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Old Dec 3rd 2013, 5:50 am
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Old Dec 3rd 2013, 6:11 am
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Not really though BC, Palm Utilities (owned by Istithmar - Dubai Government) is being sold to DEWA (Dubai Government), Atlantis (owned by Istithmar - Dubai Government) is being sold to Investment Corporation of Dubai which is owned by Dubai Government.

All they are doing is shuffling their debt around, getting the richer branches (DEWA and EK) to bail out the Government through transfer of assets.

It just looks better to them this way i guess.
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Old Dec 3rd 2013, 7:06 am
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I've still never been there. I think it is one fugly building.
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Old Dec 3rd 2013, 7:18 am
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I've still never been there. I think it is one fugly building.
I hate the fact it's not even close to being symmetrical, but not so different on both sides that it looks good.
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I hate the fact it's not even close to being symmetrical, but not so different on both sides that it looks good.
Even for Dubai it's crass.

They still aren't forgiven for Sammy the whale shark and will remain on my boycott list. There are a few names on there and I stick with my principles.
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Originally Posted by Meow View Post
Even for Dubai it's crass.

They still aren't forgiven for Sammy the whale shark and will remain on my boycott list. There are a few names on there and I stick with my principles.
Who was Sammy?

I hope I don't have to boycott them, Atlantis waterpark, despite being full of obnoxious box-head Russians is still better than Wild Wadi.
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Who was Sammy?

I hope I don't have to boycott them, Atlantis waterpark, despite being full of obnoxious box-head Russians is still better than Wild Wadi.
A young whale shark that they illegally caught which then died. They claim he was released but there were no pictures of this, a very un-Dubai way of doing things.

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Atlantis in the Bahamas is amazing. Would rather grate my ball sack than go to the one in DXB.
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Default Re: Atlantis to be sold ...

The Bahamas Atlantis is identical to the Dubai Atlantis, overpriced tackiness for the hordes. So what's the difference?

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Originally Posted by Ethos83 View Post
The Bahamas Atlantis is identical to the Dubai Atlantis, overpriced tackiness for the hordes. So what's the difference?
Its in the Bahamas.
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And right next to freakin' Nassau. Worst part of the Bahamas.

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Its in the Bahamas.
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Originally Posted by Ethos83 View Post
And right next to freakin' Nassau. Worst part of the Bahamas.
Find me someone that would rather spend an afternoon in Sharjah than Nassau and you win.
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Uh, actually I can see why some people would prefer a trip to Dubai than the Bahamas.

Atlantis is in Dubai, btw. Not Sharjah.

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Find me someone that would rather spend an afternoon in Sharjah than Nassau and you win.
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Originally Posted by Ethos83 View Post
Uh, actually I can see why some people would prefer a trip to Dubai than the Bahamas.

Atlantis is in Dubai, btw. Not Sharjah.
Really??..............

I have to make this easier for you obviously. Atlantis Bahamas is right next to 'Freakin Nassau' (you're words) Using the same thought process I could say Atlantis Dubai is next to an industrial estate/Sharjah blah blah blah.....
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Well, you're right. Nassau isn't Sharjah. Nonetheless it's still the least attractive part of the Bahamas and for the real island magic, not overdeveloped mass tourism, you're better off heading for the outer islands like the Abacos.

I'll grant you that the water is probably 'nicer' at the Bahamas Atlantis but the Dubai Atlantis probably gives you a greater range of non-water activities and a city to explore, which one can't say about Nassau.

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Really??..............

I have to make this easier for you obviously. Atlantis Bahamas is right next to 'Freakin Nassau' (you're words) Using the same thought process I could say Atlantis Dubai is next to an industrial estate/Sharjah blah blah blah.....
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