Thursday, May 28, 2009

One up one down

A couple of pictures I took the other day.

First, better late than never a Civil Defence facility is going up between Dubai Marina and the Tecom free zone.

For years now thousands of people have been living in apartments at the marina, visiting the shops and restaurants and working in Media City, Internet City & Knowledge Village.

There's also Jumeirah Lake Towers and Palm Jumeirah and all the development across the other side of Sheikh Zayed Road, so there's a lot of property and a very large number of people.

There have been fires in the area, including Atlantis and the fatal Fortune Towers blaze, so it's a relief to see that the area will soon be getting the protection of a local Civil Defence facility.

Then something I posted about ages ago, the demolition of Oasis Beach Hotel.

It's still going on, slowly, centimetre by centimetre, and creating a lot of dust across The Walk.

The speed it's coming down suggests it'll be some months yet before it's all gone.


Anonymous said...

Fire facility is actually completed construction. When you drive on Road 331 towards East, after the Emirates ID office and Enoc Station you should see it.

J i Emiraten said...

The demolition of Oasis Beach is slow as they are recycling as much as possible of the construction materials.
Good to see that it is more economical to do it this way rather than just blast it!