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Old 10-19-2007, 06:55 AM
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AN ENGINEERING MASTERPIECE

I just got this email from a friend I thought you guys would like it

AN ENGINEERING MASTERPIECE

During the construction phase......

Dubai , United Arab Emirates






All finished. Notice the size of the palm trees outside.......... Can you guess what it is ???

Remember, this is in the middle of the desert.... The very HOT desert where temperatures get up to 120 degrees.....

Unbelievable!

But true.....

It is a self contained Ski Resort.......................The INSIDE view:







Why is gasoline $3.00 plus a gallon for regular unleaded??????



So they can ski in the desert, that's why!
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Old 10-19-2007, 07:03 AM
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Funny...but not 100% true. Dubai is one of the wealthiest places on the globe. I've been there. It's friggin' NICE!!! A lot of companies are moving/expanding to the UAE b/c it is pretty cheap. I got a $5000 rug there for $150!!! Fun, FUN place!!! Only 7-star hotel in the world too...min $3000/night rooms, and those are flippin sweet!
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Old 10-19-2007, 07:44 AM
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GOOD LORD!!!!

Bet that took some funding right there. Very smart idea though since people always want to visit the other side of the globe and now it's in their backyard.
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Old 10-19-2007, 07:49 AM
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Awesome! I bet we will be paying 4 dollars a gallon sooner then later probobly this winter!
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Old 10-19-2007, 07:50 AM
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hey, that is just sweet! Gas prices arnt any more now then they were 10-20 years ago. just add inflation
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Old 10-19-2007, 07:52 AM
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thats freaken sweet..... doesnt look to steep though.. maybe just a blue?
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Well true, but I know my raises haven't kept up with inflation
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Old 10-19-2007, 08:14 AM
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They are actually running out of oil. They expect to be dry by 2012-2015, that is why they are trying to create a market for tourism with the ski slopes and the artificial islands shaped like palm trees. Pretty darn cool though.
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Old 10-19-2007, 06:04 PM
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Those dudes DEFINATELY have some cash! They are doing allll sorts of things over there! Some day I will visit!
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Old 10-19-2007, 06:23 PM
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that was neat, if you got the cash you can do wonders...
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