A Dubai company will build the world’s longest hotel strip as part of a Dh100 billion tourist and leisure resort in the city, its developers said yesterday.
reports the Gulf News.
Unveiled yesterday by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the project will be spread over 139 million square feet in Dubailand. It will feature a cluster of 31 hotels offering more than 29,000 rooms and 100 theatres presenting live cultural shows.
The centrepiece of Bawadi will be the world’s largest hotel, Asia-Asia, which alone will provide 6,500 rooms, combining 5,100 four star and an additional 1,400 five star rooms.
I don’t mean to be rude, but … zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Is there anyone in Dubai who does anything other than stifle a yawn when they read the announcement of yet another grand, multi-billion Dirham complex with 5-star hotels conference facilities, and umpteen “world’s largest” claims?
I have lost count of the number of mega-projects I have read about in the last 12 months, yet I can count on the fingers of one hand how many have progressed beyond lumps of concrete or an artist’s impression to the finished article. And of those which have been finished, the end product is usually a poorly constructed, gaudily decorated cuboid with a snagging list longer than Ron Jeremy’s greatest asset, managed and staffed by people hand-picked specifically for the fuckwittedness with which they interpret the term “customer service”.
People stopped being impressed by these announcements some time ago, especially those who invested in such properties and found water pissing through the roof during the first shower of rain. People would be far more impressed if they actually finished some of these projects to some acceptable standard, rather than just adding to the seemingly endless queue of mega-projects which seem to represent little more than a penis-size competition between rival developers backed by those with too much money.