"Dubai...In A Fast Moving Phase" Top 5 Page for this destination Dubai by Cielo_Algaeed

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Home of d World's Largest, Tallest, Biggest ~ SOON

Dubai has always been included in my travel wish list eversince i knew about the baggy and 4x4 wheel drive in the sand dunes, belly dancing and camel milk...

Just this month, another travel wish came true! Me and my husband spent 4 days in Dubai. Just enough (for me) to explore the place, visit the souks, have a photo of Famous Burj Al Arab :-)

Though i wasnt able to do the above activities, im happy that i was able to see the place.

Well, i can say Dubai is really in a fast moving phase. They ahve more or less 5,000++ constructions of hotels, buildings, malls, villas, aprtments etc. all at the same time. And because of that, 2 of the largest crane in the world is here!

Thousands of workers were required to cope up with the work demand and they are required to work 24 hrs a day.

As of today, they are building the soon to be Tallest Building in the world which is Burj Dubai towering about 200++ floors and surpassing the current title holder Taipei 101.

They will also have the biggest mall in UAE which will measure about 10 football fields. Rumors said (actually our tourguide hehe) visitors need atleast 3 days to move around it without going back in the same shop. Interesting!

Also, they are in the process of making a new international airport which will sum up the size of London Heathrow and the present airport.

They will have the one of a kind Dubai zoo and first in the world which is called "Animatronics". Replica of dinosaurs and other extinct animals which they will bring to life through the used of robotics.

The multi billion project of Palm Jumeirah is nearing its completion. And if you're planning to buy..sorry! it is all sold out...to whom? to the famous Hollywood Celebrities, top models, athletes and of course the rich and famous.

The reason for all these massive constructions is the forecast of the government that in 2013, Dubai will no longer depend on oil production but moreso in travle and tourism.

Dubai's population is about 1.4 million and 80% of it are expatriates and only 20% are local or Emirati.

Based on what i saw, 65% would be from India, 5% from Philippines and the remaining 10% is mixed of Europeans and Russians.

Planning to buy a property on your own? sorry! The government doesnt allow expat to own any property here but they do allow 99years of rent/lease. Though in some areas which they call the freezone/open zone they allow 100% ownership, tax free!

It is such a wonderful thing that the rulers of Dubai are very business oriented. And what we are seeing are just 10% of his forecast!

His ambition appears to be way beyond that... and we salute him!

So, lets wait and see as Dubai reaches the top!

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  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Oct 9, 2010 at 11:50 AM

    Our daughter and husband are there now on marriage honeymoon. They planned the strip but could not get into Burg al Arab. YOu did a very nice job of picture taking and the comments very helpful for VT viewers.

  • joysweet's Profile Photo
    Jul 1, 2010 at 9:58 PM

    sister parang malapit na kong tumungtong dito. thanks sa tips! kailangan ko ng murang hotel at ang mahal ng airfare. hehehe

  • Dthey's Profile Photo
    Jan 31, 2008 at 3:59 PM

    Hi Cielo, great tips on Dubai. Very helpful mga advice. I haven't been there, but looking forward sometime this or the next year, hehe. Sige, itutuloy ko na lang ulit pagbababasa bukas, :).

  • maztek's Profile Photo
    Oct 20, 2007 at 5:58 AM

    I never knew Etihad is so good....nice pages on Dubai..warnings are valueable

  • Dyesebel's Profile Photo
    May 8, 2007 at 9:32 PM

    Wish I could finish my Dubai page!!!I'm pimping my appartment pa kasi;) hey dito ka naman nxt time visit;)

  • shintarojon's Profile Photo
    Apr 9, 2007 at 5:53 AM

    hay...bukas punta na ako ng bagan..parang ayuthaya daw ito ng bangkok...inuubos ko na nga lamang ang time ko sa pag internet dahil parng ghost town na ang kapaligiran...

  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Apr 8, 2007 at 10:15 PM

    Hi cielo, great tips and photos of dubai! Also thanks for the information on dubai airport :)

  • tuman's Profile Photo
    Apr 8, 2007 at 4:16 AM

    Very well written pages.

  • Apr 7, 2007 at 10:59 AM

    ang sasarap naman ng mga pagkain! hindi ka ba tumaba sa mga sweets na to? :-))

  • Tripack's Profile Photo
    Apr 7, 2007 at 1:25 AM

    Well, I am thinking about Dubai for my next skiing holidays ;-) How is the snow conditions today?


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