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United Arab Emirates to Launch Unmanned Mission to Mars by 2021

United Arab Emirates to Launch Unmanned Mission to Mars by 2021

The United Arab Emirates just announced that it's setting up a Space Agency - and it plans to send an unmanned probe to Mars by 2021. The UAE Space Agency will capitalize on the country's strong aerospace

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Dubai to Build World’s Largest Shopping Mall for Expo 2020

Dubai to Build World’s Largest Shopping Mall for Expo 2020

While the impending Expo 2020 undoubtedly gives a timeline to the project, in unveiling the plans His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum commented: "We announced recently that we plan to

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World’s Tallest Building May Shut Down Elevators, Air Conditioning Due to Outstanding Fees

World’s Tallest Building May Shut Down Elevators, Air Conditioning Due to Outstanding Fees

 Image © Rahhal / Shutterstock.com The world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, has run into some financial troubles that may result in management shutting down air conditioning and

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Solar-Powered Sun Shade to Cover Dubai’s Winning Expo 2020 Pavilion

Solar-Powered Sun Shade to Cover Dubai’s Winning Expo 2020 Pavilion

Dubai has won a bid to host the 2020 Expo. This will be the first time the international celebration of innovation and business will be held in the Middle East, and Dubai’s aim is to generate 50 percent

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Dubai’s LEED Platinum Change Initiative Building Declared the “World’s Most Sustainable Commercial Building”

Dubai’s LEED Platinum Change Initiative Building Declared the “World’s Most Sustainable Commercial Building”

The Change Initiative Building (TCI) in Dubai, UAE, has been awarded 107 out of 110 LEED points from the US Green Building Council, which technically makes it the most sustainable building in the world.

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Google Street View Goes to the Top of the Burj Khalifa

Google Street View Goes to the Top of the Burj Khalifa

Google Street View is a fantastic tool for travelers who need to find their way around a new location. It is also is an great way to explore the world's landmarks without having having to buy an expensive

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Dubai’s Sustainable City Will be Powered by 600,000 Square Feet of Solar Cells

Dubai’s Sustainable City Will be Powered by 600,000 Square Feet of Solar Cells

The construction of Dubai Sustainable City is planned over 4 phases. According to Diamond Developers, the first batch of 100 villas and townhouses at the Dubai Sustainable City will be delivered by the

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Architect Liam Young Imagines a Sci-Fi Future City Under Tomorrow’s Sky

Architect Liam Young Imagines a Sci-Fi Future City Under Tomorrow’s Sky

Liam Young is an independent designer, futurist, critic and curator, and also the founder of Tomorrow's Thoughts Today. Based in London, this imaginative think tank explores fictional near-future

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The Incredible Story Of How The Burj Khalifa’s Poop is Trucked Out of Town

The Incredible Story Of How The Burj Khalifa’s Poop is Trucked Out of Town

Burj Khalifa photo from Shutterstock You'd think that the world's tallest building - a structure that requires amazingly complex engineering and technology to reach its heights - would have an equally

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Top 6 Creepiest Buildings for a Frightful Halloween

Top 6 Creepiest Buildings for a Frightful Halloween

Check out the 6 Creepiest Buildings for a Frightful Halloween: GEOtube is a Building That Grows its Own Weblike Saline Skin Ancient London Crypt Resurrected as a Creepy Contemporary Art Gallery Wim

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World’s Tallest Skyscraper to Be Built in 210 Days Instead of 90 as Originally Planned

World’s Tallest Skyscraper to Be Built in 210 Days Instead of 90 as Originally Planned

Earlier this year, Chinese Company Broad Sustainable Building (BSB), announced plans to build the world's tallest skyscraper in an unbelievable 90 days. Now the build time for the 838-meter-tall tower has

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Deep Ocean Technology Announces Plans to Build Worldwide Chain of Water Discus Hotels!

Deep Ocean Technology Announces Plans to Build Worldwide Chain of Water Discus Hotels!

Dubai is already home to some of the most architecturally stunning, advanced, and excessive buildings in the world, but the Water Discus Hotel is a showstopper - and we just received word that BIG INVEST

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority Headquarters To Be Emirates’ First Green Building

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority Headquarters To Be Emirates’ First Green Building

Dubai Waterfront Photo by Shutterstock The government of Dubai has green-lit the Emirates' first sustainable building and construction is now well underway. The building, which is dedicated to the

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Dubai Pearl is Another Massive and Dubious “Green Building” Project in The Gulf

Dubai Pearl is Another Massive and Dubious “Green Building” Project in The Gulf

Emerging on the site of a project that went bust several years ago, construction has been charging along on what will eventually be 20 million square feet of a “fully integrated” sustainable

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Aerial Photos Reveal That Dubai Is Building a Series of Dubai-Shaped Islands Off the Coast of Dubai

Aerial Photos Reveal That Dubai Is Building a Series of Dubai-Shaped Islands Off the Coast of Dubai

One might think that emirs of Dubai would learn from their past mistakes after Dubai's artificial 'The World' archipelago surrendered its sands to the sea, but sinking islands and rising tides have yet to

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Mission Impossible Burj Khalifa Tower Park: World’s Tallest Building Makes Its Movie Debut

Mission Impossible Burj Khalifa Tower Park: World’s Tallest Building Makes Its Movie Debut

The Burj Khalifa Tower Park is an amazing 11-hectare green oasis filled with native and drought tolerant plants and a geometric hardscape with enough pathways and trails to get lost in. The park has the

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Are Dutch Docklands’ Floating Islands a Sustainable Alternative to Dubai’s Sinking World Islands?

