Travel Blogs from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Sheikh, Rattled & Rolled, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Sheikh, Rattled & Rolled

A travel blog entry by gibbslocates

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... endless walk off the plane led us into the Arrivals hall. And very fulll it was with hundreds and hundreds of people queueing. Dubai holds 59 world Records said the billboard by passport control, but it took us an hour before we could actually read the ...

Top of the world, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Top of the world

A travel blog entry by ingen24

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... before the opening in 2010 it got it's current name to honor the ruler of Abu Dhabi and president of the Emirates, of which Dubai got tremendous financial support after the crises of 2008. It broke several records and it's ground layout was designed ...

Madinat Jumeira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Madinat Jumeira

A travel blog entry by holyrockthrower

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... things that they won't let you into.  It's on the waterfront, and you get to see the omnipresent Burj al-Arab in the background at all times. Thought you would enjoy the photos: Madinat Jumeira has this really posh architecture.  It's ...

The City of Gold, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

The City of Gold

A travel blog entry by thechans

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... 're back in the Middle East, this time on the Arabian peninsula on the coast of the Persian Gulf. Dubai is the commercial capital of the United Arab Emirates, a federation of 7 Emirates each ruled by a royal emir. We have been traveling through some ...

Tallest building in the world, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Tallest building in the world

A travel blog entry by charlotterowley

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... ). After shouting across to some of the other immigration men, he did find a tiny space. Panic over! Country number 22 - United Arab Emirates (Dubai) I was picked up at the airport and surprised when it took barely 10 minutes to drive to my hotel. It was ...

Lay over #2, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Lay over #2

A travel blog entry by jlabbe

... so you can see what the pilots see as well as whats below you, which can be a bit frightening on landings. We arrived in Dubai feeling fairly good after a nice nap on the flight over.  We putzed around the airport (5400 sq. feet of Duty Free!), ...

Dubai - Day 7, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Dubai - Day 7

A travel blog entry by kensjunkmail

Only a quick entry today. Went driving around again. Saw a tanker spewing out either heaps or water, or sand, or dirt just off the harbour. It appears it might be some preparation work for some of these super-resorts built on the water. I can't ...

Dubai - Day 2, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Dubai - Day 2

A travel blog entry by kensjunkmail

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... on Sundays (he works Sun-Thu). So it's Mark and myself for today - and we start driving towards the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi. I'm sure everyone would have heard of this city, even if they have no idea where it is or what is special ...

Holy Shit, Dubai!, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Holy Shit, Dubai!

A travel blog entry by moviejcd

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Hey kids, ever want to know what hell feels like, well come on down to the UAE, where the temperature outside at 2am is 41 degrees C (112F) ! This place is like Vegas, but imagine it in the desert (oh, wait..). Well, imagine Vegas, but with no ...

Dubai - Day 11, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Dubai - Day 11

A travel blog entry by kensjunkmail

Raymund arrives this evening to join us for the remainder of the trip in Dubai. After last night's failure with the Fried Rice, I make amends by making some Red Curry Chicken. It is a lot better than the last one, so I'm very ...

They don't gamble and don't drink..., Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

They don't gamble and don't drink...

A travel blog entry by ingen24

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... malls do the same. The Dubai Mall is the largest in the world. Featuring their waterfalls and ice skating. The Mall of the Emirates features an indoor ski-track, two stories that even experienced skiers find attractive. A weird sight. But it's just an ...

A Holy Month, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

A Holy Month

A travel blog entry by raniroo

I have been in Dubai nearly three weeks and one week of that has been Ramadan.  I am not really sure how muslims get though the days without eating or drinking.  I have nearly passed out twice from lack of water and food, when I am out and ...

Back in Business!, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Back in Business!

A travel blog entry by holyrockthrower

... , and extremely judgemental; however, I strongly deny--and I would do so under torture and under threat of death--that I was judging Arab or Emirati culture in any way.  As near as I could tell, the most (if anything) that I ...

Ingratitude (Reflections from Thursday), Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Ingratitude (Reflections from Thursday)

A travel blog entry by leedavis

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"Oh my ingratitude and the ingratitude of Christian people! How little we value our Christian birth, education, and privileges, etc." (Mr. Johnston quoted by John Paton). Shortly before this trip I started reading John Paton's autobiography. Paton was a ...

