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67 Emirati Endeavors

Amazing Innovations from Before the Dubai Financial Crisis

— November 29, 2009 — Art & Design
If you have not heard about the Dubai financial crisis yet, then you better start reading an equally-as-screwed newspaper. Dubai has suffered greatly from the global economic problems of today, and now it seems that Abu Dhabi might be the one to step in and help the city seemingly built on fantasy.

Check out all of the wondrous UAE (a person from the UAE is called an Emirati… cue The More You Know music) innovations which were initiated before the Dubai financial crisis.
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Dubai Cares
Dubai Cares
Educate 1 Million Children
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Turning Oil into Entertainment
Turning Oil into Entertainment
Dubai's Chic Sheikh
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Dubai Shopping Festival 2008
Dubai Shopping Festival 2008
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15 Foot Books
15 Foot Books
Burj Dubai Hotel Hosts Giant Logbook
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14 Hour & 40 Min Ad
14 Hour & 40 Min Ad
Emirates Airlines Non-Stop Info From Dubai to Sao Paulo
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Wireless Mesh Phone Networks for Skyscrapers
Wireless Mesh Phone Networks for Skyscrapers
Burj Dubai Gets Firetide Mesh
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World's Longest Arch Bridge
World's Longest Arch Bridge
667 Meter Bridge in Dubai
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Billion Dollar Robotic Jurassic Park
Billion Dollar Robotic Jurassic Park
Restless Planet in Dubai
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Green Hollywood Architects
Green Hollywood Architects
Brad Pitt Designs Eco Hotel in Dubai
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Dubai and Sydney the Next Milan and Paris
Dubai and Sydney the Next Milan and Paris
Top 15 Fashion Cities (Research)
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Hybrid Taxis in Dubai
Hybrid Taxis in Dubai
Chevrolet Tahoe and Malibu Cabs
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A Woman's View On Auto Shows
A Woman's View On Auto Shows
My Experience at the Dubai Motor Show
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$2.72 Million Camels
$2.72 Million Camels
Dubai Prince Splurges on a Dry Hump
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Future Dubai Cybertecture
Future Dubai Cybertecture
Du Tower
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Earth Hour 2009 Victories
Earth Hour 2009 Victories
Dubai Saves 200k kilowatts of Electricity
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Dreamworks Joins Dubailand
Dreamworks Joins Dubailand
World's First Dreamworks Theme Park
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516 Meter Highrises
516 Meter Highrises
The Pentominium Dubai to be the Apex in Luxury Living
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Dubai Sports City
Dubai Sports City
Yet Another Dubai Development Masterpiece
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Solar-Powered Hotel
Solar-Powered Hotel
Grand Hyatt Dubai
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Architecture-Inspired Phones
Architecture-Inspired Phones
The SBNP-N90 Looks like the Burj Al Arab in Dubai
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Living Inside an iPod
Living Inside an iPod
The Shuffle Tower in Dubai
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Ghostly Global Wonderlands
Ghostly Global Wonderlands
Dubai Festival City Announces Plans for Casper Theme Park
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Lacy Bazaarchitecture
Lacy Bazaarchitecture
Rak Jebel Al Jais Resort is Wedged Into the Dubai Mountains
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Women-Only Skyscrapers
Women-Only Skyscrapers
Eve's Tower in Dubai
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Refrigerated Beaches
Refrigerated Beaches
Palazzo Versace in Dubai Will Cool Beachgoers, Irritate Environmentalists
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5 Acre Dubai Real Estate Sign
5 Acre Dubai Real Estate Sign
World's Biggest Ad
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Ski Dubai: Indoor Ski Dome in the Desert
Ski Dubai: Indoor Ski Dome in the Desert
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$7.64 Billion Transit Systems
$7.64 Billion Transit Systems
The Dubai Luxury Metro System Redefines City Travel
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Champagne Inspired Buildings
Champagne Inspired Buildings
The Bubble Windows of Dubai's Pixel Tower
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Dubai Again At Forefront of Lavish Design
Dubai Again At Forefront of Lavish Design
The Wave Tower
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Death Star Super-Structures
Death Star Super-Structures
The James Law Technosphere Mimics Earth in Dubai