Are Dutch Docklands’ Floating Islands a Sustainable Alternative to Dubai’s Sinking World Islands?

This is not the first time that floating islands have been proposed as a solution to the struggling "World" islands project, in which hundreds of little islands collectively shaped like the world are

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Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Will Design Tallest Building in the World, Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Will Design Tallest Building in the World, Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia

Almost a year after its opening in 2010, only 75 of Burj Khalifa’s 900 luxury apartments were occupied. But this hasn’t deterred Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal from signing a contract to

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6 Most Dubious “Green” Projects from Dubai

6 Most Dubious “Green” Projects from Dubai

Check out six of Dubai's most dubious building projects: Burj Al Khalifa - The World's Tallest Building Tennis Court Atop Burj al Arab The World of Islands Park Gate Shipping Containers

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World’s Highest Tennis Court: Green Roof Built Atop The Burj al Arab In Dubai

World’s Highest Tennis Court: Green Roof Built Atop The Burj al Arab In Dubai

The Burj al Arab is the fourth tallest hotel in the world at 321 m (1,053 ft) and stands out in the water on its own artificial island. Resembling the sail of a ship, the iconic hotel gives itself a 7

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Abu Dhabi Unveils Its Shahama and Bahia Green Revitalization Plan

Abu Dhabi Unveils Its Shahama and Bahia Green Revitalization Plan

Abu Dhabi's Urban Planning Council recently unveiled their revitalization plan for a messy 1770 hectare sprawl between Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The Shahama and Bahia Revitlization Plan is the result of a

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14 of the World’s Most Amazing Subways!

14 of the World’s Most Amazing Subways!

Some of our favorites include the Drassanes Station in Barcelona, which was given a swanky facelift by ON-A Architects and the incredible Stocholm Tunnelbana in Sweden. The latter used the bedrock as a

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Google Purchases Dubai’s World of Islands to Reconfigure into Google Shaped Floating Cities

Google Purchases Dubai’s World of Islands to Reconfigure into Google Shaped Floating Cities

At the beginning of 2011, Dubai's most notorious man-made islands, a.k.a. The World, made a splash with news that they were slowly but surely sinking into the sea. Now, in a bizarre twist of events that

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Eye-Popping ‘Green’ O-14 Skyscraper Nears Completion in Dubai

Eye-Popping ‘Green’ O-14 Skyscraper Nears Completion in Dubai

We originally showcased plans for this striking O-14 tower in Dubai back in 2007, and now the beautiful latticed building is finally nearing completion. Designed by Jesse Resiser and Nanoko Umemoto of RUR

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Dubai’s World of Islands is Sinking Into the Sea

Dubai’s World of Islands is Sinking Into the Sea

Granted Dubai's stratospheric rise over the past few years, it may come as no surprise that several of its projects have flown too close to the sun. The World was envisioned as the ultimate luxury

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Dubai May Need to Demolish Boom Buildings to Reduce Vacancies

Dubai May Need to Demolish Boom Buildings to Reduce Vacancies

A study by the property firm Jones Lang LaSalle found that Dubai needs to convert buildings to non-office space or knock them down completely to solve a vacancy crisis.

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Blooming Skyscraper Collects Dew and Generates Energy

Blooming Skyscraper Collects Dew and Generates Energy

The base of the eco tower is slightly sunken into the surrounding gardens, and a large dome creates recreational space, picnic areas, a library, and a conference area. The tower is designed with a

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Energy Generating Desert Towers Harvest the Sun and Wind

Energy Generating Desert Towers Harvest the Sun and Wind

Dubai is a hub for bold architecture. It makes sense, then, that Karim Mahmoud Elnabawy Balbaa's entry in the 2010 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition is striking -- and slightly off-putting.

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Nakheel Tower Designed to be the World’s Tallest Skyscraper

Nakheel Tower Designed to be the World’s Tallest Skyscraper

Designed for Dubai by Woods Bagot, the Nakheel Tower is planned to be the world's tallest skyscraper. The towering spire would stand over a kilometer tall, measuring in at 1,400 meters (4,593 ft) and

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High-Flying Solar Robots Designed to Soar Above Dubai

High-Flying Solar Robots Designed to Soar Above Dubai

Soaring like robotic birds, these energy generating flying devices were conceived by Carlos Campos Yamila Zynda Aiub Architects for the skies of Dubai. Called Wings, the curious "creatures" use solar

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