December 24th, 2007 – by: khbrownlee
fuzzy pic of the Burj
From our room on the 22nd floor of the Crowne Plaza Dubai, I can barely hear the whirr of cars on the street belowâ€˘even at midnight. But even more amazing is the beautiful view of the city and its architectural skyscrapersâ€˘each with its own unique style and character. The city feels a lot like New York because of the buildings and lights, but so much more organized because they have benefited from the experience of the great cities of the world (lots of taxis, but no honking; many people, but very low crime). Eisa and Huda brought their four kids and two nannies to spend a few days with us here and are staying in two rooms across the hall (they have the Gulf view). Huda is from Dubai so she is very familiar with the city and is still in awe over the changes it has made since she was in Secondary School (High School) here.Happy Christmas Eve, America. We miss you tonight.
Tonight we made our way through thick traffic to the Jumeirah Beach shops where we ate at an Italian restaurant on the creek with a gorgeous view of the Burj Al Arab Hotel, which is well-lit at night with lights that change from green to blue to purple. (You can find fabulous pics of the Burj on the net, but I'm posting a couple so you can see our view.) Finishing our dinner at around 11:00 P.M., we returned to the hotel so the kids could go to bed while Sean went to meet with some of Eisaâ€™s friends who are developers in Dubai. Mianna has now begun babbling incomprehensible words and songs in what Iâ€™m calling â€śArabishâ€ťâ€˘a combo of Arabic and Englishâ€˘and Kyle is having so much fun teaching Rock-Paper-Scissors and PeaKnuckle to Hareb.
the Burj turned green