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Published: January 22nd 2010
Fortunately our return to India from the Seychelles brought us through the Dubai airport/shopping mall. A good opportunity to jump off the plane and check out the city built out of the desert that lives by the motto "build it, and they will come" (hopefully).
It was a great couple of days as we accidentally timed our visit with the anniversary of the Sheik's rule, and the opening of the Burj Dubai. That being said, we missed the celebrations for both events due to security concerns and crowd control. Instead we checked out the markets of the old city, admired the amazing new buildings, surveyed the forest of construction cranes and visited some of the shopping malls that house the 'world's largest this' and the 'most expensive that'.
Shopping is king in Du-buy, but we didn't go to the mall for that...instead we challenged ourselves on the world's only indoor black diamond run. It was more like an intermediate slope, but the cool air, surprisingly decent snow and 80m of vertical made it an authentic indoor 'ski' experience, even with the strange views of the food court from the lift.
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