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Old Posted Apr 10, 2011, 7:34 AM
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Dubai is so ugly, kitsch, and meretricious.
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Dubai is a land of dreams where there are no NIMBY issues and builders are permitted to let their imaginations run wild. It takes appreciation to understand this, but it seems 8/10 people can see it. The other 2 are not high rise fans or progress fans.
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Hate it or love it, this is hands down one of the most fascinating cities in the world ...
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I was there in Feb of this year and found it to be amazing. It is undoubtedly not a model for sustained city building but it's haphazardly planned city scape and seemingly unlimited wealth and ego make it very interesting none the less. Many question and dislike the architectural styles built here but I would think that it would be an architects dream to, with the right owner/developer, build whatever they could vision.
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I was there in Feb of this year and found it to be amazing. It is undoubtedly not a model for sustained city building but it's haphazardly planned city scape and seemingly unlimited wealth and ego make it very interesting none the less. Many question and dislike the architectural styles built here but I would think that it would be an architects dream to, with the right owner/developer, build whatever they could vision.
good that you came in Feb, nice weather
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good that you came in Feb, nice weather
Yeah, we planned it that way. I still have the current temps on my phone and check periodically, sheesh....daytime consistently over 40 and night time lows over 30.

We really had a great time. My kids are constantly asking to go back.
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Yeah, we planned it that way. I still have the current temps on my phone and check periodically, sheesh....daytime consistently over 40 and night time lows over 30.

We really had a great time. My kids are constantly asking to go back.
Did you manage to visit Abu Dhabi ? the kids would have a blast at yas island In April of 2014 , the yas mall will have a soft opening (second largest mall in the UAE , and it is connected to the ferrari world and rollercoaster + yas water park. Your wife can go shopping, kids at the water park and you at the tracks racing

The Saadiyat public beach which is also the breeding ground for those giant turtles is a must visit. pristine white beaches. and around 2015/2016 major museums are opening up at saadiyat island.
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Did you manage to visit Abu Dhabi ? the kids would have a blast at yas island In April of 2014 , the yas mall will have a soft opening (second largest mall in the UAE , and it is connected to the ferrari world and rollercoaster + yas water park. Your wife can go shopping, kids at the water park and you at the tracks racing

The Saadiyat public beach which is also the breeding ground for those giant turtles is a must visit. pristine white beaches. and around 2015/2016 major museums are opening up at saadiyat island.
Sorry for the late reply. Yes we went to Abu Dhabi. We visited the Grand Mosque, Emirates Palace and had lunch on the waterfront along Corniche Rd. If we had more time we would have gone to Ferrari World but unfortunately we didn't. As was Dubai, Abu Dhabi was amazing.
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I visited Dubai with my gf for one week in January and will add some pictures to this thread.
We stayed for one week totally in Dubai, and went for a short daytrip to Abu Dhabi, the capital of UAE. We stayed at Grandeur Hotel (3+) in Al Barsha, a new residential/hotel district in the south part of Dubai.


Read the whole article about my experience of Dubai, with many interesting facts on the bottom of this page:

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DUBAI MARINA:







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Old Posted Feb 16, 2014, 9:58 PM
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NEW DOWNTOWN:


Burj Khalifa – the world's tallest building!









Some night pics from Downtown with Burj Khalifa!


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THE VIEWS FROM BURJ KHALIFA

Burj Khalifa is the world's tallest building! It was completed in 2010 and is 829m to the top of the spire (739m to the roof) and has 163 floors! We visited the observaton deck, called At the top. The skyscraper was designed by Adrian Smith at the famous Chicago based architect firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. The elevators are the fastest in the world! It is a mixed use building, so it houses both offices, apartments and luxury hotels, like the 7-star Armani Hotel. Inititally it was called Burj Dubai, but the name was changed just bofore completion to honour Sheikh Khalifa of Abu Dhabi (the president of UAE), since he borrowed money to complete the project in 2009 when Dubai went bankrupt.
Even if it's called At the Top, the observation deck is not at the top, it is situated about halfway to the top to the world's tallest building, 424m in the sky, the 124th floor. There are 163 floors in the building totally, but also a lot of height with just the spire and mast. It is important to know that you have to book you tickets a few weeks before your visit at this site and they are pretty expensive (125 AED for an adult)! The observation deck, partly outside, features a 360 degree view of Dubai, so you can see most parts of Dubai on a clear day! Unfortunately the weather was not the best during our visit to the top (a bit grey and foggy) considering it was in Dubai but could be worse of couse, and since you have to book several weeks before in advance (or pay 400 AED!) you can't really plan the trip considering the weather. The skyscrapers along Sheikh Zayed Road can be found on both sides of Burj Khalifa.