Fly the Fearful Skies, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Fly the Fearful Skies

A travel blog entry by mishaley

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... 's counter hidden the best I'd seen (though not for long) and frantically checked in before the next minute being in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The internet is not sure if Sharjah is actually in or near Dubai, so neither were we, but even at 11PM ...

Surprise, surprise!!!, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Surprise, surprise!!!

A travel blog entry by sara83

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... amazing surprise for me. Can't really explain how happy I was and how much this encouragement ment to me. The super gentle attendants at Emirates helped me serving a slice of cake to a couple of people seating next to me. It was quite big and I ...

Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Dubai

A travel blog entry by mies

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Outta this world architecture = Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Outta this world architecture = Dubai

A travel blog entry by maxigrove

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... the world (10 million litres!) full of sharks, manta rays and also many types of salt water fish.  To top the cake, the Emirates Mall has a ski/snow-boarding resort with a toboggan area inside the snow park.  Very cool!  Gotta say – ...

Americans, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Americans

A travel blog entry by holyrockthrower

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This happened to me one week ago, but it is an appropriate Friday-at-noon rant. My first day here, my fellow Clinton Scholars and I went down to the City Center Mall to buy some basic supplies. Afterwards, we returned to the street corner to await ...

The Poor Man's border crossing, Hatta, United Arab Emirates travel blog

The Poor Man's border crossing

A travel blog entry by holyrockthrower

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Border crossing has never been so cheap! If you are a US national in the Emirates on a tourist visa, you have 60 days to stay; after that, you pay a fine each day you violate this.  You can buy and extension for 500 Dhs, but most people prefer to ...

Dubai - Day 9, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Dubai - Day 9

A travel blog entry by kensjunkmail

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... tommorrow). I must say, I really love Miyazaki's movies (eg. Mononoke,Spirited Away), but this one is totally boring. Mark seemed to think it was ok... hmm......... Bed time and I enjoyed my last weekend in Dubai. I leave for Europe on Friday ...

Desert Safari, Dubai style!, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Desert Safari, Dubai style!

A travel blog entry by harvimalhi

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Day 20 Mon 10th Oct 2005 Desert Safari, Dubai style! I didn't do much this morning because I felt a bit tired after yesterdays mission. I found out this morning that there is free wireless internet access at the Burjuman mall, this is after I have spent ...

Moving house, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Moving house

A travel blog entry by raniroo

A month after moving to our new apartment, we are still waiting for the internet/cable to be connected, we have a huge crack in the wall (building is brand new), wiring that keeps blowing our light bulbs and a couple of cracked tiles (plus the patched up ...

Map Pin Only, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Map Pin Only

A travel blog entry by jaq123

Map Pin ...

Dubai - Day 5, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Dubai - Day 5

A travel blog entry by kensjunkmail

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... 's not many people in the shopping centres. Most of the shoppers here appear to be tourists, and there's not that many. Food in Dubai is generally cheaper than Australia, though not by much. If you order orange juice, it's mostly freshly squeezed and it's ...

Emirates World - Hello Tomorrow, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Emirates World - Hello Tomorrow

A travel blog entry by anavela

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... Italian coffee. Instead of that, I had four espressos and almost a heart attack. Early in the morning we arrived at the Emirates Training Center (Watch video! - we met Mr. David Timmins. Training Specialist) We visited some of the areas where ...

Flight 2 of 3 to Frankfurt, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Flight 2 of 3 to Frankfurt

A travel blog entry by rbaluyot

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Arrived into Dubai airport at 5am and it was already 35 degrees.  Dubai airport was absolutely packed out!  There must have been a heap of passengers doing the same thing as Belinda and I, waiting for another connecting flight.  Belinda ...

Off back to London, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Off back to London

A travel blog entry by tom.steibelt

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Flying back to London today to meet up with Jules then heading off on Tuesday to Bangkok. Can't believe we're actually about to head off after months and months of planning. Uploaded a couple of photos from my birthday dinner at the Madinat with mum ...

In Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

In Dubai

A travel blog entry by kiwigal999

An uneventful flight from London, helped with my being upgraded to 1st class. Only time for a quick shower before i am off on the long haul flight to ...

Day 211 - Dubai - Desert Drinkies, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Day 211 - Dubai - Desert Drinkies

A travel blog entry by neensandpete

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... B) we don't understand where all that gas was coming from but it was absolutely rank. We had booked a hotel on points since Dubai isn't exactly backpacker friendly and had managed to get quite a good deal. We soon found out why...the hotel itself is ...

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