Dubai Consumer Mirror

Saturday, May 20, 2006

More Dubai Construction Nonsense

There is a construction site that lies between UP Tower (Cosmo cafe) and Capricorn Tower on Sheikh Zayed Road. Rumor has it is that the owner of that construction site has plans to make his new high-rise residential building-to-be a full replica of London's Big Ben; with the 4-way clock and everything.

Word on the street is that Dubai municipality is doing anything to stop this tacky plan from taking place. But the building owner is insisting on going ahead with his plans. He even got a paper from West Minister (some London official bureau) saying that they don't mind him making a replica of Big Ben in Dubai.

Good God what's next?

8 Comments:

  • What next?

    Isnt there a plan to make a full size replica of Iefal (or however its spelt) Tower and most of the other 14 wonders of the world?

    By Blogger Jassim, at May 20, 2006 at 11:32 AM  

  • 'Good God what's next?'

    London Bridge... in place of garhoud, & maktoum...

    ;)

    Who is going to be the first scam artist to make billions selling these attractions?

    By Blogger Tainted Female, at May 20, 2006 at 12:43 PM  

  • Could you imagine telling everyone that you lived in 'Big Ben'. How sad.

    Tacky really is the right word for this project!

    By Blogger Desert Lady, at May 20, 2006 at 1:00 PM  

  • I'm surprised the Municipality has any control over tackiness levels. But the Big Ben idea shows a staggering lack of creativity on the part of the owner and his architect.

    By Blogger Keefieboy, at May 20, 2006 at 3:18 PM  

  • LOL

    This is brilliant!!!

    u know, I envy u, because u've reached a place where u're discussing wether a Big Ben replica is too much... enjoy it.. u deserve it..

    By Blogger Yazan, at May 20, 2006 at 9:38 PM  

  • cI don't know about Big Ben in Dubai but obviously someone thinks they're going to be making big bucks out of this or they are just fulfilling some odd ball childhood fantasy that was buried deep down in his psyche and recently brought back up the surface because of some lame incident with a british woman that broke his heart.

    Who knows but really people .. weirder things have happened!

    By Blogger inmotion, at May 21, 2006 at 10:47 AM  

  • Replicas.... sigh
    The biggest joke is the Falcon City Project. Just have a look here .. http://www.falconcity.com/Effiel001OBJECTIVE.html

    By Blogger Woke, at May 22, 2006 at 12:22 PM  

  • Well, at least the falcon city thing is part of a themepark but this thing is right near the emirates towers and will ruin the place. The developers have thrown up a mock-up model of it on site, have a look next time you drive down the szr

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at May 30, 2006 at 5:26 PM  

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