Tagged With "Dubai"

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Re: February 11, 2019: Souk Madinat Jumeirah

Professorabe ·
Nice enough - but, in my opinion, a bazaar or souk needs the ramshackle element to be exciting. These places are far too tidy for my liking. They simply cannot match the atmosphere of the old markets in, say, Istanbul, Marrakesh, or Fez. Below is a shot of Istanbul's Grand Bazaar, a huge labyrinth of narrow lanes and passages.
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Re: February 11, 2019: Souk Madinat Jumeirah

DrFumblefinger ·
Generally agreed, especially if you're really wanting to buy something. But when the temperatures is over 40C outside, and you're looking for a cool place to escape to, then this is a reasonable option. The canal system did make it more interesting than most malls.
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Re: Top of the World! A visit to Burj Khalif

Professorabe ·
Thanks - I had been wondering what the views would be like. Now I know. (I'm far too mean to pay for such things myself!)
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Re: Al Fahidi Historical District

valentinasdestinations ·
In this area there's a really cool museum that we visited - the Museum of Illusions. Also, make sure to eat at the Arabian Teahouse 5 minutes walking from this neighborhood! https://valentinasdestinations.com/
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Re: Emirates Adds a 3rd US Frequent Flier Partner

Former Member ·
There are a lot of possibilities with these airlines to both have budget flights and earn lots of miles. The combined route maps must be interesting.
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Re: Campaigners ask: Can the QE2 be saved?

PortMoresby ·
A sad story, but not unusual. People get attached to ships, maybe why they're called "she" instead of "it". My son was in the Navy, on the magnificent aircraft carrier USS Ranger, CV61, one of several of that name, the first in 1777, commanded by John Paul Jones. The end of his tour was also Ranger's last, after a voyage to the Persian Gulf for a goodbye battle. Retired just afterward (1993) and stored in Bremerton, WA, I read yesterday that as I write this, Ranger is sailing under tow...
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Re: Campaigners ask: Can the QE2 be saved?

PHeymont ·
I read some years ago of extensive ship-breaking on the Bangladesh coast, where labor is cheap and regulations scanty...an immense amount of dangerous work, but because the labor is cheap, the scrap profits are high, or higher than they would be if the cost of recovery were high. Which leads me to wonder: what would be the economic value of that long tow to Brownsville as opposed to scrapping the ship on the West Coast? Ideas, anyone?
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Re: Campaigners ask: Can the QE2 be saved?

PortMoresby ·
There must certainly be profit to the company, International Shipbreaking, that was paid 1 penny US by the Navy to tow Ranger to Texas where they do the work and, presumably, don't do in WA. I toured Ranger but, even so, it's hard to comprehend the size of a ship where 6,000 men (and a few women) work and live, plus 2 decks for airplanes. Lots of steel there, lots of razor blades. I saw an amazing piece, probably on 60 Minutes, about the place in Bangladesh where the work you mention is done...
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Re: Hold on tight! 80th floor harness walk in Dubai

DrFumblefinger ·
The CN Tower in Toronto has a walk you do at the top of the tower (on the outside) that looks similar to this photo. Thanks, but no thanks!
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Re: Hold on tight! 80th floor harness walk in Dubai

GarryRF ·
Sorry , I cant even look at that photo without a cold shiver !
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Re: Celebrating Nature on 7 Continents: Asia, part 3 - European Bee-eaters in Sir Bani Yas Island, United Arab Emirates

DrFumblefinger ·
Bee-eaters are amazing birds. I've never seen more than one or two around, so it must be quite a treat to be at the edge of a migration of them! And they fly so quickly -- amazed you were able to get that last photo framed as well as you did. Thanks for sharing these.
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Re: Celebrating Nature on 7 Continents: Asia, part 3 - European Bee-eaters in Sir Bani Yas Island, United Arab Emirates

Kirsten Hines ·
It was pretty amazing... a bit dizzying actually to try and keep up with all of them!
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Re: Dubai's Spice Souk

George G. ·
The Doctor really captures the colors and essence of this Souk, so much so that you can almost smell those spice aromas.
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Re: Mall of the Emirates

