to Dubai, UAE
Dubai is the fastest growing city in the world. 1.2 million
People and 80% are foreigners. It is a beautiful city and friendly. I am just
amazed how great it is, the nightlife, the architecture, the cleanliness,
everything. Please go if you ever get the chance, it’s not a cheap city but
there are no taxes so stuff like gold is a good deal. J
Dubai is known for its luxurious five
star hotels. Perhaps Dubai’s
most opulent resort is the Burj Al Arab, the only
seven star hotel in the world! (Price: US$ 880 - 2,500 per night) Andre Aggasi played tennis, up on
that ledge and Tiger hit golf balls from it.
Nad Al Sheba Racecourse
is located 10 minutes from the city centre of Dubai. The 2,200m left handed dirt track was
first laid out in 1986 and was resurfaced in 1997 before the running of the
third Dubai World Cup.
The largest indoor snow park in the world has opened in the Gulf Emirate
of Dubai. Currently,
two mega projects provide ski and snow related activities. The first one is this
one, Mall of the Emirates (Ski Dubai) and the second is the Dubai Sunny
Mountain Ski Dome, due in 2006.
Sometimes, what looks like a palm
tree from orbit is, well, a palm tree. Palm
Island Resort, just 1 mile off the
coast from Dubai,
is scheduled to be complete by 2006. Advertised as “being visible from the
Moon” Palm Island
is one of several massive projects in Dubai
aimed at diversifying the economic base by expanding the tourist industry. The
government of Dubai predicts that tourism,
mostly from Europe, will quadruple to 15
million visitors annually by 2010. When completed the resort
will have approximately 1200 single-family residences each with private
beachfront, 600 multi-family residences, an aquatic theme park, shopping
centers, cinemas, and more. A twin island is planned to be built nearby.
Gold is everywhere in Dubai
This is the History Museum.
It was one of the earliest buildings in Dubai
One of the market squares but it’s early or Friday so no people.
I took this picture because it
reminded me of home. Go South
I think this is one of the gold
This lagoon and market where built between to other
nice hotels. It houses the famous “Trilogy” night club. I didn’t go to the club
because I’m not rich and famous. I did meet a nice couple from Greece
who said it was cool.