Monday, December 15, 2008

Dubai Plans Refrigerated Beach

It seems to me as though Dubai, one of the Arab Emirates, could spontaneously combust. The flagrant misuse of wealth there makes it a target of greed and ultimately, demise. The U.S. economy, after all, was brought to its knees essentially because of greed. Dubai is like greed times 100. So it seems to me anyway.
TP: Dubai is planning to construct the world’s first refrigerated beach. A system of heat-absorbing pipes and giant wind blowers will “keep tourists cool in the searing 40-50C heat.” Soheil Abedian, president of Palazzo Versace hotel that will be home to the refrigerated beach, said: “We will suck the heat out of the sand to keep it cool enough to lie on. This is the kind of luxury that top people want.” Critics have argued that Dubai’s design lacks regard for the environment: see photo.