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The Burj Dubai Becomes the World's Tallest Building
The Burj Dubai Becomes the World's Tallest Building
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Celebrity Architects
Celebrity Architects
Pamela Anderson's Eco-Friendly Dubai Hotel
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Jewellery School
Jewellery School
Gems & Jewellery Academy in Dubai
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Luxury Hotel Boom
Luxury Hotel Boom
6 Sumptuous Dubai Resorts
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Rotating Tower in Dubai
Rotating Tower in Dubai
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Staged Catwalk Spills
Staged Catwalk Spills
Preemptive Falling Models at Dubai Fashion Week
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Multi-Cultural Projects in Dubai
Multi-Cultural Projects in Dubai
Museum of Middle East Modern Art
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$25 Million Mega-Parties
$25 Million Mega-Parties
Dubai Soiree Will Be Viewable from Space
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Eiffel-Inspired Towers
Eiffel-Inspired Towers
The Ekological Small Building is a Housing High-Rise in Dubai
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All Wonders of the World in Dubai
All Wonders of the World in Dubai
Pyramid, Taj Mahal and More in Falcon City of Wonders
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The Future of Dubai
The Future of Dubai
Nakheel Shows What's Next
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50 Story Water Fountains
50 Story Water Fountains
Dubai To Blow Water into the Desert Air
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Dubai Builds Fashion Island
Dubai Builds Fashion Island
Isla Moda
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White Hot Luxury Convertible
White Hot Luxury Convertible
Maybach Landaulet to Debut in Dubai
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Monstrous Man Statues
Monstrous Man Statues
Arabic Storyteller of Giant Proportions in Dubai by VisionDivision
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$4.5 Billion Airport Additions
$4.5 Billion Airport Additions
Dubai's Emirates Terminal 3 is World's Largest
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$35 Million Parties
$35 Million Parties
Kylie Minogue Gets $4.4 at Dubai Soiree
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Dubai Sky Photos
Dubai Sky Photos
View From 85th Floor of Burj Dubai
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Over-the-Top Opening Parties
Over-the-Top Opening Parties
The Atlantis Hotel in Dubai (UPDATE)
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Dancing Dubaichitecture
Dancing Dubaichitecture
Self-Powered Dynamic Eco-Architecture
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Mega Star Developments
Mega Star Developments
Tiger Woods Dubai Golf Course + $64 Billion Development
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The Dancing Towers
The Dancing Towers
Dubai Business Bay Development
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Color Pop Portraits
Color Pop Portraits
Corno's Dubai Exhibit is Filled With Dazzling Faces With Big Lips
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Cube Architecture
Cube Architecture
Dubai Sports City
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Dubai's Next Man Made Island
Dubai's Next Man Made Island
The Universe
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Man Made Islands
Man Made Islands
Dubai's Palm Jumeirah Nears Completion
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Iceberg Architecture
Iceberg Architecture
Dubai's 'Blue Crystal' World Blends Sustainability and High Class
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Kids Fashion Week
Kids Fashion Week
Dubai Puts Children on the Catwalk
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Wheel Shaped Hotel
Wheel Shaped Hotel
Dubai Promenade
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40 Examples of Iranovation and Dubaichitecture
40 Examples of Iranovation and Dubaichitecture
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Skyscraper Greenhouses
Skyscraper Greenhouses
Futuristic Farming in Dubai's Seawater Vertical Tower
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Giant Exhaust Fan Architecture
Giant Exhaust Fan Architecture
The Anara Tower in Dubai
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Flaked Light Architecture
Flaked Light Architecture
Hongbo Lu Proposes Flying Color Building for Dubai
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7 Star Dubai Hotel
7 Star Dubai Hotel
Luxury Living In A Funnel
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$25,000 Hotel Rooms
$25,000 Hotel Rooms
Atlantis The Palm Hotel in Dubai
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Luxury Underwater Hotel in Dubai
Luxury Underwater Hotel in Dubai
Hydropolis to Open This Month
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