"Atlantis, The Palm" hotel opening

The opening ceremony of the hotel Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai, including the most expensive fireworks show in history.

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+7 1. KristofferAG commented 11 years ago

Wow. Now that's incredible. And expensive.
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+5 2. most_uniQue commented 11 years ago

Well when country doesn't give any money to their people it gets rich.
That's why Dubai has all of it's "breathtaking" structures.
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+1 3. Cmon commented 11 years ago

Looks like new years night in my hown town O:)
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+4 4. NMY commented 11 years ago

#2 do the research
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+1 5. asdfas commented 11 years ago

Holy sh... :O
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+1 6. Araniko commented 11 years ago

#(removed comment) i agree becoz i live in dubai but m a student here!...Atlantis is near from my house..it takes maximum 15 mins to reach there but damn i dint went bcoz of exams :'(

it was awesome opening!
they spent 20 million $ in openin (this) ceremony!
and there were hollywood celebrities like OPRAH WINFREY,DENZEL WASHINGTON and many more where there too!!

:)
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0 7. barf commented 11 years ago

#2, It's the oil. As long as they're sitting on black gold, they have 0% taxes and thus wealthy businesses :)
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-2 8. garshooba commented 11 years ago

:D :D :D :D
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-2 9. cem commented 11 years ago

ömer gördünmü a q 11 fen A :D
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0 10. Araniko commented 11 years ago

#7 nope its not becoz of oil.....m a business & economics student...according to my studies..its becoz of trade and business! :)
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-2 11. kissmybackbone commented 11 years ago

well hell !
instead of everybody coming to the US oe Europe maybe we should all go there; seems like the perfect place...
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-1 12. rjavc commented 11 years ago

lol wow

#2 a mod wrong LOL!! *priceless*!!! D:
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-3 13. aziwa commented 11 years ago

anyone know the name of the music played?
I recognise the first one a track from layer cake (or at least was in layercake)

anyone know what the other two were?
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-1 14. most_uniQue commented 11 years ago

#(removed comment), #4, #7, #12. Well you're kind of right. Because there are two sides at this.

80% of the people living in Dubai are foreign workers.

Many of these people are from western countries and work somewhere like for example Nokia Siemens Networks and other places where they have high income.
But many people are from countries like Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. These migrant workers earn approximately 120 euros per month and have no civil rights and human rights groups have criticized their living conditions.

So Dubai has two kind of people working there. The ones who are there just to stop by and fly back home every weekend to their families (ok, not everyone) and the ones who live in "criticized conditions".

So by "their people" i mean people who work for Dubai, NOT the people who work for non-dubai companies. These Nokia workers don't get their money from Dudai so they don't count. But these struction workers do!

Dubai uses cheap foreign workers who have no clue how much they should actually earn to build their city. And as the first article of United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights says: "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood." And in Dubai rich people get richer and poor people get kicked.

But maybe i was just thinking for the little people. Because some people do!
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-2 15. dave9191 commented 11 years ago

now thats what i call a firework display.
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-2 16. r4v3r commented 11 years ago

I already book the pent house for my bday yahoo :D
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0 17. LeonPSP commented 11 years ago

lol when they started shooting fireworks, i was like : "what the hell that's it ?" and then the music kicked in and the sky view ... awesomeness !

As for Nr.2 /16, i don't think they treat their workers that bad
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0 18. Araniko commented 11 years ago

forget the debate about the nation :D ...LETS ENJOY THE FIREWORKS SHOW!! >:) :D
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+1 19. schrepp commented 11 years ago

what was the name of that song at the end?
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0 20. goingdigital4you commented 11 years ago

WOW!!! They went all out for this grand opening??
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0 21. sirval commented 11 years ago

Now imagine, if some of the fireworks did not blow up, by some I mean half or more. In my opinion the engineers etc. would have been killed an hour later, right?
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+1 22. BombDiggady commented 11 years ago

What a waste of resources.
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-1 23. DRAGONFIRE commented 11 years ago

>:) >:) >:) >:) what a waste
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0 24. evilatif commented 11 years ago

OK nice i Saw it ...Cuz i live in Dubai...

And As Far for the taxez.....Its started....And its not fairly done....

Wages =====Bad for people workin as labour...and others....

They are takin taxes but arnt givin shit bout people....

The rent are high rise....
There are not any conrtol on comodoties...
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0 25. th3nproj3ct commented 5 years ago

Should it not be called Lemura, vs Atlantis!