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Old 10-26-2006, 03:17 PM   #1
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Michael Schumacher given an island by Dubai prince



http://uk.sports.yahoo.com/24102006/...ai-prince.html

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Schumacher given an island by Dubai prince

Michael Schumacher received an unique and unprecedented parting gift after his last Grand Prix in Brazil -- an island.

Dubai's crown prince - Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum - reportedly decided to give the retiring German a piece of the man-made island paradise 'The World', located off the coast of the United Arab Emirates.

'The World' is 300 islands clustered together in a nine kilometre zone to resemble Earth from an aerial photo.

Schumacher's island, apparently part of 'Antarctica' on the artificial globe, is worth about (US) $7 million.

Schumacher's manager Willi Weber confirmed: "In a couple of years it will be finished. Then Michael and Corinna will have their own holiday island!

"Perhaps he will build a kart track on it."
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Old 10-26-2006, 03:35 PM   #2
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Must be nice to afford to expand the coastline of your country by 1000% +.
Crazy driving folk over there.
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Old 10-26-2006, 03:44 PM   #3
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money may be the root of all evil... But if selling oil out of the ground allows you to build something like this... well that's just crazy. And it really makes me wish I had 7 million sitting around.
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Old 10-26-2006, 04:00 PM   #4
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I want an island too!
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Old 10-26-2006, 04:26 PM   #5
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money may be the root of all evil... But if selling oil out of the ground allows you to build something like this... well that's just crazy. And it really makes me wish I had 7 million sitting around.
Actually from what I understand, while UAE has some oil, its nothing like Saudi Arabia or Kuwait, and they have made a lot of money and a strong economy based on a very successful business minded leadership. They call Dubai the new Hong Kong. I'd love to go.

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Old 10-26-2006, 04:32 PM   #6
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Be sure to check out the Dubai coastline with Google Earth or NASA World Wind.
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Old 10-26-2006, 05:32 PM   #7
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i'd love to have an island (or 7 million lying around) too.

I wonder if the island where 'germany' would be was already taken? Heh, I would've given that one if it wasn't.
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Old 10-26-2006, 05:58 PM   #8
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I'll take the 7 mil...
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Old 10-27-2006, 01:21 AM   #9
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Be sure to check out the Dubai coastline with Google Earth or NASA World Wind.
Looks....... awesome....



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Old 10-27-2006, 03:09 AM   #10
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they should have given him a part of the palm tree
the new island is not as stable

i would what will happen when a huge wave comes in
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Old 10-27-2006, 02:18 PM   #12
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I think 5.7 - 21 acres is a bit small when building an island.

http://realestate.theemiratesnetwork...ld_islands.php
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Old 10-27-2006, 06:07 PM   #13
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Yeah, seriously, who gives someone ONLY a 5.7 - 21 acre island?! Those savages!
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Old 10-28-2006, 10:10 AM   #15
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$7M for 21 acres that's not bad, in Malibu $7M would get you 2100sqft.
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erosion much?
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Thats a rather nice parting gift haha. "for the person who has it all".
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Seems scary to live on an artificial island like that. What happens in case of a flood or even high tide. I assume the weather/climate over in the UAE is not as extreme as say America, which is probably why it is a desert. Did Michael Jackson end up buying an island? I heard Rod Stewart paid a few mil to get England.
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