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New US$5.7 Billion Tourist Attraction: Dubailand  
User currently offlineTeahan From Ireland, joined Nov 1999, 5446 posts, RR: 58
Posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2224 times:

After the Palm Islands here is the next major porject in Dubai, this time costing over US$5.7 billion:


Giant mixed-use theme park comprising 45 major projects (plus 200 minor ones) in 6 “worlds” covering an area of land almost equal to Dubai city. Rain forest, ski slope, water park, equestrian centre, aviation display, art gallery, multi-cultural garden complex, the largest zoo in region, Pyramids, world’s largest shopping mall, full size “dinosaur” enclosure, several stadiums, golf courses and everything else you can imagine.

It aims to attract 200,000 visitors daily by 2010, which I guess that should help fill some Emirates planes.


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User currently offlineBobrayner From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2159 times:

Massive capital spending, to build a huge new resort from scratch... the precedents aren't good. How is that place in Japan going?

"World's largest shopping mall" is meaningless now. They don't have any more diversity than the average town centre; the stores are just duplicated over and over again as you walk through endless km of bland tiled precinct. I don't give a damn if a mall claims to have 2000 stores - at least 1000 of them will be Starbucks or Gap anyway.

The dinosaur enclosure sounds good, though.  Smile

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User currently offlineDc10guy From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 2685 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2093 times:

I like Dubai, Its the bright spot on the other wise not so fun Arab world. I hope "Dudailand" works out. If any place would have the cash for something like this it would be Dubai.

Next time try the old "dirty Sanchez" She'll love it !!!
User currently offlineNikibary From United States of America, joined May 2003, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 2049 times:

and add some more orders for the a380...
seriously this is slowly getting out of proportion

User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2004 times:

Sounds hideous.

But as the region becomes more affluent I see Dubai becoming the destination of choice for millions. In particular, as the Indian middle class expands, Dubai and Singapore will keep attracting this important demographic.

User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8736 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1991 times:

LOL I thought it said "Dubyaland."

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User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1980 times:

"LOL I thought it said "Dubyaland.""

Thats Iraq. No tourists there for awhile.

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