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  2. 2. I am sure that the following slideswill surprise you
  3. 3. Theycentre around the building boom in Dubaiover recent years
  4. 4. This was the main street of Dubai, in 1990,and it has changed just slightly over the intervening years.
  5. 5. This is the same street in 2003
  6. 6. … but it had changed even more by last year
  7. 7. Due to the present building boom, Dubai is said to currently have up to 25% of all the world’s cranes
  8. 8. The Dubai Waterfront.When completed it will become the largest waterfront development in the world.
  9. 9. All of this was built in the last 5 years, including that island that looks like a palm tree.
  10. 10. They are the largestartificial islands in theworld and can be seenfrom space. Three of these Palms will be made in all.
  11. 11. Upon completion, the resort willhave 2,000 villas, 40 luxury hotels,shopping centers, movie theaters, and many other facilities.
  12. 12. The World Islands.300 artiiificially created islands in the shape of the world.Each island will have an estimated cost of $25-30 million.
  13. 13. The Burj al-Arab hotel is the worlds tallest, and with itsluxury, is considered the only 7 starhotel in the world. It stands on anartificial island in the sea
  14. 14. Hydropolis, the worlds first underwater hotel. Entirely built in Germany and then assembled in Dubai, it isscheduled to be completed by 2009 after many delays.
  15. 15. Constructionbegan in 2005 on the Burj Dubai and is expected to be complete by 2008. At an estimated height of over 800 meters, it will easily be worlds tallest building when finished.
  16. 16. This is what downtown Dubai will look likearound 2008-2009. More than 140 stories of the Burj Dubai have already been completed.
  17. 17. Once completed it will take over the title of the tallest structure in the world from the Burj Dubai. The Al Burj.This will be thecenterpiece of the Dubai Waterfront.
  18. 18. Recently it was announcedthat the finalheight of thistower will be1200 meters.
  19. 19. The TrumpInternational Hotel& Tower, which will be the centerpieceof one of the palm islands.That would make itmore than 30% tallerthan the Burj Dubai and three times as tall as the Empire State Building.
  20. 20. Currently, the largest amusement park collection in the world is Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando,which is also the largest single-site employer in the United states with 58,000 employees.
  21. 21. DUBAILAND will be twice the size.
  22. 22. Dubailand will be built on 3 billion square feet(107 miles^2) at an estimated $20 billion price tag.
  23. 23. Currently, the Walt DisneyWorld Resort is the #1 touristdestination in the world. Once fully completed, Dubailand will easilytake over that title since it is expected to attract 200,000visitors daily.
  24. 24. Dubai Sports City. A huge collection of sports arenas located in Dubailand.
  25. 25. The Dubai Marina is an entirely man made development that will contain over 200 highrisebuildings when finished. The completed first phase of the project is shown.
  26. 26. The Dubai Mall will be the largest shopping mall inthe world with over 9 million square feet of shopping and around 1000 stores.
  27. 27. Ski Dubai ,( already open,) is the largest indoor skiing facility in the world. This is a rendered image of another future indoor skiing facility that is being planned.
  28. 28. Some of the tallest buildings in the world, such as Ocean Heights and The Princess Tower,which will be the largest residential building in the world at over a 100 stories, will line the Dubai Marina.
  29. 29. The Dubai Metro system,once completed,will become the largest fully automated rail system in the The Dubai world. World Central International Airport will become the largest airport in size when it is completed.
  30. 30. Currently there are more construction workers inDubai than there are actual citizens.