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Old Posted Aug 5, 2015, 5:00 PM
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I mean not just the supertalls, it seems the hype for the city has died out.
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Old Posted Aug 5, 2015, 5:52 PM
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Could be the impact of oil prices. The airport is still going great guns...
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Old Posted Aug 16, 2015, 9:14 PM
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Well, if there's any consolation to this, is that Dubai spent billions building all of these supertall residential towers, which were the tallest in the world and of eloquent design.

New York builds one crappy box and it takes the title right out of their hands. Difference? Dubai is trying to make up for its depletion of oil reserves by switching their income over to tourist trapping. New York is funded by the state, and wealthy families who have their names written in its bones. Don't get me wrong, tourism has done wonders for Singapore, so I expect the same for Dubai. However, I highly doubt that many millionaires would want to take up residence there (unless the condo is to be used as a weekend getaway).

Who am I kidding. Mile-high skyscrapers and different tiers of traffic are sure to follow.
     
     
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Does anyone have an up to date map and/or drawing of the marina area with the building locations on it? I remember an old one was available but it is out of date.
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The latest Ken Block gymkhana video has some nice shots of the Marina in it (also some crazy driving too )

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^^^ With 16 towers over 1,000 ft, (one over 2,000) and 6 under construction, how many supertall towers can a city of 2.5 million support......it is arguable that they can support the ones they have.

There still are lots of proposals.
Not to mention there was one article I read where there was a cluster of 50- to 60-stories that were to be pulled down for, what else?.... Taller.
This city, called Dubai, is definitely one dysfunctional city.
     
     
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The latest Ken Block gymkhana video has some nice shots of the Marina in it (also some crazy driving too )
I want to hire that guy in that supercharged Ford as a private driver. Figure I have a flight out of JFK in an hour, have an hour to get there, and need a driver!

Dubai is the ultimate playground. Monaco as well.
     
     
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It's a sort of Miami on steroids, but not done on the cheap. Better buildings, better designs, and better airport. These arabs dont' mess around.

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I want to hire that guy in that supercharged Ford as a private driver. Figure I have a flight out of JFK in an hour, have an hour to get there, and need a driver!

Dubai is the ultimate playground. Monaco as well.
Never been to Dubai, but Monaco I have toured. A nice place to park money if your wealthy, but a rather boring place in my opinion. I spent only several hours there and didn't care to return. I'd probably take it over Dubai as a residence if I were choosing, due to weather, government, and location. But I wouldn't spend all my time there, it's dullsville unless you like fancy shops, casinos, and marinas.

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A good question for every second-tier city in China. The 1,000-foot supertall is the equivalent of the Porsche in the garage.
Oh yes, must keep up with big brother up in Shanghai.
     
     
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These arabs dont' mess around.
I agree.

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You are an idiot that clearly has a limited knowledge regarding Dubai but clearly wants to act otherwise.
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Does anyone have an up to date map and/or drawing of the marina area with the building locations on it? I remember an old one was available but it is out of date.

old ask — new map — dubai 2020:

https://lovindubai.com/feature/this-...w-developments
     
     
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