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Dubai's rich soil is sparking extraordinary design growth

Implications - In the 2008 trend report we touched on Dubai’s abundant oil wealth which has fueled a plethora of cutting edge architectural developments. Free from financial limitations, Dubaichitecture continues to showcase the boundlessness of human imagination, stretching limits in technology, sustainability and luxury.
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Wheel Shaped Hotel
Wheel Shaped Hotel
Dubai Promenade
Dubai property developer Nakheel announced the construction of the world's first wheel-shaped hotel this week. The Dubai Promenade is a new waterfront community in development, and one of these buildings… MORE
Dubai's Next Man Made Island
Dubai's Next Man Made Island
The Universe
Seeming trying to prove that too much is not nearly enough the Dubai developer of “The World” has just announced plans to build the “The Universe” which they will squeeze in between “The World”… MORE
Dubai Builds Fashion Island
Dubai Builds Fashion Island
Isla Moda
Dubai Infinity Holdings is doing it again. They have announced a mixed use development to establish Dubai as a global "fashion hub." Isla Moda will combine super style and ultra luxury to attract only… MORE
play_circle_filled All Wonders of the World in Dubai
All Wonders of the World in Dubai
Pyramid, Taj Mahal and More in Falcon City of Wonders
The biggest pyramid in the world will no longer be in Egypt; rather, it will be in Dubai. As part of a new project called Falcon City, Dubailand will be adding replicas of the world's wonders that will,… MORE
$25,000 Hotel Rooms
$25,000 Hotel Rooms
Atlantis The Palm Hotel in Dubai
Defying the current credit crunch, people with mega-money are paying $25,000 per night to stay at the decadent Dubai hotel Atlantis The Palm. The $25,000-per-night 3-bedroom suites come complete with… MORE
50 Story Water Fountains
50 Story Water Fountains
Dubai To Blow Water into the Desert Air
Perhaps its time to declare Dubai Building Debauchery as dumb. The latest in “we want the biggest and we want it now” structure is a large fountain to be the centerpiece of the Downtown Burj project.… MORE
$25 Million Mega-Parties
$25 Million Mega-Parties
Dubai Soiree Will Be Viewable from Space
The grand opening of the Atlantis The Palm in Dubai is set for later this month. Billionaire tycoon Sol Kerzner is planning a $25 million party that will supposedly be viewable from space. The London… MORE
Champagne Inspired Buildings
Champagne Inspired Buildings
The Bubble Windows of Dubai's Pixel Tower
Where else but Dubai would you get a champagne inspired tower? The 18-story Pixel Tower by James Law Cybertecture, which is planned for Dubai's Waterfront, is inspired by the moving bubbles in a champagne… MORE
Living Inside an iPod
Living Inside an iPod
The Shuffle Tower in Dubai
Cybertecture brings you another marvel, The Shuffle Tower in Dubai, set to open in 2010. The tower is a mixed use development designed on the "shuffling" of music on a MP3 player. Set on the Dubai waterfront,… MORE
Future Dubai Cybertecture
Future Dubai Cybertecture
Du Tower
Some things have to be seen to be believed. This 38 story tower in Dubai is named the Du Tower and will function as a symbol of the young, high-tech telecommunications company, Du. "This 115-metre tower… MORE
World's Longest Arch Bridge
World's Longest Arch Bridge
667 Meter Bridge in Dubai
On why Dubai would want the longest arch bridge in the world and spend lots of money on it, I wouldn't know. The most publicized emirate in the UAE has already chosen the New York architectural firm FXFOWLE… MORE