Friday, August 28, 2009

For UAE’s America’s Cup Venue Swing Past Camel Track Near Airport

A recent article on the America’s Cup venue in the UAE commences this way:

“No one will mistake this for Valencia.”

“To reach the site picked for the next America's Cup, swing past the camel racetrack near the airport. Then pass by South Asian groceries and dusty rows of villas under construction. Finally, turn toward a stretch of the Persian Gulf where the ruling sheiks are building an island shaped a bit like a plant inspired by Dr. Seuss.”

The Associate Press story looks at the new America’s Cup venue in the UAE, the reactions from the locals, issues of security, legal challenges, the views on the water and the lagoon that is still to be created.

America’s Cup Host Seeks to Calm Jitters, 3 News, 28 August 2009.

On Related Sites
Sheikh Mohammed Continues Technological Advance with Twitpic, Experiencing the Emirates, 28 August 2009.

Ships to Fujairah Sometimes Have to Dodge Pirates, Fujairah in Focus, 28 August 2009.

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