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  1. Marc Joseph
    Mar 06 - 9:15 am

    While “dubai-talk” dominates most of the architectural blogs and e-zines, this is the first time I have really seen a comprehensive breakdown of most of the insane activity that is and has happened. Shouldn’t we include the whole Dubai Waterfront into “Dubailand” though. I mean the whole thing is a spectacle.

  2. [...] You can view here many of Dubai’s architectural majesty, including the tallest building in the making (Al Burj, which will be 3 times the Empire State Building), world’s largest amusement park, world’s tallest hotel, largest artificial man made islands, largest indoor skiing facility, world’s largest shopping mall and if approved, world’s first Space Port. [...]

  3. ali rostamabadi
    Jun 12 - 9:38 pm


  4. [...] For those of us who got that money, they may be interested in living or at least staying temporarily at this hotel/tower being built on what once was just ocean.  One living quarters (penthouse actually) in the tower is going for 30 Million. While that may sound like allot for many people, it will probably end up being a bargain for others willing to live and play on the new island of Palm Jumeriah at Dubai. [...]

  5. abhi
    Sep 01 - 8:13 am

    amazing!!!!, breathtaking!!

  6. Red1
    Sep 05 - 10:12 am

    this is my city :D i grow up here and i saw all of this changes

  7. alhilal
    Sep 05 - 2:54 pm

    oh man, you are lucky…

  8. Ivy
    Oct 09 - 4:04 am

    I think this is ridiculous

  9. sam and carly
    Oct 23 - 5:58 pm

    your island is so alsome you sould bild an island named aka for

  10. sam and carly
    Oct 23 - 5:59 pm

    cool names

  11. Salatuni
    Nov 14 - 11:52 am

    well this guys r on thier own level. but why build islands? come to africa and build on land. we still got acres of space here.especially in Kenya

  12. hikumaru
    Nov 14 - 4:27 pm

    Does the supply meets the demand? Is Dubai going to hold a certain percentage of the world’s population by building hunderds and thousands of high rise building? it’s pretty amazing that everything is developing fast… but hopefully not to cause another financial crisis

  13. neepoda
    Nov 15 - 9:23 am

    this is toomuch problem

  14. Jason
    Nov 29 - 6:48 pm

    I think they built the islands and lagoon projects to increase the amount of waterfront property fairly dramatically.

  15. Ronan Kennedy
    Jan 03 - 8:48 pm

    Hi I would love if you could e-mail me this web page.Its fantastic. I have taken an interest in dubai and would like just to have these pictures. I cant seem to save the notes along with them though, which i think reaaly add to the pictures. I would very much appreciate it.Thank you

  16. Jojo Lacoste
    Mar 24 - 2:03 pm

    Hi I would love if you could e-mail me too this web page.Its amazing. I have taken an interest in dubai and would like just to have these pictures. I cant seem to save the notes along with them though, which i think really add to the pictures. I would very much appreciate it.Thank you

  17. MY WORLD
    Apr 28 - 10:55 am

    F-U-C-K Dubai. The whole city is built on bull shit and dirty money. I hope somebody blows the whole place up. That city is just a terrorest attack waiting to happen. F-U-C-K Presedent Bush and F-U-C-K the middle east!!!!!!!!!!

  18. Dário
    Jun 27 - 7:19 am


    they consume a F*CKIN LOT OF WATER!!!

    i am serious, we must stop this f*ckin city, this is a desert, there is no water and they are consuming all crystal water in the world!!! you must destroy that city faster as u can!!!

    you all fuckin bitches should die!!! >=(

  19. The Kat
    Aug 04 - 11:01 pm

    Though My world was quite shocking in the way he/she put it i do agree. All these new buildings, sports resorts, fun lands… No actual Dubai residents can afford to go. Its all built for Rich people from around the world. Dubai does not even care about its own people. They are manipulated and taken advantage of. The workers building these huge projects are paid pennies with no health care, insurance or Unions. Its a Disgusting way to run a country and they should be ashamed…..

