• Oct 27th 2006 at 11:04AM
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It's over. There will be no 8th world championship and no constructor's title. Some might consider it depressing, while others just look at it as anti-climatic. Regardless, Michael Schumacher has left Formula One. But what do you give one of the greatest racing drivers of all-time as a retirement gift? Certainly not a car, as Schu has driven a Ferrari of his choosing for years and considering that his net worth approaches that of some small countries, he's already bought what he wants.

So what's left?

Dubai's crown prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has decided to give him his own island located in the man-made paradise called "The World" just off the coast of the United Arab Emirates.

The island, part of the Antarctica portion, should be completed in about two years and will be worth seven million (US) dollars. One wonders if the island is big enough to support a motorsports facility. Michael has to find something to do with his newly discovered free time and all of that cash!

[Source: Daily Racer]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      I sure as hell wouldn't be spending any of my time in the middle east if I were a famous westerner. I'm already richer than 99% of the worlds population and I'm not going to go there.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I wish I were rich so I wouldn't have to spend money on obscenely expensive luxuries!
      • 8 Years Ago
      What a generous crown prince! Schumacher is honoured for sure. He is/was a great racing driver.
      He deserves retirement.
      What do you think guys Schumacher will use that island for?
      Dubai although hot most of the time but allegedly it is better from November till April period.
      • 8 Years Ago
      '#8. How is my opinion pointless? It my OPINION numbnuts! There are a aot of other places I would rather go that are not hot as hell and don't have sandstorms. So save me the lecture, ok?'

      Probably not pointless. Just a typical example of an underexposed, ill-informed, shallow person who probably couldn't be bothered to look beyond his own front yard.

      Never pass judgements until you've experienced something for yourself. Let the people who earned their money play, enjoy and be the judge of it while you keep assuming and miss out on the many diversities of the world.
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      • 3 Years Ago
      Schmacher should be all praises for the price. With all his savings and a generous retirement gift he could just sit back and relax for the rest of his life. http://www.bayut.com
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow, the extremely rich playing Sim City...


      Wake me when they fill up the island and all blast off into space

      (You know broccolli is actually tiny colonies of aliens with murder on their minds)
      • 4 Years Ago
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      • 4 Years Ago
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      • 8 Years Ago
      Well we paid for it with gas prices. They could be build a 1,000 of those worlds pieces of crapola with what the charge us. Iran next and more $$$$$$$$$$ for bush
      • 3 Years Ago
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      • 8 Years Ago
      How is my opinion pointless? It my OPINION numbnuts! There are a aot of other places I would rather go that are not hot as hell and don't have sandstorms. So save me the lecture, ok?
      • 8 Years Ago
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