Monday, January 15, 2007



The Dubai Waterfront will be the largest in the World after completion with over 100 different waterfront developments and over 150 master planned communities and Dubai Waterfront will be bigger than Manhattan and Beirut.

Approx. 15-25% of the World's Cranes are in Dubai!

By now, you probably know about my fascination with all the construction going on in Dubai. In what will not doubt be recognized as the largest building boom in the last century, Dubai is on tap to build not only the tallest skyscraper (and 2nd, if plans go right), the world's first 7-star hotel, a series of private islands shaped like palm trees and a globe, an underwater hotel, the first ski resort in the Middle East, the largest mall, and a ton of condos and private communities.

The Underwater Hotel

To get an idea of how much the building boom has gripped the area, look at this picture of Dubai taken from the 90's and a new one taken a year ago:

Throw in this huge, extra-fancy hotel that bills itself a the world's only 7-star hotel, The Burj al-Arab.

The iPad is a luxury condo inspired by the iPod. Serious!

Dubai set the bar higher by creating The Palm, a series of private islands shaped like a palm tree and visible from satellites. The Palm was such a success before it opened, that more islands were started. There's even one shaped like the world. Click here for satellite image of Dubai from 1973-2006!

The Dubai Mall
With an impressive array of leisure pursuits, including a world-class aquarium, fashion show arena, gold souk and an ice rink, The Dubai Mall will be the largest mall on earth. The Mall of the Emirates houses the first indoor ski resort for the Middle East. With outside temperatures easily cracking 110 degrees, the climate controlled slopes of Ski Dubai make their own snow. Click here for more Pictures of Ski Dubai!
The Burj Dubai is, or will be, the world's tallest building (click here for building comparison to world skyscrapers) . However, the Al Burj is being constructed now and should take the title. Both constructions are being secret about their final height, although the Burj Dubai is a little more than half done and is expect to reach over 800 meters high. Similar to when the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building were built in New York to competing groups, the race to be the tallest is top priority in Dubai

The Burj Dubai

The Al Burj

Thanks to Dubai is nuts for additional pictures.
Learn more about Dubai's Future constructions from Buisness Week.


Anonymous said...

this is one of the best sites ive ever seen on dubai, and it is fasinating to read some of this things about how that fudging country is growing out of our oil demand,...

DubaiGuide said...

Dubai skyline is expected to have atleast six "super-towers" with more than hundred habitable floors, which is much more than any other city in the world.

The six super towers include

Burj Al Alam (expected to have 108 floors)
Burj Dubai (continuing beyond 126 floors)
Pantominium (120 storeys)
Al Burj (180 to 200 floors)
The Princess Tower (107 floors)
Marina 101 (with 101 floors).

Here you can see more details

aisha said...

I have no words!!
Pictures are breathtaking!!
I cannot imagine, how human beings could build such masterpieces!!
Arabs are really fine fellows.
They want to be the first, and they will be, definitely!
So many fantastic projects are rising day by day, people from all over the world are interested in investing in Dubai property.
Thanks to the government and UAE's people who really aim at high successes.

Anonymous said...

Dubai's oil reserves have diminished significantly and are expected to be exhausted in 20 years.
This country will soon implode

Anonymous said...

What goes up must come down. When there is a boom, there will be a bust.

Anonymous said...

Dubai wan't built on Oil - it was built on Trade. It sits in the center of a almost 900 million consumers in the middle east.

Although the statistic of 15-25% of cranes is wrong, its more like 2% of the world's cranes, which is still a lot!

Anonymous said...

and what are they suppling those 900 million customers

Anonymous said...

they providing OIL! :) hence the city being built like it is. Once it run out, they need another source of income. Qatar is following this step as well. Their city have crane all over the place and crappy roads.