Saturday, March 04, 2006

Dubai Architecture to Draw 15 million Tourists (not Terrorists?)

This is a Travel Geographer Blog only post (this is a blog, not a podcast)

Where will you find the world's largest:

- Indoor ski facility
- Shopping center
- Tallest building
- Underwater hotel
- Artificial islands
... and more ... ?

These architectural extremes have either been built, are under constructions, or are in the planning stages in the Dubai United Arab Emirate. (Dubai is the same place that is the current boogie-man in the US terrorist landscape due to their intent to purchase the British company that currently operates several large US east coast ports.) The goal of all these projects is to increase tourism to Dubai to 15 million by the year 2010. Hopefully they will not also be a draw for the region's terrorists ?!

Click on the title to this blog to go to the Business Week online article and slide show of Dubai's architectural plans. THIS IS A MUST SEE !!!