  20. Jonathan Burkes
    Aug 13 - 10:47 am

    Fantastic city. Cant wait to get there. They make a lot of money on oil, and they sure do invest them in their own country and people, way to go :-)

  21. Nicole
    Aug 21 - 12:35 am

    So i thought we were in a recession, i thought the world was going to shit? but all these countries can afford to pay for this? I just dont understand why we cant help each other out instead of wasting our money on a getaway resort. so the 500,000 richest people can come to and forget about the rest of the planet. i believe its a big waste of money, we can put forth money to help improve other situations instead of running away like little pussy’s.

  22. BingoOldFatty
    Sep 02 - 8:19 am

    for MY WORLD.
    Dubai may or may not be built on money that is not rightfully acquired but it still is the GREATEST CITY EVER! hah : ]

  23. raju kumar
    Oct 01 - 2:07 pm

    nice country dubai

  24. zeus
    Oct 05 - 3:31 pm

    i got a msaaive cock

  25. [...] This site has some splendid photographs of Dubai – although we suspect some are make believe – and some illuminating comments from visitors [...]

  26. Seikh Ali
    Oct 24 - 2:46 am


  27. Pieter
    Oct 24 - 3:28 pm

    I had the pleasure/ honour of visiting Dubai during August. Absolutely fantastic, great infrastructure, nice people etc. I think people making these stupid comments probably haven’t been to Dubai to experience it first hand. Make a plan to get there – it will change your views!

  28. Adam
    Nov 21 - 7:54 am

    So once the novelty of visiting the biggest buildings, biggest ski resorts, first underwater hotel, etc wear off, all the rich people traveling from North/South America, Europe, and East Asia will realize they can do pretty much all these things in slightly smaller but equally maintained facilities in their own countries and not have to travel far out of their way to do so. One thing that most people who can afford these things have: they make sure their INCOME is maximized against their spending habits and surely they will consider regular visits to a city with virtually no culture (I’m not saying the Middle East or anywhere else on Earth is less culturally significant than places like France, Italy, etc., but come on Dubai is not Baghdad, Mecca, Jerusalem, etc) just a waste. Dubai is Las Vegas, on steroids without the proximity to the amount of consumers and wealth that Las Vegas is. Also, Las Vegas has the ability to cater to middle-income consumers who make up vastly more of the population that Dubai cannot.

    I’m sorry but Dubai will be a flash-in-the-pan Guinness World Record champion, a colossal waste of money and human labor and a complete drain of the world’s natural resources. The recent development of this city is analogous to Adam “Pacman” Jones’ making it rain incident: you get a ton of money without proper education and guidance and it goes to waste in the most flamboyant way possible.

  29. Alex
    Nov 30 - 11:11 am

    This is simply crassness personified. What are they are going to do next? Build a replica plannet Earth made from one trillion tonnes of steel.. complete with 6 billion lights to represent the human population..? Instead of building Dubailand and mini islands why don’t these wankers try and improve the situation for the ordinary locals..(especially the migrant workers whose conditions are appalling) instead of catering for the reptilian uber rich? Bollox!

  30. Jeevan
    Dec 03 - 8:54 pm

    Evidently your abhorrence of Dubai draws its roots from fear; fear that Dubai is proving herself worthy of reigning as the Ultimate Superpower of the world!! Dubai is priding herself toward being a self sustainable land, a land that fears no recession.

    Why should Dubai spend its money on heavy artillery, in the hopes of conquering that which does not belong to her, like that which the US has been doing, where has that left the US?? War has left children fatherless, wives have become widows her people live in poverty and fear, consequences that have arisen from greed.

    Look at the statistics Dubai has more construction workers than residents, and you accuse you her of not considering the world being in recession Dubai has created jobs for thousands of people from her country and beyond.

    I think the world should marvel at her ingenious creations, an extraordinary feat of engineering!!!

