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Overambitious? That is Definitely Dubai

Overambitious? That is Definitely Dubai

This weekend’s been something of an ego trip for good ol’ Dubai. Should we be concerned?

July 31, 2011 3:32 by

a little disappointing, but definitely Dubai.
What is next? Dubai’s very own Taj Mahal? Or how about a Leaning tower of the UAE? Oh what’s that? Dubai’s already got that covered? What a surprise.

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  1. Sam Rickett on July 31, 2011 6:17 pm

    This article, like everything else written by Fernandes is another sad and pathetic attempt at Dubai bashing. Get over yourself and start creating professional pieces. Now that will be refreshing!

  2. Mohamed on August 1, 2011 10:19 am

    As per the media, the Blue Mosque is not by the government but by a Mr. Habtoor Business man at a cos tof 85 million Dhs. The Blue Mosque has nothing to do with the Dubai Government. It is a contribution by a private business man.

  3. Andrew on August 1, 2011 12:52 pm

    Well Sam, why don’t you refute a few points in it then?

    Whilst I’m still laughing at Doha hosting the world cup, I actually do think Dubai could pull the Olympics off. Dubai lacks a lot of public access sporting venues, a lot of this infrastructure could fill those gaps, and I could see a fair bit of it getting considerable use, particularly if it’s designed for dual/multiple activities. For example the complex required for the swimming and diving events would prove hugely popular once opened to the public.

    Unlike Doha the real issues of logistics are probably as good as taken care of with the new motorways, airport, hotels and property, etc.

    As for Dubai aping everywhere else, blind ambition for the sake of it always leads to that, so it’s hardly a surprise.

  4. Khalid AlKhatib on August 4, 2011 7:41 am

    Dear Fernandes
    Once you report on something.
    Kindly make sure you have the facts right, you cannot replicate the blue mosque in Istanbul with 85Million dirham’s, I would suggest you go do a bit of research on it.


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