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Old Mar 23rd 2011, 4:54 am
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Default Projects that never were

or more correctly the fantasy land projects that were good for a giggle, bankrupted the foolish and never were or could have been in the land of sand during the height of its own insanity.

so far we have chess city, palm deira, hydropolis, an economy based soley on real estate resale, snow dome, the arabian canal and the waterfront







this is a good one it shows half the non existant dreams


the universe nakheels great sea grab


there will be loads of these, i seem to remember at the height of it an almost daily announcement of some insane project in the papers.


i do wonder though just how many people paid for things that never were, could have been or ever will be.....suspect we will never ever know.
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Trump Tower , The Waterfront , Dubailand , MGM , Tiger Woods Golf Estates , Arabian City , International City 2 , Niki Lauder , Boris Becker , The Purple Line , The Lagoons ................

Billion and Billions pissed up the wall....
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The revolving tower.... "ready by 2010".....



"do you dare to dream" - this is hilarious... Dubailand video

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Old Mar 23rd 2011, 5:20 am
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good find on the dubailand video. never even heard of half of those in that project "that encompassesing everything in the human experience"

i'd forgotten just how insane the whole dubailand thing was.
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good find on the dubailand video. never even heard of half of those in that project "that encompassesing everything in the human experience"

i'd forgotten just how insane the whole dubailand thing was.
One of the most bizarre things i ever saw was back on 2006 when i went to a project meeting for Dubailand in their new offices off the Emirates Road.

In the Reception in a floor to ceiling cage was a Tiger...yes a ******* Tiger , just wandering around doing his thing.

No wonder Dubai went bankrupt so quickly....!
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There were a few gems in the swill though - it's a pity these didn't happen:-

The 5th Bridge



Dubai Opera House by Zaha Hadid

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One of the most bizarre things i ever saw was back on 2006 when i went to a project meeting for Dubailand in their new offices off the Emirates Road.

In the Reception in a floor to ceiling cage was a Tiger...yes a ******* Tiger , just wandering around doing his thing.

No wonder Dubai went bankrupt so quickly....!

i heard that poor thing was still there!
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There were a few gems in the swill though - it's a pity these didn't happen:-

The 5th Bridge

http://lh4.ggpht.com/mazmohad/R7QBrc..._Crossing2.jpg

Dubai Opera House by Zaha Hadid
agreed thought they'd be nice. all her designs look a bit samey though. talented but a bit samey if you know what i mean
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Jumeirah Gardens. The video was awesome.

A bunch of villas were torn down in Jumeira 1 for the new Gardens development, then the economy crashed and now we still have large plots of empty lands just off Al Wasl down in that part of town.
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agreed thought they'd be nice. all her designs look a bit samey though. talented but a bit samey if you know what i mean
agree. and a bitch to build too. looked at a huge private villa out in the sticks/dunes for one of the Dubai sheikhs designed by ZH. Similar to the Opera House concept. Not a straight line in sight.
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Jumeirah Gardens. The video was awesome.

A bunch of villas were torn down in Jumeira 1 for the new Gardens development, then the economy crashed and now we still have large plots of empty lands just off Al Wasl down in that part of town.
I went to meet a typical Texan abut this in that tower at the end of SZR. Took me to the window and described their dream in a way that only a septic can - really got the hump when we declined to quote....
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"If you build it, they will come"

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Originally Posted by co durham boy View Post
One of the most bizarre things i ever saw was back on 2006 when i went to a project meeting for Dubailand in their new offices off the Emirates Road.

In the Reception in a floor to ceiling cage was a Tiger...yes a ******* Tiger , just wandering around doing his thing.

No wonder Dubai went bankrupt so quickly....!
I'm sure I read that is was rescued and moved to Dubai Zoo. I bet the poor tiger was over the moon at that.
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http://ehotelier.com/hospitality-new...A8222_0_11_0_M

"One of the hotels, AsiaAsia, will be the largest in the world with 6500 rooms"

"The first phase of the project, which will feature entertainment centres and theatres meant to attract top artists, will be completed in 2010"....maybe they were talking about 7he Sevens.
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Jumeirah Gardens. The video was awesome.

A bunch of villas were torn down in Jumeira 1 for the new Gardens development, then the economy crashed and now we still have large plots of empty lands just off Al Wasl down in that part of town.
well what about the whole Satwa thing?! Tear it all down to make room for a mega skyscraper city... started demolitions and... oh. Oh dear.
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