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http://www.worldtravelimages.net/Dubai_skylines2.html










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Burj Khalifa and JW Marriott from Sheikh Zayed Rd


Burj Khalifa – the world's tallest building!







Dubai Mall – the world's largest mall by area

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Deira and the city of Sharjah!









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BUR DUBAI (OLD TOWN) and AL BASTAKIYA:

Bur Dubai is the oldest part of Dubai, so if you haven't visit Bur Dubai, you haven't actually been in Dubai! It is the historic city center, located at the Dubai Creek. On the opposite side of the creek is Deira, the old financial center, but much more modern then Bur Dubai. Most of the parts of Dubai that are situated south of Bur Dubai, were built less then 20 years ago. In the mid 1990s Bur Dubai was Dubai, and the rest was desert. Bur Dubai literally means Mainland Dubai. Since 2008, construction has going on on the extension of Dubai Creek, turning Bur Dubai into an island.

Here you can find the Ruler's Court, The Juma Grand Mosque (tallest minaret in Dubai), Al Fahidi Fort that hosts the Dubai Museum (oldest remaining buildign in Dubai), the Iranin Mosque, the only Hindu temple in the country as well as shopping streets and a traditional textile souk. From the creek you can take an large wooden restaurant boat or a small abra (water taxi) to Deira on the other side. Al Bastakiya historic area is situated just to the East of Dubai Museum. The area has been famous for its old buildings with courtyards and wind towers. Click here to go directly to Bastakiya. Shindagha, just to the North of Bur Dubai next to Dubai Creek, is also a historic part of Dubai, here you can find the historic Heritage Village and the historic ruler's house. Click here to visit Al Shindagha.

Bur Dubai is mostly a residential area with not so many hotels, and it feels less touristy then the modern parts of Dubai. A large number of inhabitans are from Indian, and the atmosphere is much more gritty with the souks, old houses, small traditional shops called "trading companies" and old boats, so it feels more then India then the Dubai most westeners got the picture of, but the truth is that this is the real Dubai!

We visited Bur Dubai on a Friday. Friday and Thursday are the weekly holidays, like Sunday in the western hemisphere, so many stores were closed during day, but opened later in the evening, but the souk was open all the time.


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Al Bastakiya







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AL SHINDAGHA AND HERITAGE VILLAGE:

Al Shindagha is the oldest part of Dubai (together with Al Bastakiya), established in the 1830s. This peninsual is situated on the Northwest shore of Dubai Creek, and borders Bur Dubai. This is where many South Asian workers live. This neighbourhood has more in common with Cairo or Tunis, or even India, then with the modern part of Dubai and western cities. Here you can find the Heritage Village, a historical area with refurbished old resiential houses in Middle Eastern style -built in sandstone and clay, and arrangements, museums and installations that show life before oil -including camels and bedouins, when Dubai was a fishing village. You can also find the historical areas Fishing Village and Diving Village here. Al Shindagha is also where you find the home of the older relatives of the Al Maktoum ruling family, like Sheikh Zayed. Here you also have a nice view of Deira, Bur Dubai and the new skyline in the far distance. The busy Shindagha tunnel connects the old part with Deira under the creek.


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Heritage Village:




Bur Dubai, part of Shindagha and Heritage Village with the new Downtown and Burj Khalifa in the background!


Bedouin houses, Desert Zone








Deira, Bastakiya and Bur Dubai seen from Al Shindagha, popular for relaxing. The dominating towers in the picture are Bastakiya Mosque, National Bank of Dubai and Juma Grand Mosque.

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IBN BATTUTA MALL, JEBEL ALI:

Ibn Battuta Mall is a large mall situated in the southern suburb of Jebel Ali. The mall, opened in 2005, is pretty special since it is themed around the Morroccan Berber explorer Ibn Battuta and the six countries he visited: Persia, Andalusia, Egypt, Tunisia, China and India. There are sculptures and worlds that tell stories about the places.

It has 270 stores, 50 restaurant, a 21-screen cinema and 4 500 parking spaces covering 521 000 square meters. There are plans to add 150 additonal stores to it!

We visited the mall in the late Friday evening, a long metro ride after the visit to Bur Dubai. Since Friday is holiday, and it was the Dubai Shopping Festival at the moment, it was open to 1 PM in the night!

















China Court, Ibn Battuta Mall


The skyline of Dubai Lake and Jumeirah Lakes Towers, seen from Ibn Battuta

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