Dubai

“The typical housing block, consists of two wings with a narrow corridor in between. Each unit is typically occupied by 8-12 people, however the size of every individual unit is not larger than 12 feet X 9 feet with three to four bunk beds being the only pieces of furniture within the unit. This results in a very cramped living condition, with people often having to pile up on top of each other to sleep or having to fight for space. This sardine-like living condition is the truth behind the existence of the megalopolis that is Dubai.”

– Ravin Raori, “Hidden Secrets: Revealing the Underbelly,” 2015

Narratives


Dubai / Palm Jumeirah / 2001-2006 / City as a model (II)

Chu Lok Yiu Janice

Image 1:The Pearl – Qatar vs Palm Jumeirah – Dubai The Pearl in nearby Qatar is one of the offshore residential resorts that are designed and constructed based off of Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah, and how the Palm inspired the Pearl could be seen from many aspects. From the design form (Image 1), both the palm tree shape ...

Dubai / Palm Jumeirah / 2001-2006 / City as a model (I)

Chu Lok Yiu Janice

Dubai’s unique urban development and its commercial success is gaining attention and even spreading to other parts of the world. Emergence of terms like ‘Dubaization’ and ‘Dubaification’ all illustrate the becoming of Dubai as a model whom others can learn from. First introduced in 2004 by Yasser Elsheshtawy, ‘Dubaization’ simply refers to the proliferation and ...

Dubai / Palm Jumeirah / 2001-2006 / City as commodity

Chu Lok Yiu Janice

To boost national tourism might be an important push factor as to why the island was built in the first place, but the Palm Jumeirah is also serves as a direct channel to attract foreign capital into Dubai. Zooming in to the operation of the island, it is not difficult to notice the obvious intention ...

Dubai / Palm Jumeirah / 2001-2006 / The rise of a disintegrated city (II)/ Cultural disintegration

Chu Lok Yiu Janice

The Palm Jumeirah may seem unrealistic and unlivable to many and even locals of Dubai, but it was actually intentionally designed in such a way to create a utopian lifestyle to cater to different types of target occupants. Heavily based on a Walt Disney philosophy as the corporate culture, the creative planners of the Palm, ...

Dubai / Palm Jumeirah / 2001-2006 / The rise of a disintegrated city (I)/ Physical disintegration

Chu Lok Yiu Janice

Palm Jumeirah was the first and smallest of the three Palm Islands built that quickly established themselves as icons of Dubai’s map. The initial idea of the island was to help transform Dubai into world’s number one luxury tourist destination. The island took on the shape of a palm tree to generate 56 kilometers long ...

Special Administrative Region – Socio-economic Outlandishness of Palm Island

Chan Ka Chun Tom

Land plots on each crescent that are available for purchase (Source : Jensen, 2007)   The outlandishness of the island does not only apply to geographical aspect, but also the socio-economic one. The island can be conceived as a special class property through its special land tenure policy. It was originally marketed as a way for billionaire to ...

Tourismscape of the Palm Island – Programmatic intensity and Consumerism

Chan Ka Chun Tom

Nakheel : “the project will promote Dubai worldwide, it will encourage tourism, it will encourage business people” Figure 1. Advertisement found on official advertisement leaflet (Source : Palm Jumeirah Tourist Center) Tourismscape is of an utmost importance when it comes to Palm Island as an engine to drive the tourism in Dubai. The intensive programs and its ...

Iconography on the Palm Island – Eclecticism of Architectural Styles

Chan Ka Chun Tom

Nested along the coastline of Dubai, the Palm Island houses a whopping amount of facilities, including but not limited to 120 km of sandy beach, 200 villas, more than 40 luxury hotels, shopping complexes, cinemas and a marine park. These building are built in eclectic styles, reflecting the global outlook of the city. To cater ...

DUBAI – THE MAN-MADE “NATURUAL ISLANDS”

Yuen Tin Long Zackary

Palm Islands is composed of three islands: Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Ali, and Palm Deira, with the last being the most recent works in progress. Palm Jumeirah covers 600 hectares of land and with Palm Jebel Ali add 120 kilometers of beachfront to Dubai. Palm Jumeirah spans approximately four by five kilometers. Palm Jebel Ali ...

Iconic Shape of Palm Jumeirah – Island Making as Human Endeavor

Chan Ka Chun Tom

The shape can be read from the sky from above. A prime example is the great wall in China, which can be seen meandering on the surface of the planet. However the actual shape of the island appears on satellite image largely matters. It is, therefore, of utmost importance, to design the icon. The architectural ...

