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    Dubai Intl

    This is just sick...that's a ton of heavy gates and their building even more. :shock: :shock: Talk about the city of the future..

    http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1211308/L/

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    You should go there. Its even more impressive in person. My wife and I went two years ago. Simply amazing!! If I could get on with Emirates, I would be gone tomorrow morning!

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    i wanna go so badly, but i'd probably be too "poor" to really enjoy it all haha
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    the extent of showing all was moving their bikinis over to show their vajajays, but only if you were sitting up close and had $$$ out. No Gucci, no coochie!

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    That place is quickly becoming the new capital of the world.
    Email me anytime at [email protected].

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    So close......I'm actually going to Abu Dhabi next week.
    Email me anytime at [email protected].

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    I would surely not turn down a chance to move there if I could fly for EK or work in the flight training department.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hiss srq
    I would surely not turn down a chance to move there if I could fly for EK or work in the flight training department.
    Go for it:
    http://www.emiratesgroupcareers.com/

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    they get all thier money on oil, its easy money for now
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    Quote Originally Posted by AirtrafficController
    they get all their money on oil, its easy money for now
    Actually not much anymore. They have totally transformed their economy to tourism and commerce. Companies are flocking there in droves.

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    Almost went to Dubai two years ago but it ended up being so expensive to get there from Madrid! One day hopefully.

    However now with Qatar Airways flying to Madrid I'd think it would be easier and less expensive in terms of flight cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lear45
    Quote Originally Posted by AirtrafficController
    they get all their money on oil, its easy money for now
    Actually not much anymore. They have totally transformed their economy to tourism and commerce. Companies are flocking there in droves.
    Lots of illegal money in Dubai as well, kind of a terrorist haven. Most countries have been going after the bogus charities for Middle Eastern terrorist fronts have now transferred their accounts to banks in Dubai, where no questions are asked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hiss srq
    I would surely not turn down a chance to move there if I could fly for EK or work in the flight training department.
    It is very expensive in Dubai & remember you are talking about temps of 130 degrees during the day....

    You think New York traffic is bad, traffic in Dubai is even worse.....

    Remember, every place has their good & bad points.....
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    they get all their money on oil, its easy money for now.
    Actually not much anymore. They have totally transformed their economy to tourism and commerce. Companies are flocking there in droves.

    Lots of illegal money in Dubai as well, kind of a terrorist haven. Most countries have been going after the bogus charities for Middle Eastern terrorist fronts have now transferred their accounts to banks in Dubai, where no questions are asked.
    Well, just like most places you have your good and bad. There are a lot of legitimate and prosperous enterprises in Dubai. My close friend is one of the royal family's financial advisors and there is plenty of money from Dubai being invested all over, especially the United States. There is illegal money there just the same there is illegal money in New York or anyplace else. In fact, some would use this as a measure of what a positive economic draw the UAE is: Israeli business concerns would jump at the first opportunity to enter the Dubai market, but they cant for obvious reasons.

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    Indeed, since 9/11 a huge investigative literature has explored Dubai’s role as ‘the financial hub for Islamic militant groups’, especially al-Qaeda and the Taliban: ‘all roads lead to Dubai when it comes to [terrorist] money’, claims a former high-ranking us Treasury official.

    Bin Laden reportedly transferred large sums through the government-owned Dubai Islamic Bank, while the Taliban used the city’s unregulated gold markets to transform their opium taxes, paid in gold bullion, into laundered dollars.

    Dubai under the tolerant gaze of Tehran has attracted large numbers of wealthy Iranians who use the city—more like Hong Kong than Miami —as a base for trade and bi-national life-styles.

    They are estimated to control as much as 30 per cent of Dubai’s current real-estate development. Building on such clandestine connections, Dubai in the 1980s and early 1990s became the Gulf’s principal dirty-money laundry as well as a bolthole for some of the region’s most notorious gangsters and terrorists. As the Wall Street Journal recently described the city’s underside:

    [quote:43c43]Its gold and diamond souks, houses of barter and informal cash-transfer storefronts have long formed an opaque business world based on connections and clan allegiances. Black-market operators, arms dealers, terrorist financiers and money launderers have taken advantage of the freewheeling environment, even if the vast bulk of business is legitimate.
    [/quote:43c43]
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