I’m sure it was just a coincidence. I’ve noticed that there is a special social sphere for BlackBerry Messaging (BBM) users. These social groups tend to congregate around one another in an self-organizing pattern. They are usually technophobic luddites who enjoy deluding themselves into thinking they are riding in the carpool lane of the… Read More BlackBerry Outage Linked to Massive Drop in Traffic Crashes
You may recall an earlier post on people abandoning their cars at the airport as the left Dubai. Well, it’s still happening. It’s quite possible that history will show this as one of the greatest examples of the excess and delusion of the past decade.
http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9/4267205001?isVid=1&publisherID=1543367581 Dubai Mall, one of the world’s largest shopping centers and a symbol of Dubai’s grandeur, was partly closed on Thursday after an aquarium containing thousands of fish and sea animals started leaking, police and witnesses said. via Dubai Mall partly evacuated after aquarium leak | Reuters.
Dubai’s sovereign credit-default-swap spreads soared to their highest level in a year this week, amid concern about the terms of a debt restructuring by a state-owned conglomerate. There is increasingly shrill commentary arguing that Greece is the start of a far bigger problem. “A Greek crisis is coming to America”, blared the headline on a… Read More Sovereign-debt theories: Domino theory | The Economist
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The world’s tallest skyscraper has unexpectedly closed to the public a month after its lavish opening, disappointing tourists headed for the observation deck and casting doubt over plans to welcome its first permanent occupants in the coming weeks. via World’s tallest tower closed a month after opening – Travel- msnbc.com.
Please excuse the poor translation. My French isn’t very good. Only on Fubiz, here is “The Dark Lens”, a new series of fan images set in the Star Wars universe. Using this set design, the battles don’t seem out of place on our world. The shoot was done in Dubai by the photographer Cédric Delsaux.… Read More Dubai Star War Mashup
FT.com / Middle East – Dubai launches executive shake-up after crisis.
A total of 442 hotels and 120,440 rooms are currently in the Middle East/Africa hotel development pipeline, according to the latest statistics published by STR Global. via Nearly 30,000 Dubai hotel rooms in pipeline – STR Global – Construction & Industry – ArabianBusiness.com.
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