Saturday, 14 January 2012

Walking around the Dubai Marina and the Infinity Tower

Just a few hundred metre land inwards from the popular Jumeirah beach, you find the Dubai Marina. This is the playground of the ultra rich with their super yachts. There was a shop selling some of these pleasure boats and most of them were extremely expensive, a few million euro! The Marina has many outdoor restaurants because it rains only a few days a year. Around the harbour and river, they built a walking promenade. Everywhere you look, you see modern skyscrapers and buildings under construction. One of our favourite places in this area is the Grosvenor House with its excellent restaurants. From the Dubai International Marine Club, you have a spectacular view on the Infinity Tower, the highest building in the world with a 90º twist. The 80 stories tall building should be completed during 2012.

Enkele honderd meter landinwaarts van het populaire Jumeirah Beach, vind je de Dubai Marina. Dit is de speeltuin van de ultra rijken met hun super jachten. Er was een winkel die enkele van die boten verkocht maar de meeste waren extreem duur, enkele miljoenen euro's! The Marina heeft vele open lucht restaurants want het regent hier slechts enkele dagen per jaar. Rond de haven en de rivier werd een wandelpromenade gebouwd. Overal zie je moderne wolkenkrabbers en gebouwen in opbouw. Eén van onze favoriete gebouwen is het Grosvenor House met zijn uitstekende restaurants. Van op de Dubai International Marine Club, heb je spectaculair zicht op de Infinity Tower, het hoogste gebouw ter wereld in een twist van 90º. Het zal 80 verdiepingen tellen en wordt afgewerkt gedurende 2012..

Dubai Marina
Dubai Marina
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Infinity Tower
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10 comments:

  1. Das sind gewaltige Bauten. Auf den Fotos sieht alles sehr schön aus, aber ich möchte in so einer Stadt nicht leben. Ich liebe alles etwas kleiner..
    Liebe Grüße, Karin

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  2. Amazing building with a twist. Have never seen anything even similar to this! Best, jeanne

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  3. Wat een overweldigende stad. Wat een gebouwen en wat een geld. Prachtige foto's

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  4. WOW, this is quite SOMETHING!!!! The most unusual and dramatic post I have seen all year so far. It must be a nightmare to design and build something like this. Do you know how many buildings there are over the world that have this twist? I have never seen anything like it, and never thought such a thing was possible! I can't wait to show Phil when he comes home. You post THE COOLEST things!!!!

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  5. an amazing city, an engineers dream I suspect to see that building go up. Rooming in the PentHouse would do nothing for me. I love to see the photos though, so thanks for sharing around the world ...

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  6. amazing architecture against the seas! really beautiful and exotic!

    thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! i really appreciate it! blessings to you!

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  7. It looks very stark - the skyscrapers so glitzy. The twisty building is an architectural wonder, for sure. Though the cafe looks a bit more intimate, the skyline is intimidating (to me).

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  8. Wow, the marina is packed with yachts! With low precipitation and nice weather, I would image these get used quite often for pleasure cruises. Yet another unique structure to add to its skyline!

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  9. Wow, what amazing buildings there is there especially the twised one. Have come over from Butterfly Tales.

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  10. take a trip of cruise in Dubai there are lot of Hire a Yacht in Dubai for fun and enjoyment.

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