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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: Travelodge to relaunch its brand

GarryRF ·
The UK Company was bought out by a Dubai investment group after running up big debts. So its trying to catch up with the quality of other UK Budget Hotels to survive.
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Re: How'd We Live Without Travel Apps?

PAWeber ·
Google Translate was indispensable when my teenage son came down with a throat infection while in Bangkok. I typed in his symptoms, translated it to Thai, and showed the pharmacist. Ten minutes later he had a regimen of amoxicillin and some throat lozenges. I like XE Currency app for my tablet and iPhone. Also Groupon - there are franchises in foreign countries and right now I'm keeping an eye on Dubai Groupon for an upcoming trip. Finally I like Yelp when I'm traveling in the USA.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar.4th 2014: Dubai Water Taxi

DrFumblefinger ·
It's a great image, Islandman! I really enjoy photos of people going about their every day lives in different locations about the world, a reminder to me how much more alike we all are than different. This photo is made more interesting by their obviously ethnic diversity -- people who have come to Dubai for a good job and to improve their lot in life. The contrast of the old wooden taxi and modern skyscrapers in the background is great!
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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: Emirates cuts U.S. flights, blames 'Trump Slump'

DrFumblefinger ·
Having just flown Emirates from Dubai to Colombo and back, and having gone through security at DXB several times, I have these observations to share: 1) Emirates offers among the finest service of any airline in the world. And at a very good price. If it was a convenient option, I wouldn't hesitate to fly Emirates again. The only other airlines in my experience with a similar level of service are Singapore and Thai. American and European airlines don't even come close. 2) DXB has security we...
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Re: Emirates cuts U.S. flights, blames 'Trump Slump'

GarryRF ·
So if I book a US flight with Emirates I should check first if it originated in Dubai before stopping in the UK?
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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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Emirates adds Orlando; more fuel on Open Skies fire?

PHeymont ·
Emirates, the largest of the Gulf carriers, has announced it will start a daily flight between Dubai and Orlando, starting September 1, using a B777.   The expansion comes at a time U.S. carriers are lobbying hard for limits on expansion into the...
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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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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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Eurowings Announces Great Fares

Travel Rob ·
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Sleep Pods at Helsinki Airport

Travel Rob ·
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Pivot: an app for time travelers...really!

PHeymont ·
Imagine whipping out your camera and snapping a picture...and having the camera show you what the spot looked like 100 years ago...that's the idea behind Pivot, a soon-to-be-released app that will rely on publicly-available photos and other pictures...
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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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The Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2)

Ian Cook ·
A sight you won't see anymore, Ian Cook shares these photos of the QEII sailing into the River Tyne just before her retirement in 2008.
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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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A Visit to the Al Ain Zoo, U.A.E

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger was pleasantly surprised to find a lovely first-class zoo in the middle of the desert, near the oasis city of Al Ain.
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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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Emirates cuts U.S. flights, blames 'Trump Slump'

PHeymont ·
Citing a drop-off in bookings since the U.S. travel bans and restrictions on electronics, the Gulf carrier is reducing capacity to the U.S.
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Airport competition: What's in it for you?

PHeymont ·
As is not surprising, none of the world's busiest airports is on the list of those with the most on-time flights...
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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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Another criticism faced by Uber results in the Delete Uber campaign

Anand Rajendran ·
Uber, the world’s one of the largest online taxi-hailing networks has faced many criticisms, lawsuits, legal actions and protests from the both Government and its Uber drivers. At the end of January 2017, the campaign called Delete Uber has been trending in the social media and it results in the deletion of nearly two lakhs of Uber accounts. Though the Uber faced a lot of criticism from the people, it is trying to solve the issues in a different manner. Executive order of President Trump The...
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Flying Emirates Business Class: a review

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares his experience flying in Emirates Business class cabin.
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Dubai tests new 'hands free' security check-in

PHeymont ·
Walk down a tunnel of fish images and look around: the display is taking your pictures and using them to check you in without a delay.
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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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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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March Madness for travel sites

PHeymont ·
For sports fans who have run out of competition to obsess over, a British newspaper has provided a perhaps unintentionally hilarious competition.
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Dubai Tour Package with Atlantis

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Dubai is filled with great attractions for a visitor to explore. Nisha shares some of them with you (sponsored content)
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Perfect Itinerary for a Dubai Family Vacation

Guest ·
Priyanka shares lots of details you can use when planning your next trip to Dubai.
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Anchorage Airport's moment in the sun

PHeymont ·
The virus crisis with its uneven effects on airlines, has boosted Alaska's main airport to the top of the world heap.
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Dubai gets a rooftop drive-in

PHeymont ·
Dubai has a new drive-in theater, on the roof of a mall, just behind the indoor ski slope.
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Emirates juggles its future fleet

PHeymont ·
Emirates firms up an order for 787s, while changing models. It's also buying A350s as part of its prep for the post-A380 era
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"Top Ten" cities list shifts to Asia

PHeymont ·
The world's most-visited cities list continues to show strong growth in Asia, with other areas growing, but slipping on the list.
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Ooops! Plane crashes—inside hangar

PHeymont ·
Even airplanes can have 'garage accidents,' as recent incidents at Sprint and Emirates show.
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Where to travel when you win the lottery

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Everyone dreams of winning the lottery. Rock has some suggestions on places you might want to visit when you do (sponsored content)
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Some of the Best Activities to Try in Dubai

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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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Yes, but where is it? Most-Googled landmarks

PHeymont ·
You won't be surprised to learn that you can Google what people are Googling; after all, it's the company that inspired the joke help wanted poster (No need to apply, we already have your information). An Australian insurance company, Columbus Direct, went to the source to find the most-Googled tourism attractions. As you might have guessed from the photo above, the Taj Mahal tops the list, but the big surprise is that for most of the top ten, the main questions used to Google them are heavy...
 
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