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User currently offlineQR332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 11 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4113 times:

You know, with the amount of ignorance I see on these forums everyday, I truly believe we need a thread like this to show the cities of the Middle East, and the culture of it - enjoy, there is a lot to look at. A lot of the pics are from a website I stumbled upon which is great as it has loads on development and projects in the Mideast...

I will begin with Beirut... the city is probably the most beautiful place in the Middle East, yet it is also the one which has the worst reputation due to the civil war. Here is Beirut today:

http://skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=345044&page=1&pp=20
This thread is perfect in showing Beirut as it shows not only the downtown area, but many areas of it. The thread also shows how diverse opinions are in the Middle East. Read the thread, as it has a Lebanese person and a Khaleeji (a person from the Arabian Gulf) arguing about women.

Aqaba, Jordan:
Huge redevelopment project going on here, here are some pics:
http://www.baidas.net/public/images/aq02.JPG
http://www.baidas.net/public/images/aq03.JPG
http://www.baidas.net/public/images/aq04.JPG

Amman, Jordan:
Just two large projects in Amman. A lot of investment is finally pouring into Jordan, a poor country in comparison to other Arab states:
http://www.abdali.jo/
http://skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=347975

Doha, Qatar:
Ah, there is so much going on where I live...
Al Waab City: http://www.alwaabcity.com/
The Pearl: http://www.thepearlqatar.com/
Current projects in Doha: http://skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=300894&page=1
Satellite image of Doha: http://skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=347725&page=1
2006 Asian Games developments:
http://skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=241755&page=1 (most of these are ready)
There are also some old pics in this thread: http://www.airliners.net/discussions/non_aviation/read.main/838605

Dubai, UAE:
http://www.dubaitourism.ae/
http://www.dubaicityguide.com/main/index.asp
http://www.emaar.com/

These are just a few examples, take a look at the Middle East forums at skyscrapercity.com to get an idea of the boom in the Middle East. Also, search on Flickr.com with tags of whatever Middle Eastern city you want and you will get loads of great pictures.

The point of this thread wasn't some A.Net tourism campaign, it is to show that the countries which many people view as backwards or whatever are actually more than that. The Arab world is a place which is developing very quickly, and it is not what most people imagine it to be. Also, this goes to show how the Arab world is not all the same. The Gulf is culturally very different from the countries that form Greater Syria (Syria, Lebanon, Jordan & Palestine), as is Egypt, and North Africa. There is a picture in the first thread I linked to of a woman from the gulf dressed from head to toe in black in Beirut standing next to a woman wearing pretty much nothing - both are Arab, yet the differences are huge. I guess the point of this thread is to let people be a little less ignorant about the Mideast, and to show that the stereotypes are misleading.

[Edited 2006-05-21 16:06:29]

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User currently offlineLY7E7 From Israel, joined Jun 2004, 2232 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4077 times:

Great plans for Aqaba! Will defintely hop there while in Eilat when this project is finished.


the photos site is a nice one too.
http://skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=274958

[Edited 2006-05-21 17:36:56]


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User currently offlineJoKeR From Serbia, joined Nov 2004, 2226 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4060 times:

WOW!!!! I never knew Doha is being developed so much! It appears that Dubai will get some serious cometition, infrstructure wise.


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User currently offlineQR332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4047 times:

Quoting JoKeR (Reply 2):
WOW!!!! I never knew Doha is being developed so much! It appears that Dubai will get some serious cometition, infrstructure wise.

I think Doha is the most serious competitor to Dubai for a number of reasons:
- Dubai has become a city without culture, as Emaratis and Arabs in general have become a minority, and Dubai is just trying to market itself as a fantasy land of sorts while losing its identity. Doha, on the other hand, has a very strong Arabic culture, and it is holding on to its traditions while developing itself at the same time - this gives Doha a stronger sense of identity and image than Dubai, which, to be honest, doesn't seem to have one. Sorry if that doesn't make sense Big grin

Also, Dubai is just building and making things that are for the sake of having the biggest this and the coolest that. The Palms are a perfect example - three huge man made islands which are a waste of money as there is plenty of free space in Dubai, and which cannot possibly be filled. Burj Dubai (largest tower in the world) is another example - AFAIK they cannot find enough customers to sell the apartments, offices, etc to. Doha is establishing itself more as a economic hub and not a fantasy land, which is better in the long run. That is not to say that Doha doesn't have these types of projects - look at the Pearl - but they are smaller and more sensible.