George G. ·
Unbelievable technology to maintain a ski resort in the desert. I believe the world's largest indoor ski resort just opened last summer which is the Wanda Indoor Ski and Winter Sports Resort in Harbin China.
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Re: All that Glitters is Gold! Window shopping in Dubai's Gold Souk

sarcee ·
Amazing photos and the place sounds like one that we should try to get to. Add another stop to the bucket list for me.
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Emirates Adds a 3rd US Frequent Flier Partner

PHeymont ·
Emirates Airways, which serves over 130 cities on 6 continents from its hub in Dubai, has added another U.S. frequent-flyer partner: Virgin America, which flies from 7 of Emirates' 8 U.S. cities. Emirates already has links with JetBlue and Alaska. The...
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Campaigners ask: Can the QE2 be saved?

PHeymont ·
This past week, Cunard celebrated its 175th anniversary, and stage a show of its Three Queens (Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria and Queen Mary 2) in the Mersey at Liverpool. But one of its storied Queens was in distress, half a world away. The QE2,...
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Shrinking airports to serve more passengers? Perhaps!

PHeymont ·
If the headline seems to be a paradox, it should. As air traffic grows by 5-7% a year overall, airports get bigger, baggage carousels get bigger, the distance between your plane and the exit gets bigger...are you really being served?   Those are...
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Dubai airport expands to handle 90 million

Travel Rob ·
Dubai International opens Concourse D , expanding the world's busiest airport for international passengers.
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Dubai to build 'Game of Thrones' site

PHeymont ·
Dubai is planning to build a Game of Thrones attraction, with recreations of many of the settings and an opportunity for overnight stays.
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World's tallest building proposed for Tokyo

PHeymont ·
Tokyo is dreaming of a mile-high tower with apartments for 55,000 people, to be built on a series of islands that are part of a flood-control system.
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Emirates steps in as United bows out

DrFumblefinger ·
United airlines dropping Dulles - Dubai route; Emirates steps in with expanded A380 service on the route.
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Hold on tight! 80th floor harness walk in Dubai

PHeymont ·
Definitely not for vertigo sufferers! Developers are planning an open-air viewing platform on a nearly-1000-ft building.
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Celebrating Nature on 7 Continents: Asia, part 3 - European Bee-eaters in Sir Bani Yas Island, United Arab Emirates

Kirsten Hines ·
We return to the UAE, where Kirsten Hines catches the first European bee-eaters to arrive on their migratory journey.
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Where We Went: London, Paris, Toronto

PHeymont ·
Those were the top 3 international cities with U.S. tourists last year, according to the Hotel Price Index. Mexico City, Tokyo and Dubai showed the biggest increases. MORE
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Biggest Jet for Longest Route (DFW to Sydney)

PHeymont ·
Starting in September, Qantas Airways will begin using an A380 double-decker on its service to Sydney, Australia—the world's longest scheduled non-stop route. Before that happens, modifications at DFW's terminal will be completed; the plane uses...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar.4th 2014: Dubai Water Taxi

IslandMan ·
  Taxis are an essential for any city, regardless of location or size, and they come in many different forms depending where in the world you are.   At the heart of  Dubai 's old city lies Al Khor (The Creek), a wide saltwater...
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Dubai Museum (Where Gumbo Was #219)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the Dubai Museum in the United Arab Emirates. The Museum is housed in an old 18th century fort, the oldest building in the city, and contains a large variety of exhibits which document the history of the region.
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Dubai Marina: a Gallery

DrFumblefinger ·
A lovely new cluster of skyscrapers built on what was once a stretch of sandy desert, it's hard not to be impressed with the vision of the people who constructed the Dubai Marina.
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All that Glitters is Gold! Window shopping in Dubai's Gold Souk

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits Dubai's famous gold market, filled with enough gold to even satisfy Scrooge McDuck's cravings for the stuff. Dubai accounts for 25% of the world's gold trade.
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Where to go for sun if you can't go "there" now...

PHeymont ·
In the wake of the terrorist attack in Tunisia and new visa restrictions on individual travel to Egypt, the Telegraph (UK) has gathered up a list of "fun in the sun" places for those in need of sand and tan. The list, with pictures, is  HERE...
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Welcome to North America...not!

