Promotional videos for tourism in Abu Dhabi, capital city of United Arab Emirates…
UAE investors is looking towards space for investments as the $7.5 billion USD space tourism industry is set to take off.
The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) and US-based Bigelow Aerospace recently signed a memorandum to establish a commercial human space flight programme for Dubai and the UAE.
Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, which is partly owned by Abu Dhabi based Aabar, also plans to bring space tourism to the United Arab Emirates by building a space port in Abu Dhabi as soon as it gets approvals from US authorities.
At the moment the cost of a return ticket to outer space for the first flights is between $95,000 and $200,000, depending on the flight provider, but these prices are expected to fall as capacity increases. Some experts estimate that the typical price to fly into space by 2030 will be around $25,000. More on Gulfnews.
It’s the world’s first Ferrari theme park, hosting 20 state-of-the-art attractions, including the world’s fastest rollercoaster with the speed of up to 240 km/h.
Check out its official website for more details.
Awesome video of The Dubai Fountain – the world’s largest water feature – with Christopher Tin’s Baba Yetu as background music. It’s a beautiful show.
The Dubai Fountain – the world’s largest choreographed fountain system – is set on the man-made Burj Khalifa Lake at the centre of Downtown Dubai. Bet it’s going to become a popular tourist attraction.
The designer is a Californian company also responsible for the fountains at the Bellagio Hotel Lake in Las Vegas. The Bellagio fountains were the largest of its kind until the completion of the Dubai Fountain.
Meanwhile, Christopher Tin is an Asian American composer. He released the Calling All Dawns album last month, and Baba Yetu is one of the 12 contemporary pieces. An old version of Baba Yetu is also a theme song for the Civilization video game back in 2005.
Baba Yetu means Our Father in Swahili, a language from East Africa. The lyrics are direct translations of the Lord’s Prayer, a famous Christian prayer. Not sure if the host (of the Dubai Fountain) realised about the fact; or perhaps the Muslim country is actually pretty liberal about religious stuff.