User currently offlineYYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3642 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3952 times:

Wow! Those are some nice pictures. I want to go to those areas but unfortunately that won't be for at least 10 years.  Sad There are definetely quite a few things to do from the looks of it to fill up a couple of weeks of a vacation.


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User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2315 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3938 times:

Just wish Iran would do the same instead of wasting money on developing nuclear weapons, while there are millions of poor people living in Iran.

User currently offlineAndesSMF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3926 times:

Quoting QR332 (Reply 3):
Dubai has become a city without culture, as Emaratis and Arabs in general have become a minority, and Dubai is just trying to market itself as a fantasy land of sorts while losing its identity. Doha, on the other hand, has a very strong Arabic culture, and it is holding on to its traditions while developing itself at the same time - this gives Doha a stronger sense of identity and image than Dubai, which, to be honest, doesn't seem to have one. Sorry if that doesn't make sense

Congratulations! It makes perfect sense to me! This is actually a very good description to what I think its happening in the UAE.

As for the rest, I hope that Lebanon soon recovers its former glory and that other Arab countries continue to progress. Thanks for the updates.


User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12041 posts, RR: 47
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3920 times:
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Wow, some of those projects for Doha are amazing.

I spent 7 months in Doha in 2004 and I really like the place. I have been back a couple of times since, and there are always big changes.



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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 5 days ago) and read 3912 times:

I'd love to visit both Qatar and Dubai, one day  Smile



Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineThereAndBack From Turkey, joined Aug 2005, 699 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3873 times:

Istanbul... taken from skyscrapercity.com
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y103/Barut/116_1645.jpg
http://static.flickr.com/42/97292314_6a108738ee_b.jpg


User currently offlineJoseMEX From Mexico, joined Oct 1999, 1539 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3863 times:

Thanks for the links. Beirut has always been on my wishlist, hope I can visit there some day.

User currently offlineQR332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3827 times:

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 5):
Just wish Iran would do the same instead of wasting money on developing nuclear weapons, while there are millions of poor people living in Iran.

What do you actually know about Iran? Tehran is a beautiful place, very modern and loads to see. This link will give you an idea of the developments in Iran:
http://skyscrapercity.com/forumdisplay.php?f=597

Here are some pics:


http://www.iranian.com/PhotoDay/2004/September/Images/k4.jpg

http://www.bia2.com/wallpaper/iran/poll-800.jpg

More at:
http://skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=337600
http://skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=226146&page=1


User currently offlineWindshear From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 2325 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3818 times:

Quoting QR332 (Thread starter):

Aqaba, Jordan:
Huge redevelopment project going on here, here are some pics:

I am personally cheering on Jordan!
Those plans look amazing, and they are well deserved!

All my warmest thoughts to Jordan  Smile

Quoting QR332 (Reply 3):

I think Doha is the most serious competitor to Dubai for a number of reasons:

I have not been there, but I have been following the expansions of Doha, their plans for their new airport is also very interesting.
I am glad that there will be more competitive construction building and production in the Middle East, it is the way forward, Dubai needs its competitors as well  Smile

Wa' salam!
Boaz.



"If you believe breaking is possible, believe in fixing also"-Rebbe Nachman
User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2315 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3810 times:

Quoting QR332 (Reply 11):
What do you actually know about Iran? Tehran is a beautiful place, very modern and loads to see. This link will give you an idea of the developments in Iran:

I'm sure Tehran is beautiful, but I am also sure that they could spend more money on making the city become even more beautiful instead of developing nuclear weapons. Also, I didn't mention Tehran anywhere in my original post. There are still a lot of very poor people in Iran. Agree?


User currently offlineWindshear From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 2325 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3803 times:

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 13):
instead of developing nuclear weapons

Isn't this whole mess because the international society wants to be sure that this is not their intent?

Boaz.



"If you believe breaking is possible, believe in fixing also"-Rebbe Nachman
User currently offlineQR332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3796 times:

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 13):
I'm sure Tehran is beautiful, but I am also sure that they could spend more money on making the city become even more beautiful instead of developing nuclear weapons. Also, I didn't mention Tehran anywhere in my original post. There are still a lot of very poor people in Iran. Agree?

