Travel Blogs from United Arab Emirates

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We have a guest writer and she's good too, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates travel blog

We have a guest writer and she's good too

A travel blog entry by peteandmandy

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Hello to all the friends and family of Pete and Mandy Hutch. Shane and I were invited to submit the Emirates-leg of their journey, as special guest bloggers! It's going to be hard to compete with Pete's vivid entries...but we'll give it a burl. Day 1 ...

Leaving Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Leaving Dubai

A travel blog entry by peteandmandy

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Tripping at the last hurdle, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Tripping at the last hurdle

A travel blog entry by izzie

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... of us staged a minor demonstration by refusing to go right back to the main area, a place full of shops, irritating staring Arab men and totally devoid of seats. Instead we sat down in the corridor, against the wall, beyond the security checkpoint. The ...

Dubai... that doesn't look like Dubai!, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Dubai... that doesn't look like Dubai!

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... I will have to go back to Dubai because apparently you aren't even allowed to leave the airport when you are connecting on Emirates, no matter how long your layover is... I finish catching up on my blog and sleep before boarding another plane headed to ...

Al-Ain and some more observations on Dubai, Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Al-Ain and some more observations on Dubai

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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He Said: Being an economics teacher, when I travel I tend to see countries through that frame. The United Arab Emirates has really piqued my interest on how their huge boom has evolved. I have so many questions about what enabled this tiny nation to ...

Dune Bashing, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Dune Bashing

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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We were thinking what could we do in Dubai with so much sand around? Let's go dune bashing in a four wheel drive, ride a camel and do some belly dancing! Initially we had planned to do a desert safari in Oman thinking it would be cheaper as it is less ...

Ten hours in Dubai Duty Free, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Ten hours in Dubai Duty Free

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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Our aim was to try and get a transit visa so we could possibly meet a few friends for lunch but once again the 'Curse of the little green book' struck and we were told the only way we would get a visa on arrival would be if we booked a nights ...

Wild Wadi Water World, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Wild Wadi Water World

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... our newfound friend Sam from Canberra we headed out of the park to check out the massive 7 star hotel well known by all, Burj Al Arab. Funnily enough they wouldn't let us in for a look but we headed to the local public beach to watch the sun set and the ...

In transit, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

In transit

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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Travel tips and closing thoughts on UAE and Oman, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Travel tips and closing thoughts on UAE and Oman

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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We Said: This morning we drove back to the UAE for our last taste of the Western world for a few months. Tomorrow we are flying to Mombasa, Kenya to start our African adventure. In the next few months Internet access will probably be slow and sporadic ...

Under Construction...Dubai City of the Future, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Under Construction...Dubai City of the Future

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... territory in 1971. In the negotiations around the British withdrawal, three new nations were created: Bahrain, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. The UAE is actually seven very small Emirates (kingdoms ruled by an Emir) that operate together in a sort ...

Stop Over in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Stop Over in Abu Dhabi

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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A quick stopover. A bland airport. Lots of sand visible. That, unfortunately, was Abu Dhabi for ...

14 hour layover in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates travel blog

14 hour layover in Abu Dhabi

A travel blog entry by izzie

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At the end of day 1 [and technically I'm not even there yet] I'm having to amend my list to include, 1d) times I got completely lost. Having said that, I wasn't lost - I knew exactly where I was, just not where I was meant to be... Rewind a ...

Desert Safari, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Desert Safari

A travel blog entry by itsem

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We arrived into Abu Dhabi late at night and ready for bed so to avoid the rush at customs we hustled off the plane.. Only to realise almost everyone else was just transferring so we wandered through a virtually empty airport, no queues make all the ...

Under Construction, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Under Construction

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... Dubai, the jewel of the Arab world, is one of the 7 emirates that make up the oil-rich Persian Gulf country, The United Arab Emirates. The tiny emirate, twice the size of London, is a kingdom built on the profits of its oil reserves and so one shouldn't ...

