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... some were even wearing shorts.
The best thing I learned today was that in order to invest in Dubai, a foreigner must partner with a local investor.
The most fun thing was having great food with my friends at the Dubai mall.
The least fun thing was to learn that they rather have they young men marry local women than foreigners. That's ...
... with hardly a tree or blade of grass in site. Lots of irrigated petunias though bringing colour to the city, all very well cared for by the Dubai street scrapers who tend to the flowers so proudly and keep the pavement clean without a speck of rubbish to be seen. Ironically though the petunias reflect what the new Dubai feels to me, all a bit of a show. Yes it has awe inspiring buildings, the Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa are amazing structures, but it seems to be lacking ...
... the tendency to take thing literally and look for the second door.
Same pictures at customs, same waiting in line as on an American Airport, but something was totally wrong with the picture. Arabs in white dresses (I know, they have a name) were taking the pictures.
Outside Jim was waiting for me. The view was weird. Even the cabs looks American. The street plan here, the airport, all after American model. So that made me feel at home.
At the small, but ...
... we didn't stay long. Dubai seems to be on a mission to have the tallest, longest, biggest and most expensive of everything. Supermarkets are massive and filled with the most expensive brands of things at ridiculous prices. People who work here must get paid a fortune, except for the cheap labour which seems to be used on the never-ending building sites. Anyway, considering we had had an overnight flight and then a full day in Dubai, we packed a fair amount in to our first day of the ...
... of thinly sliced steak carpaccio due to it being to rare for aunty Alison. All that was followed by black cod, a fish to die for; what a lunch! After this we got changed and went on a drive around Dubai, saw the Burj Al Arab and The Palm Jumeirah where we stopped for a cheeky mojito at Atlantis. Taxi out tonight where we watched the amazing fountain display at the base ...