads.html

It is discussing the new highways to be built straight through that council estate called Emirates Hills.

Some of my favorite lines from the 'Gov't Representative'

'Al Tayer said last night that his staff would be happy to meet the Residents Steering Committee (HOA) to explain the scheme, but would not ask for their opinions or change the plans because it’s “none of their business”.'

“We are not in America or Europe where approval for projects can take up to five years because everyone has to be consulted,” he told 7DAYS last night.
---That's why the UAE is still a third world country...

The authority had consulted developer Emaar, as well as Nakheel and Dubai Holdings, before going ahead with the scheme, he said. “We only deal with the developers who own the land and I’m sure they informed their residents. It’s not our job to ask for every resident’s permission,” Al Tayer added.---I really like this one, it's for all those people who say they 'own' a property in Dubai...this proves it once again, you are all renting property in some way or another, you don't actually own anything and have no rights.

'Al Tayer said the notion that all residents opposed the project is not true, because it will only affect the properties on the road.'---Those people are just SOL!


Like I said, I think this gives a much better view of 'Do-Buy'!
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Originally Posted by TA5
I think this article in todays 7days gives a much better insight into Dubai.

http://www.7days.ae/local-news/no-stopping-roads.html

It is discussing the new highways to be built straight through that council estate called Emirates Hills.

Some of my favorite lines from the 'Gov't Representative'

'Al Tayer said last night that his staff would be happy to meet the Residents Steering Committee (HOA) to explain the scheme, but would not ask for their opinions or change the plans because it’s “none of their business”.'

“We are not in America or Europe where approval for projects can take up to five years because everyone has to be consulted,” he told 7DAYS last night.
---That's why the UAE is still a third world country...

The authority had consulted developer Emaar, as well as Nakheel and Dubai Holdings, before going ahead with the scheme, he said. “We only deal with the developers who own the land and I’m sure they informed their residents. It’s not our job to ask for every resident’s permission,” Al Tayer added.---I really like this one, it's for all those people who say they 'own' a property in Dubai...this proves it once again, you are all renting property in some way or another, you don't actually own anything and have no rights.

'Al Tayer said the notion that all residents opposed the project is not true, because it will only affect the properties on the road.'---Those people are just SOL!


Like I said, I think this gives a much better view of 'Do-Buy'!

'Do-Buy' is right. I think that the planned government development in the area was to be expected. Its only a matter of time before the two lane "boulevards" running through Dubai Marina are widened to 3 lane "highways" as well. Its pretty much a given, considering the ever deteriorating traffic situation in this city.
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'Al Tayer said last night that his staff would be happy to meet the Residents Steering Committee (HOA) to explain the scheme, but would not ask for their opinions or change the plans because it’s “none of their business”.
I read that this morning and spat coffee everywhere laughing so hard!

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At least you get to find out what they are really thinking without the spin
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At least you get to find out what they are really thinking without the spin
If they said what they were really thinking....

"****ing westerners, hate the lot of them. Still we can fleece them and screw them over as much as we like so long as we have sunshine and money."

would be more along the lines of what he'd said
 
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Originally Posted by W10
If they said what they were really thinking....

"****ing westerners, hate the lot of them. Still we can fleece them and screw them over as much as we like so long as we have sunshine and money."

would be more along the lines of what he'd said
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and u r probably right!
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and u r probably right!

never mind the "probably"!
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I could just imagine him thinking: "You guys seriously think you have rights here? You suckers seriously believed you could have property freehold?"
 
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I could just imagine him thinking: "You guys seriously think you have rights here? You suckers seriously believed you could have property freehold?"
Well I think he said pretty much everything but that, which no doubt is the truth
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