01 April, 2008

Jumeirah Garden City
























So here goes another good projects with a creative name, NOT !!

This picture only show the area that will be affected, the project boundaries and not how the project will look like. It cover the areas of Satwa, Al Wasl, Jumeira 1 and Jumeira 2. You can see Safa park on the furthest left, the old prison with some facilities in the middle and Dhiyafa road on the right side.

You can see islands above too

Again Emiratis will be treated like bing balls and will be kicked from their houses with a pathetic compensation.

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

Where do I sign up to live on the Batman island?

Anonymous said...

You forgot to mention the creek extension, extension which will see canals going all the way up to Satwa...

khaled-Ad said...

Huh? what? Since when we have the right to "own" houses?

Proud Emirati said...

Well anonymous @ 17:20, we know about the extension going throw Safa park but not Satwa.

Peripatetic Engineer said...

And I remember when it was called Chicago Beach.

the real nick said...

Again Emiratis will be treated like bing balls and will be kicked from their houses with a pathetic compensation.

And again everybody else will be treated like ping balls and kicked from their houses without any consideration whatsoever.

rosh said...

Cannot believe they are tearing down old Satwa - depressing, quite depressing and lost.

Keefieboy said...

Right, that's it. I'm leaving.

Keefieboy said...

Oh, I already did. Bwuhahaha!

Proud Emirati said...

lol @ Keefieboy

The Sand Watcher said...

It all looks so ghastly. Maybe they'll put a labour camp right in the middle, just to make the place even more desirable!

DUBAI JAZZ said...

Whhhhew.. my building escapes the bulldozer by few millimeters only(on the map, what's the dwg scale anyway?)

Man, ever occurred to you that those islands look like a ghost's gowns?

lol Keefie!

Anonymous said...

batman is coming to town

nzm said...

Where are all the kicked out residents meant to live now? This was one of the last areas where rents were still somewhat within reach of the workers' community.

As for those islands, it won't be long before the whole Dubai waterfront turns into a squalid swamp because the tidal flows will have been so seriously affected that the water won't be able to move out there.

Mansur said...

lol @ batman island!

Anonymous said...

Not that part of Dubai...this has to stop...I feel like a total stranger in my own country, nothing reminds me of anything anymore...
This has to stop....

HLH

alexander said...

Outed this a while ago. Sorry to see that map...

shame

sad

the real nick said...

alexander,

Great,heartfelt post (link:sad) and so true. Satwa is a gem, but I also dread what they'll do to Safa Park, another part of Dubai's soul. This is depressing.

hemlock said...

Proud Emirati: shouldnt you guys have a say in what happens to your emirate? does your government consider anyone's opinion except its own?
to be honest, you could put a bullet through my head before i would ever agree to taking you to naif road / gold souk / any part of diera... but it's such a comfort to know the old is existing with the new.
where is Shk Mo taking you?

Seabee said...

I was having a good day - now I'm depressed :-(

Anonymous said...

Proud Emirati:

I'm not sure you got my last message, so here it is again. Can you check your Emirates Reuters Gmail account? :)

Keefieboy said...

This is just soooo ill-thought-out. As NZM said, the marine ecology is/will be completely bollocksed by this (at least that's what I thought she said!). One of Dubai's most vibrant neighborhoods will be flattened, to be replaced by who knows what (cretainly nothing cheap). I believe the developer of this monster is the Saudi Prince Al-Walid bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud (who normally I have some admiration for). It's just too much.

I also believe that the sea floor of Dubai's territorial waters has been scraped clean of sand to build the first 2.2 Palm Islands. Desert sand doesn't work for reclamation (the grains are the wrong shape, apparently). So Batman Island and its mates may have to wait a few millenia for more sea sand to drift into the area, or Dubai/UAE will have to do a deal with some outfit like Djibouti to nick their sea'floor sand.

It's all too depressing for words.

nzm said...

Keefie: that's wot I said, but you put it more succinctly than I!

S. said...

Batman island? Pfft. It's Dubai. We'll build Superman Island. Superman Island will be located within Superman Universe, under the project of Superman World, within Superman Hills. Superman Universe will not be located with the millions of other projects located in the Al Qous, Jebel Ali or Jumeirah 500-100,000 area. Nay! It shall be suspended mid-air, much like Superman. Superman Universe is dedicated to destroying the country's aerial atmosphere hoping to one day completely deplete the ozone layer. Once that has been accomplished, Dubai shall have neither clean water nor clean air to supply to its populace. But, fret not, younglings. At least we have Burj Dubai.

Anonymous said...

Could Proud Emirati please email me at greg.aris@admedia.ae. I work for newspaper and wouldn't mind your help on doing something with this story

Many thanks

Greg

Proud Emirati said...

^^ lol, I hope that isn't part of Abu Dhabi Media war against Dubai.

Anonymous said...

Nothing the rent tribunal can help with here either as the clearance order comes from the Dubai Department of Lands. Like thousands of others we've been evicted and our 12 month lease isn't worth the paper its written on.

Anonymous said...

we live in a very beutiful new built villa in satwa , al bedaa behind canadian university, and there are lots of newly built villas in this area. I can't believe they want to demolish these areas for the beatification purpose. Destroying beauty to build beauty? this does't make sense at all.

Anonymous said...

Satwa Stories http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Rspatuvx0w

Anonymous said...

It's really messed up, force around one fifty thousand people from their homes, more from their jobs, livelihoods, neighbours, friends, the place they grew up in, their social network and support and give them nothing, no affordable accomadation, no alternative options and just leave them to fend for themselves. All so that we can have another semi-gated neighbourhood where around 10,000 people live instead of the 150 thousand that lived before. Surely there is enough unutilised land in Dubai to build this "Garden City" in instead of breaking down Satwa - an important part of Dubai, it's history and culture and then labelling it as "Jumeirah".
They stopped construction on a beach in Jumeirah cuz the residents there complained, but who cares about a hundred thousand or so people, demolish their homes and throw them out, they'll manage somehow. Dubai has lost it's heart, it's nothing but a facade of glass buildings without a soul.
-------------SATWA RESIDENT

Anonymous said...

we live in this area !! they already demolished our neighbors houses and didnt even care that we are livin near by and how would the pollution affect the children in the sourroundin area.. most of our neighbors got minimal compensation which iz 250000 DHs ..they could not even afford to rent an apartment or a villa in Dubai .. most of them moved to sharjah.. we are still livin in the area and till now we didnt get a warnin or a statement that specifies how much will we get..
Dubai's new Moto:" throw out the locals and bring on the foreigners"

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