Tagged With "Dubai Creek"

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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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Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

DrFumblefinger ·
Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
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Scene from the Dubai Marina

DrFumblefinger ·
Scene from the Dubai Marina
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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10 Top Rated Tourist Attractions in Dubai

Aryaan Asad ·
1 Burj Khalifa Dubai's landmark building is the Burj Khalifa, which at 829.8 meters is the tallest building in the world and the most famous of the city's points of interest. For most visitors, a trip to the observation deck on the 124th floor here is a must-do while in the city. The views across the city skyline from this bird's-eye perspective are simply staggering. The slick observation deck experience includes a multimedia presentation on both Dubai and the building of the Burj Khalifa...
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Al Fahidi Historical District

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger explores the beautiful Al Fahidi historical neighborhood, one of the few genuine 'older' places in Dubai.
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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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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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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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Keeping the walk clean, Abu Dhabi

DrFumblefinger ·
Keeping the walk clean, Abu Dhabi
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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 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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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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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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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: 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: 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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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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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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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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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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A Day at the World's Largest Shopping Mall

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the Dubai Mall, the largest and likely one of the most opulent in the world. Besides over a thousand retail shops and over 100 restaurants, it features a massive aquarium, full size hockey rink and large cinema complex.
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Top of the World! A visit to Burj Khalif

DrFumblefinger ·
The highlight of DrFumblefinger's stop in Dubai was a visit to the world's tallest building, the beautiful Burj Khalifa.
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Re: Where We Went: London, Paris, Toronto

PortMoresby ·
What's also interesting about the information is that it's from hotels.com which says in the first line it's helping us find "the best cities around the world". I'm not sure I buy the premise that popular is best. Another index I also find VERY interesting, in the quest to locate interesting places for longer stays on a budget, is the cost of living index for places around the world. While visitor costs and resident costs are not the same, still, it's an interesting tool and also gives us...
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Re: Where We Went: London, Paris, Toronto

PHeymont ·
That's a great point! I never like "best" lists, anyway...and like to stray into any place that looks good and take a chance on whether it's "Zagat-quality." The cost of living is interesting, too, especially for travelers on tight budgets; my experience in Portugal last summer (see BLOG here on TravelGumbo) has sent a couple of younger colleagues off to plan Portugal trips instead of more expensive parts of Europe.
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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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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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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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