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... of Dubai have no say as to their leader. The Sheiks wives are called Sheikers. The water for the population is predominantly desalinated sea water. It costs around 55,000,00 Durham to water the grass areas and trees. The people pay no taxes and companies only pay 4%. We briefly visited the Jumeirah Mosque for photos outside, but we're not able to enter. On to the Heritage House which was an example of building 200 years ago. Onto the Dubai museum which was under ...
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Our lunch was booked for 1230 at Burj Al Arab, the only 7 star hotel in the world. I booked the 27th floor which is the little bit that hangs over the edge. Didn't know how we would go being so high up. We had 2 courses with sparkling water and thought we would attempt a bottle of wine. The wine waiter suggested a German white that was sweet but not a dessert wine. We agreed to give it a shot, well ...
... more attentive than on Qantas, although we do miss the cultural familiarity...
- the food and wine was superb: Verve and French reds along with crab, prawns etc
- the lounge in Dubai can only be described as opulent, and indeed the entire terminal is pretty nice. We resisted the temptation to do any jewellery shopping, instead enjoying lots of bottled ...
... city as it is today didn't even exist and has evolved over the last 30-40 years ! As I drive from the airport, there are skyscraper buildings everywhere, followed by empty spaces hidden behind large advertisement boards. It shows promise of 'future' and that DubAi is not yet fully evolved. The cranes and empty construction sites tell a different story. This is a ...