Well, it can be argued that Iran is in fact trying to improve things for its citizens by getting nuclear electricity - lets not forget there is no solid proof of a weapons program. There are lots of poor people in Iran, and I agree that more can be done to help them, but I was showing that Iran is not an undeveloped third-world country, as some people seem to assume.


User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11151 posts, RR: 59
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3772 times:

Quoting AndesSMF (Reply 6):
I hope that Lebanon soon recovers its former glory

Lebanon is already receiving more tourists than it did before the civil war.



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineCedars747 From Norway, joined Dec 2005, 2719 posts, RR: 19
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3764 times:

Big version: Width: 500 Height: 375 File size: 366kb
A view from the Middle east

Lebanon is unique !at least in the Middle east !
Alex!!!



Tengo una pasion para la aviacion !لدي شغف للطيران !I have a passion for aviation !
User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3750 times:

Quoting QR332 (Thread starter):
his thread is perfect in showing Beirut as it shows not only the downtown area, but many areas of it.

Thanks for the links. Many places I have been last autumn either walking or by car = holidays remembered !

Quoting QR332 (Reply 15):
Iran is in fact trying to improve things for its citizens by getting nuclear electricity - lets not forget there is no solid proof of a weapons program.

nuclear energy in Iran is to be used for providing energy to factories, public transport and to lighting of cities etc. And by using nuclear power domestically they can free more oil for exports. So that the civil use of nuclear power in Iran really DOES make sense.

Quoting BA (Reply 16):
Lebanon is already receiving more tourists than it did before the civil war.

a two-sided matter :
while Beirut now already is more beautiful than it was in late 1974 , and Beirut-Airport better equipped than then
-
the negative aspects are
A) BEY-Apt in 1974 was the Nr.1 airport in the Arab World (nobody spoke about remote places like Dubai), and its only competitor in the Arab World was Cairo
B) MEA was, together with UAA/EgyptAir one of the TWO top airlines in the Arab World. Gulf Aviation (now GulfAir, Emirates, EtihadAirways, QatarAirways, AirArabia, OmanAir) was just a small regional carrier. The network of destinations of MEA was absolutely leading .
C) Beirut and Cairo in 1974 were the only real metropolitan places in the Arab Mashreek, and in the Arab World only rivalled by far-away Casablanca
# so that to regain at least a good position will need some more -----
examples :
> public transport in Beirut is meagre. A good tramway or underground-system should be established
> railways should be established linking Saida and Beirut and Tripoli
> beaches like the dilapidated one in Khaldeh should be "upgraded" to meet demands of international customers
> Beirut-Airport should get real shopping premises and real restaurants and bars. And should become a stop on the Beirut-Saida railways line .
-
>>> just to give some ideas

[Edited 2006-05-23 14:34:18]

User currently offlineRaffik From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 1707 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3734 times:

The bus network in Beirut is fairly comprehensive and probably cheaper then any other form of public transport in the world! 500 lira (25p) will take you anywhere. Then you have the Servees (shared taxis) and normal taxis.

Beirut Airport does need more restaurants. As far as I can remember, there is just one eating place once inside the departure halls, and it's not very good.
There is a cafe in the arrivals hall- called sharwarma?



Happy -go- lucky kinda guy!
User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2315 posts, RR: 21
Reply 20, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3723 times:

Quoting Windshear (Reply 14):

Isn't this whole mess because the international society wants to be sure that this is not their intent?

What do you mean by that?

Quoting QR332 (Reply 15):

Well, it can be argued that Iran is in fact trying to improve things for its citizens by getting nuclear electricity - lets not forget there is no solid proof of a weapons program. There are lots of poor people in Iran, and I agree that more can be done to help them, but I was showing that Iran is not an undeveloped third-world country, as some people seem to assume.



Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 18):
nuclear energy in Iran is to be used for providing energy to factories, public transport and to lighting of cities etc. And by using nuclear power domestically they can free more oil for exports. So that the civil use of nuclear power in Iran really DOES make sense.

Right, but no one knows for sure that they are not also trying to create nuclear weapons. The problem is that we don't know what they want to use them to, if they are trying develop nuclear weapons. Nuclear power to the people is not the problem here. The problem is that Iran does not want to let the rest of the world look over their shoulder, and the more countries that get nuclear weapons, the less effect having a nuclear weapon will be. The idea with nuclear weapons is to keep the peace in the world, not making war, and no one knows what intentions Iran will have with their nuclear weapons if they are developing them.


