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Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed Feb 28, 2007 3:54 pm

thedude wrote:Gotta love country that squanders its oil money instead of investing and saving for the day when the oil wells run dry.
Gotta love a country where they take their oil profits, reinvest them in the country and make themselves the tourist destination for much of the world. Unlike some other countries that are completely dependant on oil for their economy.
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Postby acsguitar » Wed Feb 28, 2007 3:55 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:
thedude wrote:Gotta love country that squanders its oil money instead of investing and saving for the day when the oil wells run dry.
Gotta love a country where they take their oil profits, reinvest them in the country and make themselves the tourist destination for much of the world. Unlike some other countries that are completely dependant on oil for their economy.


Good piont
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Postby Coppermine » Wed Feb 28, 2007 3:58 pm

acsguitar wrote:
Pogotheostrich wrote:
thedude wrote:Gotta love country that squanders its oil money instead of investing and saving for the day when the oil wells run dry.
Gotta love a country where they take their oil profits, reinvest them in the country and make themselves the tourist destination for much of the world. Unlike some other countries that are completely dependant on oil for their economy.


Good piont


The UAE has an open economy with a high per capita income and a sizable annual trade surplus. Its wealth is based on oil and gas output (about 33% of GDP), and the fortunes of the economy fluctuate with the prices of those commodities. Since 1973, the UAE has undergone a profound transformation from an impoverished region of small desert principalities to a modern state with a high standard of living. At present levels of production, oil and gas reserves should last for over 100 years. Despite higher oil revenues in 1999, the government has not drawn back from the economic reforms implemented during the 1998 oil price depression. The government has increased spending on job creation and infrastructure expansion and is opening up its utilities to greater private-sector involvement.


Seems like they're doing all right.

They're also one of the few middle eastern countries that doesn't wish our destruction.
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Postby Snakes Gould » Wed Feb 28, 2007 6:08 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:
acsguitar wrote:And I'm adding my own ... The http://www.burj-al-arab.com/


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Sorry but that isn't even the coolest thing in Dubai.
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http://www.thepalm.ae/


THATS WHAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT!

i had no idea what it was though.
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Postby acsguitar » Wed Feb 28, 2007 6:30 pm

Snakes Gould wrote:
Pogotheostrich wrote:
acsguitar wrote:And I'm adding my own ... The http://www.burj-al-arab.com/


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Sorry but that isn't even the coolest thing in Dubai.
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http://www.thepalm.ae/


THATS WHAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT!

i had no idea what it was though.


So they are making that into a city?
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Postby ukrneal » Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:00 am

The Agassi/Federer thing was a promotion when they had the Dubai Open or something. I saw Agassi in an interview about it and he said it was incredible. When Tiger Woods was there, I believe they turned it into a tee-off location or something.
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:32 am

ukrneal wrote:The Agassi/Federer thing was a promotion when they had the Dubai Open or something. I saw Agassi in an interview about it and he said it was incredible. When Tiger Woods was there, I believe they turned it into a tee-off location or something.


That would be awesome! Teeing off of that thing. :-°
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Postby acsguitar » Thu Mar 01, 2007 2:09 pm

Omaha Red Sox wrote:
ukrneal wrote:The Agassi/Federer thing was a promotion when they had the Dubai Open or something. I saw Agassi in an interview about it and he said it was incredible. When Tiger Woods was there, I believe they turned it into a tee-off location or something.


That would be awesome! Teeing off of that thing. :-°


I still wouldn't be able to use my driver effectively I'm sure
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Postby ukrneal » Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:28 pm

Omaha Red Sox wrote:
ukrneal wrote:The Agassi/Federer thing was a promotion when they had the Dubai Open or something. I saw Agassi in an interview about it and he said it was incredible. When Tiger Woods was there, I believe they turned it into a tee-off location or something.


That would be awesome! Teeing off of that thing. :-°


A link to some pics:
http://www.marshu.com/collection-archit ... s-golf.php
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sportacademy/hi/f ... 529019.stm
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Postby thedude » Thu Mar 01, 2007 8:09 pm

I can just see tiger drilling some poor fisherman or jet skier right in the head. :-b
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