Abu Dubai is a masterplanned city I had created 3 months ago. Now when the weather has become better, I became inspired again after a long time of doing nothing. The holiday is on the horizon and as I smelled the smell of suncream, I suddenly felt compelled to return to my city of Abu Dubai. A city journal seemed like a good idea, giving me an extra motivation to continue with this city.
(If you don't like a bit of history, just skip this piece)
The city has quite a history, though you might not expect that with a building time of about 4 weeks in free time. That is because the city has been built three times over! I had the first go in the beta of CitiesXL with the first Abu Dubai, the city became great but had significant traffic problems in its centre. When the beta stopped, I could not wait for the main game. When it had arrived on my doorstep, I immediately started again on Planet Offer. This second Abu Dubai took me quite some time to build, as I was going through trial and error with building, requiring a lot of demolishing and rebuilds. The city had its own city journal on the CitiesXL site. The city had 2 million residents, some Blueprints and a lot of money. But the PO stopped, and as I did not put it in single player, I started over again. For the third time
This Abu Dubai should be the best of all, so I created a masterplan that fitted the map of Archipelago. The plan included a flawless traffic system: Every district has its own ring road, which is then connected with the main road which spans the entire city. The high tech industries and offices were placed in districts together with its employees, so they do not have to commute. This system drastically decreases the use of expressways end thus creates better accessability. The entire city is based on this system. This is then combined with parks, water and creativity to create the city. Every district has its own feeling and design.
Enough talking already, let's bring in the pictures!
Picture of the entire city, day and night.
A look over the city
The Abu Dubai Waterfront
The Panoramic Restaurant at dawn
City Hall and administration centre in the front, Abu Dubai Waterfront in the distance
Windmills in front, the bulk of Abu Dubai behind
There are still two other islands which need to be populated. I am making plans for them right know. Although I could use some suggestions!