User currently offlineOli80 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3718 times:

Quoting QR332 (Reply 3):
I think Doha is the most serious competitor to Dubai for a number of reasons: Dubai has become a city without culture

This is very true.

I can however see this happening to Doha over time too:

Qatar has a population of around 800,000 - 900,000 people. Of that, I was quoted that 250,000 - 300,000 are Qatari nationals. The rest are immigrants of other countries. Whether they be Western nations, other Arabic nations or Asian (Far East as well as Indian Sub continent) nations. Because the number of Qatari nationals is outnumbered by the amount of immigrants, I can see that over time, as immigrant figures increase, the Arabic culture will slowly be lost. At the moment, it still exists. I for one would be disappointed, I love walking around the Souks (Spelling?) around the eastern part of the bay. You can just get lost walking down the little alleys, best of all, I feel safer there than walking around large parts of London.

Look at City Centre shopping mall in Doha. Although you might think that it still preserves its Arabic design and culture, I don't see much difference to any other modern shopping centre in Europe. It even has a Starbucks and they play ice hockey in the middle of it!


User currently offlineRaffik From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 1707 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3718 times:

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 20):
The idea with nuclear weapons is to keep the peace in the world, not making war, and no one knows what intentions Iran will have with their nuclear weapons if they are developing them.

I don't see why any country in this day and age would require nuclear weapons- I think it's hypocritcal that Iran should halt their nuclear development (although they claim it's for energy and not warfare) and other countries such as Israel, America, Britain, Pakistan and Russia are not also disarming.



Happy -go- lucky kinda guy!
User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2315 posts, RR: 21
Reply 23, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3718 times:

Quoting Raffik (Reply 22):
I don't see why any country in this day and age would require nuclear weapons- I think it's hypocritcal that Iran should halt their nuclear development (although they claim it's for energy and not warfare) and other countries such as Israel, America, Britain, Pakistan and Russia are not also disarming.

Agreed. No one should be needing nuclear weapons, but still some countries do need them in some way like Pakistan and India. If they didn't have those weapons, they would probably be in war all the time. No one would be threatening Iran if they didn't try and develop nuclear weapons.


User currently offlineQR332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3714 times:

Quoting Cedars747 (Reply 17):
Lebanon is unique !at least in the Middle east !

Beautiful pic! If your referring to the snow, it snows in Jordan, Palestine, some parts of Syria, and Iran as well.

Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 18):
C) Beirut and Cairo in 1974 were the only real metropolitan places in the Arab Mashreek, and in the Arab World only rivalled by far-away Casablanca

There was also Damascus, and arguably Amman.


