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  1. Dubai 2010 Suicidal Cities:Dubai, UAE How Dubai is FAILINGit’s Environment [Written By Dana Suri]

  2. Dubai’s Environmental ConcernsAnd How They’re Being Fixed • Sewage is being dumped into the water which is needed for drinking. • There are more cars, though most are at least seven years old, and they are polluting the air. • There is a fine of $25,000 for the people who dump sewage if they’re caught. • There are air monitors and a website to show the pollution, as well as a Memorandum of Understanding between Dubai Muncipality and Abu Dhabi.

  3. How the World is Affected(Not the Islands) • Worrying environmentalists • Polluting Persian Gulf • Attracting tourists • Killing local marine life

  4. Dubailand Dubai Geographyand Natural Resources Geography: • Irrigated desert • Flat • Next to Persian Gulf Natural Resources: • Oil • Salt

  5. Indoor Ski Resort • Underwater hotel • Indoor ski resort • Outdoor pool cooled in desert • Fake islands shaped like either the world or palm trees Construction Several buildings vying to be the tallest building in the world Indoor beach

  6. Indoor Ski Resort • 34 or 35 degrees Fahrenheit • 22,500 meters sq. and 85 meters high • Two cafes at bottom and halfway up • 5 different sets—400 meters tops Tobogganing and more is allowed and encouraged (rents available) Also has dune buggies for dune surfers outside Indoor Ski Resort

  7. 3 billion square feet • 2x Disney World size with 45 “mega-projects” big enough to be their own park • Construction started October 23, 2003 and is expected to be complete by 2020 Dubailand Has schools and hotels Probably going to expand after it is complete Dubailand

  8. On land owned by Dubai Crown Prince (Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum) • At entrance: large screen theatre showing marine biology that opens at end to show the hotel Hydropolis First submerged hotel $483 million designed by Joachim Hauser Hydropolis

  9. Skyscrapers • Rose Tower: 2684 ft. tall and still not at the height planned, it has 72 stories • BurjKhalifa: 2717 ft. tall and the tallest building on Earth with construction that started on September 21, 2004 • Emirates Complex: a 54 story building joined to the 56th floor for a total of 1163 ft. that is the 12th tallest building 21st Century Tower: 883 ft. tall with 55 stories, it has no balconies but overlooks the Persian Gulf and has a gym and is being used by cabin crew members of the Emirates Airline Skyscrapers

  10. Sinking Islands • Islands meant to hold hotels for millionaires are eroding and the areas between the islands are becoming clouded with silt • They are manmade in the shape of palm trees and the world • It’s a ten-year project “in a coma” (Nakheel) 2009- Nakheel (construction co.) was bailed out at a cost of $25 billion People own most of the sinking islands Nakheel insists the islands aren’t sinking Palm Island

  11. Desalinating Water • The salt is thrown back into the water • Red Tide is feeding on the sewage • Red Tide might shut the desalination plant down There’s enough fresh water stored for months The sewage in the water is allowing the E. Coli to grow too numerable to count Dubai Waterfront

  12. Air Pollution • Dust is natural and at acceptable levels • The main problems are from cars • The cars are generally seven years old or older • The pollutants are being monitored • There are 14 fixed and 2 mobile monitors The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) allows the air pollution to be posted on a website so the overall air pollution can be seen Burj al Alam

  13. Sewage Disposal • 1 plant for 1.4 million people • 12-16 hour wait for proper disposal • People dump the sewage down storm drains It runs into the water near the beaches Some beaches have been shut down In November, the Palm Jumeirah was closed for the same reason The World

  14. Bibliography Dubai’s Mall • "DubaiGeography - Dubai Location - Rub Al Khali." Dubai - Travel Guide - Dubai Information. 2007. Web. 10 Mar. 2011. <http://www.dubai-information.info/dubai_geography.html>. • "Dubai and Air Pollution." The Good Air Lady. Web. 05 Mar. 2011. <http://www.thegoodairlady.com/dubai_and_air_pollution_000274.html>. • Wheeler, Julia. "Raw Sewage Threat to Booming Dubai." BBC News - Home. 13 Oct. 2008. Web. 05 Mar. 2011. <http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7663883.stm>. • Verma, Sonia. "Sun, Sea and Sewage in the Playground of the Rich in Dubai." The Times | UK News, World News and Opinion. 29 Jan. 2009. Web. 05 Mar. 2011. <http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/travel/news/article5607619.ece?token=null&offset=12&page=2>.<http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/travel/news/article5607619.ece?token=null&offset=12&page=1>. • Setrakian, Lara. "Filthy Rich: Dubai Choking on Sewage." ABCNews.com: Breaking News, Politics, World News, Good Morning America, Exclusive Interviews - ABC News. 1 Feb. 2009. Web. 05 Mar. 2011. <http://abcnews.go.com/International/story?id=6781673&page=1>. <http://abcnews.go.com/International/story?id=6781673&page=2>. • Saadeh, Diala. "Environment Key Challenge for Booming Dubai." Business & Financial News, Breaking US & International News | Reuters.com. Reuters, 03 May 2007. Web. 28 Feb. 2011. <http://www.reuters.com/article/2007/05/03/environment-emirates-recycle-env-dc-idUSL0353057620070503>. • Gough, Alicia. "Icing On The Cake: Dubai's Inside Alp - OnTheSnow." Ski & Snow Report, Ski Deals, Skiing Reviews | OnTheSnow.com. 7 Oct. 2008. Web. 16 Mar. 2011. <http://www.onthesnow.com/news/a/3885>.

  15. Dubai Skyscrapers Bibliography (contd.) • Hickman, Leo. "Chilling Developments in Dubai." The Guardian, 18 Dec. 2008. Web. 28 Feb. 2011. <http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2008/dec/18/artificial-beach-dubai-environment>. • "Dubai, Abu Dhabi Ink MoU to Check Air Quality." Khaleej Times Online. 28 Feb. 2011. Web. 28 Feb. 2011. <http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticleNew.asp?col=§ion=theuae&xfile=data/theuae/2011/February/theuae_February722.xml>. • Alderman, Liz. "Dubai Faces Environmental Problems After Growth." New York Times. 27 Oct. 2010. Web. 23 Feb. 2011. <http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/28/business/energy-environment/28dubai.html?pagewanted=2&_r=1>. • Butler, Tina. "Dubai's Artificial Islands Have High Environmental Cost." Conservation and Environmental Science News. 23 Aug. 2005. Web. 23 Feb. 2011. <http://news.mongabay.com/2005/0823-tina_butler_dubai.html>. • "Hydropolis Underwater Hotel, Dubai." Design Build Network. 2011. Web. 01 Mar. 2011. <http://www.designbuild-network.com/projects/Hydropolis/>. • Dowdey, Sarah. "HowStuffWorks "How Dubailand Works"" Howstuffworks "Adventure" Web. 16 Mar. 2011. <http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/dubailand.htm>. • Spencer, Richard. "The World Is Sinking: Dubai Islands 'falling into the Sea' - Telegraph." Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph Online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph - Telegraph. 20 Jan. 2011. Web. 16 Mar. 2011. <http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/dubai/8271643/The-World-is-sinking-Dubai-islands-falling-into-the-sea.html>. • "Dubai Skyscraper." Dubai Abu Dhabi. Web. 17 Mar. 2011. <http://www.dubaiabudhabi.com/dubai-tourist-attractions/dubai-skyscrapers.html>.