PHeymont ·
In a poll by the Guardian (UK) of countries that have the most unfriendly and intimidating border crossings, the Big 3 of North America dominated the top of the list, with the U.S. selected by 22%, Mexico 9% and Canada 8%. Only UAE/Dubai managed to...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 5, 2015: Spice Market, Dubai

IslandMan ·
    Markets are fascinating places, whatever country, town or village you may be in. The smells, sights and wares on offer are a delight for the eyes and nose alike. The souk in the old part of Dubai was a particularly interesting one that I...
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When to Go for Desert Safari in the Desert of Dubai?

mistyjhones ·
An excellent and exciting way to explore Dubai is a traditional city tour that will take you through Dubai Creek and the traditional areas of the city. While you are the city of in Dubai, you can enjoy an evening drive to the desert for having safari and dune dinner, which is a must-do activity in Dubai. If you choose to go for morning safari Dubai, you can walk on the dunes, view the desert wildlife, ride on desert bikes and practice sandboarding as well. In winter time, you must spend one...
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My Travel Experience To Dubai as a Nigerian

okoye philip ·
I am currently in Malaysia. I will post pics one week from now monday when I come back to Nigeria. This is my story. Subsequent to perusing posts about going on this discussion and social occasion of all information which truly encourages you to set up your brain against anything. I got my malaysian Visa through an agency. 3 Months obviously. I booked my lodging for 7 days with first night paid with my GTB mastercard. Got my yellow card. My BTA/PTA = 1800 $ (As a first time traveller,I end...
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February 11, 2019: Souk Madinat Jumeirah

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the Souk Madinat Jumeirah, a modern shopping mall designed to resemble a traditional Arab market.
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March 12, 2019: The Horses of Jumeirah's al Qasr, Dubai

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger tries to visit the upscale al Qasr hotel in Dubai, but is escorted off the property. He did snap the photo of these interesting Arab Horse statues.
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9 BEST RESTAURANTS IN DUBAI FOR TOURISM

Jacob William ·
Complimenting Dubai’s luxury hotels square measure its top-notch restaurants that cater to any or all sorts of tastes. the worldwide town is stuffed with many authentic Thai, Indian, Italian, French, Japanese, Asian, and Chinese restaurants. Dubai touristry is booming with guests from all corners of the world, therefore, you may be spoilt for selection whereas selecting a building for that excellent dinner date or celebration along with your close to and pricey ones. the town isn't simply a...
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Signs of Dubai

DrFumblefinger ·
As part of his ongoing interest in viewing signage when traveling, DrFumblefinger shares some of what he encountered in Dubai.
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Dubai's Spice Souk

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares images of an aromatic and visually interesting visit to Dubai's famous spice market.
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April 23, 2018: Street Art in Dubai's Al Fahidi Historic District

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some of the street art he encountered during his visit to Dubai.
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Dubai Creek

DrFumblefinger ·
Dubai Creek is in the heart of old Dubai. Long a center for trading and commerce, it is fun to cross the Creek using a water taxi known as an 'abra'.
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February 26, 2018: Textile Souk, Dubai

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the textile souk in Dubai. Housed in a covered and restored market area, it is a colorful place if you like to buy cloth and related materials.
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March 11, 2018: The Waterfall, Dubai Mall

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares one of the most interesting works of public art he's ever seen, the Fountains in the monstrous and fascinating Dubai Mall
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Dubai: World's biggest indoor theme park opens

PHeymont ·
And it's only the first of 4 that will open in the desert emirate this year. This first, is larger than 28 football fields and wired for thrills.
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November 27, 2017: The Burj Al Arabia, Dubai

DrFumblefinger ·
One of the great luxury hotels of the worlds, the Burj Al Arab has become an iconic symbol of modern Dubai.
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Some of the Best Activities to Try in Dubai

Guest ·
Henry Taylor provides a look at some of the most interesting things you can try in the dynamic city of Dubai
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Mall of the Emirates

DrFumblefinger ·
We visit the Mall of the Emirates, one of the first mega-shopping malls built in Dubai and home of the world-famous indoor skiing venue, Ski Dubai.
 
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