25 Post contains images Windshear : That was basically what I meant... You just seemed 110% certain that it was the case, that was all Boaz.
26 AirPacific747 : I am also most certain that it is the case, but as I said, no one knows for sure yet, but haven't Mahmoud Ahmadinejad been mentioning nuclear weapons
27 Raffik : Nothing in this world is guaranteed is it? They said back in 2000 that they already had weapons that could hit Tel Aviv. Nuclear weapons really scare
28 Post contains images Windshear : Raffiiiiik... Can you say Non Proliferation Treaty? Boaz.
29 Cedars747 : Come on ...you know that it's not the same !By the way ,i am not sure about Iran is an Middle eastern country Alex!!!
30 ME AVN FAN : existing yes, but the marking of the stations absolutely minimal, and the times in between times rather heavy cheap maybe, but what about some decent
31 Windshear : Hi there Alex... I actually thought you posted a pic from Norway... Amazing! This much snow is found nowhere else in the Middle East, except for mayb
32 ME AVN FAN : There of course are lots of snow in countries like Iran and Turkey, and to a lesser but still respectable extent in Lebanon (skiing-resorts ! ) and a
33 Windshear : The picture just look like Norway though! Amazing picture. Boaz.
34 QR332 : Iran is Middle Eastern, just not Arabic. Trust me, I have seen snow in Amman, and pictures of it in Jerusalem, and it is very nice. Obviously, not th
35 Post contains images YAK42 : Iran- Tehran: [img][/img] [img][/img] Kish:
36 ThereAndBack : Thank you both so much for posting pictures of Iran...I was really interested to see what it looks like since pictures seem hard to find. It's really
37 Post contains images AGM100 : Nice thread , great photos. It is very encouraging to see great progress for the people of the middle east. Hopefully the wealth will continue to find
38 Daleaholic : WOW! Really shows the Middle east from a different perspective than what we see in the media! Thanks for sharing the photos.
39 Cedars747 : But it supose we were talking about the Middle east,so what has to do Algeria , Marrocco and Greece, these countries doesnt belong to the Middle east
40 Cedars747 : Hi QR332 and first congratulation for this amazing thread.I trust you and i use to work for Alia Royal Jordanian Airlines and use to live in Amra Hot
41 Post contains links and images BA : There are six ski resorts in Lebanon at the moment and they will soon be eight. Faraya-Mzaar is the largest ski resort in the Middle East and is the
42 Post contains images YAK42 : The ski resorts around Tehran are mostly just for day trippers as the cable cars leave directly from Tehran. One of the cable car lines is supposed t
43 Windshear : Is it me, or is this a serious race between Iran and Lebanon?! Cheesus guys... Anyways I am gay, so I am rooting for Lebanon! Go BA Go BA Go BA... Ama
44 Cedars747 : Ya da,the destiny wants Lebanon to be an extension for Iran not only in Politic but in weather also Alex!!!
45 QR332 : Really? Very interesting to hear that... Amra is now gone, its been replaced by the Crowne Plaza. What did you work as? FA? LOL! I think its a good t
46 Cedars747 : Public relation department at Queen Alia international airport.Amman is a wonderful city ! Alex!!!
47 Post contains links and images Windshear : Well allow me to expand on that... Here is Israel seen through my lense... First a lady bug in Jaffo: Ben Gurion before the new terminal: One of the
48 Cedars747 : LOL! you are so funny! Alex!!!
49 Post contains images QR332 : Nice pictures Windshear... Jaffa has to be one of the nicest cities in Palestine/Israel, I would love to see its old town. Some more ME pics: Amman, J
50 Post contains images Windshear : Wow looks amazing! Again no place like the ME! Have never really seen pictures of either Amman or Doha! Good call! Jaffo is one of the best places in
51 Post contains links QR332 : Just go to www.flickr.com and search for either Doha or Amman... thousands of great pictures, very high quality and very interesting. Sort them out b
52 Post contains links and images Windshear : Great link thanks man! BTW this is my cat Boaz.
53 Post contains images Cedars747 : By the way ,this is Haifa Lebanon not Haifa the city in Palestine !  Alex!!![Edited 2006-05-24 15:12:52]
54 Post contains images Windshear : So what you are saying, is that this is your pussy then? Boaz.
55 Post contains images FOMEA : Cool pics you guys. They all look good. My baby... Wawa Alex, Wawa. Regards F-OMEA
56 Post contains images Cedars747 : Bous el wawa and you will be fine   Your cat look like Ivan "Raffik's cat" Alex!!![Edited 2006-05-24 15:53:39]
57 Post contains images Windshear : My pussy looks no where near what Raffik's pussy looks like!! Anyways I wanna hear if that is a picture of your pussy? Boaz.
58 Post contains links and images YAK42 : Iran rest of country:
59 Emirates773ER : Some awesome pictures of the holy land and other parts of the middle east, I am really looking forward to a visit to Palestine and Israel next year h
60 Cedars747 : Come on Boaz,QR332 will be upset bcs we are out of the thread.By the way Ivan is amazing! Alex!!!
61 LY7E7 : The only one actually - the rest are in Jaffa (although this a united municipal entity).
62 QR332 : Haha, actually i'm finding this quite amusing! I just didn't want politics to ruin this thread before...
63 Post contains images LY7E7 :
64 Post contains images LY7E7 : Some photos of Eilat - the Israeli Red Sea resort:
