November 18, 2008

Is there more wealth in Dubai than in all of the wealthiest areas of LA / So Cal Combined?

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CentralCalSurfer asked:

I returned recently from a vacation in Dubai and was shocked at how wealthy, cosmopolitan, and modern it was (as well as how fast it is growing). At least 60 percent of the city appears to be under construction, with most projects running well over $20 Billion and as for the 1.6 million people (only a fraction of the total population of LA) that live there, they all seem to have immense wealth. Every car is either a Ferarri, Porsche (I have never seen so many Porsche Chayennes in one place), BMW, Audi, Mercedes, or Bentley. There is not a single sign of a middle or a lower class exisiting in the area. The amount of money there (most of which doesn’t actually come from oil!) seems to be more than all of the money of Beverly Hills, Malibu, Hollywood, Rancho Santa Fe, La Jolla, Bel Aire, Santa Monica, or Newport Beach combined. There is so much money there that they are even constructing artificial islands (each costing $30 Million) in the shape of palm trees and one of the entire world!

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Comments on Is there more wealth in Dubai than in all of the wealthiest areas of LA / So Cal Combined?

November 21, 2008

Obviousman @ 8:14 am

Looks pretty obvious to me.

November 24, 2008

gomanyes @ 11:44 am

Dubai has had a huge inflow of foreign capital recently from the US and Europe. You are probably correct.

November 25, 2008

Paris Hilton @ 4:44 am

Until they get an In and Out it will be second rate.

.riel. @ 9:11 pm

mmh…what were you drivin?!?!?

November 29, 2008

chieromancer @ 7:23 am

It stands to reason. Look at the price of oil. Someone’s getting rich, and it’s not just Exxon.

It’s a pity; with all that money, imagine what good they could be doing in the world.

Let’s see what the place looks like in a hundred years.

December 2, 2008

Nessie @ 11:45 am

Dubai is a highly wealthy place, but who in the world would want to live there. It’s bloody hot, and it sure as heck isn’t as great as the United States of America..