They'll never stop fighting like children over a bar of chocolate:
Ski Bahrain Iceberg Tower - SkiBahrain.com
Bahrain has announced the development of another multi-million dollar attraction, representing a first for the Middle East with a US$175 million indoor ski resort.
The concept involves the construction of a 1.5 kilometer ski-track in a multi-storey building with a total area of 150,000 square meters. The tower, to be called the Iceberg Tower, will be built on an island south of the Sheikh Hamad Bridge between Manama and Muharraq.
It is a unique idea to facilitate indoor-skiing on the island and will strengthen the Kingdom's objectives of becoming the Gulf's sports entertainment centre, while building on the Formula One project. Facilities will be provided for skiing, ice climbing, snow-boarding, ski-jumping and sledging.
Being built in two phases with final completion expected in 2009, the project will also include a convention hall, science park, ice-sculpture park, arctic zoo, shopping mall, medical centre and seaside resort.
Ski Bahrain Website
Again with the Gulf SO CALLED COOPERATION Council bashing each other! When will our countries learn to complement each other to benefit, rather than always fighting over the same thing?
Dubai started with building luxury hotels and tourism resorts, so instead of building things that would complement Dubai, EVERYONE in the area decides to copy it! We have luxury resorts being built in Bahrain, Saudi, Kuwait, Qatar etc.
Bahrain builds a Formula One track; a first for the region. Soon later Abu Dhabi decides to build one! And Qatar is considering building one as well!
Tallest tower in the world, in Dubai? Nope, Kuwait wants to take that title. No, Bahrain wants it. And so on.
Now a bleedin' ski resort in Bahrain? We already HAVE THAT in DUBAI! Instead of fighting over the same things, why can't the minds here work together to secure complementing products and services? What happened to the word cooperative in the Gulf Cooperative Council?
Put your minds together, and turn the GCC into a big strong community. For example, someone can find a hotel in Dubai, and use shuttle flights to go to Bahrain for a Formula 1 race, or Qatar for a business meeting, Kuwait to shop, and so on. This way, everyone can benefit, and benefit well! Stop killing out each other for the same things!