Island as the New Suburb – Islands Urbanism in Dubai

Chan Ka Chun Tom

Morphological models like boulevards, garden city have made their ways into the canon of urbanism, but Island urbanism, as new way of expanding city, is making some ground in new global cities like Dubai. The island, Palm Jumeirah, is a private, bounded mini city in which all necessary amenities are found. Historically, the idea of archipelago ...

DUBAI – THE LONG TERM IMPACTS CAUSED BY THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE ISLANDS

Yuen Tin Long Zackary

Because the Palm Islands are less than ten years old, we do not yet have data showing what the long-term effects of the islands will be on the surrounding environment. Only very recently have any successful and thorough studies emerged covering subjects such as reef response, shoreline erosion, and species population changes. Still, with a ...

DUBAI – IMMEDIATE IMPACTS FROM CONSTRUCTION OF THE ISLANDS

Yuen Tin Long Zackary

The construction of the Palm Islands and The World harmed the surrounding ecosystem immediately. Wildlife plants and animals resulted in the burial, death, and asphyxiation because of continuous sand dredging and depositing, and the construction has resulted in increased fine sediment suspension in the waters off the coast of Dubai. Because of the sediment ...

DUBAI – THE REASONS OF CONSTRUCTING THE ARTIFICIAL ISLANDS

Yuen Tin Long Zackary

The prime minister, Sheikh Mohammed, is also the Emirate of Dubai, the United Arab Emirates knows that the oil isn’t going to last forever. Therefore, he has spent the last two decades working to turn his city into a world-class tourist mecca that can survive without petrodollars. But many of his challenges have been geographic: ...

DUBAI – CONSPIRACY OF THE SINKING ISLANDS

Yuen Tin Long Zackary

The ambitiously constructed archipelago of islands such as the Palm is sinking down into the sea, according to evidence cited before a property court. The low-lying islands represent a vague shape out to sea when viewed from Dubai’s beaches These man-made islands are located off the coast of Dubai and using yacht to access. It was designed ...

Historical Documents


DUBAI – THE IMPOSSIBLE ISLANDS 2005

Yuen Tin Long Zackary

DUBAI – TEST REPORT AT PALM ISLANDS 2007

Yuen Tin Long Zackary

DUBAI – STUDY OF THE PROBLEMS CAUSED BY THE ISLANDS CONSTRUCTION 2013

Yuen Tin Long Zackary

DUBAI – THE ISLAND REALITY 2018

Yuen Tin Long Zackary

DUBAI – THE LUXURIOUS ON THE ISLANDS 2018

Yuen Tin Long Zackary

Constructing Palm Jumeirah Dubai – Megastructure – Nakheel

Chu Lok Yiu Janice

Dubai strategic plan

Chu Lok Yiu Janice

Palm Jumeirah map

Chu Lok Yiu Janice

Know your rights for real estate investors in Dubai

Chu Lok Yiu Janice

HHCP design international portfolio

Chu Lok Yiu Janice

Palm Jumeirah – Network of Infrastructure

Chan Ka Chun Tom

Palm Jumeirah – Coastline Alteration

Chan Ka Chun Tom

Palm Jumeirah – Iconography Studies

Chan Ka Chun Tom

Palm Jumeirah – Master Plan

Chan Ka Chun Tom

Dubai/ Linear transportation relationship in between “cities”

CHEUNG Pak Yin

Dubai/ Instant cities typology: urban development map references

CHEUNG Pak Yin

Master Plan of DIFC by Gensler in 2004

Peng Huiting Leona

Master Plan of Business Bay in 2003

Sun Bochao

Dubai law no.16 of 2005: Regulatory basis of DSO

Ge Jiwen

Master plan of Dubai Silicon Oasis

Ge Jiwen

Master Plan of Dubai 2006: The Worker Strikes Back

YatChi Tse

Master Plan of Dubai 1995: A New Plan

YatChi Tse

Master Plan of Dubai 1954: Dredging of the Creek

YatChi Tse

Master Plan of Dubai 1971: Attack of the Oil

YatChi Tse

Master Plan of Dubai 1960: The Phantom Menace

YatChi Tse

Hidden Secrets: Harsh realities

Ravin Raori

Instant City: Traces to Present Dubai

Nicholas Tai

 

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