Oil and Madness
The same street in 2003
All of this was built in the last 5 years, including that island that looks like a palm tree.
They are the largest artificial islands in the world and can be seen from space.
Three of these Palms will be made with the last one being the largest of them all.
Upon completion, the resort will have 2,000 villas, 40 luxury hotels, shopping centers, movie theaters, and many other facilities.
It is expected to support a population of approximately 500,000 people. It is advertised as being visible from the moon.
Burj al-Arab hotel in
It stands on an artificial island in the sea.
Hydropolis, the world's first underwater hotel.
Entirely built in
The Burj Dubai. Construction began in 2005 and is expected to be complete by 2008.
At an estimated height of over 800 meters, it will easily be world's tallest building when finished.
It will be almost
40% taller than the the current tallest building, the
This is what
More than 140 stories of the Burj Dubai have already been completed.
It is already the worlds tallest man made structure and it is still not scheduled to be completed for at least another year.
Al Burj. This will be the centerpiece of
Once completed it will take over the title of the tallest structure in the world from the Burj Dubai.
Recently it was announced that the final height of this tower will be 1200 meters.
That would make it
more than 30% taller than
the Burj Dubai and three times as tall
Burj al Alam, or The
It is expected to
be finished by 2009. At 480 meters it
will only be 28 meters shorter than the
The Trump International Hotel & Tower, which will be the centerpiece of one of the palm islands, The Palm Jumeirah.
Dubailand Currently, the
largest amusement park collection in the world is Walt Disney World
Dubailand will be built on 3 billion square feet (107 miles^2) at an estimated $20 billion price tag.
The site will include a purported 45 mega projects and 200 hundred other smaller projects.
Currently, the Walt Disney World Resort is the #1 tourist destination in the world. Once fully completed, Dubailand will easily take over that title since it is expected to attract 200,000 visitors daily.
The completed first phase of the project is shown.
Most of the other high rise buildings will be finished by 2009-2010.
The Dubai Mall will be the largest shopping mall in the world with over 9 million square feet of shopping and around 1000 stores. It will be completed in 2008.
Some of the
tallest buildings in the world, such as
residential building in the
world at over a 100 stories, will line the
The UAE Spaceport would be the first spaceport in the world if construction ever gets under way.
The Dubai Metro system, once completed, will become the largest fully automated rail system in the world.
on passenger volume.
There are more
construction workers in
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