Anti-Semitic Dubai scams Western investors who, in the Tundra Tabloids’ opinion, deserve to be scammed for investing into a crooked, Jew hating regime like Dubai. This UAE state doesn’t have a rule of law, but an arbitrary one, which suits the loons that want to have a fake island of their own in the Persian Gulf. Tough luck suckers. KGS
The World is sinking: Dubai islands ‘falling into the sea’
The islands were intended as the ultimate luxury possession, even for Dubai.
By Richard Spencer, Dubai 9:30PM GMT 20 Jan 2011
But the World, the ambitiously-constructed archipelago of islands shaped like the countries of the globe, is sinking back into the sea, according to evidence cited before a property tribunal.
Developed with tailor-made hotel complexes and luxury villas, and sold to millionaires, the islands, off the coast of Dubai, are accessible by yacht or motor boat.
But now the islands’ sands are eroding and the navigational channels between them are silting up, the British lawyer for a company bringing a case against the state-run developer, Nakheel, has told judges.
“The islands are gradually falling back into the sea,” Richard Wilmot-Smith QC, for Penguin Marine, said. The evidence showed “erosion and deterioration of The World islands”, he added.
With all but one of the islands still uninhabited – Greenland – and that one a showpiece owned by the ruler of Dubai, most of the development plans have been brought to a crashing halt by the financial crisis.
NOTE:The wealthy royals in Dubai do as they please, a trip down memory lane: