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This is a city on crack.

































The Burj al Alam, or The World Tower.  Upon completion it will rank as the world's highest hotel.  It is expected to be finished by 2009.  At 480 meters it will only be 28 meters shorter than the Taipei 101.  































The Trump International Hotel & Tower, which will be the centerpiece of one of the palm islands, The Palm Jumeirah.


Dubailand.  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.  Dubailand will be twice the size. 


Dubailand will be built on 3 billion square feet (107 miles^2) at an estimated $20 billion price tag.  The site will include a purported 45 mega projects and 200 hundred other smaller projects.  














Dubai Sports City.  A huge collection of sports arenas located in Dubailand. 


Currently, the Walt Disney World Resort is the #1 tourist destination in the world.  Once fully completed, Dubailand will easily take over that title since it is expected to attract 200,000 visitors daily.


The Dubai Marina is an entirely man made development that will contain over 200 highrise buildings when finished.  It will be home to some of the tallest residential structures in the world.  The completed first phase of the project is shown. Most of the other high rise buildings will be finished by 2009-2010.   


The Dubai Mall will be the largest shopping mall in the world with over 9 million square feet of shopping and around 1000 stores.  It will be completed in 2008.  


Ski Dubai, which is 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. 


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. 



The UAE Spaceport would be the first spaceport in the world if construction ever gets under way.  I'm not joking...  


Some other other crazy shit...

  • The Dubai Metro system, once completed, will become the largest fully automated rail system in the world. 
  • The Dubai World Central International Airport will become the largest airport in size when it is completed.  It will also eventually become the busiest airport in the world, based on passenger volume. 
  • There are more construction workers in Dubai than there are actual citizens.