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Da heck? Why dun we have one here?




Anyone seen this or have more info on it?
Gawdd... i would be at the mall everyday!
 

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There was a post about it leaking and flooding the mall. We dont have one here because we dont have crazy oil money nor the princes that are willing to pay it.
 

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I watched the thing on national geo abou the construction of the Mall itself and a huge portion of it was the Build of the aquarium and the glass etc.

What's really unique about that glass front is that it was actually about 7 seperate pieces and they put them all in place then they superheated them and the joints faded so you cant tell. So technically it's 1 piece now.

And i think i remember them saying they have 30,000 species of fish in there.

Crazy
 

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Ahhh so i guess i can look it up on national geographic and try to find the documentary for it?
Thanks =)
 

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The leak is the perfect metaphor to what has happened to Dubai's economy in recent months. The same hubris and easy credit that created a ridiculously huge self-parody of an aquarium in the desert for no one but a couple of sheiks gawk at now has left their economy in a mess with the worldwide credit crunch. I wouldn't be surprised at all if in a few years that aquarium is filled with hair algae and cyanobacteria because they ran short on funds to properly maintain it.
 

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The leak is the perfect metaphor to what has happened to Dubai's economy in recent months. The same hubris and easy credit that created a ridiculously huge self-parody of an aquarium in the desert for no one but a couple of sheiks gawk at now has left their economy in a mess with the worldwide credit crunch. I wouldn't be surprised at all if in a few years that aquarium is filled with hair algae and cyanobacteria because they ran short on funds to properly maintain it.
I completely forgot about how much maintenance cost would be! And imagine the cost just for daily feeding! OMG :eek:
 
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