    Proudly South African!!! :):)

  31. RG
    Dec 05 - 9:56 pm

    Sadly that city is built on vapor. Completely unsustainable, especially since all the money that they make comes from a resource that’ll be gone in 50 years. Sad to know something that pretty is going to crumble under its own weight.

  32. hamze
    Feb 06 - 9:34 pm

    i built the plam jumairh and al burj

  33. Paul
    May 06 - 4:43 am

    I had been to Dubai last year and i can say it’s completely shit to stay there.They got all their money from oil and they can built anything they want.But i wonder what these people like in Dubai.The atmosphere is not comfortable and it’s as if you are breathing hot vapour.One can hardly see more that 3 km because of the vapour in the atmosphere.One day the oil will end and it will be their end too.
    The appearance is misleading and the reality is that dubai is not the land of paradise but the desert of hell.

  34. Aru
    May 08 - 2:25 am

    Amazing place… I don’t understand y some people here have commented bad for Dubai…

    Conclusion: They are Bloody jealous!!

    Cheers to Dubai…:)

  35. Prathap G
    Oct 16 - 10:00 pm

    I am a witness to the development taken place in Dubai since my arrival in the U.A.E. in 1976 from India.

  36. sosa
    Oct 17 - 5:35 am

    I was born in an American territory but my blood is fully hispanic, I grew up in Dominican Republic. I do thank God for letting us be in U.S.A…but if i ever had a chance i would live all my life in Dubai. I agree with Seikh Ali when he says that they spend money on their own country instead of war!!!..I respect that culture soo much and admire them because of their intelligence and what they been tru. I will always refuse to go by the rules of America or any other nation. I go by God and myself…If America didnt waste their time at war and supposedly helping other nation(which i think is bullshit) they would’ve been something like whats Dubai is becoming. And Thank God America has nothing to do with Dominican Republic, But like i said I agree with Seikh Ali, my ass would stay and live all my life in Dubai. people over there are soo astute respectful, and humble.

  37. Will
    Nov 07 - 12:50 pm

    Please understand that the images show the more unusual projects in Dubai. There is a large amount of ‘normal’ building work going on, although at a somewhat slower pace since the recession hit. I’ve lived here now since early 2008, and find it considerably more comfortable than Europe. Yes, it’s hot in the summer, but the winters are glorious. The people are helathy, friendly, and despite the doom-mongers, I have yet to meet a site worker without his own mobile telephone, clean clothing, three square emals a day, health cover and a good standard of living.
    Very few people are rich, and Dubai has very little oil; it’s just another city, getting along as best it can, while developing its future as a world transport hub, not an oil producing nation. Don’t believe anything you read in the papers, most of the ‘reporters’ have plainly never set foot in the place.
    And yes, Dubai embraces peace and tolerance, a fact much appreciated by the 192 nations whose people are happily coexisting here, including quite a lot of Americans

  38. brianhoorn
    Feb 11 - 8:11 pm

    I’m going to die. These people crack me up! They act like they know everything about somewhere they’ve never been! They toss around stupid insults that aren’t even legitimate. And yes, Alex, it would be fantastic if they made a replica of the planet Earth with six billion lights. What do you people have against technology? And while you say they cater to the rich, they’ve actually created thousands of job for the working class. While there are some major attractions that are pretty expensive, there is a lot of everyday facilities too. I’m from Seattle. It’s the same way. You don’t need to be rich to live in Seattle, but it’ll cost you if you want to stay in a fancy hotel, eat out every day, go clubbing, and visit amusement centers.

  39. Thex74
    Feb 28 - 9:29 pm

    Not really,the buildings are made to profit.Before we run out of oil,the preofit gained in those 50 years will be at least 200% higher than the amount of money they spent on building.

  40. Zigajecar2
    Feb 28 - 9:32 pm

    Well, besides that. How much deosn an island cost compared to some normal ground? Remember,these are CUSTOM MADE islands =D… It’s all for the money.

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