65 Post contains images Windshear : It will inshallah Glad you liked the pictures guess I kinda included Jaffo to Tel Aviv then... Great you posted pics of Eilat, although they look a b
66 Cedars747 : Nice pics from Eilat. Hehe,there is daily flights from Israel to Lebanon and sometimes twice a day,you just have to be a good F16 pilot Alex!!!
67 Post contains images AirPacific747 : Pervert
68 Post contains images Windshear : sssshhh!!! Aaaaaanywaaaay... Saw these pics of what is being built in Dubai, amazing to look at! Here are some more from Eilat: I love looking at the
69 Post contains images Raffik : Nice one. My pussy is the best- he is so adorable and sweet. I've never heard him hiss or growl. He is as sweet as his mother (me!)
70 Post contains images Windshear : You have no idea Boaz.
71 Cedars747 : Very nice but artificial at the same time ! Alex!!!
72 Marco : QR332 I'm sorry but both Doha and Dubai don't have culture. Doha is just a few years behind Dubai but their projects are just as extravagant and out o
73 ME AVN FAN : thanks for the pictures. Absolutely fantastic WHAT "Armagedon" ? Greece, whenever in Europe, in many ways also is in the Middle East, and Algeria/Mor
74 Cedars747 : Thanks for your explanation! I am more confused now ! Alex!!!
75 Post contains links Emirates773ER : I could not argue with you on Doha b/c I have not been there but Dubai is a totally different story. The nationals in Dubai have a very strong bond w
76 Post contains links and images YAK42 : Cities of the UAE Dubai (worlds fastest growing city): Abu Dhabi (worlds weathiest city): Sharjah:
77 Marco : could not argue with you on Doha b/c I have not been there but Dubai is a totally different story. The nationals in Dubai have a very strong bond wit
78 Emirates773ER : I understand your argument much better now, it is true that compared to Iraq, Iran etc the UAE really has no historical cultural significance of that
79 QR332 : Marco, I can honestly say I have never heard you say anything positive about Arabs. I do not understand why you are so bitter, and I am not trying to
80 Post contains images AirPacific747 : I forgot to say this: Very nice pics everyone!! I honestly didn't know the middle east looks so good This is far from what you see in the media. I hav
81 Marco : Marco, I can honestly say I have never heard you say anything positive about Arabs. I do not understand why you are so bitter, and I am not trying to
82 Marco : understand that you don't like Arabs very much 3njad habibi enough of these accusations. 1- I'm from Iraq 2- Most of my friends are Arab and know my
83 Rolfen : please explain. There are so many bars in gemmayzeh, monot and downtown. There is a big choice of restaurants too. There are some big malls such as G
84 Rolfen : Ugh! Why do they keep bringing her up? She's not pretty, she's not sexy, I see much better girls everyday, girls who dont need 1 kilogram of makeup t
85 Marco : I saw Haifa at CDG - she looks very good in person ... honestly
86 Cedars747 : Rolfen,i suggest that you go and bous el WAWA. Alex!!!
87 Post contains images YAK42 : He was refering to the Airport terminal in his post. I dont know if they are adequate or not at BEY but thats what hes talking about, not the city it
88 Rolfen : ooops, sorry! No it's true, you cant say that they're adequate, especially for eating.
89 ME AVN FAN : There is a gigantic misunderstanding. I enjoyed the city, but above referred to the airport itself, or more precisely the passenger-terminal, which i
90 ORDflier : Thank you all very much for some wonderful pictures from such an amazing and historical part of the World... Thanks Again!
91 Post contains links and images Tbar220 : Where is this? Sadly, it looks like its drying up.
92 Post contains images YAK42 : Its a reserevoir with a dam for Tehran I as far as I know, so the water levels will tend to vary quite a bit. You see simmilar ones in Scotland with t
93 ME AVN FAN : let's be fair. Places like Dubai a few decades ago were very small coastal towns on the edge of the desert. Dubai even in 1990 still was rather a kin
94 Post contains images Windshear : I agree Las Vegas lacks any culture what so ever, and I love that town... Not comparing Dubai with Las Vegas... Just saying so what? Boaz.
95 ME AVN FAN : well, Las Vegas is much "older", at least the city of today
96 Windshear : How much is "much"? Like 50 years? maybe 55? Anyhoo I believe the Flamingo hotel is the oldest hotel on the strip, while one of the newest and pretti
97 ME AVN FAN : The town of Dubai was established around 1850 and so is basically older than the one of Las Vegas, BUT expansion of Las Vegas into what it is now dat
98 Post contains images Windshear : ME AVN FAN... Still this is a difference of like 20-30 years max, culture in Iraq goes back several Millenniums! Boaz.
99 ME AVN FAN : absolutely so ! which shows that the comparison of Dubai and Las Vegas can be done. BUT, Beirut at the other hand was rather a village until about 18
100 Post contains links and images YAK42 : Dubai Airport in the sixties (they had to chase away the wild donkeys with every take off and landing): Dubai Town 60s Pics from http://www.harrys-stu
101 ME AVN FAN : I particularily love the pictures with the KAC and MEA Viscounts, and the picture of the Dubai State Telephone Co Ltd is also quite interesting
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