Dubai is the most populous city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It also has the most amazing structures ever built and soon to be built on the surface of the earth! Look at how Dubai has progressed over the years. Starting with this photo around 1990.
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And here is Dubai in 2003.
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Dubai is said to currently have 15-25% of all the world’s cranes. Here is the island that looks like a palm tree.
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The Palm Islands in Dubai . New Dutch dredging technology was used to create these massive man made islands. They are the largest artificial islands in the world and can be seen from space.
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Dubai Hydropolis. It is the world’s first underwater hotel. Entirely built in Germany and then assembled in Dubai , it is scheduled to be completed by 2009 after many delays.
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This is what downtown Dubai will look like. More than 140 stories of the Burj Dubai have already been completed.
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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.
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DubaiSports City . A huge collection of sports arenas located in Dubailand.
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The Dubai Mall will be the largest shopping mall in the world with over 9 million square feet of shopping and around 1000 stores.
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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.