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Old 01-31-2008, 09:27 PM   #1
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Absolutely Amazing!

Have you seen "The World"? Man-made islands, two in the shape of palm trees just off Dubais. Paradise on earth. Videos here:

http://www.theworld.ae/videotour.html
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Old 01-31-2008, 09:31 PM   #2
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Beautiful!!!!!
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:00 PM   #3
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I learned about this last year from some tv show, but, I can't remember which one. Supposedly, Dubai's oil reserves will be depleted within 15? 20? + - years, so the gov't is trying to come up with ways to turn it into a tourist mecca to keep the $$$ coming into the country.
They came up with this man made world in the shape of individual islands & have offered them for sale to developers. I believe young Donald Trump is one of the US investors.
If you buy an island, among other things you have to do, is make each island self sufficient; create your own fresh water supply, power sources, & you cannot pollute the soil or surrounding water, etc. I can't help but wonder what the power of the sea could do to these islands, but supposedly the islands are reinforced with huge boulders to keep them from being washed away. Will be very interesting to see how this goes. Mind boggling
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Have you seen "The World"? Man-made islands, two in the shape of palm trees just off Dubais. Paradise on earth. Videos here:

http://www.theworld.ae/videotour.html
Yes, I saw it a few weeks ago, arrived in my email.
Beautiful & looks so clean. Oil money built it!
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:33 PM   #5
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I think it was featured on the Today show last year during the "Where in the World is Matt Lauer" week.
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:37 PM   #6
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We saw a program on it too. Showed the construction from beginning to end, including problems and solutions.
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:46 PM   #7
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Hmm..that is interesting.
The ''Duck'' here knows of where I speak...a chatroom called Cheers..and I met a guy there from India, who's Father was a biggee in Dubais, then the guy got a big job, with ''shipping''...and something about these islands.

He found himself a girlfriend online..in that chat room,..a school teacher in Oklahoma.........(and I cannot think of their nicknames)...........but it was such a sweet love story..AND THEN HE CAME TO THE US TO MEET HER...then he went back......, and I'm not sure whatever became of that fun love affair.

Oh me........
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I think it was featured on the Today show last year during the "Where in the World is Matt Lauer" week.
That's where I had seen it. It is very beautiful!
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