View Full Version : Dubai. Disney Tourism on Steriods in the Middle East

01-19-2007, 09:22 AM
Please don't let this thread get political or religious.


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates Erupting from the flat, featureless desert of this Persian Gulf city-state like a space-age mirage is the tallest building in the world, the Burj Dubai.
It is rising at the rate of a floor a week. Some predict it will reach half a mile heavenward, but no one knows for sure. The builders won't reveal its final height for fear of tipping off would-be competitors and heaven forbid! being trumped. To ensure its place in the record books, the tower which will house shops, apartments and a 172-suite Armani hotel when it's finished next year can be even further elevated in the future.

Shattering records is the mantra these days as this Arabian field of dreams aspires to become the top tourist destination in the world.
One of the seven United Arab Emirates, the oil-rich sheikdom is strutting onto the global stage with all the speed and energy of its famous Arabian thoroughbreds. Naysayers are not welcome. Consider that it boasts the world's first indoor black-diamond ski run (despite the 110-degree outdoor heat), largest gold souk (with jewelry sold by weight), richest horse race, only seven-star hotel and more shopping malls per consumer than any other city in the world.

If that's not enough, developers are racing to build the planet's largest amusement park (twice the size of Walt Disney World), largest shopping mall (eat your heart out, Mall of America), only luxury underwater hotel, first rotating skyscraper, and offshore artificial islands audaciously shaped like palm trees and the map of the world. (Rod Stewart reportedly already snapped up "England.") Not to mention life-size replicas of world wonders, including the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Eiffel Tower and the Taj Mahal. And a Vegas-style strip (minus the gambling) where one hotel alone would have 6,500 rooms, making it what else? the largest in the world.

01-19-2007, 09:32 AM



The Seven Bowls. I heard a loud voice speaking from the temple to the seven angels "Go and pour out the seven bowls of Go'ds fury upon this earth."

So the first [angel] went and poured out his bowl on the earth; and it became a loathsome and malignant sore on the people who had the mark of the beast and who worshiped his image.

The second [angel] poured out his bowl into the sea, and it became blood like [that] of a dead man; and every living thing in the sea died.

Then the third [angel] poured out his bowl into the rivers and the springs of waters; and they became blood.

And I heard the angel of the waters saying, "Righteous are You, who are and who were, O Holy One, because You judged these things;

for they poured out the blood of saints and prophets, and You have given them blood to drink. They deserve it."

And I heard the altar saying, "Yes, O Lord God, the Almighty, true and righteous are Your judgments."

The fourth [angel] poured out his bowl upon the sun, and it was given to it to scorch men with fire.

Men were scorched with fierce heat; and they blasphemed the name of God who has the power over these plagues, and they did not repent so as to give Him glory. (

Then the fifth [angel] poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom became darkened; and they gnawed their tongues because of pain,

and they blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores; and they did not repent of their deeds

The sixth [angel] poured out his bowl on the great river, the Euphrates; and its water was dried up, so that the way would be prepared for the kings from the east.

And I saw [coming] out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs;

for they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them together for the war of the great day of God, the Almighty

("Behold, I am coming like a thief. Blessed is the one who stays awake and keeps his clothes, so that he will not walk about naked and men will not see his shame.")

And they gathered them together to the place which in Hebrew is called Har-Magedon

Then the seventh [angel] poured out his bowl upon the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple from the throne, saying, "It is done."

And there were flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder; and there was a great earthquake, such as there had not been since man came to be upon the earth, so great an earthquake [was it, and] so mighty

The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. Babylon the great was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of His fierce wrath.

01-19-2007, 09:39 AM
i need to tell my boss about this.. maybe we can get disneys dubai contract... as we already have their ESPN Zone contracts as well as their cruise lines and disney world

01-19-2007, 09:50 AM
UAE is paradise.

01-19-2007, 10:13 AM
I worked with daughter of a top construction contractor there... Wow....place is amazing. Why she's in IT, beats me????

Ultra Peanut
01-19-2007, 10:55 AM
Dubai is ****ing insane. There's really no other way to put it.

01-19-2007, 10:58 AM
Lee's Summit may get a Legoland

01-19-2007, 11:09 AM
Lee's Summit may get a Legoland
Olathe is hella dumb for ****ing that one up.

Leave it to JoCo. :banghead:

01-19-2007, 11:12 AM
Olathe is hella dumb for ****ing that one up.

Leave it to JoCo. :banghead:
Yeah, its usually the city of KC thats screws up like that.

We need some retail chit in Lee's Summit. All we have is suburban houses and Summit woods. We have top notch schools but we are paying some high frigging real estate taxes for those schools.

01-19-2007, 11:30 AM
Lee's Summit may get a Legoland

LMAO Don't look now Dubai but here comes Lee's Summit in your rear view mirror. LMAO

01-19-2007, 11:48 AM
LMAO Don't look now Dubai but here comes Lee's Summit in your rear view mirror. LMAO
Thats right we have a Houlihans now. We are on a roll!

Ultra Peanut
01-19-2007, 05:12 PM
Lee's Summit may get a Legoland
http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/16494286.htmIsn't he a little old for that?

01-19-2007, 05:31 PM
We will wait until it is done then accidently bomb the shit out of that place. WHOOPS!