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... did it and it was so so worth it..the views were amazing.. Just a shame Dubai has a layer of dust over it, like China. Anyway we were all chuffed with ourselves.. After the water show we trekked about 20 miles through the mall to find the cab rank, with only about 100 cabs lining up.. All in all a good day..not sure you could do too long in Dubai as its quite expensive and very dusty. Definitely worth a visit to see everything BIG in the ...
... And even taking the metro doesn’t really work as it basically follows the main road down the coast and it would still be a fair hike from each station to each attraction ( like 10km out to Atlantis Marina on “The Palm” although there is a mono rail now part of the way). Everything is just so spread out.
All the cities are concrete jungles but some of the architecture of the TALL buildings is amazing and quite mind blowing. ...
... that I never really thought of before, little things that I don't think any other Australian would ever question unless it was highlighted, things like:
- Beach = surf
· Waterfront = restaurants or houses
The great thing is that just those two little differences have set a tone for me to keep more than just an open mind and to expect ANYTHING!
PS. As I don’t have any images of the beach I have added other random ...
... island in the shape of a palm. The arch around the top of the palm is to have only 5 star hotels. Atlantis is the first to be built.
The Burj Khalifa was next of our list - it seemed to be shrouded in mist most of the time. Ron had wanted to go up to the top - apparently you need to book three days in advance, but also, we wondered just how much we'd see when it looked so misty from below.
Our final stop was at Za'abeel Palace, ...
... 1971 about 5 years after oil was discovered in the Arabian Gulf. Knowing that the oil is a limited resource, the leaders in Dubai have worked hard to build their economy to survive the end of the oil income. Currently the oil industry is only 2% of the economy of Dubai. We had booked a Holland America tour called "Dubai's Architechural Marvels" because that is one thing for which Dubai is well known. Our guide was Aneta, a German woman who has lived in Dubai for ...