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April 20th 2008
Published: May 6th 2008EDIT THIS ENTRY

A relatively new tourist destination, Dubai has gained in popularity in recent years. It is essentially a desert city with superb infrastructure, liberal policies (by regional standards), and excellent tourist amenities. Just 5 hrs from Europe and 3 hrs from most parts of the Middle East, the Near East, and the sub-continent of India, Dubai makes a great short break for shopping, partying, sunbathing, fine dining, sporting events, and even a few sinful pleasures. It is a city of superlatives: for the fastest, biggest, tallest, largest and highest, Dubai is the destination.


I spent just 3 nights in Dubai, the most liberal of the Emirates in the UAE. The city was a huge change after 4 months in the Horn of Africa. I flew into the city via Djibouti and Sana'a in the Yemen.

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This is the oldest Heritage site in the city
The Wonder BusThe Wonder Bus
The Wonder Bus

This bus turns into a boat...
Hyatt Hotel, DubaiHyatt Hotel, Dubai
Hyatt Hotel, Dubai

Seen from above the hotel is shaped to spell out the Arabic for Hyatt Hotel
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Marks and Spencers at the Festival Shopping Mall

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