Dubai from helicopter
Dubai is the largest city in the United Arab Emirates, located on the shores of the Persian Gulf to the northeast of the capital, Abu Dhabi. In the middle of the 20th century, Dubai was a small settlement, but then in just a few decades it experienced rapid growth, which in its pace is comparable to that of Shanghai. The development of the city is promoted by the availability of oil resources, as well as a favorable tax system (a number of significant taxes are missing). In addition, Dubai is a popular tourist resort, to which a large number of Russians come every year.
Until the 1940s, Dubai was a small settlement. They were engaged in the extraction of pearls and exchanged it for food. Later in Japan, they learned how to deduce pearls in an artificial way, and the need for the present has dropped significantly. As a result, a crisis began in the country. However, when oil was found, everything changed ...
The history of high-rise construction in Dubai began with the 39-storey Dubai World Trade Center (in the center of the frame), built in 1979. Upon completion, this building was the tallest in the Middle East:
Downtown Dubai.The photo shows the Rose Tower, the second tallest hotel in the world (333 meters, 72 floors):
Each skyscraper from the "rear" is connected by a transition to the aboveground parking:
Twin Towers, the symbol of the city - "Emirates Towers":
Sheikh Zayed Road is the main and longest street in Dubai - 55 km, with 12-lane traffic for the most part. Along the highway, for a considerable length of it, there passes the red line of the Dubai Metro
The Burj Khalifa Tower is the tallest building in the world that ever existed (828 meters). The construction of a skyscraper began in 2004 and proceeded at a speed of 1-2 floors per week. The building was officially opened in 2010.
The building has 162 floors. The 124th floor has the highest observation deck.
In November 2013, the city was selected as the winner for the right to host the world exhibition EXPO-2020.
Dubai Marina - the area around the man-made bay in the west of the city:
Upon completion, more than 200 skyscrapers will be located here, including some more than 300 meters high.
"Cayan Tower". The highest twisted tower in the world (75 floors, 310 meters). The peculiarity of the building is that it twists through 90 ° from the bottom to the top.
Towers "Dubai Business Central Twin Towers". Obviously, the style is brazenly lapped with "Chrysler building" (New York):
In fact, the territory of Dubai is land reclaimed from the desert.
"Burj Al Arab" ("Arab Tower") - a seven-star hotel in the shape of a sail, one of the most luxurious in the world.
The building stands in the sea at a distance of 280 meters from the shore on an artificial island connected to the ground with a bridge.
The Palm Jumeirah is a man-made island shaped like palm trees with 17 branches. Palm Island is visible from space and is considered to be the largest artificial island on earth. Its diameter is 6 kilometers.
"Branches" of micro-districts. They are exclusive villas that differ in size and design.
Hotel Atlantis The Palm.
Artificial archipelago "World". Consisting of several islands, the general form resembling the continents of the Earth is 4 kilometers from the coastline:
The total area of the Mir archipelago is 55 sq. Km. What makes it the largest artificial archipelago in the world. The size of the islands is from 14 thousand to 83 thousand square meters, the width of the straits between them ranges from 50 to 100 meters with a depth of from 16 meters.
Jebel Ali - the world's largest artificial deep-water harbor.
Jebel Ali Port is one of the largest freight ports in the world.
Container ship Emma Mærsk (carrying up to 11 thousand TEU, containers) 71 docks, serving 125 vessels at the same time. Overload of 7 million containers per year or one container every five seconds.