Exploring Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Exploring Dubai

A travel blog entry by itsem

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... Madinat Jumeriah. A very pretty reconstruction of the markets in new Dubai with a great view of the changing lights on the Burj Al Arab building, and pretty little canals. We explored all over what is a very spread out city the next day, and caught the ...

All the comforts of home!, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates travel blog

All the comforts of home!

A travel blog entry by worldtraveler2

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Returning from Oman, we found the best western type hotel we have stayed at during our travels. It felt like home, with the soft duvet covers and comfortable bed. It was great having a kitchen where we could actually cook our own food, even if it only ...

Gold, Gold and More Gold, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Gold, Gold and More Gold

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... any tourist information, not for lack of trying and hours of walking in the heat, we decided to head to the Mall of the Emirates. This is the largest mall in the eastern hemisphere. Aside from over 500 shops and numerous food courts it has an indoor ski ...

Short Layover in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Short Layover in Abu Dhabi

A travel blog entry by dane

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... all kinds of music (I jammed to Arabic pop), music videos, and games.  The first 6-hour flight to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates flew by.  It's also cool because we flew over some hotspots that are in the news every once in a while.  ...

Visiting the Blake family at their new house!, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Visiting the Blake family at their new house!

A travel blog entry by worldtraveler2

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We caught a ride with Waheed and he dropped us off at a mall across from Donnah’s new house.  However, the problem was that you couldn’t cross the highway and we had to catch a taxi.  We waited for about 15 minutes and finally a ...

Ma'salama (Goodbye) Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Ma'salama (Goodbye) Dubai

A travel blog entry by ramdux

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A tour of Dubai I met up with an Uncle of mine who took me on an excellent tour of Dubai. He rightly guessed I was interested in architecture and, I was not disappointed, have a look at the pictures of you don't believe me! We went out to eat in a ...

Plans Unravelled - New Plans Made., Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Plans Unravelled - New Plans Made.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... for a 4 day visit due to leave 2 days after we arrived in Dubai (from South America). We had booked these after Ebony's January Emirates work roster had come out and we knew she would be away for these days but back after wards when we could have some ...

In Transit - NO STORY., Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

In Transit - NO STORY.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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A night in Dubai, or Emirates Rules!, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

A night in Dubai, or Emirates Rules!

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... like a shopping mall at Christmas even at 1:00 in the morning.  Even better, because we were waiting so long, Emirates gave us a wonderful free buffet meal at its hotel restaurant.  They had chocolate mousse for dessert.  We also got ...

Abu Dhabi - Home Of

Abu Dhabi - Home Of "Phone A Friend".

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... total contrast the shops are full of high end western dress and very filmy, delicate women's night attire and underwear. Emirates must have a lot of opportunities to wear these clothes at home one thinks!   From above the mall looking ...

in the airport, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

in the airport

A travel blog entry by annasam

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Hi all, just a quick post to say that we're safely in Dubai and the first leg of the journey went very well indeed. The next is due to commence in about 1hr 30 mins. Got to be quick as we're stealing wifi in some electronics strore in the airport so will ...

Finding my feet in Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Finding my feet in Dubai

A travel blog entry by ramdux

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... and when it cost 20Dh (GBP3) for just 330ml! Foreign Workers Some facts about Dubai: Population: c.1.5million in United Arab Emirates Percentage of population who are foreign: Very high Country most foreign workers come from: India and Pakistan. ...

An architects dreamland.....Dubai!, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

An architects dreamland.....Dubai!

A travel blog entry by worldtraveler2

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Arriving in Dubai Airport was certainly different from India!  All the immigration officers had white robes (called dishdash) with Guthra (white headscarf or the red and white checkered) with the Egal which is the black rope that fixes the headscarf ...

Dubai - NO STORY., Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Dubai - NO STORY.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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Farewell UAE, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Farewell UAE

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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 Bye-bye Dubai...   What an opportunity! We came to Dubai early 2005 not really knowing what to expect, we were told all sorts of things about the country and culture which turned-out to be far from the truth. We arrived as newly weds, ...

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