Overnights in Dubai to and from Uganda with my daughter.

Dubai Travel Blog

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Burj Al Arab Hotel on Jumeirah Beach

I, have traveled to Dubai and through Dubai on many occasions, each time is fresh as there is continued progression in construction and improvement of services. On June 01, my daughter and I staying in Dubai and found there was massive construction at the airport and on the highways. Dubai International airport is among the busiest airports in the world. Emirates airlines offers excellent service and on time departures (of course mine was not one of those on time departures out of Entebbe as their systems went down and we had to have manual check-ins, which delayed our flight by a little over an hour).

Dubai is one of the 7 sheikhdoms that make up the United Arab Emirates. Being the most cosmopolitan and international of the 7 sheikhdoms, Dubai boast of so much: Dubai is and expansion of two banks along the Arabian ocean creek - Dubai is divided into two with Deira on the northern side and Bur Dubai to the southern side.

Recently it was announced that the final height of this tower will be 1200 meters. That would make it more than 30% taller than the Burj Dubai and three times as tall as the Empire State Building.
Each part has its fair share of world class mosques and busy Gold and fine jewelry souks (markets), world class shopping malls, hotels, office towers, banks, hospitals, schools, apartments and villas. Dubai has some of the finest golf course in the world, defying nature by making the nation green in spite of the desert. For someone like me who loves architecture, I cannot begin to tell you what Dubai is like to me - ok, it's like a drug and I'm so addicted (help!). Dubai boosts of some of the world’s best structures including the Burj Al Arab and recently the Al Burj (recently it was announced that the final height of the Al Burj tower will be 1200 meters which would make it 3 times the height of the Empire State Building), incredible or what! This brings the rest of the world on their knees, this would equate to building of the great Hoover dam in the years when technology was not half as advanced.
The resolve with which the Dubai government is planning on growing their nation is beyond imagination.

PS: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain 

"Travel is an exciting and adventurous passion, it is quite expensive but the reward outweighs the expense. If you can afford it, do it!" Africancrab.

sophiefbs says:
woooooo, really nice place, have chance should have a look :)
Posted on: Jul 15, 2008
cvanzoen says:
They have great buildings (planned) here. Definitely worth a visit some day.
Posted on: Jul 15, 2008
kre0123 says:
my husband pulled in to dubai on his second deployment in the navy. he loved it there so much. he said it is so beautiful and clean, he said the only down side of it is that it is way to hot.
Posted on: Jul 09, 2008
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