Tuesday, March 4, 2008

They Sure Du Bai

With one of the fastest growing GDP's in the world - "Singapore on Steroids" as a friend of mine labeled it - the United Arab Emirates knows how to spend their money. The capital, Abu Dhabi, is nothing to yawn at, but Dubai is no doubt the country's jewel.

Check out this amazing photo layout of the development in Dubai. Granted, some of them are artistic renderings of what's to come, but given what already exists I don't think the drawings of what's to come are exaggerations.

Some of the more interesting points:
  • Dubai is said to have 15-25% of the world's cranes.
  • Dubai is currently constructing what will be the world's tallest building (by 40%). And also another building that will be 30% taller than that. Imagine how pissed you'd be if you lived on the top floor and realized you forgot your phone in your car. I guess you'd just have to use your phone machine to make you a new one.
  • Dubai has more construction workers than citizens.
  • Dubai dumped Halle Berry and doesn't return her phone calls.
  • Chickens in Dubai lay golden eggs, and they are served at Denny's.
  • Denny's in Dubai are called al-Denny's.
  • Dubai is building the largest mall in the world. It will be dubbed "The Mall of American Money".
  • Dubai can see Jacob.
  • You may also be curious about the weather in Dubai. Guess what, it's sunny.

Lastly, a couple months ago Coovo told me that his sister was going to Dubai. I told him that was crazy - if girls get kidnapped in Jamaica what did he think would happen in Dubai? Then Coovo reminded me that she wasn't going to Kabul, and she was going with a group from work. I told Coovo to have her bring back one of those golden eggs. Mmm-mmm.

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