Dubai has the world’s second largest mall, a gargantuan complex with 1,200 stores, an aquarium, a virtual reality theme park, an Olympic ice skating rink, and hundreds of restaurants. The mall has seen over 80 million annual visitors over the last four years, making it the most visited mall in the world. After spending a day wandering through the mall’s many amenities, I understand why it is a necessary and appealing place for Dubai’s residents, but I still cannot understand why any tourist would visit. Dubai doesn’t do anything small. The desert city has the world’s tallest building, palm tree-shaped artificial islands that fan out along the coast, the world’s largest indoor theme park, and, soon, the world’s first rotating skyscraper. And of course: Who could forget the malls? Dubai has approximately 65 malls in a city of just over 3 million people, with ten more on the way. For some, the malls are the most iconic part of Dubai. And no … [Read more...] about Dubai has a $20 billion megacomplex with the world’s 2nd-largest mall, the world’s tallest building, an aquarium, and 1,200 stores. I can’t imagine why any tourist would want to visit.
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Life expectancy in 2040 is set to rise at least a little in all nations but the rankings will change dramatically, with Spain taking the top spot while China and the United States trade places, researchers said Wednesday. With a projected average lifespan of nearly 85.8 years, Spain -- formerly in 4th place -- will dethrone Japan, which sits atop the rankings today with a lifespan of 83.7 years, and will drop to 2nd place in 2040. READ ALSO: Want to know the secret to long life? Live in Spain In a shift that will be seen by some to reflect a superpower changing-of-the-guard, the world's two largest economies effectively swap positions compared to 2016: in 2040 the US drops from 43rd to 64th (79.8 years), while China rises from 68th to 39th (81.9 years). The researchers found other nations set to lose ground in the race towards longevity include Canada (from 17th to 27th), Norway (12th to 20th), Australia (5th to 10th), Mexico … [Read more...] about Spain set to have longest life expectancy in the world
Paris is the 19th city in the world with the best healthcare, culture, environment, education, infrastructure, stability and urban safety. That’s at least according to British news magazine The Economist and its yearly Global Liveability Index, which this year put Vienna in first place on the podium (knocking Melbourne down to 2nd place after seven consecutive years on top). Nineteenth position actually represents an improvement for The City of Light, as two years ago it saw the biggest decline of all 140 ranked cities, due to the "mounting number of terrorist attacks taking place in the city, and in other parts of the country, over the past three years". These include the July massacre in Nice where 85 were killed by a truck driver, the November attacks in Paris where 130 were killed, and the attacks in Paris from last January when 17 were killed. According to The Economist, Paris has bounced back and now recorded one of the largest increases thanks to its impressive … [Read more...] about Paris moves up to 19th most ‘liveable’ city in the world
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is now the third richest person in the world with a net worth of $81.6 billion, surpassing famed investor Warren Buffett.Zuckerberg's net worth passed Buffett's on Friday after Facebook shares went up 2.4%.Zuckerberg is still behind Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates.Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is now the third richest person in the world, surpassing famed investor Warren Buffett.Zuckerberg's net worth increased to $81.6 billion on Friday, Bloomberg reported, after Facebook shares went up 2.4%. The social network is now valued at about $571 billion going into the weekend.Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, meanwhile, has a net worth of about $81.1 billion. 50 PHOTOS Mark Zuckerberg through the years See Gallery Mark Zuckerberg through the years Mark Zuckerberg creater of 'Facebook', photographed at Eliot House at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. on May 14, 2004. Facebook was created in February … [Read more...] about Mark Zuckerberg passes Warren Buffett on list of richest people in the world
In June of 2000 Germany finished dead last in its group at the European Championship. They scored one goal in three games, losing to Portugal 3-0 in their final match. “At the turn of the millennium German football stared disaster in the face — it completely lacked a professional foundation,” the writers of a 2011 report from the Bundesliga later said of the state of German soccer after the tournament. You could say that Germany’s road to lifting the 2014 World Cup trophy at the Maracana started then, 14 years ago, when the Germans “stared disaster in the face” and promptly built the world’s most successful soccer factory. A 2011 report commissioned by the Bundesliga, “10 Years Of Academies: Talent pools of top-level German football” is a thorough assessment of the youth system that turned the German national team into a juggernaut. After the 2000 Euros Germany poured all its resources into producing great players starting at the … [Read more...] about Here’s The Secret To Germany Becoming The Most Dominant Soccer Team In The World