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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a federation of seven
states formed in 1971 by the then Trucial States after independence from
Since then, it has grown from a quiet backwater to one of the Middle East's
most important economic centres.
Although each state - Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ajman, Fujairah, Ras al Khaimah,
Sharjah and Umm al Qaiwain - maintains a ...
After wasting hours on Monday trying to check in online we were amazed that the flight to Dubai was well under 50% full. We had a row to ourselves, a spare row behind and 4 spare rows in front. Glad I resisted the Qantas online offer of reserving seats for £100 for the both of us!
All underway and had a lovely Ceasar salad (Janette had Pollock) and then settled down to watch a movie. Qantas not very ...
... the desert safari. We piled into a late model Land Cruiser, with Bree wisely jockeying for the front seat, and we headed off for the hour or so drive out of town and into the desert. When we finally arrived at the sand dunes we got a quick two minute taste of what was in store for us as our driver raced over a couple of the sandy hills before we came to a halt to wait for the rest of our company convoy to gather up. We took advantage of the quick break to hike to the top ...
... it gets me. There is no magic formula, no meaning of life. But what you must do is try your best everyday in everything you do. I am a very popular person with a lot of friends, they obviously see something in me that makes them want to spend time with me. It's just taken me time to realise that. I have always been a dreamer but a dreamer with serious self doubt issues can be problematic. No more day dreaming and most importantly I'm now going ...
... The thing I noticed about Dubai is that it seems to be all the different countries bought together, so many of the shops I recognised from either home or from when we went to America, the coffee we drank the waiter proudly told us was bought from Carlton, Melbourne Australia. And even showed us the tin to prove it! The shops are all American or Australia and saw lost of american restaurants I've only heard about on the movies. We still saw a few South Africans too ...